This grand estate where a Jane Austen movie was filmed has been transformed into a “lavish” wonderland for Christmas.
Saltram House, in Plympton, is a Grade I Listed 1700s estate with Tudor origins in the 1500s.
The house was used as one of the filming locations for the 1995 film ‘Sense and Sensibility’, and has been called the “most impressive country house in Devon” by architectural critic Pevsner.
Owned by the Parker family in the Georgian era, the property still retains the family’s large collection of paintings, as well as many key Georgian architectural features.
The house overlooks the River Plym and sits in a landscaped park, and this year the property is being transformed into a festive 18th century pleasure garden.
In the house and gardens, there will be a Christmas family trail, with toy mice to spot throughout.
Each room in the house will also be decorated as a different festive landscape, while other attractions at the property will include a reproduction stage and a fleet of hot air balloons.
The National Trust said: “This year’s much-loved event takes the theme of ‘Saltram’s Christmas in Bloom’- celebrating 18th century pleasure garden traditions.
"The lavish decorations include a reproduction stage, an alfresco picnic and even a fleet of hot air balloons. Saltram’s Christmas in Bloom runs until 2 January 2024. Please see Saltram’s website for how to book.”