At Christmas time there’s nothing better than being snug and warm in front of a roaring fire. We discover period properties that still have huge chimney stacks and inglenook fireplaces. Not only can they keep the house warm, but they will also be Santa-friendly on Christmas Even when he comes to deliver presents to the youngest members of the family.
This bungalow is in the historic village of Abbots Bromley, where the annual Abbots Bromley Horn Dance still takes place every September. There are two properties included in the sale, though they could easily be converted into one. The main living room is centred around the warming fire.
A classic Grade II Listed Victorian former rectory filled with original features and period style, set within 2.5 acres of gardens and grounds, whilst being conveniently situated two miles from Taunton.
The Old Rectory has been in the same family ownership for the last forty years or so. There are three sets of original chimney pots across the home, with original fireplaces remaining in many of the rooms, making it easy for Santa to fill Christmas stockings at the foot of the bed.
Originally built as a Sunday house for a wealthy family who lived in Edmund Castle, this stunning period property is Grade II Listed. The tower was originally build to allow the family to communicate with their staff back at the castle.
The main sitting room has a feature sandstone fireplace and open fire. The master bedroom retains many original features including the shutter windows, fireplace and impressive nail head ceiling.
An impressive 19th-century country house set in seven acres of parkland setting approached by a sweeping tree lined driveway with landscaped south facing grounds incorporating a swimming pool and an all-weather tennis court.
All the bedrooms have original fireplaces in addition to the period fireplaces in the reception rooms.
A remarkable Grade I listed Medieval tower with 16th Century hall block and detached converted byre, set on an idyllic plot.
The spacious reception hall provides a warm welcome, with inglenook fireplace and stove and an impressive hand crafted oak stairwell. It’s the perfect spot to sit in with a book during a quiet afternoon.
Situated within the sought-after area of the Old Town in Bexhill-On-Sea, this delightful six-bedroom town house is perfect for a second home by the sea or as a permanent residence in this popular conservation area.
The drawing room has a Turner mural and original wooden flooring with diamond pattern detailing, a period fireplace with wood burner stove, and French doors leading out to the walled garden.
Kent House is situated within this much-admired village which is located within a short walk of glorious open countryside, yet is well served by local services and amenities.
This Elizabethan home is full of charm and character, offering spacious accommodation retaining features such as exposed timbers, original fireplaces and stone mullioned windows.
Set back from the road in a highly sought after Hove area, this immensely elegant house features Arts & Crafts detailing with its stained glass leaded windows, solid oak doors and distinctive chimney stacks.
The two sets of tall chimney pots lead to distinctive fireplaces including one on the living room carved wooden mantelpiece sits around an impressive period fireplace creating an instant focal point.
This stunning 17th century family home has superb leisure facilities including a swimming pool and spa complex, a suite of offices, tennis courts, cinema/media room and even a bar and party room.
One of the huge inglenook fireplaces has the date 1685 carved into it with the letters NP. These are believed to be the initials of parliamentarian Sir Nicholas Pelham who famously resided here.
A six-bedroom Grade II* Listed village dwelling with lots of fascinating character features, landscaped grounds of approximately 2 acres and a heated swimming pool.
There are four inglenook fireplaces in the home, including one carved lintel containing a central motif, said to be the pomegranate of Catherine of Aragon.
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