A distinctive detached residence with adaptable accommodation of great character, set in enchanting gardens and grounds through which flows the small Rivers Tit and Wolf.
Titford Hold is a superb detached period residence being initially remodelled and gentrified approximately 100 years ago, creating a far more substantial property.
In recent years it has been the subject of further extensive works and enlargement and is now found in beautiful order with great care and attention having been given to the design, fittings and finish. It retains a wealth of character features which can be dated through the centuries as the property evolved, and this all aids in creating a wonderful period ambience.
Worthy of particular mention is the superb drawing room with its heavily beamed ceiling and large inglenook fireplace with heavy Bressumer beam and Beerstone jambs, and also the stunning sitting room which has an impressive granite fireplace and carved wooden columns. The kitchen is also worthy of note and this has been remodelled and finished with a Toby's handmade kitchen with high end appliances including integral ovens, induction hob, double butlers sink and electric Aga, and it wraps around into a fantastic lounging area.
The accommodation is particularly flexible in its layout and would suit a number of needs and could, with very little alteration, provide accommodation for more than one family or provide income potential. All of the rooms take advantage of the stunning views and certainly make the most of this magical setting.
A Brief History.......
Titford Hold has had an intriguing history, with origins dating back to the 17th century and its name derives from the small River Tit, which used to cross the lane over a nearby ford. At the time the property held livestock on its land before going off to market in Honiton, hence the name Tit-ford-hold.
The property itself has evolved greatly over the years, from the original thatched modest cottage, to the substantial residence we find today and it has a mixture of styles through the Georgian and Victorian eras, with 21st century additions.
The property also has a literary connection, being owned by the grandson of William Wordsworth and it was in the Wordsworth family between the 1920's and 80's. There is a local tale that a chest of his family letters and archives were burnt in the grounds so as they could not be sold on at his request. Interestingly, the Rev. Wordsworth used to hold services in one of the vaulted first floor rooms which is know locally as the chapel room.
Gardens & Grounds.
The gardens and setting at Titford Hold are undoubtedly one of its main features and have a huge amount of seclusion, privacy and security. They have also been the subject of remodelling which has included creating a large driveway and parking area, and this sweeps down to the property and around a central fountain. Adjacent to the parking area is a recently erected (2013) detached green oak garage building which incorporates two open bays and a closed bay, as well as an outside staircase with a large room above. This could have further potential and would make an ideal home office/gym/holiday accommodation, having electricity and water supply, together with an adjoining log store.
The gardens at Titford Hold surround the property with both the Rivers Tit and Wolf (tributaries of the River Otter) meandering their way through the grounds before meeting to the south in what is an enchanting natural area of garden which extends down to a copse. There are large sweeping areas of lawn which are interspersed with borders containing a variety of mature shrubs, plants and specimen trees and the gardens have many seasonal flowers such as snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells. Dotted throughout the gardens are many seating areas which include a large deck and summerhouse from which there are wonderful views.
There is also a paddock to the north and in total the grounds extend to approximately 2.3 acres.
Titford Hold is situated in a peaceful and secluded setting amongst beautiful gardens and grounds within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yet within easy reach of the bustling market town of Honiton some 2.5 miles away, know for lace making, antique and book shops. As well as the usual multiples there are independent shops, a hospital, health centre, restaurants and sports centre. The main line rail link to London (Waterloo) can also be found here together with road link (A30) to London. Titford Hold is within the Parish of the village of Awliscombe which has a Church, CofE primary school, Village Hall and Public House. There are great state and public schools also within easy reach.
Titford Hold has excellent communication links being almost equi distant from the cities of Exeter and Taunton. The University City of Exeter and its International Airport are easily accessed via a duel carriageway via Honiton. While the M5 to Bristol, London and the North can be accessed some 8 miles away at Cullompton along with Tiverton Parkway's express rail link to London Paddington.
Titford is also within easy reach of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast with the historic towns of Sidmouth, Lyme Regis and Beer some 12 to 15 miles away.
From Honiton take the A373 Cullompton road, into the village of Awliscombe, passing the primary school on the right-hand side. After a further half a mile on a left-hand bend, turn right signposted Wolverstone, and follow this lane over the bridge and proceed for a further 150 yards or so where the driveway to Titford Hold will be found on your right hand side.