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Keeping the flame alive

04 December 2013

The festive season is fast approaching and as the nights draw in an increasing number of people are opting for the crackling logs and glowing coals of a real, traditional fire. Believed to be the fingerprint of the home, the hearth is often the visual focal point of the room, as well as radiating warmth to the rest of the house.

Here’s a selection of fireplaces perfect for hanging Christmas stockings and welcoming your midnight visitor on Christmas Eve.

Situated adjacent to St Michael's church, this charming 17th century, Grade II listed single storey thatched cottage boasts a wealth of character. Features include exposed timbers and beams and a large inglenook fireplace, ideal for warming up after a stroll through the village. Great Sampford has a primary school, a village pub and is within eight miles of Saffron Walden and 10 miles of Great Dunmow.
Willow Tree Cottage is a beautiful semi-detached, Grade II listed thatched cottage, believed to date back to the 16th Century, offering many original features, including exposed timbers and an attractive inglenook style fireplace with a wood burning stove. Located in Leaden Roding in Dunmow, Willow Tree Cottage is within walking distance of the local village amenities and the Leaden Roding Primary School. The village is also easily accessible to Sawbridge, Chelmsford and Epping. Located in Stanway, west of Colchester, this attractive four bedroom Victorian detached family home has retained many of its original features. These include fireplaces to the reception rooms and some of the bedrooms, the original internal doors and picture rails.  The property benefits from three reception rooms, a recently fitted kitchen / breakfast room and a detached garage. It is within easy access of the A12 and A120 and is also within reach of Colchester's mainline train station and Marks Tey train station, which offer easy access to London Liverpool Street.

For more properties that could light up your Christmas this year please contact our branches.