Cottage , Sessions House, 22 High Street, Selsey, PO20

2 Bed │ 1 Bath │ 1 Rec

Guide Price £350,000 Freehold


Kevin Daymond


Key features

  • Restored And Rebuilt Grade II Listed Cottage
  • Two Double Bedrooms
  • Sitting Room
  • Kitchen With Integrated Appliances
  • Galleried Landing Offering Study/Office Space
  • Enclosed Westerly Facing Garden
  • Gas Heating, New Thatch & Fully Re-Wired
  • Off Road Parking Behind The Property
  • NO Onward Chain

Full description

This Grade II 17th Century 'picture postcard' property that is Sessions House has been painstakingly rebuilt and restored by the present owner to its former glory. With the walls reconstructed using historic photographs for reference and salvaged local stone from the site. The external shiplap cladding is locally sourced Elm from Midhurst forest specifically for this renovation, the thatch being locally grown combed wheat straw fixed using traditional hazel spars (put on in 2015). The re-build has been carried out using many specific materials and techniques such as horsehair mixed lime plaster, lathe and plaster internal walls decorated using lime wash paint and Oak beams, with all the work carried out in conjunction with English Heritage.

This being the right hand cottage and smaller of the 2, it comprises of an entrance/dining hall giving access to the living room and kitchen with integrated appliances, along with access to the rear garden and stairs to the 1st floor. Heading up to the 1st floor both bedrooms and family bathroom can be found along with a galleried landing area that could be used as study/office space.


Stone and brick built wall with wooden gate opening to a paved frontage and 'Prison' door from Newgate prison opening to:-

Entrance/Dining Hallway 19'4 (5.89m) x 8'0 (2.44m)

Sitting Room 13'4 (4.06m) into bay (11'3 min) x 12'8 (3.86m)

Kitchen 12'7 (3.84m) x 9'8 (2.95m)

Integrated appliances to include dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, oven and hob.

Stairs from the entrance hall leading to 1st floor.

Bedroom One 12'0 (3.66m) x 9'1 (2.77m)

Bedroom Two 14'6 (4.42m) x 8'9 (2.67m) max, 6'00 min)

Built in cupboard.



Behind the garden of the property there is an allocated parking space.


Westerly facing with 'sunken' patio seating area adjacent to the property with retaining wall and step leading up to the remainder of the garden which is laid to lawn, side access gate and rear access gate to parking area.

Additional Description

In addition to the many character features, the property also enjoys a new gas central heating system, fully re-wired to stringent current regulations, solid oak flooring, oak doors with wrought iron hinges and ‘Suffolk’ latches and traditional sanitary ware. Externally there is an enclosed 42ft westerly facing garden with allocated parking space behind. With NO onward chain offered and the chance to own a piece of Selsey history, an inspection is deemed essential to appreciate all that the property has to offer along with the passion and care taken over the restoration.

Why live in Selsey?

It may be classed as a town, but Selsey is still a seaside village at heart and, whether you’re looking for a dream home by the beach, a place to indulge your passion for watersports or a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of life, Selsey has it all.

The old town in the south east quarter is known for its charming historic properties, including 17th century thatched houses while you’ll find many large and secluded homes offering stunning views of the water by the seafront. The north of Selsey has many 1970s style properties with more substantial, semi-rural homes set around them.

You’ll find a great selection of shops, pubs and restaurants right here on the High Street along with a strong sense of community, especially at Christmas when the Selsey Lights are a sight to behold. We have two local primary schools, Medmerry Primary and the Seal Primary Academy, and The Academy Selsey senior school in the town with more options in Chichester, including Chichester High School.

Selsey has a long-standing love of sport and is proud home to both Selsey Cricket Club and the Selsey Football and Social Club, but you’ll find even more sporting activity by the water. If you like scuba diving or snorkelling we have some of the best water for diving in the UK, with more than 100 wrecks to explore just off the coast. If you’re keen to learn, the Mulberry Divers Centre on East Beach offers tuition to everyone from complete beginners to advanced divers. There’s swimming, sailing and windsurfing around the Selsey Bill headland or bike rides along the coastal cycle path or to the stunning beaches at Bracklesham Bay, East Wittering or West Wittering where you can feel the sand under your feet.

While Selsey offers the best of seaside living, it’s just less than 10 miles from the cultural heartland of Chichester and everything that the famous cathedral city has to offer, from the plentiful shops to the Festival Theatre. So you see, Selsey really does have it all.

If you’d like to buy, sell or let a property in Selsey, get in touch with your local team and discover the Henry Adams difference for yourself.

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