This is Belton House, built between 1685 and 1688 by Sir John Brownlow.
It is surrounded by formal gardens and a series of avenues leading to follies within a larger wooded park.
At Christmas, it is transformed into a magical, after dark, illuminated trail and, as you walk through a towering Tunnel of Light festooned with over 100,000 pea lights, the mesmerising voices of the Singing Trees can be heard in the distance.
The formal gardens spring into life with topiary trees lavishly draped in twinkling lights that dance in time to much loved festive classics.
There are traditional fairground rides, a fire pit to toast marshmallows and walking under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate completes the overall experience.
It was a delightful way to begin our Christmas celebrations.
all photographs via me