Birdham, Chichester


£990 per week

  • 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 4 WC
  • Ideal for an extra large party. Plenty of space to enjoy in this tardis!
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Palmer’s is a tardis of a house! – not enormous from the outside – but since the re-development the inside has transformed into large, open spaces for living accommodation. Plenty of floor space (for kids games we find) or yoga / Pilates!; seating in variety and well proportioned rooms filled with light make this a healthy and peaceful space to live in. There are plenty of places to sit and relax – throughout the house – from your own bedroom to the lounges etc.

As it is a family house – it is packed with all the things you may need when you stay – plenty of kitchen-ware, books, children’s toys etc. There are four toilets and three bathrooms so that makes life easier too. It has space for all varieties of groups and families too!

This newly-built spacious family house has lots of light, a log burner and room for all. 5-6 bedrooms incl wheelchair facilities with bathroom, parking for 4 cars.

Close to beaches, countryside and the City. London and other cities via a train / car ride away. It is in a quiet village setting but with walking and cycling routes to hand. Masses of gorgeous places to visit locally.
Chichester Self Catering is well known for its excellent service – we aim to make your stay a success!

There are a variety of bedroom layout options from doubles, twins, family room which can be two doubles or a double and twin; standard doubles, kingsize or superking! En suite or not (family bathroom) so it should adapt to your requirements quite easily.

The Manhood Peninsula – the land South of Chichester – has the villages of Donnington, Dell Quay, Hunston, Birdham, Sidlesham, Selsey town, Bracklesham Bay, East and West Wittering and Itchenor on it, plus lots of farmland. They are all quite unique, some with spectacular houses, little lanes and well worth visting. The main shops are in East Wittering and Selsey and of course there is the City 6 minutes away too. There are fuel garages at Sidlesham and Birdham.

Access: It’s level all the way! – with a large driveway and easy access into the house via the main door or via the utility room – all the rooms have extra wide doors for wheelchair access. Large spaces are filled with glorious sunlight for much of the day, both downstairs and up. (We love the sea-blue light reflected off the sea around here).
Note: Depending on whether you have someone with you who needs wheelchair access, there is a ground floor spacious single bedroom and separate bathroom – with a double-ender bath, walkin shower, toilet and washbasin.

One of the pleasures of staying at this house is the easy access to a number of local footpaths and walks and cycle routes that there are. The Salterns Way passes by not far away – which links Chichester to West Wittering via Chichester Harbour. The Harbour, Birdham Pool and the Yacht Basin are all nearby – and its flat ground too! So – bring your wellies / walking shoes and bikes with you.

Perhaps the greatest attraction on the Peninsula is stunning West Wittering Beach with is fine, soft golden sand and views to the Isle of Wight and the South Downs via the Harbour too. Be warned, the car queues are bonkers in the Summer but we have quicker ways to get there – so just ask!

Chichester has over 100 restaurants and we can recommend some really lovely local pubs and eating places which are very child friendly too. The City is well worth exploring – it has varied architecture and tucked-away paces to visit as well as an amazing Cathedral, world-renowned art galleries and more! If you are bored and its wet you can also enjoy one of two theatres or cinemas too!


1f3e0 Palmers A new-build family home in Birdham to a high standard
1f6cc Palmers 5 upstairs double bedrooms
1f468-200d-1f469-200d-1f467-200d-1f466 Palmers One room can be a family room for 4.
1f476-1f3fb Palmers Travel cot available and one high chair 
1f525 Palmers Wood burner for cosy evenings
1f6cc Palmers One downstairs single bedroom with adjoining full access bathroom
267f Palmers Wheelchair access throughout the ground floor incl one single bedroom
1f6c1 Palmers 3 bathrooms, 4 toilets 
1f6bf Palmers Baths and showers 
2668 Palmers Underfloor heating downstairs 
1f4a1 Palmers Light and airy throughout 
1f37d Palmers Huge kitchen / diner 
1f373 Palmers Double oven and 5 ring gas hob 

Other Facilities

1f917 Palmers Welcome Pack includes beverages, some food basics & cleaning products 
1f6cc Palmers Linen and towels all included
1f4da Palmers Selection of books, some toys and tourist information plus more on website blog
2668 Palmers Central heating throughout – radiator or underfloor
1f525 Palmers Webber wood BBQ 
1f4cc Palmers Comprehensive local info handbook – best pubs, dog walks, places to visit, doctors, travel etc.
1f6c0-1f3fb Palmers A hot tub can be hired should you so desire it – ask for details. NB Towels for the spa are not  provided.
2693 Palmers Near the Salterns Way and Chichester Harbour 
1f698 Palmers Parking for 4 cars off-road in a private road
267f Palmers Wheelchair access throughout the ground floor 

More Details


The front garden is laid to herbaceous borders and protective hedge with a  block paving drive way for at least 4 cars.

At present the back garden is out of bounds as there is work being done there and it is not safe there at current. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Green Energy and the Environment

We have an array of photovoltaic panels – PV – (4Kw systems) on the roof that not only supply electricity but also help to heat the hot water.

We have active recycling with two types of waste bin and there are more details in the house handbook. There are several labelled recycling bins in the kitchen.

During the rebuild of the house there was lots of extra insulation put in so it is warm and cosy in winter and cooler in summer. There are blinds to keep the sun out over the front patio windows as they are south facing.

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! Please ask the owner about your pet or pets staying at Palmer’s before booking. Young bouncy dogs are not welcome due to possible floor damage and there is a small daily surcharge if the dogs are allowed.

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.

There is a landline phone available incase of emergencies. It is not to be used unnecessarily.

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 quick electric vehicle charging port (EV charger) 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.


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.

There are playgrounds, fields and cricket pitch a short walk away in the village. The cricket pitch can also be used to exercise your dog as long as you clear up after it.


Free WiFi

FREE Wi-Fi Internet access – ask for the access code on arrival. All details are also available in the house handbook.  There is no ultrafast broadband in the area, the signal/speed 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 if you stay at Living Elements.

There is no router in Living Elements or Nature’s Elements.

Palmer’s has Cat5 points in each bedroom for internet access.


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.

NB You may be charged extra if the house is left in a mess.

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, herbs & spices.

Also: cleaning materials, dishcloths, tea towels and spare toilet rolls!

There is shower gel, shampoo and hand soap 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. 


Gas BBQ and cooking implements are provided for each Sidlesham 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-fired 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.

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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We do not usually allow pets at Palmer’s but please speak to Gayle directly if this is an important consideration.

Palmer’s Access Statement


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