The finest Cotswold cottage fireplaces
It’s that time of year when the nights are cool and crisp, the heating has been turned on, and the firewood is piled up at the ready.
You may be lucky enough to have an open fire or a log burner, but if you haven’t and you yearn to cosy-up in front of a roaring fire with your loved ones, your dog, or even on your own with a good book, then what better way to satisfy your desire than with a stay at a hand-picked holiday cottage with a beautiful roaring open fire or log burner? Luckily, we have over 80 properties with either a log burner or an open fire to choose from. To help you make a choice, here are 14 of our favourites Cotswold fireplaces.
Lovell Cottage’s stunning living room with its original features, including a beamed ceiling and flagstone floor, has a striking double-sided woodburner, shared with the snug, effectively making this a cottage with two log burners!
Another double-sided log burner – this time in a converted 18th century police station – giving you the option to enjoy the fire while you’re dining and then move into the living room where, hey presto, the fire’s on there too!
The fireplace at 27 Horsefair really packs a punch for the size of the living room. The dusky, cornflower blue walls offset the original exposed beams and big stone fireplace, complete with a large log burner.
At the far end of Oldbury Barn’s open-plan living area is the perfect place to relax, with two three-seater, velvet sofas and an armchair, all perfectly positioned to enjoy the big log burner in its beautiful inglenook fireplace.
This 17th century holiday home has a beautiful sitting room with white-washed beams and original oak features. It is a great place to relax on one of the sumptuous sofas in front of the log burner.
Hampden, Nr Cheltenham
The beautiful log burner at this 300-year-old barn is the centrepiece in the stunning living room. It also has a guard with little leather seats on top so you can perch close up and warm up quickly after a chilly walk through the gorgeous surrounding countryside.
The living room at Butts Farm, a Grade II listed barn conversion, has a big log burner set into an impressive stone fireplace. The room is furnished with three large sofas, comfortably seating all guests around a solid oak coffee table, so everyone can enjoy the flames.
The cosy snug, just one of three living rooms at Barebones Farm, has a lovely log burner set in an original stone inglenook fireplace. There’s plenty of comfy seating to snuggle up on in front of the fire.
This beautifully furnished townhouse, dating back to the 17th century, has a log burner set in the original inglenook fireplace, with two large armchairs perfectly positioned to curl up by the fire and relax or read.
If you can’t decide whether you prefer to dine beside a log burner or curl up on a sofa beside one, head to Bellhouse. The south-west wing of Woodchester Park House, a Gothic revival mansion, has a log burner in the formal dining room and another in the sitting room.
The true centrepiece of this bijou townhouse is the superb open fire with its antique surround. Come home from a day exploring Tetbury, with all of its antique shops and nearby Westonbirt Arboretum, and curl up in front of a roaring log fire.
The inviting wood-burning stove sits proudly in the original 1930’s brick fireplace, framed by oak bookcases handmade in Witney, which hold a great choice of novels, reference and guide books – the perfect place to curl for a good read.
The log burner in this beautifully converted Edwardian village house is slightly unusual because it’s in the kitchen-dining room, with a comfy armchair to either side, so you can relax and enjoy the fire while chatting to the chef.
This idyllic cottage with its thatched roof and flower-filled garden has a very impressive inglenook that takes centre stage. Two comfy, two-seater sofas flank the roaring open fire and there’s also a plump armchair and a quaint window seat providing plenty of seating for everyone to enjoy the flames.