Autumn leaves, early winter frost, snuggling on the sofa of an evening. At the end of a day, cosy up in front of a real fire with a glass of wine or an Aga-warmed hot chocolate and relax in a Classic holiday cottage.
We’ve hundreds of cottages with open fires/log burners to set the scene. From small to large, here are ten to get you daydreaming…
Port Isaac, Cornwall | Sleeps 8This one has undeniable wow factor, and with that space-age wood-burner on the wall and deep, low sofas to get cosy on, there's nothing more to do than relax. There's even room for your four-legged friends for a full family evening by the fireside.
Holsworthy, Devon | Sleeps 6 Stroll out through the woodlands and wildflowers of mid-Devon before warming cold toes in front of this fiery focal point. There's plenty of comfy sofas so everyone can get a toe in with room for the dog, too.
Brook, Isle of Wight | Sleeps 6With its extremely efficient biomass boiler and solar panels, you won't be chilly in this eco house, but it's always nice to light a real fire and cosy up with loved ones on a plump sofa like those at Flackstead on the Isle of Wight.
Truro, Cornwall | Sleeps 2A striking design, harking back to its agricultural past with rough timber-clad walls and a curved zinc roof, the interior contrasts beautifully with contemporary design and twenty-first century comfort in this property for two near Truro.
Dulverton, Somerset | Sleeps 2A newly refurbished 17th Century cottage tucked away base on the edge of beautiful Exmoor National Park near Dulverton, Somerset. It's perfectly gorgeous for a romantic liaison in front of the fire.
Penzance, Cornwall | Sleeps 8In the days when this Listed building was built, it would've been the only means of keeping warm but this manor house in Penzance has plenty of mod-cons with the open fire as a little luxury.
Helford, Cornwall | Sleeps 4From the moment you step through the door at Pheasant Cottage you are greeted by gorgeous interiors and your worries will float away. Spend evenings listening to the crackling of the wood burner and the trickling water of the Helford River nearby.
For more holiday cottages with real fires, see our Fireside Breaks>