NEWBY Hall has welcomed a stunning miniature addition to encourage visitors to enjoy its extensive dolls house collection.

Cotty’s House was one of the first dolls' houses made by Kevin Mulvaney who created it for Fulham shop owner Cotty O’Reilly in 1985.

Before Ms O'Reilly died in 2015, she asked Mr Mulvaney to exhibit the house and raise money for charity in her name.

It has since visited many venues across the country and now it is the turn of Newby Hall in North Yorkshire to host the beautiful house on a long-term loan.

Cotty's House is in the ticket area at Newby Hall's main entrance and it is hoped its presence will encourage people to go and see the Hall's 70-strong permanent collection of dolls houses curated by Caroline Hamilton and Jane Fiddick. Visitors can make donations to the Brain Tumour Research Trust.