Elsie May

A gorgeous little shepherd’s hut that’s tucked away in a secluded spot, just inland from the coasts of North Devon.

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Elsie May has half an acre of private land that you can enjoy all to yourself, and there’s another 4 acres of wildflower meadows that you’re free to explore with other guests! Life doesn’t get much better than sitting back on the wooden sun loungers and basking in the warmth of the sun’s rays. If it gets a bit hot, you can hop in the hammock and lay in the dappled sunlight beneath the trees.

The hut even has its own pond, which draws in a variety of local wildlife. You can kick back and fully relax in this completely undisturbed hideaway, whilst keeping an eye out for the resident foxes, deer, voles and weasels! Why not start your day by waking up to the chorus of birdsong, before diving into a hamper that’s been lovingly prepared by the owners David and Lynda. You’re guaranteed to get a good night’s sleep in the large comfy bed that sleeps 2, and there’s even a modern en suite bathroom, gas hobs, and a table that neatly slides away.

The shepherd’s hut also has a wood-fired hot tub surrounded by festoon lights, which is the perfect place to sit and admire the panoramic views of the rolling Devon hills and the starry night sky. After you’ve jumped out of the tub and braved the brisk walk back into the hut, you can light a fire in our Hobbit stove to get warm and cosy again. There’s nothing more comforting than listening to the crackling of the logs as you watch the flames flicker away, and our tiny stove is sure to keep you toasty warm, no matter what time of year you decide to book your stay!

Here, the Hobbit stove has been fitted with our stand option. This makes our small wood burning stove just that bit taller, which gives you a better view of the fire and makes it easier to refuel. There’s also a neat little space to store logs right beneath the stove, so you’ll never have to move very far! A lovely set of deep blue tiles line the walls around it, which makes gazing at the fireplace even more of a joy.

There’s also an outdoor fire pit, that’s complete with a tripod and a grill! This is perfect for long summer evenings, when you can enjoy some wood-fired cooking and al fresco dining on your own private patch of land. If you hadn’t noticed it in the photos, there’s also a covered decking area, which looks and feels more like a treehouse! Here, you can enjoy some spectacular views through the treetops, nestled away in your own secret little den.

If you manage to pull yourself away from this incredible safe haven, then there’s plenty of quiet villages, country gardens and local pubs that are ready and waiting for you to visit. If you’re feeling more adventurous, then you can set off on the Tarka trail cycle path, or traverse the vast expanses of Dartmoor and Exmoor. There’s also a huge range of coastal paths that you can take, which are all easily accessible from Elsie May.

If you’re interested in incorporating our small wood burning stove into the design of your own shepherd’s hut, then take a good look at the product page for our Hobbit stove. There’s plenty of information that you can find here about our small stove, as well as the range of additional options and colours that you can add to your tiny wood burner! 

If you’re wondering how you might be able to get the Hobbit stove installed, then check out our shepherd’s hut flue kits, and visit our authorised dealers page to get a breakdown of the list of installers that we’d recommend who are based near you.

We’ve designed a wide range of installation kits that are tailored to suit a variety of different structures. If you’re at all unsure about what flue parts you might need, then do not hesitate to get in touch with us, as we offer a bespoke flue consultancy service free of charge!

If you’re really tight on space in your shepherd’s hut, then we have you covered! You can add heat shields to your Hobbit stove too, and this will greatly reduce the distances that you will need to comply with for your fireplace. To see just how much space you can save, take a quick look at this document here.

Make sure you also head over to the listing for Elsie May on Canopy and Stars to book your stay today!

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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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