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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Harkaway Cottage

Skenakilla, Castletownroche, Co. Cork.

Sleeps 6. Carefully converted from traditional farm buildings, this single-storey adjoining cottage now offers well-appointed holiday accommodation, including a shared games room. The nearby village of Castletownroche stands on the River Awbeg. Cottage Code: W31928.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Villa Paradiso

Perdifumo, Amalfi Coast, Campania.

Sleeps 6. Boasting stunning views over the valley and out to sea, this beautiful holiday property has been comfortably furnished and well decorated. With its large garden and pretty terrace, it provides the ideal setting for all fresco dining. Cottage Code: IKC121.

  • Open Fire
  • 20th Century

Manoir de Belle Isle

Gravelle, nr. Périgueux, Dordogne and Lot.

Sleeps 6. Set in large well tended grounds bordering the River Isle, this listed “keeper’s house” forms part of the owners’ stunning 16th century manoir. Carefully refurbished, it now offers comfortable holiday accommodation with a private swimming pool. Cottage Code: F24399.

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

Château de Baneuil

Baneuil, nr. Bergerac, Dordogne, France.

Sleeps 6. This 11th century castle, complete with it’s own dungeon, is perfect for those wanting a taste of upper class France. Lots to do nearby, including the historic town of Bergerac. Features a private outdoor swimming pool. Cottage Code: FDE253.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 11th Century
  • Piano

Il Seminario

Collevecchio, nr. Rome, Lazio.

Sleeps 5. Surrounded by landscaped grounds with pine and olive trees, this pretty 16th century house provides comfortably spacious and well furnished accommodation. In a region famous for its stunning olive groves, Rome is just an hour away by train. Cottage Code: US028.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • 16th Century

L’Escale

Kervenic, Brittany, France.

Sleeps 5. This detached stone cottage provides comfortably furnished, modern accommodation, while outside the swimming pool and sunny courtyard make the ideal place to relax. Explore the nearby coast with superb sandy beaches east of Lorient. Cottage Code: F56143.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Ocean Wave

Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry.

Sleeps 8. From its elevated setting, this detached holiday property overlooks the beach at Derrynane. The golden sandy beach, rock pools, sandy and rocky coves are all within easy walking distance, with trips from the harbour to historic Skelligs Rock. Cottage Code: YVV.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Villa Trasimeno

Magione, nr. Perugia, Umbria.

Sleeps 8. Set close to the shores of Lake Trasimeno, this elegant and bright holiday villa is just a short walk away from the beach. The beautiful swimming pool is set in the well-tended garden and enjoys stunning views of the islands of the lake. Cottage Code: IUT474.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • 19th Century

Pourrières

Pourrières, nr. Aix-en-Provence, Provence.

Sleeps 14. Close to the Provençal hill top village of Pourrières, this picturesque period holiday property stands detached amidst extensive wooded grounds. With a home cinema, exercise bikes and table tennis inside, outside there is a large private pool. Cottage Code: FCV607.

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

Breitenbach

Breitenbach, nr. Strasbourg, Alsace.

Sleeps 4. Close to wine route from Châtenois towards Ribeauvillé, this comfortable and well equipped holiday apartment is set within the ground floor of the owner’s house. Enjoy extensive mountain views and al fresco dining from the surrounding terrace. Cottage Code: FDB014.

  • Open Fire
  • 20th Century