|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
‘Tudor Lee’ provides an independent relaxing retreat of a high standard, warm in winter, cool in summer.
It has its own entrance through a large conservatory which has a dining table for 'semi outdoor' dining and relaxing. There is a well-equipped kitchen linked to a dining room - with windows at 3 different levels!
The L-shaped living room, has a sofa and armchairs and an entertainment centre with TV/DVD. Stairs lead up from the flag-stoned entrance hall, entering the upstairs area through glazed oak frames. The large L-shaped bedroom has a 6ft zip linked bed, which may be used as two single divans. It also has a sofa bed and extra TV
The splendid bathroom has a large 'rain head' shower, corner bath with shower over, washbasin and loo.
A mature garden, with lawn and flowers, patio, garden furniture and a barbecue, is dedicated for use of guests, providing good outdoor living space in a peaceful environment sheltered by a little copse. Some visitors have seen our shy red squirrels!
We have been welcoming visitors to Tudor Lee since 2005.
Tudor Lee is a mile and a half from Yarmouth, our local town, where Wightlink Ferries arrive from Lymington, after a crossing of about 35 minutes. For those not wanting to bring a car, there is an hourly bus service.
Yarmouth is located on the western side of the Island at the mouth of the Yar estuary. The historic little town has grown as a result of its natural harbour, guarded by Yarmouth Castle, which was built by Henry VIII in 1547 The Harbour attracts international yachts and motor cruisers, whose crews take advantage of the moorings to enjoy the lively range of shops, and places to eat and drink in the town. The annual 'Old Gaffers Festival' in June sees a fleet of historic gaff rigged boats arrive and the town celebrates with music, markets and entertainments in the Square.
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.
Boats leave the harbour for fishing trips in the Solent and off the Needles, but for those preferring to stay in touch with shore, the listed wooden pier is a great place to go fishing, whether it be a serious quest for bass, or crabbing with the children. Pleasure boats leave for Bournemouth and Poole, and in the later summer months, ‘The Waverley’, an old paddle steamer, makes trips round the Island. Not only is the Island beautiful when your feet are on land, seeing it from the sea adds another dimension to that beauty.
Whilst there is plenty to watch from a seat on the harbour wall, gentle strolls along the Green and Promenade afford views of yachts and Solent shipping.
For the more energetic, the former railway track,‘the causeway’, along the Yar estuary, provides a delightful walk - you may be lucky enough to see one of the Island’s native red squirrels, and birdwatchers delight in the many species of birds nesting and feeding on the River Yar. Following the old railway track will lead you towards Freshwater, and perhaps lunch in a pub or café before returning on the footpath on the other bank.
Yarmouth 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 and shellfish. A small supermarket and a delicatessen provide a good range of food, much of it locally sourced.
We arrived stressed but within a day this lovely cottage had worked its magic and we relaxed.
Found a new recommended walk, 4 miles circular through Yarmouth along the estuary. Why didn't we book 2 weeks?
wow what a gorgeous tranquil and relaxing place. cosy living area and huge ensuite bedroom. a very cottage experience . Absolutely loved it. a perfect place to stay in any weather. . jill supplied some basics for breakfast. went to lots of places . did some fishing off the pier. bought some of the farms purple potatoes which ive never seen them on the mainland they taste great and are purple inside. still got them 2 months later. learn a little about the age and history of the cottage. all in all an excellent holiday . very helpful host will definitely return. thankyou oh what are the purple potatoes called please
Great to have a welcome pack of milk butter etc. We had excellent weather but this property would be good in the wet too. Pleasant conservatory. Living and Dining room with kitchen and very large upstairs bedroom with large bathroom too. No complaints. If you were 3 you would all be in the one room.
