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Orchard Lee

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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Bungalow
Spacious 'Green Accommodation' Award-winning level entry bungalow (with free WiFi) in peaceful countryside, just 2 miles from picturesque Yarmouth with harbour, ferry, restaurants and pubs. The large living space, with wetroom, is wheelchair accessible. Under floor heating is provided by eco ground source heat pump, warm in winter, cool in summer. With easy access to beaches, walks and trails, and all the Island's attractions, 'Orchard Lee' provides a modern luxurious base for peaceful holidays for all generations or groups who enjoy opportunities to relax together indoors or out in their own meadow. The house may be divided into two independent wings giving flexibility. Watch a barn owl hunting at dusk as you enjoy supper on the verandah, play cricket or rounders on the grass, relax b...Spacious 'Green Accommodation' Award-winning level entry bungalow (with free WiFi) in peaceful countryside, just 2 miles from picturesque Yarmouth with harbour, ferry, restaurants and pubs. The large living space, with wetroom, is wheelchair accessible. Under floor heating is provided by eco ground source heat pump, warm in winter, cool in summer. With easy access to beaches, walks and trails, and all the Island's attractions, 'Orchard Lee' provides a modern luxurious base for peaceful holidays for all generations or groups who enjoy opportunities to relax together indoors or out in their own meadow. The house may be divided into two independent wings giving flexibility. Watch a barn owl hunting at dusk as you enjoy supper on the verandah, 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 leisure.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
During school summer holidays and Whitsun half term, only week bookings with Friday arrival are accepted. Long weekends have Friday arrival. During low season flexible start days whenever possible. We offer trade rate ferry tickets with Wightlink Ferries. maximum occupancy: 8 adults and 2 children + 1 baby. Guests will need to complete our own booking form for insurance purposes. Dogs are accepted but must not be left unsupervised in the house or grounds.
Bedrooms
1 Super King1 Queen6 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Steve and Jill C
Hosting since February 2006
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOrchard Lee is family run so we ensure that you are welcomed on arrival. We are happy to answer queries before you arrive, recommend suitable activities and places to visit, and can suggest where you can buy local produce, including our own potatoes, apples and vegetables in season. As we live at the other side of the orchard, we are on hand to deal with any concerns.

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Reviews (25)
Ava
Ava
Brentwood, United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Bungalow
Perfect place for self contained holiday. Quiet area, very clean and beds very comfortable. Perfect for wheelchair/disabled users as all on one level and large wet room. Hard to find in the Isle of Wight.
Visited May 2023
Written May 10, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Amanda K
Amanda K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent cottage and location for two active families!
Orchard Lee was perfect for our summer holiday - our group comprised two families, including three teens and a 7 year-old. The layout means you can still have your own bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen facilities without being on top of one another, and the huge lawned garden was perfect for BBQs and football! We were all happy to walk the couple of miles into Yarmouth in the evenings (which took around 40 minutes each way), or there are plenty of local taxi companies which can bring you back, if you prefer. It was also handy to arrange a supermarket delivery for the morning after we arrived. We enjoyed trips to Cowes, Colwell Bay, Shanklin, Ventnor and Osbourne House; and the beauty of the Isle of Wight is that nothing is more than around a 30 minute drive away. There are lovely beaches only around 10 minutes by car. Jill was an absolute pleasure to deal with from the time of our booking, until after we left, and was happy to arrange our ferry crossing, suggest restaurants and beaches to try, and was speedy and helpful in her emails. We'd certainly recommend Orchard Lee to other families looking to explore the Isle of Wight!
Visited July 2021
Written August 27, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mark G
Mark G
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Weekend Stay
We hired the accomodation for a long weekend. Steve and Gill (landlords) we’re fantastic and very informative. They helped organise our ferry from the mainland and provided activity & dinning options for the weekend. The COVID check out time is 9am - allowing time to air the property before cleaners arrive. We misread this (our mistake) and expected a checkout of 10am. At 9:15am, and without any prior warning, their son, was sent to ask us to leave. Instead of politely reminding us, he was extremely aggressive from the start - shouting, slamming the door and swearing - to the point I thought he may become violent. It was behaviour I have never experienced before ina rental accomodation. Given their son’s behaviour, I would have to advise never staying in this accomodation. I genuinely believe the safety of guests is a potential issue.
