Rookery Retreat

A luxury shepherd’s hut nestled in a private acre of oak woodland, Rookery Retreat sits on a traditional 500 acre working farm next to Dartmoor National Park, Devon.

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Rookery Retreat is a beautiful little 1 bedroom shepherd’s hut, which is located just outside of Okehampton, Devon. The hut benefits from being extremely close to Dartmoor National Park, which consists of vast areas of rolling moorland, granite hilltops and beautiful rivers. The shepherd’s hut is also nestled within an acre of its own oak woodland, which has been intentionally cornered off for re-wilding, so you’ll get to enjoy some incredible scenery whether you decide to venture further afield, or if you just step outside! 

Rookery Retreat faces out over 200 acres of forestry, and it offers some stunning views of the valley. You could even pack a picnic to have down by the river on a warm sunny day! Despite its secluded, remote location, the hut has also been kitted out with some luxurious features, which includes a walk-in rainfall shower, a double bed with a memory foam mattress, a smeg hob, and our very own small wood burning stove! If you want to keep society a bit closer to hand, then the hut also has its own wifi, so you can still make full use of your phone or laptop if you still want to get things done.

Our Hobbit stove is the perfect little wood burner for shepherds’ huts and a wide range of other small spaces. When you venture out onto the farm or the surrounding moors on a chilly day, you can look forward to returning back to the comfort of the hut to get warm and cosy again in front of the fire. As the evening draws in, you can light our tiny wood burning stove and read a book with your fire gently crackling away in the background. 

Our small Hobbit wood stove enables you to stay at the hut all year round. So you’re guaranteed to have a wonderful little escape from the world regardless of whether you enjoy sitting outside on a warm summer’s evening, or if you prefer huddling up in front of the fire and enjoying some stargazing on a cool, clear evening!

The hut blends indulgent luxury with a true escape into nature, and the welcoming interior is inspired by the outdoors, with natural tones and materials giving the hut a warm and homely feel. The historic woodland and the traditional working family farm dates back to around 1086, and the family that currently own the land have farmed it since the 1800’s! Make sure you visit their Airbnb listing to find out more about the property and to book your stay today!

If you’re wondering how you might be able to install one of our small wood burning stoves into a similar structure, then please feel free to contact us! We have designed two different installation kits for installing our small wood stove into a shepherd’s hut, and we also offer a bespoke flue consultancy service free of charge.

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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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