paragraphSelsey Estate Agents & Letting Agents
Henry Adams Estate Agents is in the heart of the village and has a friendly, professional team, experienced in residential sales. Selsey is the southernmost town of West Sussex with miles of beaches and panoramic sea views. Understandably popular with holidaymakers (and not just because the Selsey crab is a renowned local delicacy), it's lively in summertime as well as being a great place to live all year round.
Selsey and the Surrounding area
Whilst now a town due it's increasing size, Selsey is still very much a traditional seaside village with the main High Street offering an array of excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. Whether you are a family looking for traditional seaside fun, a water sports enthusiast looking for a location that offers endless possibilities, a nature-lover wanting an escape from the hustle and bustle, or you just want to enjoy superb food with good company Selsey has it covered.
Property in Selsey. Due to the way Selsey has developed over the last few hundred years each point of the compass has its own unique style of home. In the north-eastern quarter you'll find an even spread of both 1970's homes (houses and bungalows) and period properties. The north-western quarter has a higher density of 1970's properties interspersed with large semi-rural homes around the perimeter. The old town lies in the South East of Selsey offering many charming and characterful properties including thatched homes built as far back as the 17th century. Drift further to the West and you'll find many sizeable secluded detached seafront homes, often with stunning uninterrupted views.
Scuba Diving. Selsey provides an ideal base for anyone interested in scuba diving or snorkelling with some of the best diving anywhere in the UK. Marine life thrives here and there are over one hundred wrecks to explore. Mulberry Divers is an international dive centre and offers tuition and training to beginners and advanced divers alike.
Local events. Residents of Selsey enjoy community life with a whole host of local events, most notably Selsey's three week festival with takes place each August and culminates with a carnival procession through the town. Later in the year is Selsey's firework display which is extremely popular and one of the largest displays on the South Coast. Christmas sees a flurry of special events, late night shopping and the excellent Selsey Lights display for the local residents and visitors.
Coastal Living. The natural attractions of Bracklesham Bay, the Witterings beaches, Pagham Nature Reserve and Chichester Harbour are hard to beat and attract people from miles around.
Recreation. Selsey offers beautiful walks, a coastal cycle path, a wetland wildlife area in Medmerry and some of the South's most popular beaches on its doorstep. Sports are well catered for with Selsey's own Cricket & Social Club founded in 1834 its one of the oldest in the country. Selsey also has its own well-established football club which was founded 1903.
Famous connections. Air Commodore Edward 'Teddy' Mortlock Donaldson set a new world air speed record of 616mph in 1946, also breaking the 620mph barrier for the first time in the Star Meteor IV. Donaldson lived at Iron Latch Cottage and there is a blue plaque on the beach at the bottom of Park Lane to mark the event. Donaldson has a second plaque at No. 86, Grafton Road.
Selsey is also mentioned in the Domesday book commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1086.
Schools in Selsey. The primary schools in Selsey is The Seal Academy which received 'good' in their last Ofsted inspection report. For those with older children there are a number of options available including The Academy based in Selsey, or Chichester High School for Girls and Chichester High School for Boys just twenty minutes drive away.
Transport Links. Selsey's nearest train station is Chichester located approximately 9.5miles to the North of Selsey and providing mainline links to Portsmouth, Brighton and London. An excellent bus service runs every 15 minutes to and from the cathedral City of Chichester with its larger stores, Festival Theatre and College.Travel Information
- (Train) London Waterloo: 1hr 39m
- (Train) Gatwick Airport: 56m
- (Car) Gatwick Airport: 1hr 11m
- (Car) Central London: 1hr 50m
- (Car) Chichester: 23m
All times are approximate.