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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Les Lauriers

St. Ferme, nr. Bergerac, Aquitaine.

Sleeps 9. Situated close to the medieval bastide town of Monségur, this lovingly converted farmhouse dates from the 1700s. Set in extensive grounds with terraces for al fresco dining, the private outdoor pool provides the ideal place to cool down. Cottage Code: F33152.

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

Château de Rivière

Chinon, nr. Samur, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 8. Beamed throughout, this delightful holiday property stands in the grounds of the owner’s picturesque 19th century château. Carefully converted from estate buildings, there is a shared swimming pool and stabling available by arrangement. Cottage Code: F37153.

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

Chez De Toytot

St. Sulpice, nr. Nevers, Burgundy.

Sleeps 5. Set in the courtyard of an 11th century fortified property, this carefully converted stone farm building is beamed throughout. Located in pretty rolling countryside, it lies within easy reach of the Pouilly and Sancerre vineyards. Cottage Code T58218.

  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

La Clé des Champs

Fleurac, Dordogne, France.

Sleeps 7. Beautifully restored and decorated, this old stone cottage stands in lawned gardens with a private swimming pool surrounded by the rolling wooded countryside of the Périgord Noir. The lakes of Tamnies with their beaches are a short drive. Cottage Code: F24205.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 18th Century

Château de Villejovet

Ardentes, nr. Châteauroux, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 20. Located on the banks of the River Indre in the southern region of the Loire, this spectacular small castle has been carefully restored to provide the ideal holiday retreat. Enjoy fishing along the river, tennis, squash, swimming and much more. Cottage Code: FEC002.

  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Les Jangoulies

Cubjac, Dordogne, France.

Sleeps 8. In extensive secluded grounds, this very peaceful and elegant 18th century holiday property boasts a large private heated swimming pool and hard tennis court. This exceptional property is located just a few miles from the town of Cubjac. Cottage Code: F24351.

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

Ardentes

Ardentes, nr. Châteauroux, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 14. With fishing available from the grounds, this pretty country house sits peacefully on the banks of the Indre river. Inside the property provides comfortable and homely accommodation with elegant decor, whilst outside there is a private pool. Cottage Code: FEC003.

  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Milly

Gennes, Loire, France.

Sleeps 4. Delightfully restored and furnished in elegant French country style, this 16th century property retains many original features. A front terrace provides the perfect location to enjoy alfresco meals in this tranquil part of the Loire Region. Cottage Code: F49153.

  • Open Fire
  • 16th Century

Sibiril

Sibiril, nr. Roscoff, Brittany.

Sleeps 11. This pretty, traditional Bretton manor house is beamed throughout and features the original stone fireplace in the spacious lounge area. Set within the heart of the village, it lies just 4km from an unspoilt stretch of sandy coastline. Cottage Code: FBF542.

  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

La Source

Thônes, Haute-Savoie, France.

Sleeps 6. Enjoying beautiful views of the imposing heights of Aravis Mountains, this traditional chalet stands in the unspoilt valley of Manigod. Outside there is a flowery garden with a grassy area and a large covered terrace ideal for al fresco dining. Cottage Code: F74129.

  • Open Fire
  • 20th Century