During the weekends of December Calke Abbey, Derbyshire opens the house for visitors to experience Christmas. The National Trust normally closes the house during winter months so December is a very special month. I went along just as it was getting dusk to see it in all it’s magical, colourful glory.
My favourite is just past the entrance door by the grand staircase and rocking horse.
At the top of the stairs you are almost eye to eye with the vintage Fairy that sits on the tallest branch.
A tradition started by the Harper-Crewe family that used to live in the house.
Perhaps there would be music playing in the background whilst you enjoy a mince pie and glass of mulled wine.
After wandering around the rooma inside I ventured outside to see the house & trees lit up with illumintated lights that changed colour whilst you watched.