Saturday, 17 January 2015

Salston Manor: turning a 'seriously deteriorated' former hotel into apartments

Salston Manor Hotel outside Ottery St Mary is in a rather sad state of repair:

Published on May 27, 2014

The Salston Manor Hotel is set in the beautiful Otter Valley, only a short distance from Ottery St Mary. For many years guests came to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Devon countryside with all the convenience of modern living in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Salston Manor Hotel - YouTube

Posted on March 26, 2013 by jessicakimx

Salston Manor is a grade II listed building, it was previously a hotel however the owners sold the building in 2008 and the new owner doesn’t seem to have made any progress on his initial plans to turn the building into a 76 roomed care home with beneficial community links. The local councils have tried to lobby Roger Young (the owner) into starting his project as soon as possible so not to lose some of the character that the building has; and so not to incur more costs. When I visited in Summer of 2012 however, there was still no evidence of action. The manor house has around 30 grand bedrooms, with wallpapered function rooms and large wooden floors throughout. My favourite part of the building though had to be the abandoned indoor pool area, where splashing sounds could still be heard as they ricocheted off the walls, laughs forever lost in the rubble.

Salston Manor, Devon. | Lost in the Rubble ~ Jessica Kim

Salston Manor - August 2014 - Derelict Places
Salston Manor | Facebook

The Herald has been following the slow deterioration of the building:
Shock new plans for Ottery’s Salston Manor Hotel - News - Eastern Daily Press
‘Don’t let this be our Fortfield’ - News - Sidmouth Herald
Urgent work needed at ‘seriously deteriorated’ Salston Manor - News - Sidmouth Herald

Local District Cllr Claire Wright has also shown concern over the months and years:
Salston Manor bid for 25 apartments - Claire Wright

A new planning application is due to go to Ottery Town Council for consideration on Monday:
Planning Committee of Ottery St Mary Town Council
Developer unveils plans to save crumbling Salston Manor - News - Sidmouth Herald
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13/0497/LBC | Proposed alteration and conversion of hotel, demolition of 20 Century extension and side extension to provide 27no flats. Repair works to include floor joists, ceilings, stacks, roofs, repointing, joinery and windows. (Revised proposal) | Salston Manor Hotel Ottery St Mary EX11 1RQ


keithmountain said...

Seriously deteriorated!!

Unknown said...

Hey This is Jessica Woodward I was just wondering if you'd mailed me before linking my stuff? I can't remember and can't find anything in my emails/fb mail...?