Cottages with an Open Fire

Imagine arriving back to a warm, cosy holiday home after a long day exploring the local countryside. What better way to relax in the evening than by a roaring woodburning stove, perhaps with a glass of wine and definitely with your feet up! We’ve scoured the entire country from Cornwall to Scotland to find you the cosiest holiday cottages with open fires, so simply scroll down the page to begin browsing.

Please note that although some properties supply the first nights wood and timber for the fire, some properties may not. Be sure to click on ‘more info’ to double check.

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La Ferme du Poulmic

Bénodet, nr. Quimper, Brittany.

Sleeps 5. Carefully restored, this traditional Breton cottage features shared use of heated swimming pool. Set in tranquil rural surroundings, it lies within walking distance of one of the town’s quieter sandy beaches. Cottage Code: T29454.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Les Perdrix

Cendrieux, nr. Périgueux, Dordogne and Lot.

Sleeps 14. This traditional, périgourdin-style farmhouse lies in the very heart of the Dordogne, close to prehistoric sites of Lascaux and Les Eyzies. Beamed throughout on the inside, the extensive grounds feature a large private swimming pool. Cottage Code: F24433.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 18th Century

Château de Birac

Birac-sur-Trec, nr. Bergerac, Dordogne and Lot.

Sleeps 16. No expense has been spared in renovating this stunning 13th century château. Inside, the spacious beamed rooms feature light stone walls, gothic fireplaces and stained glass windows. Amongst the formal gardens there is a shady terrace and pool. Cottage Code: F47182.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 13th Century

La Haie au Loup

Norrey-en-Auge, Normandy, France.

Sleeps 9. This beautifully restored, part timber-framed holiday property is set in large, mature gardens with its own private swimming pool. Set in a peaceful hamlet close to the medieval town of Falaise, the birthplace of William the Conqueror. Cottage Code: F14125.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Caillou

St. Vivien-de-Monségur, South West Coast, France.

Sleeps 6. The ideal location for losing the stresses of everyday life, this truly exceptional, renovated stone farmhouse features a landscaped pool area with ornamental shrubs. A walk from the pretty little village of St. Vivien-de-Monségur. Cottage Code: F33138.

  • Open Fire
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Neuillé

Neuillé, nr. Saumur, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 8. Dating from the 1600s, this traditional stone built property is set in the well-tended grounds of the fairytale Château Salvert. Enjoy the large shared swimming pool in the summer, big game hunting in the autumn, or perhaps dinner at the castle. Cottage Code: FVM040.

  • Open Fire
  • Shared pool
  • 17th Century

Byron

Riva del Garda, Lake Garda, Veneto.

Sleeps 6. Once associated with the literary translator and art critic Andrea Maffei, this well presented holiday apartment is located within an imposing historic house. The terraced gardens enjoy views over the surrounding vineyards to Lake Garda. Cottage Code: IVG401.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • 17th Century

Casa Roseto

San Donato, nr. Florence, Tuscany.

Sleeps 9. Set in its own grounds with views over the surrounding Chianti countryside, this beautifully restored old Tuscan barn boasts its very own private swimming pool. The nearby medieval walled village of San Donato offers good facilities. Cottage Code: TS380.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 17th Century

Crock of Gold Cottages – The Old House

Ballycullen, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary.

Sleeps 12. Oozing character and charm, this lovingly renovated stone barn enjoys stunning views over Slievenamon mountain. Set down a leafy country lane, guests are welcome to try their hand at river fishing on the owners’ 100-acre estate. Cottage Code: W31947.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Thatched Cottage

Spiddal, nr. Galway, Co. Galway.

Sleeps 6. Boasting stunning views over Galway Bay, this pretty thatched cottage sits on the fringe of the seaside village of Spiddal. Just a stroll away from the Blue Flag Beach, a short drive leads to the historic harbour city of Galway. Cottage Code: W6571.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century