Red Kite Lodge

A stunning pyramid-topped cabin, which was designed by Echo Living and featured in Channel 4’s Impossible Builds!

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This incredible cabin is based in Dorset, and it has three different outdoor areas for guests to enjoy. There’s a deck for some late-night stargazing, a covered seating area adorned with festoon lights (which is perfect if there’s a spot of rain), and there’s also a sun-trap terrace, just a few steps away from the cabin! The lodge sits within Cranborne Chase, which is the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to have its entire region classified as an International Dark Sky Reserve!

The glass doors to the rear of the property open out onto some amazing panoramic views over the rolling Dorset hills. As you sip your morning coffee, you can watch the mist rising up through the valley, or look out onto the fields of cows and sheep that will be peering back up at you! There’s even a fire pit, a wood-fired oven and a hot tub, so you can enjoy some al fresco dining or a soak in the tub on a long summer’s evening!

When you’re not basking in the sun during the warmer months, you can sit back and enjoy the warmth that’s radiated by our small wood burning stove! Our Hobbit stove is perfect for the colder seasons, and it enables this unique retreat to be enjoyed all-year-round. Our small wood burner kicks out plenty of heat, but the cabin also has underfloor heating, so you’re guaranteed to be warm and cosy whenever you decide to stay!

Here, our Hobbit stove has been equipped with our stand option. This adds a bit more height to our small stove, which makes it easier to refuel and gives you a better view of the fire. You can also store some extra logs in the space below, so that you always have fuel to hand! 

Our small wood burning stove has been configured with a rear exit, so there’s still plenty of space on top of the stove for a stovetop kettle, cook pot, or a griddle pan. The flue pipes exit neatly out through the wall of the structure in a similar way to our wall exit kits. 

If you’re looking to install a Hobbit stove in a similar way, then make sure you check out the wide range of flue kits that we’ve designed. If you’re at all unsure about anything, then do not hesitate to contact us, as we offer a bespoke flue consultancy service free of charge!

The owners – Andy and Jane – have since built another property adjacent to this beautiful escape, but Red Kite Lodge was lovingly cared for as their home for five years, before they designed their dream house next door. The pyramid-style roof allows plenty of natural light to flood into the living area, and the wooden cladding and bright blue kitchen only add to the light and airy feel of this dreamy space!

Although this heavenly hideout offers plenty of luxuries that will entice you to stay put, the lodge is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it’s also a Site of Special Scientific Interest, so it’s definitely worth getting outside and exploring the local area!

There’s trails that lead to Larmer Tree Gardens or Wardour Castle, and Frome isn’t very far away either. We would definitely recommend checking out The Good Heart as a place to eat if you pop into this lovely little town! The Good Heart is a friendly and affordable pay-it-forward café that’s centred around kindness, and Namdi is renowned for his delicious plant-based dumplings!

You can click here to take a look through the rest of the incredible work by Echo Living, and make sure you visit the listing for Red Kite Lodge 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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