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

This cosy woodburning stove sits in front of a grand double-height feature partition wall in this barn conversion by Hudson Architects

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

A cosy self build 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

A cosy living room set up complete with a Contura woodburning stove

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

A cosy fireplace stands in front of a double-height timber clad wall 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 double-height feature fireplace in North Carolina

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

A relaxing lounge with a Clearview stove

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

A contemporary fireplace complete with outdoor log store in a new self build home

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

A roaring fire in a traditional-style self build 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

A Scandi-style living room complete with woodburning stove and log store in a Berlin project by JUMA Architects

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

A double-height stone fireplace sits proudly in this oak frame home with glazed panels

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.

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