Saltburn may have hit the cinemas a couple of months back, but thanks to the Emerald Fennell-created movie landing on Prime Video recently, fans have been watching in their droves and have become obsessed. TikTok is drenched with theories and trends, Sophie Ellis-Bextor is back in the charts, and viewers are debating the most jaw-dropping scene. Saltburn's impact is not letting up just yet.
And it's not just the glittering cast – consisting of Jacob Elordi and Barry Keoghan to name just two – and the eerily gripping plot that has grabbed attention, but the stunning scenery and location of the movie, too.
The backdrop of the film is the grand estate called Saltburn, owned by the Cattan family who welcome Felix's (Jacob Elordi) university pal, Oliver Quick, (Barry Keoghan) to their sprawling grounds for the summer. As the plot goes on, a series of catastrophic events unfold and Saltburn is never the same again.
But in real life, the sprawling home and estate is a super private and exclusive residence…
Where is the Saltburn estate?
The house used for the filming of Saltburn was the Grade-I listed Drayton House, located in Lowick, Kettering in Northamptonshire. According to the Parks and Gardens website, the site sits on a sprawling medieval park occupying roughly 120 hectares dating back as early as 1328. The park where Drayton House is located was re-landscaped in the 18th century and the building is now privately owned and tended to.
Director and writer Emerald Fennell was passionate about using a location that hadn't been used on screen before. "The house was so important. This hadn't been photographed even, let alone put on film. We always wanted the exact sense that it is a real place," she told Architectural Digest.
Can fans visit?
Fans are, unsurprisingly, desperate to visit 'Saltburn' for themselves. But it's not that easy since Drayton House is now privately owned. Unlike a lot of stately homes and historical sites across the UK, the estate isn't open to the public to visit for day trips, but the website does state: "Open to groups only, by appointment only. Write to L G Stopford Sackville at Drayton House."