To create a crackling fire this winter use quality logs that have been naturally seasoned. Oak logs are first class hardwood logs as they are slow to burn, providing lasting heat and a lasting red hot ember bed.

It is important to store the logs off the ground. Ideally in an airy dry log store keeping them dry and in ready to burn condition.

Bring a few logs inside just beforehand to warm them up.

Use good quality firelighters and kindling wood to get the fire off to a cracking start.

With the fire burning brightly

Relax put your feet up and enjoy a glass of vintage Port and let the mellow warming flames sooth your mind, body and spirit