A festive giveaway with Cast Fires

I know, I know, I am already talking about next year and it’s not even January yet. Christmas is almost here, and we are all very excited and rushing around to finish so we can enjoy the festivities. To be talking about January and next year seems a bit silly. 

But don’t despair, this is a post that may cheer you up, in anticipation of the post Christmas blues (yes, that’s a thing!)

If you have a log fire or a fireplace then you may be looking for something to hold your logs or simply to make your fire place area look nicer, or add an eye catching accessory. We are considering having a fire place installed next year, and I am already planning what it will look like and what I will put around it. I am still trying to decide if we want a more modern look or a slightly old fashioned effect, and how that will fit in with the room we want the stove to sit in. 

We have a fabulous giveaway in partnership with Cast Fireplaces to share with our readers. 

One lucky winner will received this rather stylish log basket (RRP Β£35) 

Bampton Wicker log basket suitable for indoor storage of all your logs

Looks Stunning by you fireplace to keep all your fuel ready to burn and has good strong handles for carrying when loaded with hardwood


Height: 350mm (14 “)
Width: 550mm (22 “)
Depth: 440mm (17 “)

So if you would like to be in with a chance to win this, then all you have to do is to share what kind of fireplace you would have or give me some tips on looking after a fire place or stove because it’s all new to me…

Then go via the Rafflecopter link to complete your entries.

Ends 14th January 2018

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck…

Terms & Conditions

One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter

All entry requirements must be met to qualify for entry

UK entrants aged 18 or over only

No cash prize alternative

Winner has 28 days to respond to notification of winning, otherwise another winner will be chosen. 

Spam entries will be deleted.

This giveaway is not sponsored by or affiliated with any social media site it is shared on. 

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  1. I love a modern fireplace will authentic/real looking flames as they are so much easier to keep clean, especially with little ones and a dog.

  2. We just have a woodburner now but I used to love the open fireplaces we had as a child so I would have one of those if we could.

  3. I’ve just moved and am undertaking a complete refurb. I’m going for a traditional looking fireplace but with a modern electric fire.

  4. We had a stove installed this year and we love it. One tip we were given is to clean the glass with ash from the fire (once it’s cold) after each use to keep it nice.

  5. Will love an old fashioned fire place. My parents use to have one and I remember roasting my chestnuts πŸ˜€

    • Ha Ha πŸ™‚

      I used to do the same. Roasting chestnut .
      But our years old fireplace still works just fine. Few days earlier i add a wood stove fan.
      At first it had some problem, thanks goes to my friend mike who helped me out the problem.
      Its working perfectly now.

  6. i love the old style fire places. i adore the old fashioned type of cornish log burners.so romantic and inviting

  7. I love an old fashioned fireplace πŸ™‚ Very traditional
    Make sure your little brush is in good condition to brush up any ash

  8. We have an old fashioned open fireplace and I love it. My best tips for keeping it clean would be to make sure that you clean it out as soon as (safely) possible after using.

  9. I have quite an old brass fireplace right now, more older looking the better as far as I am concerned and I wish I had a victorian one! Keeping it tip top just requires a polish and a companion set and a clean out whenever needed

  10. I sadly haven’t got a fireplace…yet! But we are looking into having a central heating system from the chimney that heats the whole house, so old fashioned , a big project but worth it in the long run

  11. I chose a modern scandi design, I have a great danish log burner, clean effective. My tip is to use old candle ends to crayon over newspaper as a great fire starter, and use a used cork wine bottle cork to clean the inside of the glass when required, then pop it in the fire ready to start the next burn

  12. I’m a big fan of the old fashioned style, well…within reason, I suppose tying the old fashioned and modern in together would be perfect!

  13. I love Modern style fire-places, they are so much easier to clean and care for and keep safe. We have a log-burner, we had it installed last year and I absolutely love it, the heat it generates is amazing and it’s so easy to care for and clean out.

  14. What a stunning basket – it would go really well with the fireplace set I got my hubby for Christmas. My hubby talked me into getting a log burner and it has been really cosy over the cold winter nights we have had. I’m sure you will enjoy yours!Fingers crossed.

  15. Im new to it too! We had our log burner installed in December and are still getting use to things. We live in a Georgian house so its a simple looking burner with an oak mantel and a York stone hearth. Iv been using an old damp tea towel to wipe over the stove after its been cleaned out and so far its working fine. My installer told me that very fine wire wool can be used to clean the glass if it becomes tarnished but iv not needed to try anything else yet. A basket would be a lovey addition to our fireside πŸ™‚

  16. Love a traditional fire place but ours are much easier to look after and cleaner since the log burner fitted in comparison with the open fire.

  17. I’d choose modern and my tip is to clean everyday that way you don’t get a build up of dirt

  18. A bit of both, old traditional with a modern twist like we had in our last property and definitely a woodburner as some are even self cleaning these days!!

  19. A log burner old fashioned stove fire is easy to manage and you can bank up the fire overnight with coal dust or vegetable peelings and the fire will stay in all night and warm the house, lovely.

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