Hollie Berries

Florist, flower grower, maker, baker and blogger!

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Amongst these activities, Hollie is also in the process of renovating an old cottage in Aberdeenshire, which is where our little Hobbit stove came in! Hollie decided to purchase our Hobbit stove with brass fittings, which give the stove a slightly more traditional appearance. The brass fittings on our small wood burner also match her fireplace accessories perfectly!

“Couldn’t be more pleased with our new Salamander Stove that we have just installed!! The perfect size for this little nook we uncovered! Next up we are going to make it a fire surround, while I probably ponder paint colours and furniture for in here a bit longer!”

When Hollie isn’t in the midst of her renovation, she spends her days working in her cut flower garden and her flower workshop, baking sweet and seasonal treats in her kitchen, or exploring the beautiful scenery of Scotland, drawing inspiration from the incredible nature that surrounds her. Hollie also has a blog, where she shares her love of creating with lots of DIY and craft projects, her favourite baking recipes, monthly garden updates, and her adventures around Scotland.

Make sure you visit Hollie Berries’ website and her blog to find out more about her work. You can follow her renovation on her lovely Instagram page, and she also has a separate Instagram page for her beautiful flower work. Who doesn’t love flowers?!

If you’re in the process of renovating a property, then make sure you check out our Hobbit stove. Its compact size makes it perfect for small recesses or old Victorian fireplaces, and it often enables you to install a small wood stove without the need for more extensive renovation work.

You can view the dimensions of our small stove here, and we also have a useful fireplace distances document here, to guide you with your installation.

Once you’ve uncovered or created a fireplace, our small stove can be easily installed with our household fireplace installation kits. We have designed an existing chimney kit, as well as a chimney lining kit. You can also enter your postcode into our handy authorised dealers page to find your nearest recommended installer. All of our recommended installers have plenty of experience when it comes to fitting our small wood burning stove.

Tip: You will need to purchase the Hobbit SE if you live within a Smoke Control Area, or if you have a particularly narrow chimney. The Hobbit SE is the DEFRA-exempt version of our small stove, and you can find out if you live in a Smoke Control Area by contacting your local council. The standard Hobbit stove can only run off of a 6” diameter liner, whereas the Hobbit SE can be used with a 5” or a 6” diameter chimney liner.

You can also customise your small wood burning stove with a wide range of stove extras, so that your small wood stove meets your exact needs and aesthetics! The top door, bottom door and the airflow wheel can be customised with your own choice of colours. You can browse our colour chart here.

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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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