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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Aotearoa

Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry.

Sleeps 8. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a wealth of sandy beaches, this spacious, stone built house has a south-facing patio. The jacuzzi and games rooms are positioned to take full advantage of the superb views over the Atlantic Ocean. Cottage Code: ZP4.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Strand Cottage

Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry.

Sleeps 6. Filled with olde world charm, this charming detached cottaged boasts stunning sea views and is even decorated with a nautical theme. With sandy beach just five minutes walk away, Derrynane beach is 1½ miles. Cottage Code: YYN.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century

La Bégude-De-Mazenc

La Bégude-De-Mazenc, nr. Montélimar, Provence.

Sleeps 13. Dating from the 1700s, this elegant stone-built farmhouse retains many original features on the inside. Outside there is a pretty private swimming pool in which to relax, with boules and a volleyball court available for the more active guests. Cottage Code: FPD078.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 18th Century

Les Issambres

nr. Ste-Maxime, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 8. Peacefully located in a pretty hillside setting, this stylish holiday villa is just 800m from shops, restaurant and a sandy beach. Enjoy views from the patio over the well maintained gardens to the swimming pool and on to the sea beyond. Cottage Code: FCV095.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Poggente

Orvieto, nr. Perugia, Umbria.

Sleeps 6. Set in stunning scenery between the regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, this elegant villa features a beautiful swimming pool, with an outdoor kitchen, ideal for al fresco dining. Just 6km from the medieval town of Orvieto, an Etruscan city. Cottage Code: IUP241.

  • Open Fire
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Chez André

Hautefort, Dordogne, France.

Sleeps 7. Surrounded by lovely woodland walks, this ancient farmhouse has been completely and tastefully restored to offer the perfect holiday base in the pretty Périgordian countryside. Enjoy the slow pace of life with a swim in the private pool. Cottage Code: F24159.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 18th Century

Château de la Gaubertie

St. Georges-de-Monclard, nr. Bergerac, Dordogne and Lot.

Sleeps 12. Dating from the 1400s, this magnificent château comes complete with ancient tapestries, historic paintings and stained glass windows. Set in extensive parkland with large formal lawns and an orangery, there is also a private outdoor pool. Cottage Code: F24558.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 15th Century

Blackwater Farm Lodge

nr. Mallow, Co. Cork.

Sleeps 8. Just a short stroll from the Blackwater River, this delightful holiday cottage features complimentary fishing rights for trout and salmon. Dating from the 1800s, it retains many original features including stained wooden floors and open fires. Cottage Code: W5880.

  • Open Fire
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Viva Villai

Dicomano, nr. Florence, Tuscany.

Sleeps 12. In the midst of a 400-acre estate including forests, vineyards, olive groves and two small lakes, this old manor house enjoys the shared use of an outdoor swimming pool. Explore the estate by Jeep before sitting back and sampling the wine. Cottage Code: ITF744.

  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • Fishing
  • 17th Century

La Colline

Ste. Maxime, Cote d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 6. In a row of pretty terraced houses, built in typical Provençal style, this holiday property boasts a shared swimming pool (30m away) and tennis courts. The private south-facing terraces enjoys lovely views over the Bay of St. Tropez. Cottage Code: F83111.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Shared pool
  • 20th Century