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The best stoves for comfort and style

No living room is complete without one. Choose from our pick of the best stoves on the market to add comfort and style to your home.

Cranmore 5 wood-burning stove in Black

Fireplace stoves have been around for centuries, but over the past few years their popularity has surged, adding a certain comfort and warmth to your home. There are plenty of factors to consider when choosing a new stove – fuel, size, emissions, style – so we’ve made it easy by giving you our top pick of the market’s best.

Updating your stove

Older stoves, especially those over 10 years old, do not feature up-to-date technology and burn with much lower efficiency, releasing particulate matter and other harmful into the air in your home. Upgrading to an Ecodesign-compliant stove or fire will positively improve the air quality and use around 70 per cent less wood than an open fire and 20 per cent less than a standard stove to heat your home. It is important that the stove is installed by an installer registered with a scheme such as HETAS or OFTEC. The stove should then be professionally serviced on at least an annual basis.

C-Four wood-burning stove, from £1,002, Charnwood

Choosing between wood-fired and multi fuel

If you’re trying to choose between a wood-burning stove and a multi-fuel stove, remember that wood-burners are designed to only burn real wood (not briquettes etc) and will feature a fixed grate for burning logs on, allowing the firewood to sit on a bed of ash. Multi-fuel stoves on the other hand incorporate a raised grate system and are primarily designed to burn smokeless fuels, but can be used occasionally for burning logs.

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Wood Fired Stoves

Wood-fired stoves offer the timeless appeal and flickering warmth of a real fire.

Ironheart wood-fired cook stove with six-pan hotplate in Anthracite, £4,725, Esse – Buy it now

Ironheart wood-fired cook stove with six-pan hotplate in Anthracite

Alpine 4 Series wood-burning stove in Atlantic Blue and Devonshire fireplace surround in carved limestone, £1,799, Chesneys – Buy the stove or Buy the mantlepiece

Devonshire fireplace surround in carved limestone

F 500 Eco cast-iron wood-burning stove in Brown Majolica, £2,835, Jøtul – Buy it now

F 500 Eco cast-iron wood-burning stove in Brown Majolica

Elmdale contemporary cast-iron and steel wood-burning stove in Black, £1,895, ACR Stoves – Buy it now

Elmdale contemporary cast-iron and steel wood-burning stove in Black

Whychwood wood-burning stove, £1,299, ACR Stoves – Buy it now

Whychwood wood-burning stove

Cranmore 5 wood-burning stove in Black, £1,530, Charnwood – Buy it now

Cranmore 5 wood-burning stove in Black
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Multi Fuel Stoves

Multi-fuel stoves are a versatile choice, burning either wood or a smokeless fuel.

Rowandale multi-fuel stove in Matt Black, £1,260, ACR Stoves – Buy it now

Rowandale multi-fuel stove in Matt Black

Shoreditch 8 Series multi-fuel stove in Black and Kent Bolection surround, £2,189 and £3,280, Chesneys – Buy the stove or Buy the mantle

Shoreditch 8 Series multi-fuel stove in Black and Kent Bolection surround

Huntingdon 30 multi-fuel Ecodesign stove with Tracery Door and Claremont mantel in Antique White Marble, £1,295 and £1,435, Stovax – Buy the stove or Buy the mantle

Huntingdon 30 multi-fuel Ecodesign stove with Tracery Door and door handle removed

Panther 2110 cleanheat cast-iron multi-fuel stove, £1,799, Morsø – Buy it now

Panther 2110 cleanheat cast-iron multi-fuel stove

Fat Penguin Eco multi-fuel stove in Charred Red, £1,926.50, Chilli Penguin Stoves – Buy it now

Fat Penguin Eco multi-fuel stove in Charred Red
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Antique Fireplaces

Reinstate period grandeur with an antique fireplace.

Antique Gothic cast-iron arched fireplace, approx mid 19th-century, £1,280, Haes Antiques at The Hoarde – Buy it now

Antique Gothic cast-iron arched fireplace, approx mid 19th-century

Original antique Georgian polished cast-iron freestanding basket with fireback, £2,000 (+VAT), Renaissance London – Buy it now

Original antique Georgian polished cast-iron freestanding basket with fireback

Tudor Revival Horton stone chimneypiece, £5,800 (+VAT), Westland London – Buy it now

Tudor Revival Horton stone chimneypiece

19th-century large English carved oak fireplace surround, £2,675, UK Heritage at Decorative Collective – Buy it now

19th-century large English carved oak fireplace surround

French Pompadour dark marble fireplace surround, Louis XVI style, £2,250, English Salvage – Buy it now

French Pompadour dark marble fireplace surround, Louis XVI style
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