FEW records exist in relation to the history of Saltergill Hall, aside from a note written by 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 1920s. You don't, however, need to know its history to be able to see – at first sight – that this property is truly special.

Thought to date from the late 19th century, the house is a fine example of late Victorian architecture and as such showcases 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 to create a fabulous family home which seamlessly blends old and new.

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.

All of the principal rooms are of near perfect proportions, the majority bathed in copious amounts of natural light and blessed with lovely views of the surrounding gardens.

Saltergill House - Savills

Saltergill House - Savills

Period features have been preserved where possible but the entire house has been tastefully refurbished and upgraded to include 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.

Briefly the accommodation – which is set over three floors and extends to more than 16,000.sq.ft comprises a reception hall, sitting room, two cloakrooms, dining room, drawing room, rear hall which offers access to an inner courtyard, a reception room which opens up into the orangery, and the spacious kitchen and family room which includes a large central island which has been extended to creating an informal dining table for six people.

Accessed via the kitchen is a laundry room, plant room, a games room, gym, indoor swimming pool and conservatory.

Upstairs on the first floor are five bedrooms and the master suite, which is in a separate wing. All of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities, with three also benefitting from dressing rooms. The simply stunning master suite includes a luxurious en-suite bathroom, large dressing area and bedroom flooded with natural light thanks to and abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows.

Saltergill House - Savills

Saltergill House - Savills

The second floor is home to an apartment comprising a living room, sitting room, kitchen, two bathrooms and a further four bedrooms. This would make an ideal guest suite or flat for an independent teenager.

The house stands at the end of a long tree-lined driveway accessed via electric cast iron gates. It passes a paddock, tennis court and the stable block, sweeping through a copse of mature pines and drawing up to parking areas at the side and front of the house. It then continues around to a four-garage block with rooms above.

Saltergill Hall is set in about five-and-a-half acres of mature gardens and ground, with formal lawned areas to the south and west which can best be 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.

Saltergill Hall, in Low Worsall, near Yarm, is on the market at a guide price of £2.45m.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Savills' York office on 01904 617800.