Having suffered the tragedy of burning almost fully to the ground in 2006 the Grade II 17th Century 'picture postcard' property that is Sessions House has - like a Phoenix rising from the ashes - 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 entire re-build has where required 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, Oak beams and with all the work carried out in conjunction with English Heritage.
This being the left hand cottage and larger of the two, comprises of an entrance hall, allowing access to the living room, with delightful inglenook fireplace, kitchen breakfast room, with integrated appliances and space for an 'American' style fridge/freezer and separate reception room/4th bedroom. Stairs from the living room head up to the 1st floor with family bathroom and three bedrooms.
Stone and brick built wall with wooden gate opening to a paved frontage and wooden front door opening to:-
Living Room 20'11 (6.38m) into bay (19'3 min) x 12'0 (3.66m)
Dining Room/Bedroom Four 17'9 (5.41m) x 12'4 (3.76m)
Kitchen Breakfast Room 15'7 (4.75m) x 10'9 (3.28m)
Integrated appliances include dishwasher, washing machine, double oven, and hob.
Stairs from living room lead to 1st floor
Bedroom One 11'5 (3.48m) x 10'10 (3.3m)
Bedroom Two 10'9 (3.28m) x 8'5 (2.57m)
Bedroom Three 9'3 (2.82m) x 7'10 (2.39m)
Rear Garden 42' (12.8m) x 25' (7.62m)
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, outside tap and 'gardeners' toilet with w/c and wash hand basin, rear access gate to parking area.
Directly in front of the garage is off road parking for 1 car located next door but one to the property and leading to:-
Up and over door.
In addition to the many character features the property also enjoys a new gas central heating system, full re-wire, 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 and additional parking available on a driveway separate from the property leading to a garage. 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.
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.