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Luxury self catering bungalow set in a meadow, near coast and country.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Near Yarmouth 4 en suite bedrooms sleeps 2-10 spacious living with veranda

Spacious 'Green' Award-winning luxury self catering bungalow in peaceful countryside, 2 miles from picturesque Yarmouth with harbour, ferry, restaurants and pubs - great for families or groups. With easy access to beaches, walks and trails, golf and watersports, and all the Island's attractions, 'Orchard Lee' provides a modern luxurious base for peaceful holidays for all who enjoy relaxing indoors or out in their own meadow. The house may be divided into two independent wings giving flexibility.

Having level entry, a wet room and direct access from parking facilitates holidays for those with wheelchairs or restricted mobility, and their families.

Watch a barn owl hunting at dusk as you enjoy supper on the veranda, play cricket or rounders on the grass, relax by the log stove in winter after a day visiting historic Osborne or Carisbrooke Castle or walking the coastal path. Visit nearby restaurants or buy local produce at a Farmer's market to cook at home. ETC 4* 2011

WiFi available

'Green Accommodation Provider of 2007' award: 'Orchard Lee' was built to respect its privileged location to be environmentally friendly.

It uses a geothermal heat pump to provide hot water and underfloor heating. . There is a high level of insulation, ensuring the house is cool in summer, warm in winter.

The house has its own dirty water treatment plant. Low energy lighting is used , recycled paper products and environmentally friendly cleaning products. Waste is recycled where possible. There is good access to public transport and secure bike storage.

Wildlife: A great location for those keen to spot wildlife. Set in the peaceful West Wight, from the veranda it is possible to see barn owls and little owls hunting. Raptors such as kestrels, sparrow hawks and buzzards frequent the fields and may be seen daily from the house. Herons and egrets fly past; green and spotted woodpeckers breed in the trees on the land do lapwings, pheasants, partridge and a myriad of common small birds.

There is a good population of hares in the fields - and the occasional red squirrel.

More Details

Jill or Steve Cowley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Where else could we have found such a comfortable well-equipped house for 3 generations to meet up, with plenty of space inside and out.

We enjoyed all the walks from the house, and there was good entertainment indoors for evenings.

A warm and helpful welcome was a bonus.
Dec 2011
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Bournemouth or Southampton
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Yarmouth or Ningwood
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Freshwater Bay
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Compton or Colwell
Car: not necessary

Yarmouth, a ferry port and yachting centre, is located on the more peaceful western side of the Island at the mouth of the Yar estuary. The historic little town is guarded by Yarmouth Castle (English Heritage), built by Henry VIII in 1547 The harbour attracts international yachts and cruisers, and visitors who enjoy the lively range of shops, festivals and art exhibitions. The picturesque narrow streets and town square are lined by flower decked shops and pubs; restaurants range from Michelin star quality through family-friendly pubs to cafes with outside tables for celebrating fine weather late into the evening, many meals having an emphasis on local produce and freshly caught fish. Walks and rides start here, leading along the Yar estuary (excellent bird watching), to Downs, Tennyson Trail and beaches. Fishing, off road cycling and watersports may be arranged locally. Helpful Tourist Information base on the quay. Ferries (35 mins.) regularly from Lymington in the New Forest.

Other Activities: Music Festivals


Yarmouth Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , en suite with bedrm1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en suite with bedrm2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , en suite with bdrms3 and 4. Shower has all round access.
  • Underfloor heating and heated towel rails make bathrooms luxurious. Large 'wet room' bathroom accessed by bedrooms 3 and 4 has bath with shower over and large open rain head shower allowing access by those with limited mobility or parent and small child.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , cot or extra bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , cot or extra bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 6ft bed may be split into 2 twin divans
  • Bedroom 1 has 5ft bed and en suite bathroom with shower over bath Bedroom 2 has twin beds, space for cot or extra bed and has en suite shower room. Bedroom 3 has twin beds, space for cot or extra bed and is en suite with wet room with bath with shower over, large rain head shower accessed also from bedroom 4 Bedroom 4 has 6ft bed ( may be used as 2x3ft single beds) and is en suite with wet room accessed from Bedroom 3 and 4
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A level entry house surrounded by decking, designed for easy access with large parking directly accessing house. Set in a meadow there is 1000m2 of mown grass with outdoor furniture. The wide veranda runs the length of the house - 20m and is equipped for dining. Cool in summer, warm in winter with geothermal underfloor heating and complementary wood burner.


