Best buys: stoves

October 23, 2017 / Best buys, SHOPPING

Warm up long evenings with these top five…


1 Best for streamlined style: Contura 

This Swedish brand specialises in wood burning stoves in modern shapes. It’s new ‘320A’ model is a sleek cube, which looks great either freestanding or set into a fireplace. From £1,795, Contura


‘320A’, from £1,795, Contura


2  Best for suspended stoves: Focus 

Founded in 1967 by French sculptor Dominique Imbert, Focus makes stoves that resemble works of art. Its range of dramatic suspended designs includes the ‘Ergofocus’ wood burner, which rotates 360 degrees to direct heat wherever you want it. It comes in a range of colours, as well as metallic finishes such as patinated bronze. From £6,500, Focus Fireplaces


‘Ergofocus’ wood burner, from £6,500, Focus Fireplaces


3  Best for boiler stoves: Charnwood 

This Isle of Wight brand has a wide range of classically elegant stoves with high green credentials such as smoke-reducing technology. It also offers boiler stoves, which not only burn logs, but also heat radiators and water. The ‘Island IIIB’, which comes in eight colours, is a case in point. There’s also a version with a hot plate for cooking. From £2,694, Charnwood


The ‘Island IIIB’, from £2,694, Charnwood


4  Best for classic style: Chesney’s

This British brand started out restoring old fireplaces – origins that are reflected in it’s timeless stove collection.  We like the ‘Beaumont 6’ design, available in wood or multi-fuel versions. From £1,980, Chesney’s 


‘Beaumont 6’, from £1,980, Chesney’s


5  Best for awkward spaces: Morsø

Morsø has been keeping Danes warm since 1853, and today it has some models for small spaces, including the ‘6643’ woodburner, which slots neatly into tight corners.  The wide window gives a good view of the flames from all angles.  From £1,990, Morsoe 


‘6643’ wood burner, from £1,990, Morsoe


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