My husband and I and our 5 year old son had a wonderful holiday at Tudor Lee in August 2015. From the moment we booked the cottage, we felt very well looked after. Jill assisted us booking our return ferry crossing - highly recommended, a big saving!. We received a warm welcome from the family when we arrived. Jill, Steve and family achieved a great balance of being available, kind and helpful but not at all intrusive. We found the cottage to be more spacious than we expected. Boiling hot water. Excellent WiFi connection (sufficient to stream YouTube videos!). The large mature gardens provided an idyllic environment for a 5 year to explore and play hide and seek, with many hidden pathways, a stream and 2 wooden bridges. From an adult perspective, it is incredibly peaceful and relaxing. A real 'get away from it all' and a great location for visiting the Islands many visitor attractions. We highly recommend Tudor Lee and hope to return in the future.
Tudor Lee is a wonderful bolthole on the prettiest side of the island, just a few miles from Yarmouth and the coast. I stayed there with my two children, aged 9 & 11, and it was the perfect sized holiday home (small but not tiny) and also warm, comfortable and homely. Although there is only one bedroom, it is huge so sharing with the kids was not a problem. It would also make the perfect romantic hideaway for a weekend break, rain or shine. Owners Jill and Steve are welcoming and relaxed and dog Isla was a big hit with the kids. Big conservatory and beautiful garden too, which sadly we weren't able to make the most of because of the typical half-term weather! We look forward to retuning, though, Tudor Lee was a fantastic find.
Tudor Lee was clean and beautifully presented with freshly cut flowers in the reception rooms & bedroom,.... a thoughtful welcoming touch! It was very well equipped with a cosy sitting room, spacious double bedroom and luxurious bathroom. I particularly enjoyed sitting in the conservatory in the evening with a glass of wine, enjoying the peace and stillness. The gardens and orchards in April were lovely with daffodils, bluebells and wisteria coming into flower.
We had a wonderful week ,... so many walks to choose from ! Can definitely recommend walking on Tennyson Down from Freshwater Bay.
Yarmouth is only 1.5 miles away with great places to eat & drink, a good supermarket and excellent deli.
The owners of the property are very friendly and helpful, and the cottage contains lots of interesting suggestions of things to do and places to visit on the island.
I would highly recommend Tudor Lee to anyone looking for a beautiful, comfortable and relaxing place to stay whilst enjoying all that the Isle of Wight has to offer. This has been our 6th visit to Tudor Lee and we look forward to returning again.
Tudor Lee is a beautifully and extremely comfortable apartment that is part of a heritage listed house on a farm. There is nothing more I would want in a holiday rental: everything is of a high standard. The beds are really comfortable. Views across the garden and the farm from the apartment are like they are from a painting. Our hosts are hospitable and have an exceptional knowledge of the local area that they generously share. Tudor Lee is a perfect destination for a relaxing holiday at any time of the year.
Just 2 hours from London by rail or road, with good motorway links to the Midlands, the ‘Garden Isle’ is easily accessible and well served by ferries, yet a relaxing ‘green’ destination for holidays and short breaks. At 23 miles long and 13 miles wide, the sea and spectacular Heritage coastline is never far.
An unrivalled network of footpaths gives access to unspoilt countryside – over is half designated as Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its mild climate makes it an ideal destination outside the summer months, when it enjoys a deserved reputation for family holidays.
Sites such as Brading Roman villa, Carisbrooke Castle, royal Osborne House, historic little Yarmouth and charming villages across the Island, offer glimpses of a favoured lifestyle through the ages.
Today the Isle of Wight offers relaxation and fine food in peaceful surroundings. There are outdoor opportunities for walkers, cyclists and water sport enthusiasts, - and award-winning music festivals.
Other Activities: music festivals summer carnivals yacht racing
Golf: Temporary Membership is available at Freshwater Bay Golf Club. We believe it has the most spectacular views of any, out across the Isle of Wight and the Solent, back to the mainland or out into the Channel. Combine your golf with lunch at the Farringford Hotel - Lord Tennyson's home just a mile away.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£50|
Our website, www.coastandcountry.eu has good photos and room plans, booking conditions and cancellation policy.
Our weeks run from Fridays, which are easier days for ferry bookings, and enable long weekends outside peak holidays.However, we offer flexible breaks where possible, and can quote for ferry tickets for car and passengers. Please phone Jill and Steve Cowley to discuss your stay.
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.