Nature's Elements

Sidlesham, Chichester

From

£250 per week

  • Our smallest property with brilliant wheelchair access.
  • Can be rented with Living Elements for extra guests.
  • Half acre of garden filled with wildlife and a huge skyscape.
  • The rates vary by week and season and the size of your group.
  • We are pet friendly!
  • Contact Gayle for specific price details for your chosen stay.

Nature's Elements

Holiday self catering accommodation with full wheelchair access throughout even out to the South-facing spacious patio.

This will very comfortably sleep 4 people  plus an extra 2 on a big sofa bed (Kingsize). It is a totally ground floor flat which was originally the complementary health care clinic (now next door) so has full disabled access everywhere. There is parking for 2 cars outside the flat itself, plus extra in the car park opposite, all on tarmac. Please park thoughtfully, especially on clinic days. Thank you.

With a half acre of “field” to enjoy and a wide skyscape it really does have a “country-feel” to it and your dog will love it too.

Nature’s Elements can double up as a discreet business meeting venue for 8-10 (with sleeping accommodation). You can rent this at the same time as Living Elements, if they are both available, and thereby would be able to sleep up to 6 plus in individual rooms. There are an extra 3 double sofa beds between the both properties – two in Living Elements, and one in Nature’s Elements. Each property is fully self-contained.

Excellent rural location for small meetings / conferences but within 6 minutes of the City of a wide range of restaurants etc.

Amenities

🏠 Ground floor apartment 
🛌 Sleeps 4 + 2 on sofabed 
🍽 Open plan living room / kitchen 
🌞 Huge south facing patio & garden
♿️ Full wheelchair access 
🛁 1 bathroom, 2 toilets 
🍽 Huge dining table – good for parties – up to 10/12
👕 Washing machine and tumble drier. Drying lines / racks.
👔 Clothes line & baskets 
💼 Good for meetings
🚘 On site parking and extra available for as many cars as you need.
💂🏻‍♂️ London only 90 mins away
⛱ Brighton or Southampton 1 hour
🚂 10 mins to train station to London / the West / Brighton

Other Facilities

1f917 Nature's Elements Welcome Pack includes beverages, cleaning products & some food basics
1f6cc Nature's Elements Linen and towels all included
1f4da Nature's Elements Selection of books, some toys and tourist information plus on website
2668 Nature's Elements Central heating throughout – radiator or underfloor
1f525 Nature's Elements Gas BBQ’s Patio table and chairs
1f4cc Nature's Elements Comprehensive local info handbook – best pubs, dog walks, places to visit, doctors, travel etc.
1f486-1f3fb-200d-2640-fe0f Nature's Elements Complementary Health Clinic on site – appointments are available during your stay for Osteopathy, healing and relaxation  
26a1 Nature's 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

The kitchen area is very brightly lit with halogen downlights. There is a huge fridge/freezer, a well stocked selection of cooking pots and pans, bowls etc plus a variety of crockery, glasses, egg cups, mugs and teacups etc. – some with a “Great Britain” theme – because we are!

Microwave, blenders, scales and a cappuccino/espresso machine, etc to make your cooking over your holiday break a pleasure, and, of course, enough storage space for your food too!

Bon Appetit!

Living Room

The main living room doubles up as the dining room with a fantastic table which is usually set up for 6 people but can easily seat 10 (or more!). 

Flat screen TV/DVD player, some toys and puzzles.

Comprehensive tourist information handbooks and guides, OS maps.

There are two other non dining chairs for your comfort.

There is a large kingsize sofa bed and TV with additional occasional lighting etc. 

Bedrooms

There are 2 bedrooms, both facing SSW so get sunshine much of the day and overlook the large field / garden. They are bright and airy with blinds and curtains fitted as standard. The larger master bedroom has French doors opening out onto a wheelchair accessible ramp to the garden and patio. The beds can either be twins or super-kingsize! Each room has a large drawer storage and a hand basin with mirrors and a cabinet next to the basins. The master bedroom has hanging space. A dressing gown is provided in each bedroom.

Bathroom

The main bathroom suite / dressing room / laundry room is next door to the master bedroom. It has plenty of storage for extra clothes, bags and shoes and also contains the washing machine, tumble drier, clothes drying racks etc.

The large shower benefits from 2 large handlebars for our less agile guests and only a 15cm step up onto the shower tray and has a downlighter. There is a shower stool too. Next to the shower is a small toilet. 

The fully disabled access toilet off the main living room partly doubles up as another storage area too and has a shaver point in it. If you require a high chair  for “smalls” or an ironing board during your stay, this is where it is stored plus the cot! Full access disabled toilet and baby changing area at Nature’s Elements.

Garden

The garden faces E-S-W so gets direct sunlight most of the day. It is a large field with mature planting towards the end of it but just near to the building is an organic vegetable area too. Large sunny patio with big picnic table and washing line.

From Nature’s Elements you get wonderful views of the wide skyscape and you can see what weather is coming from the dominant wind – SW. The trees in the distance are good indicators!

There is a multitude of birdlife, especially house sparrows, in the Escallonia hedge which is over 8 foot high! They may be endangered elsewhere but not here! Mid Summer there can be 50 in the hedge or on the feeders!

They attract others – the sparrow hawk, occasionally a Merlin and Kestrel. Buzzards are regularly seen flying up from the thermals from the greenhouses at the back of the field. We have resident Carrion crows, crows, jackdaws, rooks sometimes, magpies and jays!!! Plus our 4 or so wood pigeons, Collarded doves, pigeons, blackbirds, thrushes etc. We have resident Herring Gulls (2) who daily run on the spot to bring up the earthworms that they love!! but they can be joined by “friends”.

Visitations by the pheasant, various tits, gold-, bull-, blue-, long-tailed- and green-finches and the green and spotted woodpeckers make up most of the tally. Its a birdies paradise and you don’t have to move to see them!

But, as a result…please try not to make too much noise outside all the time – it disturbs the birds natural feeding habits etc.

Needless to say, with all this wildlife – we also have various types of mice and shrews (reduced by a local cat from time-to-time), slow worms and common lizards too! Plus lots of invertebrates and worms – that are eaten by everyone else! A hedgehog bumbles around and you may hear the fox too at night or one of the owls. There are a few squirrels about too.

Please make the most of the “no lights in the sky” of being out in the countryside on clear nights and marvel at the stars you can see – it really is a wonder! There is a large picnic table for eating outside and some reclining chairs too on the spacious patio, plus a gas BBQ and an outdoor storage box.

Please clean up after your dog(s) – either put the mess on the compost heap (without a plastic bag) or use the black rubbish bins if plastic wrapped. Thank you.

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.

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.

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 Huntston, Goodwood and Selsey. Ask for details.

Free WiFi

FREE Wi-Fi Internet access – 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 so you may work in the clinic if you need to when it is open if that helps. There is no router in Living Elements or Nature’s Elements. Palmer’s has Cat5 points in each bedroom for internet access.

Cleaning

Each house has a vacuum cleaner, cleaning cloths and some cleaning fluids – all bio-degradable and child-friendly. Tumble dryer and drying racks both for inside the house and outside. Mops and buckets, outside brushes.

Please leave the house in a clean and tidy condition. This might include putting the furniture 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.

They do not 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.

Central Heating

Central heating throughout each house is provided. For Living Elements we have the heating 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.

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 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, some sauces, salt and pepper, cleaning materials, dishcloths, tea towels and spare toilet rolls!

Yes – we like to be generous! See also the “extras” you can order – such as a supermarket unpack service. 

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

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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