Living Elements

Sidlesham, Chichester

From

£950 per week

  • Spa facilities - hot tub & sauna - are included in the prices unless otherwise notified.
  • Large gardens and plenty of parking.
  • Extra activity options are available by arrangement eg therapeutic treatments.
  • Contact Gayle for specific price details for your chosen stay.

Living Elements

A large country house with spacious gardens and child plus pet friendly which is open all year – close to glorious beaches, the city and many attractions. Sleeps 6 people, plus 2 double sofa beds. It has always been a 4* grading.

Come home to the big hot tub and sauna, large gardens and comfy sofas after a day out and about and relax!

The most used entrance has grab handles fitted for ease of entry and is tiled with a large dirt-trapping mat. There is hanging space for some coats and a spacious shoe rack, plus the recycling system of bins. It opens out on the sun lounge and goes through to the kitchen.

The second entrance by the hot tub patio has a narrow wheelchair accessibility with a ramp and leads past the groundfloor bathroom / sauna complex to the hall/dining room / bedroom / kitchen and stairs.

Spacious, sunny living room with roomy sofas and relaxing chairs. Flat screen TV with integral DVD player and separate video player. Ceiling fan for those hotter days, and mood lighting for winter cosiness. Blinds for more privacy reduce the sun’s glare plus curtains. Patio doors open out onto the main garden for ease of access. One of the sofas converts into an extra kingsize bed so the house can sleep 10 at a pinch.

Amenities

1f6cf Living Elements Sleeps 6 + 4 on sofa beds. Incl one downstairs bedroom
1f476-1f3fb Living Elements 2 travel cots
1f6c1 Living Elements 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets
1f6bd Living Elements Large hot tub for 8 guests
1f6c0-1f3fb Living Elements Private sauna and spa suite
1f4fa Living Elements Separate dining room & lounge
1f37d Living Elements Plenty of storage space in the kitchen for food. Very well equipped.
1f455 Living Elements Washing machine and tumbled drier. Clothes line & baskets
1f6cc Living Elements Linen and towels all included
1f6b2 Living Elements Extra outside shed for bike and games storage
1f4f6 Living Elements Free wi-fi in all houses
1f525 Living Elements Gas BBQ’s Patio table and chairs

Other Facilities

1f917 Living Elements Welcome Pack includes beverages, cleaning products & some food basics
1f4da Living Elements Selection of books, some toys and tourist information plus on website
2668 Living Elements Central heating throughout – radiator or underfloor
1f4cc Living Elements Comprehensive local info handbook – best pubs, dog walks, places to visit, doctors, travel etc.
1f486-1f3fb-200d-2640-fe0f Living Elements Complementary Health Clinic on site – appointments are available during your stay for Osteopathy, healing and relaxation  
26a1 Living Elements There is a new (EV) quick Electric car charging point which is shared between Living and Nature’s Elements and the Clinic. You will need £1 or £2 coins to use it.

Room Details

Kitchen

A well appointed kitchen with a fridge / freezer, electric cooker, dishwasher and a washing machine. Along with many more appliances & utensils such as blenders, a kettle, Cappuccino machine, toaster and glassware etc

Lots of bowls, mixing dishes, casserole dishes and pots and pans for your culinary delights and creations, plus graters, baking moulds (including muffin moulds for kids cooking lessons!). Cafetiere and teapot and jugs abound. Stainless steel insulated mugs as well as porcelain for those tea and coffee drinkers. Plus plates in a variety of sizes so you won’t run out, along with cutlery! We cater for at least 14 guests so there is enough crockery to have friends round for a meal.

We also have a selection of cooking books to help you get inspired! For a special meal, why not arrange for our professional chef to create a sumptuous dinner instead of going out to a restaurant. An extra service that we can provide.

Dining Room

Large, blue dining room with table and chairs for 10 diners and a large sideboard with a huge mirror. Fruit bowls and plenty of storage. There is extra cutlery in the sideboard. Large charts and maps of the area on the walls. High chairs for children available.

Bedrooms

Two king-size double bedrooms (one of which could be a twin or super kingsize bed otherwise) upstairs with plenty of cupboards, hanging space and hangers. Blackout curtains thoughout. Fans if necessary.

Twin room with full-sized bunk beds and chest of drawers. Mood lighting, reading lights and fan cooler.

Family Bathroom with full-sized bath and an over shower with screen. Toilet and wash basin.

Ground floor low level kingsize double room on a high quality sofa bed or snug lounge / playroom with pigeon holes filled with books, tourist information and games. Plus extra chairs and a fold away table. The king size bed is usually made up on arrival but could be used only as an extra snug lounge or play room. Please advise us if this is what you would prefer. Patio doors lead out into the country garden and a patio, which then leads to the hot tub and wet room / sauna.

