Saltram House is one of the finest National Trust properties in the whole of South Devon. With a position peering over the River Plym, this Georgian mansion is surrounded by historic parkland and peaceful gardens, and the inside has the kind of furnishings that’ll have you whisked back in time.
Once home to the Parker family from 1743, the house was gradually updated in keeping with the family’s rising social status, and today it’s an inspiring place to visit with a stunning décor throughout.
Wander the opulent rooms and find out the stories behind the names of those who have called Saltram home over the years, and if you’re a fan of Jane Austen make sure you find out about the writer’s correspondence with the first Countess. The home’s contents include Chinese wallpapers, a jaw-dropping collection of artwork and a country house library.
It’s easy to forget how close the city of Plymouth is to the house when wandering its grounds, and if you’re keen on all things gardening you’ll be fascinated to see the orangery and follies dating all the way back to the 18th century. The rest of the garden is 19th century, and the rare trees that call it home mean there’s something to see no matter when you time your visit.