Herdwick Shepherd’s Hut

Our Hobbit stove has found its new home in this beautiful little shepherd's hut on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.

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Dartmoor Shepherds’ Huts are based near the beautiful moorland village of Holne, which is just a short drive away from our Devon workshop! The campsite is nestled in a quiet valley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, with woodland on one side and the Holy Brook on the other.

They offer five unique shepherds’ huts for guests to stay in. They’re all slightly different, but each hut adds a good dose of luxury and glamour to your Dartmoor camping experience! The two larger huts – The Foxglove and Huck’s Cabin – are open all-year-round.

All of the huts are made on their own farm in the traditional style. The modern, timber-built structures are even insulated with lamb’s wool that comes from their own sheep! There’s also plenty of tent pitches, so the campsite offers a range of prices to suit different budgets and needs. Every pitch comes with its own fire pit, so that you can enjoy a good old-fashioned camp fire! The site has direct access onto Holne moor, and it’s just a short walk away from the River Dart.

Here, our Hobbit stove has been installed into the Herdwick Shepherd’s Hut, which is the newest of the three huts. Our small wood burning stove adds a modern and cosy feeling to the hut thanks to its beautiful styling and the surprising amount of heat it kicks out from a warm and toasty fire.

Herdwick Shepherd’s Hut is very spacious. It has a double bunk bed, making it the perfect rural retreat for couples, friends, or families. There’s a small kitchen area with a fridge, a table and chairs, and a luxurious sheepskin bench. Basic cooking equipment and utensils are provided, so you don’t need to pack a number of pots and pans for your stay! Outside, there is a small decking area with table and chairs as well as a lawn area, which boasts a picnic bench, fire pit and BBQ.

This hut also has its own bathroom with a toilet, shower and basin. The camping pitches benefit from a brand new toilet, shower and utility block, which is just a short walk from any of the pitches.

Click here to visit the Dartmoor Shepherds’ Hut website, and view the page for Herdwick’s Shepherd’s Hut to book your stay today!

If you’re wondering how you could incorporate our Hobbit stove or the Hobbit SE into the design of your shepherd’s hut, then make sure you take a look at our shepherd’s hut small stove installation kits. We have designed two different flue kits that are specifically tailored to shepherds’ huts. 

Shepherd’s Hut Kit 1 has the flue pipes exiting straight up through the roof of your structure. This is the most cost-effective way to install the stove. You will also benefit from a better draw and extra heat being radiated from your single wall flue pipes. However, if it is not possible to exit through the roof of your structure, then Shepherd’s Hut Kit 2 uses twin wall insulated flue pipes to exit out through the wall of your shepherd’s hut.

If you’re at all unsure as to how you could install our small multi-fuel stove into your shepherd’s hut, then please do not hesitate to contact us. We offer a bespoke flue consultancy service free of charge, so if you drop us an email with the following details, then we will be able to provide you with a list of specific parts that have been tailored to your space. We just need:

  • Some pictures of the inside and the outside of your structure.
  • The floor to ceiling height of where the stove is going to be sited.
  • Whether the stove is going to be placed on our stand option, or another raised platform.
  • The thickness of your roof.
  • The pitch of your roof.
  • The roofing material (an undulating metal profile is common for shepherds’ huts).

If you are looking to exit out through the wall of your structure, then we would also need to know the height of the hut and the size of any overhang.

If you would like to see how other people have incorporated our small wood burning stove into the design of their project, then make sure you check out our other shepherd’s hut case studies!

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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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