The Chalets & Facilities
There are seven self-catering chalets, five with one double bedroom each and two with two double bedrooms each. All the chalets are equipped with fully-functioning kitchens with gas cookers, microwaves, fridge/freezers, toasters, kettles, crockery and cutlery whilst the living areas all contain TVs and DVD players. All the rooms in the chalets have fans and the bedrooms also have air conditioning as well as hair dryers and safes. Irons and ironing boards are also provided.
The chalets are built facing West and so in the evenings there are stunning views of the beautiful Seychelles sunset from the verandahs. We provide a free Seybrew, the excellent local beer Edwin used to make, so guests can relax and enjoy the view on their first evening. A complimentary breakfast starter-pack of tea & coffee, bread & butter, jam, milk, sugar and fruit is also available for our guests. A maid service is provided daily except for Sundays and Public Holidays.
Chepsted Chalets are situated in a beautiful garden where guests can find tropical plants such as sugar cane, oranges, star fruit, papaya trees, lemons, limes, bananas, pumpkins, pineapples and billimbis whilst flowers such as hibiscus, ixora, Madagascar periwinkles, ginger, allamanda, orchids and many more can also be found in the gardens which are excellently maintained by Tina and Channel.
We are conscious of the environment and use solar panels to heat the hot water. All the water used in the garden, which is a considerable amount in the drier season, is collected from roofs of the Chalets and the main house.
The main house was awarded first prize for large gardens in a National Competition in 2005.
The one bedroom chalets are called Katiti (the Creole name for the Seychelles Kestrel which can sometimes be seen in the gardens), Kardinal (the Madagascar Fody who sometimes drops in for breakfast), Banyan (after the tree next to it), Silhouette (for the lovely view of Silhouette island) and Kolobri (the Creole name for the sunbirds that feed on the flowers by the chalet).
The two bedroom chalets are Raja and Mimi. Raja Aziz was a brewer who worked with Edwin in the Guinness Malaysia Brewery. As Managing Director of Johan Ceramics, Raja was a great help when we were buying tiles for the Chalets and the names are a thank you to Raja and his wife Mimi for this.
By coincidence in 1877 Raja's Great Grand Uncle, Abdullah Jaafar Moratham Shah, the ex-Sultan of Perak, one of the Malay States, was exiled to Seychelles. He was accused of complicity in the murder of the British Resident in Perak. He always maintained his innocence, and in 1895 he was allowed to move to Singapore where he lived until he was allowed to return to Perak in 1903.