There’s nothing better than the glow of a log fire on a chilly winter’s evening. All woodburning stoves require a chimney to remove emissions from the room. They usually sit within or in front of a fireplace opening, but freestanding stoves are gaining popularity, especially for open-plan areas, although they still need a flue. Woodburners use only wood, while a multifuel stove can burn wood, smokeless fuel and coal. The difference lies in the grate. Wood will burn on a bed of ash, but coals need air entering from beneath, so a multifuel stove has a grate that adjusts to suit the fuel. Take a look at our pick of the best stoves to keep your home cosy.
This designer stove sits on its own pedestal, raising the fire chamber to the ultimate position for a perfect view of the dancing flames. Available in black, charcoal or pewter as standard, plus there’s an extensive range of vibrant colours on offer for anyone looking to create a dramatic focal point. H93.2 W57.4 D40.1cm.
The V12 Duo boiler woodburning stove has a large 12KW capacity designed to heat large open spaces up to 180m3. This cavernous stove has a huge glass window that’s perfect for creating ambience in your home, while the modern design and smooth curves make it an ideal choice for contemporary homes. H65 W60 D40.6cm.
The intricate detailing on the Ridlington stove perfectly houses the real fire within. The stove comes with a choice of brushed brass or brushed door furniture, and has a heat output of 8.0kW. Cast-Iron. H60.7 W56.6 D34cm.
A classic and practical design that suits all styles of room decor, both traditional and contemporary. The soft blue colour is a super-stylish addition to the enamel finish and happily suits many decorative room styles and colourways. H61 W42 D36.5cm
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Featuring a solid cast-iron twin layer construction and a large pyro-ceramic glass viewing window, this stove would work really well in a contemporary scheme. H54 W39.5 D36.5cm.
A classic style with plenty of room for fuel, this cast-iron multifuel stove will look the part in country schemes and will keep the whole room toasty. H54 W46 D60cm.
Warm yourself in peace and enjoy the harmonious atmosphere created by this Japanese-inspired stove. The standalone design makes a fabulous focal point in contemporary open-plan schemes. H85 W40.2 D40.2cm.
An inset design will make a great focal point in a contemporary living room. This stove features unique Aduro-tronic combustion technology, which automatically regulates the primary airflow. It also uses up to 40% less firewood than many other woodburners and has a wide glass panel with a cleaning airflow system. H57.1 W61.3 D46.3cm.
This petite traditional stove has been given a lift with a shot of heritage red. The festive colour will warm up a country-style scheme with cosy feelings of home comfort. W37.5 H53.5 D32cm.