Thursday, December 8, 2011

Brittany holiday cottage with private heated pool

With the mild November we enjoyed at the Brittany holiday cottage with private pool over, December brings with it some bright days but cold nights.

With that in mind I took delivery of 2 cords or fire wood to make sure this Christmas La Veille maison is warm and snug. The current price per cord is 200 euros, a cord or wood is 6 square meters of stacked fire wood. When i first arrived in 2006 it was 160 euros and at an exchange rate of 1.5 meant it was £106 per cord which at the time was very cheap, however with the exchange rate of 1.15 the new sterling price would be £174 which is a big increase in the cost of heating.

This month I have also bought an Eco fan that sits on top of my wood urning stove and pushes out 150 cubic feet of warm air out into the room. I borrowed my friends last week which pushed out 100 cubic feet and noticed my house got warm very quickly.

The cost of the eco fan was £118 being sent from Canada, if i had bought it in the UK it would have cost over £170. As La veille Maison is open plan, i have 180 cubic meters to heat up just in the living room and kitchen so its important to find an efficient way to heat the house.

A single cord should last 5 weeks so at 40 euros per week its still a relatively cheap way to heat the house and you cant beat a wood burner for creating a warm feeling.

For guest staying in La Forge in the winter months the wood burner within that holiday cottage is a very efficient way to heat the cottage.

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