With the bleak English weather driving homeowners indoors, there’s nothing more comforting than curling up in front of the fire with a good book.
From roaring open fires to woodburning stoves and even gas fireplaces, there is something idyllic about huddling round the flames for a bit of warmth as these examples go to show.
1. A Relaxing Barn Conversion
With its comfortable sofas, exposed oak frame and captivating woodburning stove in front of a slate feature partition wall, it’s not difficult to imagine cosying up in front of the fire in this barn conversion project by Hudson Architects.
2. A Retreat in the Mountains
With the snow falling outside, this double-height stone fireplace in Washington is the perfect place to warm up in front of while admiring the view.
3. Scandinavian-style Comfort
Taking its cue from Scandinavian-style interiors, this living room set up complete with Contura woodburning stove proves that contemporary interiors can be really cosy.
4. Quiet Time in a Chapel Conversion
The warm textures of the wooden floorboards and timber wall cladding in this double-height living space within a converted chapel adds to the relaxing atmosphere when sitting by the woodburner.
5. Cabin Fever
A statement fireplace if ever there was one, the fire and surround in this mountainside cabin in North Carolina by Moss Creek is a real focal point. It comes complete with double-height log store under vaulted ceilings and is perfect for snuggling up in front of on a wintry day.
6. A Cosy Cottage
The Clearview woodburning stove in this cottage is idyllic. You would be hard pressed to find a better spot for putting your feet up in front of — cute dog optional.
7. The Indoor Outdoor Fireplace
Perfect for those looking to bring the outdoor in to their home, the indoor outdoor fireplace in this contemporary self build in Monmouthshire boasts a stunning fireplace complete with woodburning stove and log store nook. A separate adjacent log store and stone chimney breast can be viewed through full-height glazing.
8. A Roaring Fire in the Cotswolds
The large stone fire surround framing the open fire in this traditional-style self build in the Cotswolds creates an inviting atmosphere.
9. Calm in the Countryside
An open fire complete with iron grate and framed by a double-sided log store, adds a sense of tranquillity to this converted barn in Berlin by JUMA Architects.
10. A Grand Centrepiece
Standing proudly in this oak frame self build, this double-height stone fireplace with built-in woodburning stove takes centre stage between glazed panels looking out over the countryside.