N.B. This is the most suitable bedroom for use by accessibility / mobility limited guests as it is on the ground floor and has full access to the wet room / sauna suite on the ground floor level. The bed height is low.

The kingsize bed is made up in the Snug. Light, modern and airy looking out onto the patio. 

Garden

2 large lawn areas one more peaceful than the other give sun from early morning to the evening.

Mature Bramley apple tree gives shade in one area. Luscious red roses and climbing hydrangeas grow up the house and there are spring and summer bulbs planted in many of the flower beds. With the uber-large greenhouse, please do not allow children to play football on the top lawn. The main garden isn’t totally dog-secure but you can have a lawn stake to tie your escape artist to if you wish!. Please clear up after your pet or the lawnmower spreads the mess!

Private large patio which has the gas BBQ and hot tub on it, and access into the spa suite, makes up the rest of the garden. This is the midday to evening suntrap. Here the planting is for vibrant colour in the Summer with more bulbs, grasses and semi-exotics! Outside lighting and power make it useable all year round. A large wooden box also contains mats to put down for children to play on a large gym/Pilates ball and other outside toys. Large patio table and seats plus sun shade are ready to serve you.

Beach garden complete with a younger children’s sandpit is in a more secluded part of the main garden. Shaded during the hottest part of the day it has small benches for adult supervision too.

Round the other side of the house there is a good-sized black garden shed which is ideal for bike storage, and also contains bike repair kits, cleaning materials and the tumble drier. Boots and waterproofs storage. Lockable if necessary. Hose for cleaning off pets , boots and bikes here too. More seating for that first cup of tea in the morning watching the sun rise….or the stars in the black sky at night! Really magical with no light pollution.

We have plenty of car parking on tarmac, so very access friendly and great if you are having a family get-together with extra friends coming in for a day.

More Details

Gardens

The spacious lawned gardens with herbaceous borders at Living Elements also have a beach garden for our smaller guests and is more shaded to allow for summer heat.

The hot tub patio garden is closed off to the rest of the gardens.

The garden isn’t totally dog-secure but you can have a lawn stake to tie your escape artist to if you wish!. Please clear up after your pet or the lawnmower spreads the mess!

Private large patio which has the gas BBQ and hot tub on it, and access into the spa suite, makes up the rest of the garden. This is the midday to evening suntrap. Here the planting is for vibrant colour in the Summer with more bulbs, grasses and semi-exotics! Outside lighting and power make it useable all year round. A large wooden box also contains mats to put down for children to play on a large gym/Pilates ball and other outside toys. Large patio table and seats plus sun shade are ready to serve you.

Round the other side of the house there is a good-sized black garden shed which is ideal for bike storage, and also contains bike repair kits, cleaning materials and the tumble drier. Boots and waterproofs storage. Lockable if necessary. Hose for cleaning off pets , boots and bikes here too. More seating for that first cup of tea in the morning watching the sun rise….or the stars in the black sky at night! Really magical with no light pollution.

We have plenty of car parking on tarmac, so very access friendly and great if you are having a family get-together with extra friends coming in for a day.

Green Energy and the Environment

We have photovoltaic panels – PV – (4Kw systems) to help provide power for each of the houses and a bit extra for the grid, at least during the day.

Living Elements also has solar panels to help heat the hot water. Nature’s Elements’ heating and hot water is via an air source pump. Nonetheless, please don’t waste energy. Palmer’s PV panels divert electricity to heat the large water tank during the day too.

ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING POINT (EV) at Living / Nature’s Elements. Fast charging. Uses £1 or £2 coins only.

We also have an active rubbish sorting and recycling system. Please help us by bringing home your rubbish and disposing of it in the appropriate bin if you have been to the beach etc. Thank you.

Please help to reduce the use of our planet’s resources whoever you can – by choosing less packaging / fewer food miles / saving energy use e.g.use the washing machine during the day so make the most use of the PV-supplied electricity. Thank you.

Pets Welcome

We are pet friendly at each property with each having its own T&C’s. There is a small surcharge per pet per stay. They get their own welcome pack too! This can be upgraded to the pampered pet package. Ask for details! Each property has its own secure garden. Please note the owners dog, a standard poodle, also lives at Sidlesham. She is calm and friendly and does not jump up or lick faces!

Mobile Phones

Please note that mobile reception can be variable everywhere on the Manhood Peninsula (Its very flat land!). Orange is especially poor. Therefore iPhone / Android internet reception etc can also be a problem.

