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Top Hotels with cosy fireplaces

Greenhills - Drinks by the fire

There’s something magical about snuggling up in front of a crackling fire when the weather is cold outside or toasting your hands in front of the blazing logs of an open fire after a winters walk. Taking a break in the colder months of the year can be just as enjoyable as in the heat of mid summer and The Channel Islands are as much a delight to explore out of peak season as in. Once the summer sun has set on the beach crowds, discovering the coastal paths and scenic bays can be just as much fun in a pair of wellies.

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What can be more delightful after a good day out than returning to a comfy hotel with a roaring fire and some first class service? We take a look at some of the hotels with glowing reports and fantastic fly drive deals for November and December:

Get toasty in Jersey

There’s nothing nicer than being greeted after a journey or day out by a warming fire, which is exactly what you’ll get in reception at Chateau la Chaire. If you’d prefer to sit back and relax in front of a cosy fire with a drink in hand then head for the bar and lounge areas at Longueville Manor or make the most of the fully stocked bar at Greenhills Country Hotel (pictured) accompanied by a roaring fire. If it’s a hearty meal by a heated hearth that you’re after then you can dine amidst the firelight and old world eclectic charm at the Revere Hotel where you can then retire to the chat by the lounge fireplace.

Guernsey’s cosy coals

The Bella Luce has to be queen of cosiness with a choice of three beautiful fireplaces in the form of a log burner or beautifully ornate Victorian style fireplaces in the bar, lounge and restaurant. Soak up the ambient atmosphere of the original 12th century manor house whistle relaxing with contemporary comforts in front of some crackling coals.

If you enjoy an historical atmosphere then sit back on one of the sumptuous couches and submerge yourself in history in front of the fireplace in the lounge area of the Old Government House or for a more formal aire enjoy a glass of Port in the lounge of the De Havelet in front of the traditional fireplace.

If fireside dining appeals, the Fleur du Jardin is a great place to enjoy a simply cooked gastro pub meal and something from the carefully chosen real ale selection in front of the glowing embers of the open fireplaces in the bar and restaurant. Alternatively, the toasty warmth of the log burner is a real draw at The Farmhouse which has an enviable reputation for mouthwatering cuisine.

Enjoy some winter cheer

Whatever you enjoy, we’re coming up to that time of year when there’s something particularly enchanting about watching firelight dancing in the reflection of twinkling Christmas decorations and these are some of the hotels sure to be on that tick list.

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Posted by Christina

Christina's early memories include boarding a plane to visit Kuwait at the age of two and taking big family holidays in Scotland, Cornwall and France. After enjoying time teaching in London and Holland and marrying into a family spread from Ireland to the Channel Islands and America, it is no surprise that along with husband Julian they trekked around the world when three of their five children were small. Christina now runs the family company and writes and helps with the Travelsmith web and social media sites. Email: christinaclark@travelsmith.co.uk