Ideal for keeping out the winter chill, a warming fire is a central feature of many of the places in our care. Grandiose Elizabethan fireplaces give way to modest modern electric versions at the houses we look after.
Find out more about some of the 30 surviving fireplaces in the house.
Emulating the artistocracy for the emerging middle class, also meant the correct fireplace for the space. The Straw family never changed their fireplaces at Endcliffe Villa and we continue to care for them today.
From an inglenook fire restored using fire-blocks found in the garden to a copper once used for washing clothes, Stoneywell's quirky fireplaces offer a warm welcome this autumn.
The fireplace in Bess' bedroom flourishes with ornate and mythical creatures and decoration.
Unusually set within the landscape, this fireplace has warmed the toes of those using the pavilion as a boathouse, a plunge bath and a tea house.
Not every fireplace has to be grand, seemingly simple in its white decor, the Porch Room fireplace is still not one to be missed.
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Our collections house many interesting and unusual items. Here are a few around the theme of the great British pie.
The places we care for house extensive collections of art and items of historical interest. Here are a few highlights to enjoy.