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Flavel Arundel XL 5 Wood Burning Stove 51 x 65cm

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About the Arundel 5 XL

This is the beefy brother to the hugely-popular Flavel Arundel (the installer's favourite). The XL is rated as a 4.9kW, but has a firebox a fair bit larger - with a maximum capability of 8kW should you feed it enough fuel.

We tested the Arundel Xl during October 2019 and were very pleased indeed. Controllability is excellent - as good as it gets. The massive firebox means large logs are not an issue and the resulting heat output means that the XL punches well above its weight (it will run happily at 3kW-8kW so just choose how much wood to load).

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Flavel arundel xl
Flavel Arundel XL

Output & fuel

Nominal 5kW
Max. 8kW

This stove will run happily at 2-7kW depending on fuel load.

What size stove to choose? Advice here

Eco credentials

This stove meets and exceeds the new 2022 Ecodesign regulations.

This stove is approved by DEFRA to burn wood in a Smoke Control Area.



Don't overthink efficiency. 75%-85% is fine.

Stoves with 90%+ efficiency may not work so well on shorter chimneys.


Height: 649mm
Height with log store: no log store available this model
Width: 510mm
Depth: 301mm
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 160mm

Which fitting pack for my liner? Advice here


Viewing area (from outside stove looking in).

Width: 40cm
Height: 41cm


Flue size

5" (125mm) collar top or rear
Can be installed with a 5" or 6" chimney liner.


External air NO

No, this stove cannot be fitted with an external air kit. Usually this option is not relevant unless an air vent is required and the property owners are aiming for an airtight space.

Air vent advice here

Body and door

Steel stove (5-year body guarantee) with steel door.

What to buy steel or cast-iron? Do not overthink. Steel heats fast. Cast-iron takes a little longer but retains heat longer as fire dies.


Hearth thickness: minimum 125mm non-combustible material (can include floor thickness).

Hearth regulation advice here

Air gaps

Distance to combustibles SIDE: 500mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 400mm
Distance to combustibles REAR WITH HEATSHIELD: 150mm

To non-combustibles there are no hard rules but, around the stove, a 50mm minimum air gap is recommended to brick/stone. This to be increased to 100mm for rendered or boarded surfaces. Prior to purchasing any stove download the installation manual to check that manufacturers do not have any additional requirements.

Distances & heat shield advice

Julian's thoughts

We had this on test in our office (old stone Chapel, difficult to heat). It passed the "Arran" test (he did not pester me to end the test early so "we can get something warmer in"). Large glass, loads of heat and very controllable.

Julian's favourite stoves


Internal firebox

Width: 425mm
Depth: 210mm
Useable height: 230mm

Capacity: 20,527 cm2

Max. output: 7.19kW

  • Gift/Discount
  • Delivery promise (14 days to report any damage)
  • Exceptional six-months guarantee (even if stove used)
  • Price match


The manufacturer has requested that we do not give away gifts with this stove.

Buying online is a little disconcerting for some. What if I get a lemon? What if I'm happy when I unwrap it?
If your stove's retail price is under £1300: Should you not be happy with your stove for any reason, within the first three months from purchase, we will arrange to have the stove collected from your premises (we pay first £48 delivery collection cost, covers most UK postcodes, you pay additional in rare situation cost rises above £48 for any reason). Stove installed and has been used? No worry. We will pay you up to £100 to have it removed by a Hetas registered installer.
As soon as the stove is back with us we will provide a FULL REFUND of the cost of the stove. We will even post you a pallet and straps as required (you will need to prepare it ready for our driver). This exceptional guarantee lasts for a full three months from date of delivery EVEN IF THE STOVE IS USED as long as normal wear and tear.
Between three and six months, we offer exactly the same but without the £100 stove-removal offer.
On this, you have my word.


Julian Patrick
Managing Director Stove Fitter's Warehouse and Author of The Stove Fitter's Manual


*The "exceptional money-back guarantee" applies only to black stoves or stoves that have a retail value inc. VAT of £1,300 or less. INSET OR CASSETTE STOVES ARE NOT INCLUDED. STOVES NOT ADVERTISED ON are NOT INCLUDED.

We will happily strive to match any price you may have from any other supplier.

Offered an "ex-display" or "shop soiled"? We will strive to offer you a new stove for the same price.