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Jill or Steve Cowley

Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

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

Bedrooms 4
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday bungalow in Isle of Wight - Orchard Lee

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 .....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.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Jill or Steve Cowley (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

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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based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury self catering bungalow set in a meadow, near coast and country.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews

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 .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here as part of a large group and we had a brilliant weekend. The accommodation is modern and spacious with enough bathrooms for everyone to spread out and without tripping over each other - the owners Steve and Jill Cowley and their family also gave us a warm welcome.

This place is great for groups of friends and families alike - it's resplendent in a beautiful rural setting and ideally placed for getting round the Isle of Wight and only a short drive to a beach. For families, there are plenty of quiet roads and lanes to explore by bike and the overall beauty of the island makes it a brilliant place for a short break or a longer stay.

At night the lack of the usual orange "night glow" means it's a great place for star gazing and listening to the local owls - there's also a fire pit set back from the cottages so there's no excuse for not sitting out and enjoying the night sky.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice and clean and well located for explorers

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Orchard Lee with our 3 children. They loved it as they can scoot right around the house on decking, the TV and iPads hardly got used. This is a great location with no light pollution if you enjoy star gazing. Also well located to Island attractions and a local supermarket 2.5 miles away in Freshwater. This year the Grandparents stayed overnight and the Great Grandparents who live on the island visited each evening. They all commented on the space, location and home comforts of Orchard Lee. The children loved it and already want to return. We hired the whole place and this gave us a children's end and parents end of the house, which meant we could all relax, giving them a bedroom and bathroom each! If you need a decent size place for a IOW trip I really can't recommend this enough, it's lovely. Enjoy the stars at night and beautiful views by day. Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late spring 2
6 May 2016 - 26 May 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Whitsun Half Term week
27 May 2016 - 6 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
7 Jun 2016 - 14 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Holidays
15 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
1 Sep 2016 - 20 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Security deposit £100

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.

A deposit of 25% by cheque or by phoning with card details, is required to make a booking. No booking is confirmed until deposit is paid and booking form received.
Balance is due 8 weeks before arrival.
Dogs are charged at £50 per week or £15 per night.
A security deposit of £100 is payable on arrival at house and on receipt of keys, refundable within 10 days of leaving house as found.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Isle of Wight in South East England

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • 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
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en suite with bedrm1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite with bedrm2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , 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 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , cot or extra bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , cot or extra bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 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 - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • 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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