Ernie

A quaint little wagon that sits on a peaceful corner of Bridle Farm, in Somerset.

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This adorable tiny home on wheels has been affectionately named Ernie, and it’s the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a more alternative getaway! The hosts, Alex and Anneke, acquired Bridle Farm back in 2016. From the very beginning the pair got stuck into attentively caring for the land, and what was once a wild and neglected space has been transformed into a tranquil safe haven!

We’re extremely pleased to see that Alex and Anneke decided to incorporate the Hobbit stove into the design of this quirky rural retreat! Our Hobbit stove only adds to the warm, welcoming character of this wonderful escape. You can set off on a chilly walk in spring, autumn or winter with the peace of mind in knowing that our small wood burning stove will be waiting to get you warm and cosy again upon your return!

Despite its size, our small stove kicks out plenty of heat, so you’re guaranteed to be warm and snug no matter what time of year you decide to stay! As the evening draws in, you can sit back and play some board games or read a good book by the fire whilst you watch the flames dance into the night.

Here, our small multi-fuel stove has been custom-painted to add a unique touch to its style and personality. There’s also a fireguard to keep playful children at bay.

In this instance, our tiny wood stove has been configured to allow the flue pipes to exit out the back of the stove, in a similar way to our wall exit kits. This frees up the entirety of your stovetop, so that there’s more space for a stovetop kettle, a Salamander cook pot, or a griddle pan. You could even use one of our T1000 toasting forks to cook a crumpet or a slice of toast, completely hands-free!

If you’re wondering how you might be able to install one of our small wood burning stoves into your chosen structure, then make sure you check out the wide range of installation kits that we’ve designed. Our installation kits make the fitting process a whole lot easier, and we have designed a number of different flue kits that are tailored to suit a variety of different structures.

If you think you might need to make some changes to the list of flue parts, then please feel free to contact us, as we offer a bespoke flue consultancy service free of charge!

The bunk beds sleep up to four people, and the wagon is complete with an induction hob and plenty of storage beneath it. If you can bring yourself to leave this beautiful hideaway, then you can hike to several cafés and pubs in Wincanton, but those looking for a more relaxed break can lounge by the pond and make use of the covered fire pit and BBQ area.

There’s a herd of Aberdeen Angus cows nearby, but the pond also brings a wealth of other wildlife! If you wait patiently, you might spot some foxes, stoats or deer! On a warm summer’s evening you can light the fire pit and enjoy some al fresco dining. It’s also worth keeping an eye out for the bats and barn owls that often make an appearance at dusk.

For more information about this beautiful bolthole, make sure you check out the listing for Ernie on Canopy and Stars and 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?

Sam

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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."

Nat

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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."

Alan

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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

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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!"

Derrick

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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!"

Neil

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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!"

Andy

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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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Fantastic!

"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!"

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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!"

Marion

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