The original house on this site was built in about 1750 by Richard Musgrave on land which had been acquired from the Lismore Castle Estate. His daughter Janet, who had married Anthony Chearnley of Affane, inherited the property and it remained in the ownership of the Chearnley family until 1947.Philip and Susie Wingfield are the current owners of the estate and have opened the house and gardens to the public. Salterbridge House itself was built in 1849 on to the front of the earlier house. The exterior is in the Regency Picturesque style whilst the interior shows its early Victorian origin. The house facilitates wheelchair access and refreshments for groups by prior arrangement only. It is advised to contact the property directly prior to making arrangements to visit. With a beautiful architectural designed house to admire, the estate’s gardens are just as impressive. The grounds are filled with camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons and many other woodland shrubs. There are many fine trees, including most notably four splendid Irish yews, a cork oak, an Indian horse chestnut and a single leaved ash. The best time to admire this garden would most certainly be in spring time. To enter both house and gardens there is a cover fee of €10 per person or just to wander through the gardens €5 per person a fantastic way to spend a sunny afternoon.