Accommodation – Nature’s Elements
Welcome to the smaller of our properties – Nature’s Elements.
This will very comfortably sleep 4 people. There is an extra 2 on a big sofa bed (Kingsize) This is a totally ground floor flat which was originally Gayle’s complementary health care clinic (now next door) so has full disabled access everywhere. There is parking for 2 cars outside the flat itself, extra in the car park opposite. Please park thoughtfully, especially on clinic days. Thank you.
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 10. There are an extra 3 double sofa beds between the both properties – two in Living Elements, and one in Nature’s Elements and in addition plus 2 cots, if necessary, but each property is fully self-contained.
Excellent location for small meetings / conferences. Page down for more details.
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!). There is a large kingsize sofa bed and TV with additional occasional lighting etc. Flat screen TV/DVD player, some toys and puzzles, tourist information.
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! There is a 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!
We use a few environmentally friendly products to clean the flat and do the washing and washing up. They are made by GNLD (A US Company)and if you require extra please ask Gayle in at the clinic. (They are NOT sold in the shops).
They include: LDC (Light Duty Cleaner) – for washing up, hand washing and delicates in the washing machine or by hand! Super 10 – a heavier duty cleaner – great for all work top surfaces, floors, car cleaning, bathro0ms etc. They are all safe for children as well as being fairly inexpensive. A little goes a long way! G1 and Soft are the products we use for washing clothes – although the G1 can be used in the dishwasher too! Only use a little or the suds go on for ages! They keep the machines clean of grime too. All the appliances are A to A++ rated.
Plus, as you can see, we have PV panels on the roof and use air source heating for the water & hot water too. In addition, we recycle and separate rubbish a lot. You will need to as well please.
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, the larger of which has French doors opening out onto a wheelchair accessible ramp to the garden. The beds can either be twins or super-kingsize! Each room has adequate drawer storage and a hand basin with mirrors and a cabinet next to the basins.
The bathroom suite / dressing room / laundry room is next door to the master bedroom. It has plenty of storage again for extra clothes, bags and shoes and also contains the washing machine, tumble drier, clothes drying racks etc.
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 during your stay for “smalls”, this is where it is stored plus the cot!
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 soon to arrive – hot tub!
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 may 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, peacocks ( yes really! incl an albino one!!) various tits, gold-, bull- 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.
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 be aware that there is a therapeutic osteopathic clinic – the Living Elements Clinic that operates Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8am – 7pm. If you would keep the noise down when outside, Gayle’s patients would be very grateful! Thank you. If you wish to book a treatment for yourself, please make an appointment with her.
Gayle herself lives in the flat above the apartment. While she is pretty quiet if you make too much noise you will be asked politely to “keep it down” after 11pm please.
There is free wi-fi for you – details of the code etc is in the House Handbook. Mobile phone reception is poor all over the Manhood Peninsula (we are in the middle of this) but Orange is especially bad. Nothing we can do, sorry. If you need a landline, speak to Gayle.
I hope you enjoy your stay at Nature’s Elements. Its quiet, rural but has all the modern refinements that I think you may need.
© Gayle Palmer 2012-15
House relocation / Job relocation / New work placements / Meeting & Conference Venue / Executive short stays
Do you or your Company need extra accommodation for short term staff / visitors from time to time? Or somewhere to hold private meetings / interviews – away from prying eyes? (You may not even need the bed options.) Nature’s Elements may be just the place!
There is an expandable table which will comfortably seat 8-10 delegates. Tea and coffee facilities (cappuccino machine) etc “on tap”. I can also provide a flip chart and pens if needed.
- On site parking and extra available for as many cars as you need.
- Full wheelchair access
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Large conference table for 8-10 people.
- Private location but close to A27 access.
- Sleeping accommodation eg for a visitor or CEO, with room for family to visit at weekends / holidays etc (Sleeps 2-6) and all at less cost than an impersonal hotel!
- Large sunny patio
- Large garden to stretch and take a break in.
- London only 90 mins away
- Brighton or Southampton 1 hour
- 10 mins to train station.
Call Gayle to discuss your requirements further in strictest confidence.