Cosy up by the fire
But not too close …..
“Give a man a fire and he’s warm for the day. But set fire to him and he’s warm for the rest of his life.”
There is nothing like sitting with a warm drink, feet up watching the flicker of real flames from the wood burner. We have listed some of our favourite midweek breaks where you can while away the hours with a good book and escape the real world for a moment.
Enjoy the natural glow of the wood burner as you battle it out over a board game to see who has to get up and refill the wine glasses!
Quay house in Christchurch, Dorset is evenly positioned for a coastal sailing holiday or a shopping and site seeing tour. Whatever you decide to do you can retreat to the warmth of the wood burner.
The warmth from a wood burner always seems to feel warmer and more fulfilling than that from a central heating system. I always think watching a fire is a bit like watching the waves of the ocean – it’s a kind of meditation and therefore must be good for you.
The aptly named Glowry Cottage has an open fire to fall asleep by as you warm from the wind and have a rosy glow to your cheeks. As the property has been renovated recently, it is well insulated and very cosy. You will find a DVD library and holiday reads as well as toys and board games to entertain everyone.
The ultimate luxury experience, large open fires to roast your marshmallows on or gather round with a nightcap after dinner. Or relax in the bath with the wood burner oozing warmth across the room. Suckley Hall sleep up to 18 guests.
You don’t get much more rural than this beautifully kept beach hut. The hut has a small wood burner inside, so if the evening turns chilly you will be still be toasty and warm indoors. The wood burner has a small back boiler on it which provides hot water for the outside shower and kitchen sink.