Britain's most festive house? People are travelling miles to see this

Last year John Reynolds and Sheila Gill raised more then £17,500 for charity

Updated: 



People have been travelling hundreds of miles to see this incredibly festive home that has been dubbed the "best decorated house in Europe".

Every year John Reynolds and Sheila Gill decorate their Newport home with hundreds of thousands of lights and open it up to the public every evening in the run up to Christmas.

See also: UK's best Christmas markets in 2016

See also: Where to go to avoid Christmas

Last year they raised more than £17,500 for various different charities and this year they are hoping to raise even more.

The impressive display has taken the couple more than 12 weeks to put together, with John starting the process on the August bank holiday weekend.

Credits: Wales Online

Wales Online

Credits: Wales Online

Wales Online

The house is nestled behind a row of shops in Stow Hill, which makes it the perfect location for the winter wonderland.

Article continues below

But don't ask him how many lights there are.

He says he hasn't got "the foggiest".

Credits: Wales Online

Wales Online

Credits: Wales Online

Wales Online

"It is a lot of hard work," he told Wales Online .

"But it is worth it because every penny goes to charity. We have had people come from all over to see the lights, even from Ireland.

"We used to run the Irish pub in Pill and we were known then for having the best Christmas lights. When we sold up and moved four years ago, we decided to carry on the tradition at our house.

Credits: Wales Online

Wales Online

Credits: Wales Online

Wales Online

"It is a good location and we are have so much fantastic support from the local community. We probably have twice as many lights as we had last year."

This year the lights were switched on by Commonwealth gold medallist bantamweight boxer Sean McGoldrick.

The lights are on between 4.15pm and 8.15pm every night until Christmas Eve.

Charities who benefit include Sparkle, Dreams and Wishes, St David's Hospice and the Samaritans.

Where to go to avoid Christmas

Where to go to avoid Christmas