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Salamander Hobbit Multifuel Wood Burning Stove 4kW Small Cast Iron Traditional

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So cute! The Salamander Hobbit small log burner is a traditional, petite cast-iron stove and probably the most famous small, multifuel stove on the market. During late 2015 the Hobbit was featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces

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Avril
Simply superb stove

All went very smoothly with delivery and installation. Very happy with Hobbit. Easy to light and control. Looks so good and fits well where our old totally inefficient gas fake fire used to be.

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Thomas Fleming
Hobbit salamander

Bought this little beuty of a woodburning stove . Overhead moon with my purchase and the service was on par with my item . Absolutely too class product and service

DEFRA Approved

This stove can burn wood in a Smoke Control Area (most towns and cities are Smoke Control Areas).

DEFRA Approved

This stove can burn wood in a Smoke Control Area (most towns and cities are Smoke Control Areas)

See our Top 10 DEFRA approved stoves

Eco Design 2022

This stove is certified as Ecodesign compliant (has passed the new and stringent 2022 regulations).

Ecodesign & myths about pollution

Eco Design 2022

This stove is certified as Ecodesign compliant (has passed the new and stringent 2022 regulations)

Ecodesign & myths about pollution

See our Top 10 Eco Design Stoves

MATERIAL & Output

Material: Steel with a steel door

Output: 5kW
(max approx: 5.16kW)

Material & Output

Material: Cast-iron

Output: 4kW
(max. approx: 4kW)

DImensions

Body
Width: 430mm
Height: 580mm
Depth: 332mm

Flue
5" (125mm)

Dimensions

Body
Width: 300mm
Height: 460mm
Depth:270mm

Flue
4" (100mm)

KEY SELLING POINTS

Value for money

Key Selling Points

Top seller

Small stove for small rooms

Cast-iron classic

Colours available (made to order) see this page for details

Optional heat shields reduce distances to combustible materials

Julian's Thoughts

Cannot go wrong. Installers love this stove as they consider it "fit and forget"

Spend just a little more? An alternative to the Arundel would be the Firewire 400, Hamlet Solution 5 SC or Saltfire Peanut 5

Julian's Thoughts

Top seller. Great little stove and never any quality problems. Very well crafted.

Description

About the Salamander Hobbit

So cute! The Salamander Hobbit small log burner is a traditional, petite cast-iron stove and probably the most famous small, multifuel stove on the market. During late 2015 the Hobbit was featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, this causing a sales spike and a prolonged national Hobbit shortage. The small stove community still speak of this shortage today and many within that community are still undergoing counselling.

Salamander Stoves, in Devon, manufacture the small Hobbit stove (nice couple- Gillan and Mark, slightly eccentric but harmless). This one stove is pretty much all they do but they sell a lot. No wonder they know what they are doing. Niche marketing at its finest. A proper Hobbit obsession.
 
This is the perfect small wood burning stove for sheds, cabins, snugs, yurts, home offices, boats, caravans, vans, conservatories or any small room.
 
 
Hobbits are perfect for the smaller recess or the smaller room.
 
The Salamander Hobbit stove is a cast-iron classic and has long been a favourite amongst our customers. Over the years we have sold hundreds and we have very many happy customers.
 
Requires you to also purchase a 4-5" vitreous adaptor to connect to a 5" stove pipe* (leaved the option ticked above our Add to Cart button).
*We do not sell 4" stove pipe as sweeps do not like the narrow diameter and it more easily clogs with soot.

Hobbit options

Colours (factory-sprayed ask for timescale)*

Add a custom colour for the stove body

Add a custom colour for the stove top door

Add a custom colour for the stove lower door

Add a custom colour for the stove air flow wheel

*Can cause delays of many weeks depending on supply. Note that stove spray is so very easy to use - why not just spray your own?

Other (factory fitted ask for timescale)

Back boiler - factory-fitted option for heating small radiators (contact us for more info).

Heat shields - Can reduce distance to combustibles from 400mm to 100mm. Factory fitted.

Other (usually available immediately)

Log store - fits under stove.

Coal bar - raises the height at which coal/logs can fall out.

Need a chimney?

3-metre chimney kit: everything you need in one handy pack.

Free chimney design service also available.

 

Inside the Stove

Specifications

Output & Fuel

Multifuel (can burn wood and smokeless fuel/coal)
Nominal 4kW.
Max. 3.4kW - 4kW

This stove will run happily at 1kW - 4kW depending on fuel load. Note that running the stove at a higher fuel level than that specified in the manufacturer's manual may cause degradation of stove innards (firebricks, baffle etc.) although these are replaceable (and repairable with beige fire cement).

What size stove do I need?


Eco Credentials

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


Efficiency

75% (as a rough guide 75% of heat goes to the room with 25% going up the chimney).

Don't overthink efficiency. 75%-85% is fine and 90%+ efficiency may not work so well on shorter or difficult chimneys.


External Air

Yes, this stove can be fitted with an external air kit (draws air from outside via pipe direct to stove). Usually this option is not relevant unless a room air-vent is required and the property is airtight (by design or choice).

This is a factory-fitted option and a special order (approx. £250 extra). Please contact us for delivery timescales.

Air vent advice here


Body & Door

Cast-iron stove (5-year body guarantee) with cast-iron 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

Hearth thickness: minimum 12mm non-combustible material (can include floor thickness).

If in a fireplace recess, a full 125mm thickness constructional hearth is required. This will usually be in place as part of the recess design.

Hearth regulation advice here

Dimensions

Dimensions

Height: 460mm
Height with log store: 618mm
Width: 300mm
Depth: 270mm
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 170mm

Flue outlet: 4" (100mm)

Which fitting pack for my liner? A fitting pack includes all you need except liner and chimney closure plate (also sometimes known as register plate)? Advice here


Glass

Viewing area (from outside stove looking in)

Width: 150mm
Height: 180mm


Flue

Can be installed with a 5" chimney liner on the DEFRA version of this stove, otherwise choose 6".

We recommend using a 4" to 5" vitreous adaptor and using 5" vitreous pipe). If using twin wall flue pipe (insulated) and wish to take the twin wall all the way to the stove then use a 4-5" twin wall adaptor.

4" top or rear connection.


Air Gaps

Distance to combustibles SIDE: 400mm (150mm with heatshield)
Distance to combustibles REAR: 400mm (100mm with heatshield)

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.

Hobbit heatshields greatly reduce the distances that your stove can be placed next to combustible or non-combustible surfaces. If your Hobbit stove is equipped with this heatshield option, then your small wood burner can be placed 150mm away from combustible materials at the sides of the stove, and 100mm away from combustible materials at the back of the stove.

General distances & heat shield advice


Log Length

Max log length: 200mm

Delivery Promise

We offer 14 days from delivery to report any courier damage to your stove. If a stove is damaged by the courier we will replace or refund as desired.

Stovefitter's Warehouse is owned and managed by Julian Patrick, blogger and author of The Stove Fitter's Manual. Julian was previously a full-time installer of wood-burning stoves (including solid fuel heating systems). He laid down the tools in 2013 to write his stove manual and open a small shop in North Wales (the Wood Stove Hut, soon to grow into The Stovefitter's Warehouse).