Small Stoves for Fireplaces - Case Studies

We have designed three different small stoves for household fireplaces. At Salamander Stoves, we recognised the need for a cast iron stove with a smaller footprint, and the demand for a small stove which offered the same benefits as a large, efficient wood burner. Our Hobbit stove achieves this, presenting itself as a high quality, compact, yet affordable stove. The Hobbit is a small cast iron multi-fuel stove that's able to burn wood or coal, and it has been specifically designed to fit small household fireplaces in order to avoid removing original Victorian and Edwardian tiles or cast iron fire surrounds. The compact size of the Hobbit allows for any ornate period features of an older cast iron fire surround to be retained, enabling an inefficient open fire to be replaced with ease.

At the same time, The Hobbit is traditionally and elegantly styled to fit with every style of decor and interior design, and you have the ability to customise your small wood burning stove with a wide range of colours and additional stove options. The Hobbit SE is the DEFRA approved version, which provides exactly the same features as the standard model, although the SE can be used as a smoke exempt appliance if you live in a smoke controlled zone.

Following the success of our Hobbit stove and the great feedback that we’ve received, we have developed a second small stove – The Little Range! This tiny cook stove is perfect for a diverse array of small spaces, and it has a much larger cooktop as well as a built-in oven. Whether you’re looking to heat a small space, power a hot water supply, or if you want to get stuck into some wood-fired cooking, our Little Range Cook Stove will make a fantastic addition to your household fireplace.

Our small wood burning stoves have been installed in a wide range of stunning household fireplaces, and we have also designed two different installation kits to make the process of fitting your stove even easier! You can easily install your tiny wood stove with the use of our chimney lining kit or existing chimney kit, and both installation kits can be customised to suit your specific needs. You can take a look through some of our case studies below to see how other people have incorporated our Hobbit stove or Little Range into the design of their household fireplace!

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Hollie Berries

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BZR Woodburners

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John Willetts Fireplace & Stove Centre

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Tiles Told

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The Pandy House

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Cheshire Stoves and Fires Ltd

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Pip’s Home

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O’Neill Brickwork Ltd

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The Beresford Project

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Monochrome Maison

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Yorkist Grate Installation

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Painted Hobbit Stove Installed in a Small Fireplace

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Victorian Fireplace With Marble Fire Surround

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Victorian Fireplace Hobbit Installation

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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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