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.
Being all on one level, with no steps, a wet room and direct access from parking, Orchard Lee is an ideal holiday home for those with wheelchairs or restricted mobility, and their families.
The house may be divided into two independent wings giving flexibility. Outside school holidays smaller groups can rent just one wing.
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
'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 .....as 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.