7 stunning holiday homes with roaring fires

October 24th, 2016 | By Ross Purdy

When winter rolls around, nothing beats huddling around the warmth of a fire with your nearest and dearest. These seven stunning holiday homes all have fireplaces in their cosy and comfortable living areas, so take a look and start planning your winter getaway.

1. Driftwood, Salcombe

Driftwood in Salcombe is a spacious property with a lovely cosy feel due to its woodburner

Driftwood is a stunning contemporary detached house with beautiful views of the Kingsbridge Estuary from its elevated position just 8-10 minutes from Salcombe’s picturesque harbour and shopping streets. The woodburner in the stylish living area will keep everyone feeling cosy in this superb holiday home, which is ideal for extended families or three-to-four couples holidaying together.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • From £792 per week

2. 3 Home Farm Barn

A lovely woodburner in the corner of 3 Home Farm Barn

Warm your cockles by the fire this winter at 3 Home Farm Barn, a comfortable barn conversion in a convenient location just a few minutes drive from the pretty market town of Kingsbridge. Around five miles from stunning Start Bay, the property makes a lovely base for families, couples or friends who want to explore a particularly beautiful part of the South Hams. Inside, the property retains rustic original features like oak cross beams while providing all the contemporary comforts you’d hope to see.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • From £473

3. Cob Cottage

The gorgeous woodburner completes the cosy experience of staying at Cob Cottage

Cob Cottage is a delightfully cosy, distinctive holiday cottage set over three floors. In an excellent location for easy access to Salcombe’s shops, galleries, restaurants and picturesque waterfront, this quirky three-bedroom home is ideal for winter breaks, providing comfortable accommodation for couples, friends or families. Everyone will love gathering around the woodburner in the cosy living area after days out exploring beautiful Salcombe and the surrounding South Devon countryside.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • From £525

4. 94 Above Town

94 Above Town is an elegant property with a lovely woodburner

94 Above Town is a charming former fisherman’s cottage, which offers stunning views over Dartmouth and the River Dart from its elevated position around 10 minutes walk from the centre of this historic town. Elegantly appointed throughout, the property has a woodburning stove in the comfortable living room and two stylish bedrooms on the first floor. This beautiful holiday cottage makes an ideal home from home for couples, small families or friends looking for a warm winter retreat

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • From £375

5. 3 Dufour

3 Dufour has a charming fireplace in the sitting area.

3 Dufour is one of a number of newly built luxury cottages arranged around well-maintained communal gardens on a 22-acre estate, which includes a picturesque lake, woodland and grazing sheep. 3 Dufour is located just two minutes drive from the village of East Allington, home to the popular pub, The Fortescue Arms, and a well-stocked shop. Up to six guests can be accommodated in this stunning three-bedroom property, which has rustic features such as stonework and oak beams, a woodburner in the sitting room and luxurious furniture and furnishings throughout.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • From £473

6. Berry Cottage

Berry Cottage has a beautiful woodburner in the lounge.

Boasting uninterrupted views across the River Dart, Berry Cottage is an immaculate Grade II listed waterfront retreat in an idyllic village location. Situated on Dittisham’s picturesque Quay, this 19th century former fisherman’s cottage combines the best of traditional and contemporary, with exposed oak beams and a delightful woodburner in the cosy living room, two luxurious en-suite bedrooms and a well-equipped, elegantly crafted kitchen.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • From £575

7. Higher Collaton Cottage

Higher Collaton Cottage has a stunning cosy living area with a beautiful fireplace

Higher Collaton Cottage, located in the tiny hamlet of Collaton just five minutes from Salcombe, is a charming thatched cottage with extensive gardens and beautiful country views. This property, ideal for couples and young families alike, has been fully modernised for comfort and convenience, yet retains lovely original features like cob walls and chunky wooden beams. With its woodburner, comfortable sofas and tasteful décor, the living room makes a wonderful place to gather, while the three sumptuous, warmly styled bedrooms will make lie-ins a pleasure.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • From £663

Escape the winter blues this year and take a look at our extensive range of retreats in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the rest of stunning South Devon.