Take a look at our hand-picked range of holiday cottages with an open fire. We include both new and traditional holiday cottages with log fires and/or wood-burner stoves. What better way to enjoy an evening during your short break cottage holiday?
Lovely mid-terrace cottage with an open-fire that’s set on a working farm around two miles from the seaside village of Alnmouth – it adjoins two other holiday properties and has 3 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 twin). The beautifully-furnished interior comprises a bathroom with bath and shower over, a shower-room and a large farm-house style kitchen with breakfast table. From the kitchen, an arched entrance way leads to a spacious living room with an exposed stone feature fireplace that houses a free-standing log burner. French doors lead out to a well-manicured shared lawn garden that includes furniture. As well as the popular resort of Alnmouth, guests are not far from the historical market town, Alnwick (4 miles), with its famous castle. The property is perfectly placed for exploring Northumberland’s coast as well which is designated as an AONB.
This traditional stone cottage exudes character both inside and out. It’s a period property set near Eldroth in the Yorkshire Dales that sleeps up to 4 guests with two bedrooms (1 x super king-size double, 1 king-size double). The ground-floor includes character features such as stable doors and exposed ceiling beams. It comprises a large kitchen with slate flooring and a dining area with table for four. The cosy, beamed living room has a stone feature-fireplace with free-standing wood-burner stove. To the front is a large garden with patio, furniture and barbecue. Eldroth Cottage is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is also close to the bustling market towns of Settle and Kirkby Lonsdale. Populat local visitor attractions well worth a visit include the scenic Settle-Carlisle Railway, the 900 year-old Skipton Castle and the idyllic Forest of Bowland that’s considered an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
A Grade II listed thatched holiday cottage with open-fire that dates from the late 15th century. The wonderfully-restored interior retains many original features such as exposed wall and ceiling beams and two wood-burner stoves. It comprises two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), a well-equipped kitchen with breakfast table, a separate dining room area comprising a larger table for up to six guests and a comfortable living room with stone fireplace. Outside is a large garden with furniture that affords some wonderful countryside views. Set near the rural village of Bradfield St George, this character cottage is also close to the timber-framed town of Lavenham. Slightly further afield is the historic Bury St Edmunds (9 miles) which boasts an impressive cathedral as well as an assortment of top pubs and highly-rated restaurants.
Situated near the River Clwyd, this traditional holiday cottage is a former mill worker’s building and has been converted to offer cosy self catering accommodation. Nestling in a beautiful, secluded location on the River Clywd, it exudes character and retains many original features such as exposed ceiling beams and a feature-fireplace. There are three bedrooms (1 king-size double, 1 twin, 1 single), a bathroom with bath and shower over, a kitchen with small breakfast table and a living room with multi-fuel stove. The exterior comprises a half-acre meadow garden with furniture, swing and summerhouse. The historic market town, Bala is a short drive away and features Wale’s largest natural lake. It’s also home to a vibrant collection of good restaurants, country inns and quirky shops. Also within easy access is the incomparable Snowdonia National Park.
An attractive holiday cottage set in open countryside near the village of Littleport, Cambridgeshire – able to sleep up to four guests there are two bedrooms (1 king-size double, 1 twin). The well-presented interior also comprises a ground floor bathroom with bath and shower over, a kitchen with traditional range stove, a dining area and a cosy living room with brick feature fireplace that houses a wood-burner stove. There’s also a conservatory/sun-room with dining table that offers superb views of the local landscape. Outside is a patio with furniture. Hawthorne Cottage is ideal for those looking to explore this beautiful region which is a haven for wildlife – the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is nearby as is the Ouse Washes Nature Reserve. Also nearby is the bustling Littleport with its collection of shops and pubs. Slightly further afield is the historic fenland city of Ely (6 miles) and its magnificent cathedral.
Well-presented stone cottage near the village of Slaley, Northumberland – adjoining the owner’s 150 year old farmhouse, it’s been beautifully renovated and includes a variety of character features such as exposed ceiling beams and a stone feature fireplace. There are two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) and a ground floor bathroom with bath and shower. The stylish beamed living area consists of a modern kitchen with breakfast table for up to six guests and a sitting area with and log-burner stove. The exterior comprises an enclosed garden with furniture. There’s a variety of top visitor attractions in close proximity such as Hadrian’s Wall as well as Hexham – this ancient town is home to a magnificent 7th century abbey, an eclectic array of historical buildings that line medieval streets and a Grade-II listed sheltered market place known as the Shambles.
A charming detached cottage near Stow-on-the-Wold that’s well-suited to couples. Cut from Cotswolds stone, the immaculately furnished interior comprises one double bedroom on the first floor, a bath and shower over and a modern fitted kitchen with diner and granite worktops. There’s also a spacious living room with exposed brick feature fireplace that houses a wood-burning stove. The exterior includes an enclosed garden with furniture. Old Forge Cottage provides a superb base from which to explore the rolling Cotswolds countryside – indeed there are numerous paths and trails in close proximity including the Macmillan and Heart of England Ways. The nearby Stow-on-the-Wold is also an absolute delight featuring an eclectic assortment of Cotswolds houses, top restaurants and traditional rural inns. Other noteworthy villages in the vicinity include Bourton-on-the-Water, the ancient Moreton-in-Marsh and the famed literary town, Stratford upon Avon.
This semi-detached farmhouse is peacefully appointed near the tiny village of Paradwys some three miles from the Anglesey coast. It adjoins the owner’s property and has been sympathetically converted to offer self catering accommodation for medium-sized groups. Well suited to those searching for holiday cottages with log fires, the interior has three bedrooms (1 super king-size double, 1 king-size double, 1 twin with en-suite facilities) and a bathroom with bath. There’s also a modern country kitchen with beech worktops and a spacious living room with wood-burner, pool table and games console. Outside are shared gardens. Rhos Y Bel is set within a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is therefore ideally located for nature-lovers. Within close proximity are numerous beauty spots such as the Newborough Forest National Nature Reserve, not to mention the lovely beaches of Llanddwyn Island, Cable Bay and Aberffraw Bay.
The Corn House, Leighton, Shropshire The Corn House is part of a group of barn conversion holiday properties set on a working farm on the fringes of Leighton, in Shropshire. Featuring an open-fire, it can accommodate up to four with two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin). Inside, many original features remain such as exposed oak beams, stable doors and a brick inglenook fireplace. Other highlights include an oak-fitted kitchen that’s equipped with the latest appliances, a separate dining room with table for up to five and a living room with wood-burner. The exterior features a front sitting area which offers inspiring countryside views. Guests are within easy access to a variety of historical towns including Leighton (first mentioned in the Doomsday Book) as well as medieval villages such as Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Much Wenlock. In addition, the World Heritage site of Ironbridge is about four miles from the property.
The Rindle is one of three superb barn conversions set on a working farm about four miles from Leek which is known as the Queen of the Staffordshire Moorlands. The stylish interior brilliantly combines period features such as exposed beams with the latest mod-cons to offer high-quality holiday accommodation. Inside are six bedrooms (1 king-size double, 1 twin, 1 family room, 1 double, 1 single, 1 family room with 3 singles), a ground floor shower room with shower and a large farmhouse-style kitchen with slate floors. There’s also a separate dining room while the living room includes leather sofas and a brick fireplace with wood-burner stove. The exterior consists of a private garden with patio, furniture and a barbecue. Local areas of natural beauty include The Roaches ridge, which offers some amazing views out over the Peak District towards the Tittesworth Reservoir as well as Leek itself. Top attractions nearby include Alton Towers, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.