Fact: It’s cold in Ireland in the winter….
This huge monster of a stove sits at the heart of the living room. This is the focal point, not some humongous television. I think that’s the right way to be in such as beautiful house. Don’t get me wrong, I’d be lost with broadband, but technology will never take over this magnificent house.
Anyway, back to the stove…. The Glen House is lucky enough to be surrounded by trees, so when the branches fall we have (almost) instant fuel. The larger logs seem to have been magically cut to size by the time I need them!! The stove is using about a basket and a half a night which is seems like loads of wood, but for the incredible heat it gives off, it’s worth it.
The wood burning stove is adorned with these beautiful Moroccan inspired lanterns; the sparkly pattern that glows from them is absolutely spell binding! Above the lanterns sits a thick cut wooden fire-place, it has the same rustic charm as The Glen House itself. This currently holds an assortment of photos and candles… I say currently, because it’ll change depending on my mood!