A COUNTRY house that is normally closed to the public is opening its doors in December.

The Trevince Country House Christmas event will take place on November 30, December 1 and 2 and December 7, 8 and 9.

Richard and Trish Stone, owners of Trevince near Gwennap Church, are welcoming customers to their third Country House Christmas event.

Ordinarily a private home, Trevince has been in Richard’s family since the 1280s and is one of the last privately-owned historic country houses in Cornwall.

The house's downstairs rooms will be filled with unique gifts, with children’s gifts and stocking-fillers sold from the Billiard Room, luxury gifts sold from the library and the Drawing Room open for local artisans to sell their handmade gifts.

There will also be a pop-up café in the dining room and local musicians Kessini will be playing from the upstairs gallery in the hall.

Outside, in the stables visitors will discover vintage tools, pottery, animal art, crafts and more.

Opposite in the Coach House there will be food suppliers such as Cornish Duck, Primrose Herd, Nature’s Kitchen, Duchy Charcuterie and a whole host of other foodie-based gifts from the Trevince table.

The events will be completed by Kenwyn Valley Floral Club selling a mix of Christmas floral displays, performances from the Trengilly Singers in the courtyard, Kern of Kernow selling their freshly-ground takeaway coffees and tempting homemade cakes from their fabulous vintage French van, the Truro Scouts selling hot chestnuts.

The house will be open on each date from 10am until 4pm. Entry will be £2 per person.