Burning desire: Santa's favourite fireplaces

Burning desire: Santa's favourite fireplaces

With Christmas fast approaching, there’s nothing better than being snug and warm in front of a roaring fire after a long day. We have found properties with stunning fireplaces. Not only can they keep the house warm, but they will also be Santa-friendly on Christmas day.


1. School Lane, Coventry, £650,000

You can imagine Santa climbing down this chimney on Christmas Eve. He would be covered in soot and would tip toe his way across to the Christmas Tree. Located minutes from the centre of Coventry, this Grade II Listed seven-bedroom family home dates back to 1610.


2. Dorset, £900,000

Here is a traditional home, where you can almost imagine Santa parking his slay on the lawn. The sitting room has a beautiful open fireplace and snug. Symmonds Cottage is bordered by heathland and forest, in the midst of true Hardy country. Surrounded by natural beauty, there are enchanting walks from the door, and panoramic views of the green Dorset hills. It has five bedrooms.


3. Maidstone, Kent, £1,175,000 

Here is a Grade II Listed thatched property which dates back to the 17th century. Beautifully restored over recent years, the property sits in an elevated position among six acres of woodland, orchards and private gardens. The property has six bedrooms.


4. Court Farmhouse, Bath, £850,000


This Cotswold stone house has lots of potential. The attic is ready to be converted by an ambitious owner. Santa could even make the attic his headquarters. This Grade II Listed property has seven bedrooms.



5. Springfield Barn, Oakham, £1,250,000 

Surrounded by private grounds in a secluded location, Springfield Barn is a character stone barn conversion. Santa would love this home as this has plenty of rooms for friends, presents and the elves. There are five bedrooms.


6. Thingley, Corsham, £850,000 


This detached 17th century property is located in a rural position, just 1.7 miles from the centre of Corsham. It has five bedrooms, three reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory and gardens. This fireplace is perfect for Santa with a modern twist.


7. Great Staughton, Cambridgeshire, £1,200,000 


With wonderful views over St Andrew's Church, Robin Hood Cottage has been completely renovated. Santa would like this home to leave presents around the Christmas tree and a glass of his favourite tipple beside the fireplace. The property has five bedrooms.


8. StafBurton Street, Staffordshirefordshire, £1,600,000

This Georgian gem has six bedrooms and a blend of traditional style and contemporary facilities. Highlights include wood panelling, beautiful staircase and there is even a gym for the elves.


9. Home Farm House, Normanton, £750,000 


Home Farm House is a superb and well presented property. It has original features including flagstone floors, heavily beamed ceilings, feature fireplaces and exposed brickwork. It has five bedrooms.


10. Denby Dale, West Yorkshire, £1,850,000


This impressive 19th-century country house is set within seven acres of parkland with a sweeping tree-lined driveway. Santa will be spoilt for choice as it has seven fireplaces. The property has six bedrooms. 


For more properties like this please visit www.fineandcountry.com 



14th Dec 2017

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