The Pandy House

An expansive and eccentric holiday home that’s nestled in the scenic hills of Snowdonia. The Pandy House lies in the village of Rowen, just outside of Conwy - a medieval market town in North West Wales.

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The Pandy House is bursting with colour and flamboyancy, but it has a peaceful soul, as the property is tucked away in a beautiful rural setting, surrounded by a trickling river and fairytale forests and valleys. It’s even accessed by its own private bridge across the Afon Roe, and the house backs onto a magical woodland that’s protected by Snowdonia National Park.

It could not be more appropriate to have our Hobbit stove installed into one of the fireplaces – the doors have been painted in a spritely Sky Blue to match the interior design of the living room, and our Hobbit stove provides a relaxing glow throughout the evening and late into the night. You will have complete peace of mind knowing that you can stay warm and cosy throughout your stay, whatever time of year you decide to visit.

The Pandy House also used to be the home of a stamp collector, who lost hundreds of stamps in a tragic house fire. It seems very fitting that the unruly flames are now safely harnessed within the cast iron body of our small stove, which will provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests for many years to come.

Our small wood burning stove is a fantastic option for many different fireplaces, and it can be squeezed into some exceptionally tight spaces. You can take a look at our fireplace distances document for further guidance.

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The Hobbit stove has been designed for Victorian and Edwardian fireplaces, so that you can install a modern and efficient small stove without having to remove original period features, which can be messy and expensive. That said, it’s also perfect for a variety of freestanding installations too!

The Pandy House was originally a fulling mill, which was used to clean sheep wool. It is made of local stone from Pen quarry, and it was converted into living accommodation 100 years later, in the 1930’s.

Since then, The Murphy Family have purchased The Pandy House in an attempt to preserve a building that they became besotted with when they moved to the village of Rowen in 2013. The love and creativity that they have poured into the property is very clear, with remarkable attention to detail being paid to every nook and cranny of this incredible space.

If you’re wondering how you might be able to incorporate one of our small wood burning stoves into the design of your room, then make sure you take a look at our household fireplace flue kits. Our installation kits come with all of the parts that you will need to install your small stove into an existing chimney, and we offer a chimney lining kit too.

You can also visit our authorised dealers page to find your nearest recommended stockist or installer, who will be able to provide you with plenty of advice in regards to your installation. We do not carry out any fittings ourselves, but if you have any queries, then you are more than welcome to contact us, as we offer a bespoke flue consultancy service free of charge.

If you’re looking to install one of our small stoves into a more unique structure, then make sure you take a look through our wide range of case studies to see how other people have incorporated our small wood burning stoves into the design of their projects!

Our small stove has found its home in a variety of different settings over the years, and it can be safely installed into a summerhouse, a cabin, a campervan conversion, a shed, a canal boat, a yurt, a geodesic dome, a tiny home, or a shepherd’s hut! The list goes on.

Make sure you visit the listing for The Pandy House on Unique Homestays to read more about this incredible retreat and to book your stay today!##

Find out how our tiny stoves can transform your household fireplace by reading some of our other case studies here.

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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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