Perched above the village in a secluded garden, with fields surrounding the house on 3 sides, ‘Eastern Lee’ offers peaceful country views. Originally built in 1931, now extended and refurbished to luxury standards, with Pay-as-you-Go WiFi. Using geothermal heating and environmentally friendly technology, it offers ‘green’ holidays in the peace of the West Wight Countryside.
The front verandah has views over the village. The south facing back garden, with table and chairs, is peaceful and private, looking over fields, and has a barbecue for warm evenings.
The spacious dining area seats up to 10 and links with a well equipped kitchen, through to a large sunny living room opening to the patio.
Downstairs, there is a family bathroom and 2 bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and door to patio, the other with twin beds.
Upstairs,with superb views to south and west, the master bedroom has a 6ft bed, freestanding bath with shower, and cloakroom. The twin room, with views to east has an en suite shower room.
Parking for 3 cars
Free WiFi for summer 2013
The living space is exceptionally large, with wide patio doors enabling entrance for a wheelchair, avoiding steps.
Having a family bathroom and 2 downstairs bedrooms, one with door from patio, the house appeals to groups where not everyone wants to climb stairs!
With 2 en suite bedrooms upstairs, a second family may be accommodated in privacy too.
Outside, the sunny patio with dining table and barbecue enables outdoor meals when the weather is good.
Reclining chairs offer somewhere to relax in seclusion, with a great outlook over fields.
Geothermal heating ensures warmth all year, with plenty of hotwater.
The house is ideally placed for sailing, fishing, golf, cycling, visits to English Heritage properties...and relaxing.
There is a variety of beaches within a 5 mile radius, from the wild coast at Brook and Compton to the little family oriented Colwell Bay with its gently sloping sand.
Footpaths pass within 50m of the house joining the Hamstead Trail, enabling visitors to explore Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Heritage Coastline. Walks along Compton Down offer wonderful vistas to Freshwater Bay, and as much fresh air as you could wish for.
Just 30 m away is the village green with a fitness centre for burning off extra energy or a game of football.
Walks along the south coast 3 miles away offer chances to find fossils and dinosaur footprints.
With an hourly bus service through the village, cars may be left at home and Yarmouth's restaurants and pubs are reached in 10 minutes.
Most of the Island's attractions such as Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House, Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill may be reached by bus, travelling through Newport, only 20 minutes away.
Low light pollution and wide views give great opportunities to observe the night sky.
Bird life is varied with visitors reporting little owls, barn owls, kestrels, sparrowhawks and buzzard, pheasants and partridges as well as the smaller garden birds. Brown hares provide a spectacle as they race across the field, and last week a stoat was sunning himself in the garden.
Love the quiet, love the light in the garden and fresh flowers to greet us in the house.The rooms have been set up with quality and grace, using local paintings too. We'll be returning.
Yarmouth, a ferry port and yachting centre, is located on the 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 of the West Wight. 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: Isle of Wight Music Festival, Bestival, carnivals, yacht regattas
Golf: Freshwater Bay Golf Course is a 10 minute drive from the house, and offers some of the most spectaular views from its legth, across Freshwater Bay, the western tip of the Island and out into the Channel.