Visited July 2021
Written July 16, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Trail31290851364
Trail31290851364
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent accomodation and location
Located on the quieter side of the island in the country but beaches in driving distance. Enough space for us all to have a lovely family holiday. Choice of rooms and bathroom set ups, kitchens well equipped, beds comfortable. Bed linen, towels, tea towels supplied. Also nice welcome touch of bread eggs milk tea bags etc. Lovely to have a barbeque in the evenings sitting on the veranda watching the wildlife. We would all recommend this as a lovely family holiday base.
Visited July 2019
Written August 4, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Owen Thesaints
Owen Thesaints
594 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
A comfortable base for a family gathering
Our extended family of 7 adults + toddler rented this property over the Easter week to belatedly celebrate a milestone birthday. On arrival we found the property to be very clean and easy to operate. At first it seemed rather strange to have two sitting rooms and kitchen / diners although clearly this makes it possible to rent just half the property. We tended to gravitate towards one end where we found the furniture in the sitting room to be quite comfortable although in places rather worn. Both kitchens were spacious with modern appliances (only one freezer which could be an issue for larger parties who want to self-cater). The bedrooms had limited storage. Linens were of a good quality. Having three bathrooms through the property was a boon for everyone getting ready in the morning – the very impressive accessible wet room shared between two bedrooms was a thoughtful feature. Towels were of a good size and quality. WiFi is available but with very low download speeds and mobile reception was patchy at the property. We found the underfloor heating to be less than ideal to meet our needs. The weather during our stay was cool and damp, and we had to ask the owner to come over to increase the setting as we could not exercise any control over the system ourselves. There is no supplementary heating to provide an additional instant boost if necessary. We found that sound carried easily through the accommodation and especially between adjacent bedrooms. The property is about 10 minutes from the ferry port at Yarmouth and is ideally positioned to explore the west of the island on foot, bicycle or car. Getting to the centre and to the east of the island often seemed to result in us getting stuck in traffic congestion around Newport which might be a consideration for guests wanting to travel further afield. Communication with the owner prior to our stay was responsive and immediate. We were grateful for the benefit of booking the expensive ferry crossing through her at trade prices. Whilst acknowledging that we (out of necessity with three teachers / lecturers in our party) booked the property for a particularly popular time of year, I consider that it was an expensive rental and therefore not especially good value.
Visited March 2018
Written April 12, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Companion322563
Companion322563
It is good to hear you found Orchard Lee comfortable, spacious, clean and well equipped, with impressive wetroom and en suite bath and shower rooms, for your family gathering this Easter. All bedrooms have a fitted wardrobe with shelves, and en suite bathrooms separate bedrooms so that sound cannot travel between bedrooms. We’re sorry you didn’t get on with the ground source underfloor heating even when turned up to 25 degrees at your request, a higher setting than elderly visitors with reduced mobility, have requested. Our wireless Internet operates at a down load speed of 28Mb/s. Here, BT offer about 1Mb/s. Sadly, the weather and mobile reception are beyond our control, but we are pleased you appreciated our reduced rate ferry tickets for your cars, saved you money.
Written April 15, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sallysmith732018
sallysmith732018
Broxbourne, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable, convenient and beautiful place to stay.
Orchard Lee was the perfect place, ideally situated if you have a car, well equipped and clean. We had a wonderful time with friends and their dog and our hosts were very welcoming. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend to others.
Visited December 2017
Written March 5, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Companion322563
Companion322563
So glad you found Orchard Lee perfect for your group of friends during a winter stay in the countryside of the West Wight. With eco ground source underfloor heating, the house is welcoming even during cold weather. We pride ourselves on maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and equipment in our family run holiday house and hope you'll revisit.
Written April 14, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Graham P
Graham P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent location for a large party of people and outstanding value.
