The Mint House

The Mint House

The Mint House, located in Pevensey in the heart of Sussex, is steeped in life, history and mystery and is an iconic Grade II* Listed building.

Located in a small coastal village, this is a unique, locally-famous Grade II* listed 8 bedroom building dating as far back as 1490. Though its myths of horrific murders and men with swords jumping out of its windows may or may not be true, this timber-framed, wood-panelled, flagstone and brick floored gem (with its own private Orangery), though in a state of much-needed repair, is nevertheless an unspoiled Tudor building with barely any modern features.

Features include timber-framed and plasterwork throughout, wall paintings from between 1580 and 1600, and some from the mid-1600s, one carved ‘Leviathan’ overmantel from around 1600-1665, large oak-panelled 1600s drawing room, two-bay Tudor kitchen with large inglenook and a ‘Mint Chamber’ in the third bay, which is a very atmospheric stone and timber room with plenty of features. There is an Edwardian front parlour with 18th or 18th century reproduction fireplace, with ¾ wood panelling, made to look like a Tudor Hall, a ‘Haunted Chamber’ with former oriel window and small fireplace, and a large upper ‘Great Chamber / Edward VI Room’ with large oak and elm floorboards.

Outside, there is a courtyard to the rear, a small courtyard to the side, and a small front yard to the left by the Tudor chimney stack.

This is a stunning and authentic location for filming period dramas and documentaries.

Photo credit for historical costumes: Corin Spinks.