Best Value For Money Stove Of 2021 – The Hobbit SE

We’re extremely pleased to announce that the Hobbit SE has been ranked as “the best value for money” wood burner of 2021 by The Independent! Here’s what they had to say about our small wood burning stove!

“This is a small but extremely capable do-it-all stove at a fantastic price. It’s cast iron, beautifully constructed and the West Country-based manufacturers have come up with a 4kW appliance that has a very impressive heat output while remaining compact.

The Hobbit is 81.4 percent efficient so you’ll have no trouble warming a medium to large room quickly with air controls that only add to the overall usability. The traditional styling will work in a variety of rooms but the Hobbit’s size also means that if you have a traditional open fire with an ornate surround, then the fire can be replaced with the stove without the surround being ripped out.”

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Hobbit Stove

We’ve done our very best to design and manufacture a top-quality stove that’s available at an affordable price, and we’re delighted to see that The Independent support this!

We realise that whenever you buy something, you want to know that you’re getting a good deal, and value for money is now more important than ever – with soaring costs of living and inflation now at a 10-year-high, 2022 is already being described as “the year of the squeeze”. As you’ve probably heard, higher energy bills, tax rises and stagnant wages could leave UK households £1200 worse off this year. With gas prices rapidly increasing, and many energy firms collapsing, now is the perfect time to invest in a small wood burner and transition to burning wood!

Despite the initial cost of purchasing a small stove and paying for the flue parts and installation to get it up and running, if you use your small wood burner efficiently, then it will act as a much more affordable way of heating your home. Our Hobbit stove can also be easily fitted into small Victorian or Edwardian fireplaces. This helps you avoid the extra time and money that often comes with expanding your existing fireplace to accommodate a larger wood burner! If you’re at all unsure as to how you could get one of our small wood burners installed, then make sure you checkout our case studies to see how other people have fitted their Hobbit stove!

In addition to providing a cosy source of heat, you can also cook on your stove, which can reduce or completely eliminate the costs incurred from running a gas or electric hob and oven! Adding a stainless steel cooktop to your Hobbit stove or opting for a Little Range will make the process of cooking on your tiny wood stove even easier, and it’s sure to save you money in the long-run!

Little Range Cook Stove With Salamander Cookpot and Griddle Pan

If you’re interested in taking your energy even more off-grid, then you can also fit our Hobbit stove with a side boiler. This is a fantastic option for cabins, tiny homes, canal boats, and households alike, as you can utilise the heat from your stove to power hot water taps, a radiator setup, or even a non-pressurised shower! This means that you won’t need to use a generator, a gas boiler, or an oil tank etc. when it comes to generating hot water for your home.

By purchasing one of our high quality cast iron stoves, you will stay warm and cosy for several years to come. We also offer extra peace of mind and value for money by providing you with a 5 year warranty when you register your Hobbit stove with us, and the Range comes with a 7 year warranty when you register your stove!

As people make the shift towards burning wood, overtime, a small stove will be better for both your wallet and our planet. Instead of burning fossil fuels such as natural gas, which is becoming more and more expensive, why not consider burning kiln dried logs or briquettes? This will provide you with a cheaper, renewable, and more environmentally-friendly way of heating your home. Why not browse our case studies to learn how our stoves can transform your home!

If you want to get the best value for money out of your Hobbit SE, then make sure you take a look through our FAQs for some tips on how to use your wood burner efficiently. You can visit our help section or contact us for useful documents regarding boiler or radiator setups, and you can take a look through this article for more information surrounding this. If you have any questions about our products, or about how to use your stove, then please do not hesitate to contact us!

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Our Hobbit Stove Has Been Fitted!

