An inglenook shelf in stone with log store.

This large inglenook is now in a hallway in this former mill building in the cotswolds. The chunky stone shelf now forms a shelf to place your basket on and have the log store underneath. As it can be a room that is travelled through and entered into from outside it lends itself to having a fire on the raised hearth. As soon as you enter the room its welcoming visually and with its warmth. The bread oven to the side can be used more easily with a shelf directly in front and embers can be taken from the fire or a seperate fire can be laid in. What you have then is your own Pizza oven or warming oven for Mulled wine or snacks. Depending on the size of basket put in you could also just rest your behind to warm that.

Sorry about the picture quality but only had my phone just after fitting.