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Winter is coming: time to cosy up!

The nights are getting longer as we admire the beautiful colours of Autumn. A cosy fireplace or woodburner is the perfect way to bring the warm colours inside – and keep the cold out!

A wood burner costs around a third of the cost of electric heating.  It’s always been a popular way to heat your home in France.

Here are four properties lovely cosy properties with wood burners!

You can’t beat a chalet for a cosy retreat from the elements – or even two joined together, as in this case! – in the beautiful Haute-Savoie town of Samoens. Both have wood-burning stoves and there’s also a hot tub too.

In this wonderful property in Gers in the Midi-Pyrenees, underfloor heating linked to an air-source heat pump will keep your heating costs down, and there’s a wood burner too. This three-bedroom house has been beautifully modernised to provide a comfortable and cosy home.

This beautifully secluded farmhouse in the Limousin comes with an impressive wood-burning stove in a stone fireplace perfect for winter nights. It’s nicely renovated and ready to move into with plenty of space for keeping chickens or sheep…

The carved fireplace in this Normandy property’s large lounge dates to 1790 and frames a Godin vintage-style wood burner. A great place to gather in this three-bedroom property oozing with character and history near Sourdeval.