A substantial Victorian manor house, significantly extended and much improved, standing in about four and a half acres of mature gardens and grounds.
Few records exist in relation to the history of Saltergill Hall, aside from a note of one of its notable former owners, Sir Thomas Blake who held the office of Justice of the Peace and gained the rank of Captain in the royal Garrison in the 1920's.
Thought to date from the late 19th Century, the house is a fine example of late Victorian architecture, showcasing a number of features synonymous with the time, enhanced by a recently updated slate roof and modern sash windows. Whilst much of the original building remains the present owners have significantly extended and reconfigured the house and outbuildings doubling it in size and creating a fabulous family home in the process. There is a room for every occasion but perhaps the most striking part of the transformation is the larger than average orangery, which spans the entire western elevation creating a wonderful entertaining area and linking the dining room to the kitchen and games room.
This a grand house, large but not too large, all of the principle rooms of near perfect proportions, the majority bathed in copious amounts of natural light and blessed with lovely views of the surrounding gardens. Period features have been preserved where possible but the entire house has been tastefully refurbished and upgraded, including a state of the art central heating system powered by a *biomass boiler (backed up by oil and a generator), an integrated sound system and Lutron lighting. The fixtures and fittings are all of the highest quality and in immaculate condition, the majority being part of the sale.
The house stands at the end of a long tree lined driveway accessed via electric cast iron gates, sweeping through a copse of mature pines and drawing up to parking areas to the side and front of the house finished in brick sets. The driveway continues around to a garage block with rooms above and back to the main entrance. The gardens envelope the house, the formal lawned areas being to the south and west, framed by some magnificent mature spruces and yew hedges, perhaps best enjoyed from a meandering path which weaves around the perimeter and leads up to the raised sun terrace flanking the western elevation of the house.
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An impressive period family house with a room for every occasion and beautiful gardens.Tanya Coffey