Old Coastguard Cottages, West Street, Selsey, PO20

2 Bed │ 1 Bath │ 1 Rec

Guide Price £425,000 (Freehold)


Kevin Daymond


Key features

  • Grade ll Former Coast Guard Cottage
  • Character Features Including High Ceilings, High Skirting Boards And Sash Windows
  • Far Reaching Sea Views
  • Views Over The Downs To The Rear
  • Two/Three Bedrooms
  • Family Bathroom With Views Of The Southdowns
  • Parking For 2 Cars (size dependant)

Full description

A rare opportunity to purchase this grade II listed former coastguard cottage that dates back to the 1800's. Located down a quiet lane on the western side of Selsey affording far reaching views of the sea & Isle Of Wight to the front & views of the Southdowns to the rear.

Offered for sale in good condition throughout, the accommodation is spread over 3 floors with the ground floor comprising; cloakroom, living room and kitchen. Stairs lead to the 1st floor where the family bathroom and two double bedrooms can be found with both bedrooms enjoying sea views whilst the bathroom enjoys a view of the Southdowns. A study/snug has stairs leading up to a loft room which the current owners use as a bedroom, itself enjoying the views towards the Southdowns.

The property enjoys character features which include high ceilings, high skirting boards, sash windows, feature working fireplace whilst also benefiting from gas central heating.


Terraced house in a private position to the West of Selsey with sea views and off road parking

Wooden front door opening to an entrance porch with further stable style front door opening to:

Living Room 17'1 (5.21m) x 10'10 (3.3m)

Working fireplace

Kitchen 14'4 (4.37m) x 8'4 (2.54m)

Integrated dishwasher

Rear Lobby 5' (1.52m) x 4'6 (1.37m)

Built in pantry, doors to the rear courtyard area and cloakroom


Door in the kitchen with stairs behind leading up to the 1st floor

Bedroom One 11'3 (3.43m) x 9'11 (3.02m)

Views of the sea and across to the Isle Of Wight

Bedroom Two 8'2 (2.49m) x 6'10 (2.08m)

Views of the sea and across to the Isle Of Wight

Study/snug 8'7 (2.62m) x 4'4 (1.32m) max

Stairs lead up to the loft room/occasional bedroom

Loft Room/Bedroom Three 14' (4.27m) x 13'9 (4.19m) principal usable area

Currently used as a bedroom by the present owners the loft room enjoys 2 Velux windows with views across to the Southdowns, electric heater and wall to wall build in wardrobes/cupboards.

Bathroom 9'5 (2.87m) x 8'6 (2.59m)

Walk in shower cubicle, free standing roll top bath, w/c and wash hand basin, views of the Southdowns.

Off Road Parking

Stone covered area providing off road parking for 2 cars (depending on size) with wooden kayak storage area and wooden storage shed (12'4 x 7'5 internal measurements).

Studio/Summer House 13'11 (4.24m) x 7'8 (2.34m) internal measurements

Light and power with it's own fuse box



Located to the rear of the property there is an enclosed courtyard with rear access. The courtyard has both an outside shower and sink installed, built in seating, BBQ area and 2 outbuildings, 1 of which is used for storage and the other has light, power and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

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The present owner has also sympathetically replaced the kitchen in their time of ownership to be in-keeping with the age and character of the home.

Externally the garden is laid to shingle with 'stepping stone' wooden laid sleepers leading to a wooden studio with it's own power supply. The home also benefits from a parking area with space for 2 cars (dependant on their size) with a wooden kayak store and wooden storage shed. To the rear of the house there is a courtyard area with 2 outbuildings, 1 of which houses a washing machine and tumble dryer with the other currently used for storage. The courtyard area also benefits from BBQ area, outside shower, built in seating and rear access.

Draft details - 09/09/2021

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, as well as a bowls and tennis 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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