This place has the distinction of being the oldest medieval house in Eastbourne, UK.
The timber-framed dwelling named “Pilgrims” is in fact the oldest surviving home in the region.
The decor dances back through the decades – nay, the centuries!
Pilgrims is currently listed for sale, but no asking price is posted. That probably means it is really pricey.
The dwelling dates back to the 14th Century and is thought to have been constructed by the monks of Lewes Priory as a hostel along the old route following the south coast of England.
This is a Grade II listed building.
Here’s an interesting room:
Where does the staircase go? And who could possibly fit in that doorway (besides a crawling toddler)?
The mysterious intrigue of these very, very old houses is intoxicating!
The bedrooms are rich in English cottage charm.
Look at the massive exposed rafters in the room below:
The bathroom also has some exposed beams:
There are some lovely French doors on the ground floor that open to the back garden.
The exterior space is merely an enclosed courtyard, but it is magical in a fairy-garden kind of way.
Pilgrims is steeped in history and loaded with character.
What an amazing place!