A House of Distinction
Immerse yourself in another era with a guided tour of this impressive country home
The main entrance Hall which retains wonderful Georgian proportions
Although the main building dates from 1775, there are areas that go as far back as the Tudors, making a walk through Titsey Place a real step back in time.
Greeting you in the main entrance hall, which retains wonderful Georgian proportions, is a fine collection of Gresham family portraits. Painted by well-known artists such as Sir Joshua Reynolds and Peter Lely, it is worth spending a few minutes getting to know the people who once lived here.
For art-lovers, this is also a chance to immerse yourself in views of Venice, as the Regency dining room at Titsey Place is home to four wonderful gilt, rococo-framed paintings by Canaletto.
A selection of pretty cornflower-patterned china is displayed in the 1920’s styled drawing room, whilst Meissen and Chelsea-Derby green, floral patterned plates can be viewed atop a Queen Anne walnut bureau.
Remodelled by Granville Leveson Gower in the second half of the nineteenth century, the walls of the sitting room feature ornate carved panelling with an elaborate overmantel. The fireplace has pretty blue and white Delft tiles whilst the bow window has a raised seat with attractive views over the gardens.
The gallery bedroom is a complete early-Georgian room with thick glazing bars and Crown glass in the sashed windows. On the fireplace wall there are three charming watercolour portraits of the daughters of William Leveson Gower II, Caroline, Emily and Elizabeth, all by John Moore.
Steeped in history, Titsey Place was given to the Titsey Foundation on the understanding that it would continue to be occupied as a family home, as it continues to be to this day.