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

4 Bed │ 1 Bath │ 1 Rec

Guide Price £425,000 Freehold


Kevin Daymond


Key features

  • Restored And Rebuilt Grade II Listed Cottage
  • 3/4 Bedrooms
  • Living Room & Dining Room/Bedroom Four
  • Kitchen Breakfast Room With Integrated Appliances
  • New Thatch, Heating & Re-Wired
  • Inglenook Fireplace & Oak Flooring
  • Parking On Driveway & Garage
  • NO Onward Chain

Full description

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:-

Entrance Hall

Living Room 20'11 (6.38m) into bay (19'3 min) x 12'0 (3.66m)

Inglenook fireplace

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.

Further Description

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.

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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