Just what you always wanted.
A fireplace. One that burns real wood, not those fancy gas contraptions.
But, before you get to excited think about this...
Remember, Wood fireplace uses air from inside the home.
That air needs to be replaced, so the home needs to draw air from outside...COLD air.
So, when the outside temp gets below ZERO, You are drawing in more cold than you are heating.
To combat that, check and see if the fireplace has a cold air vent to use. It lowers the amount of cold air from infiltrating the rest of the home.
Where will you get the wood to burn. If you have wooded area, can you cut your own.
Where will you store it to keep it dry?
Then how will you get it to the house.
Don't forget the ash removal. You need a fire proof container unless you have an area outside you can safely dispose of them.
Just a few things to think about. The movies make it look so Romantic.
I am not trying to talk you out of a wood fired fireplace, just don't go into it blind!!!!
A sample of wood I burn every year.