Free Parking on Premises

Tarmac parking at Sidlesham – we can cope with motorhomes and caravans too as there is parking for about 18 cars!!  Please speak to Gayle about this option if you have your own, there is a daily charge. Electricity is available for motorhomes and caravans at a cost, there is a new easy electric vehicle charging port in the parking area and it takes £1 or £2 coins.

At Palmer’s there is block paving which can also cope with heavy loads. There is enough room for at least 4 cars. Please park considerately in this private Close and not block in the neighbours! Thank you.

Sports

Each garden has its own unique advantages for playing sports. We provide footballs, tennis balls and frisbees, Mini-football goal and other games sets. Please replace us of items get broken or lost. Safety first!

There are trampolines at the Sidlesham properties. There is a public sports ground at Sidlesham (half a mile down Keynor Lane) which you can use. It includes a fab children playground, large area of grass for football and an adults outdoor gym area. Living Elements has a beach garden / sandpit.

Palmer’s – large field and small children’s playground a few minutes walk away. There are miles of local cycle and footpaths to use.

Swimming facilities in Chichester and Selsey, plus the sea! Watersports which include kite and windsurfing, body boarding, jet skiing, SUP (Stand Up Paddling) at both West Wittering and Selsey. Sailing in Chichester Harbour, local horse riding and golf at Hunston, Goodwood and Selsey. Ask for details.

We can also put you in touch with fly fishing and clay pigeon shooting options.

Tennis / squash etc in Chichester. There are also local bowls clubs.

Free WiFi

FREE Wi-Fi Internet access for each property – ask for the access code on arrival. All details are also available in the house handbook.  We do not have ultrafast broadband, it has been boosted as much as is possible though. You may work in the clinic if you need to when it is open if that helps for Living Elements guests. There is no router in Living Elements or Nature’s Elements.

Palmer’s has Cat5 points in each bedroom for internet access. Bring your own ethernet cables – each bedroom and room have their own access points.

Cleaning

Each house has a vacuum cleaner, cleaning cloths, mops and buckets, outside brushes. and some cleaning fluids – all bio-degradable and child-friendly.

Tumble dryer and drying racks/washing lines both for inside the house and outside. 

Please leave the house in a clean and tidy condition. This might include putting the furniture/cutlery back to where it was when you arrived. Thank you.

Barbecue

Gas BBQ and cooking implements are provided for each property – please clean thoroughly before you leave or you will be charged extra. Be especially careful of the possibility of a fire spreading. There are fire extinguishers in each property – know where they are, or take them outside with you when BBQ cooking. Palmer’s has a Weber wood barbecue.

Entertainment Systems

We are pleased to say that each house has a TV, DVD, Video player, Hi-fi, Cassette, CD and radio player.

None have a iPod docking station though, so please bring your own if you want that as an option.

Each property has various children’s games and toys and packs of cards for your entertainment, the “old-fashioned” way! There are also books you can borrow.

The House Handbook gives guidance for places to visit / things to do locally too. More idea on the website blog.

Central Heating

Central heating throughout each house is provided.

At Living Elements the heating is separated into upstairs and downstairs, so there is less wastage, more efficiency, less of a carbon footprint and easier adaptablility for your convenience. Hot water is augmented from solar panels as well as oil heating. Try to use hot water earlier in the day if possible so the hot water tank can re-charge itself using the daylight for the PV panels.

Nature’s Elements heating and hot water is all provided by the air source green energy. It only has under floor heating.

At Palmer’s the underfloor heating and upstairs radiators are all via gas. There is a lovely log burner in the lounge.

Bedding & Towels

Bedding & towels are included for your stay. The beds (except for sofa beds in the main lounges if they are being used) will be made up ready for your arrival. The house towels are NOT to be used with the spa hot tub and sauna – Please BRING YOUR OWN “beach” towels ” for this. Thank you.

A change of linen can be provided at an extra cost.

Welcome Pack

Your large Welcome Pack includes milk (advise if you need soya or almond or rice milk), tea and coffee and a surprise! – possibly chocolates, pain au chocolat etc – it depends who is coming – we like to make it personal.

Plus: cling film, tin foil, olive oil and vinegar, some sauces, salt and pepper and herbs/spices.

Cleaning materials, dishcloths, tea towels and spare toilet rolls!

There is shower gel, shampoo and hand soap, cotton buds in each of the bathrooms and WC’s.

Yes – we like to be generous!

See also the “extras” you can order – such as a supermarket unpack service. 

You will find a first aid kit and a spares drawer / cupboard for things such as light bulbs / batteries for the fire alarms. Please replace if used.

Cot & High Chair

A child cot and high chair are available free of charge for each property. If you require more please ask. YOU must provide all the bedding for each cot. Also a baby monitor/ bottle warmer at £5 pw can be hired.

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