Ford Farm House is the home of Robin and Shirley Thornton. Previously, and for over thirty years, they ran their popular, family hotel in St. Lawrence, which was owned by three generations of the Thornton family.
They then moved on to run a successful bed & breakfast in the heart of Whitwell, and now, at Ford Farm House, the Thorntons currently offer one-bedroom accommodation, with continental breakfast, as well as a recently converted Self-Catering cottage with twin beds, ideal for two people.
We have lived on the Isle of Wight for quite a while and as a result, we have got to know a lot of people who also reside here. Local communities are very active across the Island, and we often help out at our local village hall with other members of our community. Robin is somewhat of a history buff and has held talks for local residents about the local history of the area, and we’re happy to share this knowledge with guests too! We’ve also lent a hand at church fetes and other local events that often raise money for local causes and organisations. I have also spent around 14 years as a volunteer for the Island’s hospice, Earl Mountbatten, a place which provides essential care to people who are in need and have often spent many years contributing to local communities. Voluntary work has been a great way to give back to those in need within the community and to the people who work so hard to care for others. ~ Shirley Thornton.