"We had a Hobbit stove fitted this week by Alex Reay from Flues and Fires, and I just wanted to get in touch to say it is AMAZING and we love it! We have a lovely cast iron tiled fireplace which I was desperate not to lose when we installed a small wood burning stove, but until I found the Hobbit on Google, everyone told me it would be impossible to keep the fire surround. The Hobbit is perfect - not only does it fit very snugly, but it looks fantastic and the blue door complements the tiles very nicely. We are sitting enjoying a fire now and absolutely loving it! Thanks for creating such an amazing product."

Nicola Williams

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The Best Stove Ever!

"It’s the best stove ever! It’s easy to light, very efficient, burns anthracite and stays in overnight (ours has been in for three weeks now). It even keeps a kettle of water at the ready for a cuppa! What more can I say, we love it! Just the thing to make our Yorkshire home cosy, and the cat loves it too!"

Lynn and Andrew, West Yorkshire

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First Small Stove Installation

Was looking for a small stove for my first self-install. Found Mark very helpful. Knowledgeable, friendly service. Stove burns well and generates lots more heat than the previous open fire. What is not to like?


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A Huge Thank You!

"Dear Mark and Gill, a huge thank you for designing and making the Hobbit stove! We had two different London-based fireplace companies tell us that we simply had to knock out the old cast iron and tile fireplace to fit in a woodburning stove, and that there was no other option! Then we found you online. We are delighted with our little Hobbit, which swallows up logs and kicks out a good amount of heat. Perfect for the winter! I will also be writing to the London-based fireplace companies to put the Hobbit on their radar. Best wishes."


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Delighted With Our Hobbit Stove!

"Mark, Gill, thank you for your assistance, we are delighted with our Hobbit! I fired it up this evening after taking all afternoon making a register plate to fit the opening."


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It's Brilliant!

"Hi Mark, here's a photo of the Hobbit installed in my Yorkist grate. It’s brilliant! It also throws out a lot more heat than the grate did."

Roger T

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Just to Say Thank You!

"I just had a chat with Gill saying how delighted we are with our little Hobbit stove, and to also thank you both for your attention to detail and excellent customer service!"


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The Little Hobbit Has Stepped Up To The Challenge!

"We just wanted to say how impressed and how much of a life saver our little Hobbit has been! It was fitted a few months ago in our holiday home in Rhu, Scotland, which is a large open plan conversion in a Victorian house. This weekend our boiler decided it was not going to play ball. The little Hobbit has stepped up to the challenge, providing heat to a very large area, about twenty eight foot by twenty four foot with a high ceiling of about eighteen foot, keeping the room reasonably warm, warm enough for us not to use cardigans!”

Alan W

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Very Pleased With Our Hobbit!

"We are very pleased with the stove and think it looks great! We restored our fireplace (it was hidden under plaster!) and the whole look is better than we hoped!"


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Absolutely Delighted!

"Just had our Hobbit SE installed in our Victorian fireplace and we are absolutely delighted with the end result. We felt passionate about preserving our lovely fireplace!"


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Our Pride And Joy!

"What a fantastic fireplace with the beautiful Hobbit stove. It fits perfectly into the small space and throws out a lot of heat. Here's a photo of our little stove, now our pride and joy and much admired by all who see and feel the warmth."

Chris and C

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"Just to bid you all a Happy New Year and to say how much we’re enjoying having our Hobbit stove! It was easy to fit with the help of your excellent ‘how to’ videos and we’re just awaiting our inspection by building control for the certification. The Hobbit has fitted neatly into the hearth vacated by the old gas back boiler (with a little cosmetic rendering) and never ceases to surprise us how much heat it can deliver to the point that the new condenser boiler is having an easy life, thereby saving us on gas bills too! Everyone loves having a ‘real fire’ in the living room."

Philip Baird

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A Brilliant Little Wood Burner!

"The stove we bought from you is really starting to come into its own as the weather cools down. Here is a photo showing how much one of our dogs is enjoying it!"

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Brilliant Product!

"Just wanted to share a picture of our newly installed Hobbit. Absolutely delighted with it, and so pleased we were able to retain our existing fireplace as well. Brilliant product, thank you!"



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