These Fireplaces are snow joke!

These Fireplaces are snow joke!

Its that time of year...cosy slippers, glass of mulled wine and a good book infront of the roaring fire...

As we count down the hours to the big day we daydream about some of the stunning fireplaces we could be curled up in front of, here are just some of our favorites!

Briar Rose House, Higher Street, Okeford Fitzpaine

This 19th century property has been extensively and tastefully refurbished, offering contemporary convenience whilst maintaining a wealth of period character features. Dating back to 1866, the house was originally two separate Victorian cottages although the inglenook fireplaces are believed to be much older!


Dairy Cottage, North Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Dairy Cottage is a detached Grade II Listed house believed to have origins dating back to 1715 with later extensions. The house is built of brick and stone elevations under thatched and tiled roofs. The current owners have carried out a significant programme of updating and the house offers spacious internal family accommodation of over 2800 sq ft.


The Chantry, Stocklinch, Ilminster

In a magical spot on the edge of a small friendly community, this historic 15th century character home has its own Guests Cottage / Annexe providing income potential and mature southerly facing gardens of c.0.85 of an acre.

The Chantry offers the abundance of character features one would expect of a house with medieval origins. The house is mentioned in the locally renowned “Medieval Houses of Stocklinch” written in 1972 by Clare Austine and Sir Robert De Zouche Hall who confirm the house would have started life in the 15th century as a Medieval Open Hall House, altered further during the 16th century. Original papers suggest that there was an ancient obligation on the tenants of the property to feed the Bailiff and Burgesses of Ilchester when they visited Stocklinch.

The substantial inglenook with flagstone hearth now houses a smaller brick open fireplace. Original features abound with traces of the original bread oven, a multitude of overhead beams and a niche to one corner where a small stone seat and former fireplace give further mystery to the property’s past lives.

Boundary House, Green Lane, Ashmore

Located on the edge of the village cricket pitch Boundary House is a modern character house built in 2001 of brick and stone elevations under a tiled roof bringing with it plenty of features including cosmetic beams, oak wooden flooring and a delightful fireplace with a wood burning stove.

The Old Dairy, Gouldsbarton, Crewkerne, Somerset

A super detached cottage hidden away yet lying in the very "heart of Crewkerne”. The property offers a quiet location and flexible accommodation. It even has a lovely roof terrace offering far reaching views.

This cottage which has been very well modernised by the current vendors offers character features including an abundance of exposed stonework and beams and modern benefits such as gas-fired central heating. The cottage kitchen area opens into the sitting room which is absolutely lovely with the illuminated inglenook fireplace featuring a fitted wood burner with beam over and an abundance of exposed stonework.

Yeomans, Thorne Coffin, Yeovil

This property, converted in 1984, has immense character including beamed ceilings, exposed stonework, beautiful mullion stone windows and has oil-fired central heating but the real heart of this home is the large double aspect sitting room, having a stunning natural stone fireplace with a wood burner and attractive original slit window features to either side.

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