|If you are renovating a cottage, it may be worth considering what options you have. With a lot of work going on anyway it would be the perfect time to install a heating system. Traditional cottages are usually of quite sturdy construction, making them naturally insulated. This means a smaller heat rating per volume system will suffice.
Holiday cottages which may only be inhabited for a couple of weeks each winter are ideal candidates for solid fuel stoves / cookers. With no need for mains gas or regular deliveries of oil or bottled gas a stock of firewood will happily sit for a couple of years and properly sited the stove will heat the whole cottage. Installing a system of radiators in a cottage can be expensive and an under floor system even more so, if not a practical impossibility. However a good stove can heat an entire cottage under the right circumstances.