Monkwood Shepherd’s Hut

A luxury retreat nestled in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside.

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Monkwood Shepherd’s Hut is the latest addition to Ockeridge Rural Retreats – a 9 acre equestrian site that offers a number of amazing glamping accommodations!

The hut has been lovingly crafted from natural douglas fir and oak, and it has lamb’s wool insulation to create the cosiest, eco-friendly space! It also boasts some magnificent views of the surrounding countryside, and you can even watch the horses grazing in the nearby paddocks, right from your kitchen window!

The hut is incredibly spacious, measuring 9ft wide and 23ft long. The exposed oak beams add a truly rustic feel to the cabin, making it a home from home. Monkwood Shepherd’s Hut is also complete with a range of modern furnishings that add a good deal of style and character to this rural retreat. Our small wood burning stove completes the picture, providing you with a wonderful view of a crackling fire which brings life to the very heart of this beautiful glamping spot!

The Hobbit stove makes a fantastic addition to the shepherd’s hut, as it provides the perfect blend of traditional and more contemporary styling. This makes our small wood burning stove a superb choice for settings that have modern touches, but still have plenty of character! 

Despite its size, the Hobbit stove still kicks out a great deal of heat that’s sure to transform almost any structure into a warm, welcoming den. Whether you decide to visit the hut in spring, summer, autumn or winter, you can have complete peace of mind in knowing that our small wood burner will be there to keep you warm and cosy during any time of the year!

Monkwood Shepherd’s Hut has been specifically designed with couples in mind, and it’s the perfect place to stay for a romantic escape. The hut has been named after Monkwood itself – a gorgeous ancient woodland close by, that’s renowned for its colourful flowers and vibrant butterfly species!

The hut also has a luxurious king-size bed and an incredible roll top bath! If that wasn’t enough, then there’s a fully integrated kitchen with a quartz surface and a Belfast sink, which makes even the simplest day-to-day activities an absolute joy.

When it comes to days out, there’s lots of local fisheries nearby if you’re a keen angler, and the Malvern Hills are definitely a site worth visiting! This mountainous landscape is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which is great for mountain biking and hiking. There’s also plenty of footpaths too if you fancy more of a stroll! Worcester city centre isn’t too far away from the hut, and there are a variety of other attractions, such as Witley Court, and a number of local pubs.

If you’re wondering how you might be able to incorporate our small wood burning stove into the design of your shepherd’s hut, then make sure you check out our shepherd’s hut installation kits!

We have designed two installation kits that have been specifically tailored to suit most types of shepherds’ huts, and our flue kits have all of the parts that you’ll need to get your Hobbit stove installed.

If you think that any of the parts in these flue kits might need changing to suit your particular hut, then please do not hesitate to contact us, as we offer a bespoke flue consultancy service free of charge! All you need to do is drop us an email with some photos and measurements of your hut, and we will be able to advise you on what parts you’ll need and how they should all be arranged. We have also designed a wide range of other installation kits, that can be used to fit our Hobbit stove into a variety of different structures.

Make sure you visit the listing for Monkwood Shepherd’s Hut on the Ockeridge Rural Retreats website to find out more and to book your stay!

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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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