About your hostess – Gayle Palmer


Welcome to Chichester Self Catering!

Welcome to this gorgeous area – close to beaches, countryside but also close to cities and transport (and my home!)

Let me introduce myself….

My name is Gayle Palmer. Aside from running the self catering lets, which includes the cleaning and laundry; I am also an Osteopath – and have been since 1991!! I bought the land in 2002 and lived in Living Elements at that time.  I designed, built (and opened) the clinic in 2005 – part of which is now Nature’s Elements.

In addition in 2015 I completed re-building and modifying my families’ holiday home in nearby Birdham – “Palmer’s“. This will now sleep 12 guests upstairs in 5 bedrooms and there is a single full wheelchair accessible bedroom downstairs too! This is ideal for extended families or even Hen Party groups.201465-Dominic-James-sunbeam-001-5G3A0609

I am passionate about my career helping people attain and gain their health, strength and sense of purpose. I work not only on a strictly physical level, but also on a mental, emotional and spiritual level too. Plus I am interested in lifestyle and diet. My aim is to really transform my clients experience of life and living – quite a tall order sometimes! Hence I am also a life coach of sorts too.


In my spare time – I LOVE gardening, and with an acre here in Sidlesham, plus other gardens, they keep me pretty busy. But – that’s not enough for me! My biggest passion is racing and sailing my Classic yacht – which I do from one of the nearby villages, Itchenor, 3 times a week in the Summer. (In the Winter its repainting and varnishing time.) From time to time, I am willing to take a guest out (as long as they have done some sailing before and are reasonably fit) – so do ask – it’s a real “Red Letter” experience.  Her sail number is V6, and she is bright yellow! I win quite a lot of trophies! www.solentsunbeam.co.uk Little Lady on pin end of combined start

I enjoy welcoming guests to Chichester Self Catering and hope you enjoy the experience of staying here. Sometimes stuff doesn’t go quite according to plan, but I will always do my best to sort out challenges whenever I can. You can help too – by letting me know if something isn’t working or broken. I really do try to make your stay a success, but being a busy lady some patience may be required. Politeness also goes a long way plus some commonsense your your part too!

I also love writing new posts about the area – so you can make the most of your stay…. if you can’t find a subject you are interested in – let me know. eg fishing opportunities, kite surfing etc etc

Most of the lets are from a Friday to a Friday (or over a weekend). If you have different requirements please let me know. They can sometimes be accommodated.

I am a keen recycler / conservator of energy – there are solar panels for hot water and PV panels for electricity on Living Elements and PV and an air-source pump at Nature’s Elements. Palmer’s has PV which heats the hot water. You will be asked to sort your rubbish when you are staying here (or it won’t get taken away!) but you are also welcome to add to my large compost heap with your green waste too if you wish. http://www.chichesterselfcatering.co.uk/2015/03/recycling-in-your-red-bin-gets-easier-in-west-sussex/

I hope you find what you are looking for on the website – I have tried to make it comprehensive, and I often add new posts and pages and blogs. I am also on social media… are you? Please like, follow and pin!






Thank you for your support.

I look forward to welcoming you in person to this lovely part of England very soon.

To organise a booking or to check on some costs / details please CALL me – its quicker and easier – 07769 746113. Thank you.

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© Gayle Palmer 2018


Some things my guests say about me:

  • “Thanks Gayle, you were so helpful and kind when we arrived very late. Even helped up unpack the car! We loved the extra personal touches.”
  • “What a happy smile to welcome us. Made up for the delayed journey. We LOVED the hot tub – couldn’t get the kids out of it! Thanks for a great holiday experience – especially the maps!”

© G Palmer 2015-18

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Speak to Gayle Palmer directly to make your booking or ask any questions on ++44 (0) 7769 746113. #BookDirect

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Living Elements
1, Keynor Lane
(Opposite the School)
Sidlesham, Chichester
West Sussex
PO20 7NL

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