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Luxurious apartment in the wing of a listed stone built farmhouse



Updated: 20-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

About the property

Spacious hideaway set in peaceful countryside near historic Yarmouth

‘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.

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About the Owner

Jill or Steve Cowley
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

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?
May 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

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?
May 2011
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9 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Magical peaceful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

It was love at first sight. It was a privilege to be able to stay in this wonderful atmospheric, calm and beautiful building, which is completely private and self-contained from the main house. There was everything we needed, and a lovely garden as well. A spacious bedroom with comfortable very large double bed - dining area with view over to the garden, and conservatory for morning coffee planning the day ahead. Great location, minutes from the Yarmouth ferry, with walks out of the door across to the sea.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tudor Lee is designed as a luxury hideaway, giving peace in the beautiful West Wight countryside, but near to the historic ferry port of Yarmouth. We are so pleased that these visitors enjoyed an April weekend, and appreciated the special ambience! We look forward to welcoming them again.
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Home away from Home indeed

  • 5 of 5

A lovely stone built property in idyllic settings not far from Yarmouth centre. Very well maintained and contained property and the hosts were wonderful. Would definitely go back there and suggest to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were pleased to welcome such appreciative guests for their first visit to the Isle of Wight. Tudor Lee is well positioned for visiting the beautiful unspoiled West Wight countryside, and provides a luxurious base, warm in winter and well equipped with outdoor furniture for summer visits for enjoying the garden. We hope to see you again!
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that Tudor Lee provided a great experience and relaxing break, a good base to explore the beautiful West Wight at any time of the year. Thanks for your appreciation of the Lee Farm Potatoes, which are Vitelotte, a very old heritage variety, full of flavour and colour! Hope to see you again.
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Plenty of space for 2 in quiet area attached to owner's farm house. Excellent

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the welcome pack of local Isle of Wight produce. Although Tudor Lee is designed for two ( with sofabed for a child) the large double glazed conservatory gives a chance to enjoy the garden, even when the weather isn't as good as this summer's. Hope to see you again to explore more of the beautiful West Wight.
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Wonderfully relaxing "get away from it all"

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that the house and garden allowed parents to relax, and their 5 year old to enjoy exploring. As we know the ferry routes, we can offer advice and help keep the cost of travel down by booking for our guests. Looking forward to seeing this family next year!
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The perfect holiday hideaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Justine and family were perfect guests, enjoying the West Wight and its countryside and attractions, interested in the wildlife and exploring the garden. We look forward to seeing them again!
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Southampton Bournemouth at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Yarmouth at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Yarmouth at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Freshwater Bay at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lymington at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M27 at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Yarmouth at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Colwell or Compton Bay at 5 Kilometres Car: not necessary

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late spring
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Whitsun early summer
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early summer
2 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 20-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Luxury


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 45 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Opening from the bedroom, the bathroom is light, warm and luxurious with both a corner bath with hand held shower and a large rain head shower in enclosure. Bath sheets and hand towels are supplied.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, 6ft bed may be used as twins
  • The extra large bed may be used as twin single divans. The bed is made up ready for visitors with duvet or sheets and blankets if preferred. There is plenty of room for a cot or the sofa bed when open. Views over gardens from both windows - no other houses in view, but occasional red squirrels!


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • There are good photos and a floor plan on our website. Full of character, the apartment is warm in winter and beautifully cool in summer due to its stone walls. There is a secluded garden dedicated for visitors, with a patio and barbecue. The conservatory gives a fine space for relaxing Not overlooked by other houses it is peaceful yet within easy reach of Yarmouth with its restaurants, pubs and little shops. Walkers can access footpaths within 500m and there is a regular bus service through the village for those not wishing to use a car. Visitors can be met at the ferry terminal.

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