When we rented this house a big selling point was the wood-burning fireplace. D and I both grew up with fireplaces but hadn't yet had one in a house of our own.
Almost two cords of wood later, we have loved it even more than we expected. It doesn't really get very cold here, but it is cold-ish for quite a lot of months, and quite damp at the same time. The light and warmth and family time that this little fireplace has provided will be one of our favorite memories of this house.