We have rented properties on the Isle of Wight for some years. We had not considered the West Coast and are very glad we did. Tranquil setting with good access to beaches and many attractions. The property was ideal for our 8 adults and toddler. It had everything you could need for a large party. The owners were delightful, met us on arrival and left a lovely welcome package of local ingredients. The crossing from Limington to Yarmouth was amazing you hardly had enough time to have a cup of coffee before you arrived and travel to the house took just 10 minutes. We will definitely return.
Visited December 2017
Written December 31, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Companion322563
Companion322563
Our large houses, Orchard Lee and Eastern Lee ( both with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms) are well placed to visit the quieter, beautiful beaches of the West Wight. Both houses are in peaceful locations and have great views facing south to the Downs. We are proud of the excellent independent restaurants and shops in Yarmouth and Freshwater, which offer locally caught fish, a great range of bread and local meats. So pleased that this family group 'discovered' the West Wight and the Yarmouth ferry, just 5 minutes from our houses.
Written January 1, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John A
John A
York, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely country location in West Wight.
For those who enjoy nature and getting away from it all Orchard Lee is the perfect place. Green woodpeckers and jays can be seen in the garden, a barn owl flitting past at dusk, and on clear nights the lack of light pollution shows the stars at their best. Set in the beautiful rolling countryside of West Wight, Yarmouth is a ten minute drive away, to the South is Freshwater Bay and the Margaret Cameron / Tennyson connection, and there is a good bus service to Newport and Cowes, We've been coming here for several years now and are looking forward to our visit next year.
Visited October 2017
Written October 23, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Companion322563
Companion322563
It is great to hear that the privileged location of Orchard Lee, a warm and comfortable base for holidays out of season, is so appreciated. Surrounded by its own field it's a good place to view wildlife and the clear skies. The peaceful countryside of the West Wight offers varied walks and places to visit, like exhibitions and talks at Dimbola Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you for your next visit!
Written October 25, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pauline T
Pauline T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely place
This long bungalow is perfect for a group get together. It's on a farm and is really peaceful, overlooking fields and trees with a feeling of outdoors space. It's well equipped and very comfortable. We couldn't fault it and thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend here. The weather was good and you can sit on the veranda in the morning sun and on the other side for the evening sun. There's even a bike rack outside! I would definitely come again.
Visited May 2017
Written May 11, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ally B
Ally B
New Milton, United Kingdom17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another wonderful visit
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.
Visited March 2017
Written March 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Companion322563
Companion322563
We're so pleased that we were able to offer Orchard Lee as a spacious venue for this celebration. With plenty of room outside and in, and great views over the beautiful West Wight countryside, Orchard Lee is a year-round location for large families and celebrations. Our thanks to Ally and her guests for leaving the house so tidy - ideal guests we look forward to welcoming again.
Written March 26, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Parking
  • Parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside

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About the neighbourhood
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, 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. Wightlink Ferries dock here from Lymington, after a crossing of just under half an hour. 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.
Getting around
The house is well served by buses, with an hourly service in summer, giving access to all major attractions and towns. Helpful taxis and bike hire in Yarmouth. Driving on the Island is generally more traffic free than the mainland, but even we have rush hours!
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Ferries to the Isle of Wight are available from Wightlink from Lymington to Yarmouth and Portsmouth to Ryde. Red Funnel provide a service from Southampton to Cowes. We can provide discounted fares as part of your holiday. Southampton Airport is served by rail using the Southampton Airport Parkway station. The ferries have excellent rail links. For Lymington use Lymington Pier station. The station is opposite the ferry terminal. For Southampton use Southampton Central. There is a free shuttle bus to West Quay for the ferry. For the Portsmouth service use Portsmouth Harbour station. The ferry terminal is at the end of the train platform. The property is has a Southern Vectis bus passing every two hours from 08:00 until midnight.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 5 p.m. Check out by 9 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Please phone 01983 760327or email for rates and availability.The property is flexible and accommodates different size groups from 2 - 10.Prices include beds made up, towels and household linen, heating and electricity.Ferry fares for car and up to 6 passengers weekends from £65 according to season.A security deposit of £100 is payable on receipt of keys, returned within a week of leaving property as found.

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