Little Ash Glamping

Cosy indoors. Country outdoors. The perfect spot for glamping in Trusham!

small wood burning stove intalled in a shepherds hut

In 2018, Ben left his job in London as a civil engineer, returning to the Devonshire countryside to try something completely new! He began designing and building shepherds’ huts on Martingrange Farm – a working farm that has been managed by Helen and Tony for over 20 years! They have a range of livestock, which includes some South Devon cows and Blue Faced Leicester sheep, but they’ve recently added three pygmy goats and two rheas to their farming family!

Helen and Tony are friends and neighbours of Ben, and they’ve known each other since he was a child. Together, they decided that Ben’s venture would be a fantastic way to diversify their smallholding, so they began working together to create the perfect space for couples, families and friends to relax and spend some time together in the countryside!

The result is a luxury glamping space with three stunning shepherds’ huts that you can stay in, each with their own character and quirky features! The shepherds’ huts were all designed and hand-crafted by themselves, and they’re nestled in a field which is surrounded by some incredible ancient oak trees. Ben tried to use as many reclaimed materials and objects as he could, and almost everything in the huts is handmade. Each hut also has its own outside seating area, where you can enjoy some fires in the evening or some late-night stargazing, and there’s even a rare-to-find four person shepherd’s hut, which makes the perfect escape for couples, families or groups!

The project turned out to be a lot more work than they had initially planned, but after two and a bit years it had truly paid off! We visited the farm ourselves back in February this year, and we were completely blown away by the amount of care and attention to detail that Ben had put into these spaces! Every single detail has been thought through, whether it’s the light switches or the door knobs, the stairs, the storage, the taps, the door hinges, the shelves, or the light bulbs – Ben has every little detail of the huts nailed down to a tee!

Our small wood burning stove – the Hobbit stove – is tucked away in the corner of two of these beautiful little shepherds’ huts. Our tiny wood stove kicks out plenty of heat, so Ben’s guests are sure to stay warm and cosy all-year-round! The stove sits in a beautiful fireplace that Ben has made from rustic-looking wriggly tin, which has a lovely wooden border positioned a safe distance away from our small wood burner. 

Here, the Hobbit stove has been equipped with our stand option, where you can neatly store a good few logs beneath our small wood stove. There’s still plenty of space on the stovetop for a kettle, so that you can make a hot cup of tea or coffee, or you can also use a small pan on the top of the stove. If you’re lumped with some rainy days whilst you’re away, then you can still cosy up indoors and watch the flames of the fire gently flicker away. 

If you’re interested in extending the seasons that people can enjoy your glamping space, then installing one of our small wood stoves is a great move! Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss how one of our tiny wood burners can be incorporated into your space, as we offer a bespoke flue consultancy service free of charge. We’ve also designed two different shepherd’s hut flue kits for getting your stove installed, and our small wood burning stove can be customised with a variety of different options. If Little Ash looks like the perfect escape for your family or friends, then make sure you visit their website or their Airbnb listing to book your stay today!

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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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