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Luxury self catering bungalow set in a meadow, near coast and country.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

This is my third visit to Orchard Lee and yet again it didn't disappoint. We booked as a group and used the whole bungalow. This worked so well, there was plenty of space for us all to eat, dance and relax. It was exceptionally clean with nice quality bedding and towels. Outside is stunning, very quiet and plenty of outside seating. Jill and Steve were amazing as always leaving eggs, butter and milk for us on our arrival. I am already planning our next visit. Thank you Jill and Steve.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to have been able to help this celebration on its way! Orchard Lee works well for groups because there is so much space inside and out; room for relaxation in the peaceful countryside of the West Wight. As Yarmouth, with ferry terminal, shops restaurants and pubs, is only 5 minutes away, Orchard Lee is easy to reach for weekends or longer. These guests also come highly recommended as the house is always left tidy and in good order! We look forward to welcoming them and their friends again.
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A lovely Family Holiday Home!

  • 4 of 5

Jill and Steve were very accommodating, from the start of the booking process and even booking our ferry tickets for us, to the prompt refund of our deposit. We had a lovely weeks stay, with three generations and there was everything we could possibly need at the property, which was clean and well maintained. I would definitely recommend and wouldn't hesitate to return in the future. Thanks Jill!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a wonderful week here with family . The property is immaculate & very comfortable . Lovely veranda for sitting out & a great bar b q . The owners greeted us on our arrival & we had a basket of local goodies to start us off . The peace & tranquilty is a must for us & we did many walks around the farm fields with our dog . It was a perfect place for the disabled member of our family . We will definitely return .

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Orchard Lee is set up for families who appreciate spending time in the peaceful West Wight. Having level entry and a large wetroom, it is designed for ease of access for anyone with reduced mobility. We look forward to welcoming back such appreciative guests!
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The house was in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, had family from Australia and America with us. the location was perfect, lots of wildlife to see. we hope to visit again and recommend this place for a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 9 all female friends looking for a girlie weekend away in a comfortable home, lovely countryside and something that would be easy to arrange. We got all of that and more staying at Orchard Lee. Jill and Simon are so friendly and are perfect hosts. Making the booking was hassle free and as we were arriving late on Friday evening Jill was happy to accept a Sainsbury's delivery for us before we arrived and had put everything away in the fridge etc.

The house is large and airy with plenty of room for 9 of us and despite being a big space it was lovely and warm and cosy. It's also worth mentioning that I had a fantastic sleep! Not sure what make the beds are but they were great! I've had many a weekend away where the bed was a big disappointment.

The house is based on a farm surrounded by lovely peaceful countryside. We were blessed with good weather given it was early March and loved it so I would imagine it would be even more special in the summer sun and making full use of the BBQ and spot for a fire pit.

We had such a lovely time, I would definitely recommend this house. I have 2 children and know they would love it too and this would be a great spot for a large family or two smaller families going away together.

Book it! You won't regret it!

p.s. great meal at the New Inn down the road too!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A quiet escape

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 8 adults who wanted a quiet escape on the Island, we were not dissapointed.

The owners met us at the property and made us feel very welcome, from the daffodils in the flower vases to the brilliant welcome pack, the homemade marmalade was a big hit.

The accomodation is light, modern and very well equipped. The underfloor heating keeps the whole place lovely and warm.

The place is set on the edge of a farm, the countryside is stunning and at night the sounds of owls and pheasants is great to hear.

There is lots to do on the island, with lots to explore and see.

We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $67.16
Refundable damage deposit $134.32
Security deposit $134.32

Orchard Lee weeks run from FRIDAYS to allow for long weekends where available, outside school holidays, which always run from FRIDAYS when ferry sailings are cheaper and more readily available.
Prices quoted are highest and lowest; for other periods please phone 01983760327 or email.
Outside high season, the house may be divided into two entirely self contained wings, each with 2 bedrooms.
Prices start at £175 for 2 for a 3 night weekend
All prices include beds made up for you, towels and household linen, heating and electricity.
Trade rate ferry fares are available.
CANCELLATION - Any cancellation made by the client for whatever reason shall be in writing and addressed to Coast & Country at the address at the top of the Booking Form. On receipt of notice of cancellation, Coast & Country will seek to re-let the property for the period of booking. If Coast & Country succeeds in re-letting the property for the whole period it shall refund all the monies paid, less an administrative charge of £40 per week booked. If Coast & Country only succeeds in re-letting the property for part of the period booked it shall refund an amount equal to the money paid less (1) the rental for the period which is not re-let and (2) an administrative charge of £40 per week booked. If Coast & Country is unable to re-let the property at all then all monies paid by the Client shall be forfeit to Coast & Country.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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