SALTRAM HOUSE
Magnificent Georgian mansion with Adam interiors, gardens and park.

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Saltram
Plympton
Plymouth
PL7 1UH
Telephone : 01752 333500
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Saltram House is a classic example of a George II mansion with its original contents, set in an attractive 500 acre parkland on the banks of the River Plym.

Saltram was featured in the recent the film adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility - in which Saltram was transformed into Norland Park.

The original building was a Tudor mansion, but this was replaced in 1743 Sir John and Lady Catherine Parker. Their son also called Robert commissioned Robert Adam, in 1768, to design the staterooms and the salon. Saltram House represents one of the finest surviving works of Adam; some of his architectural drawings can be seen at the house.

Saltram House is known for its excellent collections of furniture, fine art, and china. The mansion has a number of classic portraits by Angelica Kauffman and Joshua Reynolds, a friend of the Parker's. The Great Kitchen is far less ostentatious than the rest of this Georgian masterpiece, but equally as impressive with its original 18th century tools and furnishings.

GARDENS

The main house is located in 500 acres of landscaped parkland, complete with enjoyable wooded walks along the river Plym. Adjacent to the main building are a collection of formal 18th century gardens, including follies, an orangery, and lovely old trees and flowering shrubs.

Located in the grounds is the Chapel Art Gallery, a restored 19th century chapel that now hosts regular art exhibitions during the summer months.

 

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