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

Model

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

Customer Reviews

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Great, swift service

I ordered a Salamander Hobbit Stove and I'm really happy with the service. They advised me honestly, meaning I didn't go for the more expensive option. I appreciate this type of sales! They also had the more unusual accessory item in stock, meaning I could get all parts of the stove in one go.
Considering the supply issues at the moment, the delivery was really fast. It arrived just a few days later.
I delivered the stove to a builder's address, so haven't seen it yet. But he assured me it arrived ok.
Was advised to use Stoverfitters Warehouse by Salamander.
ORDER #13881

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tony hall
Hobbit stove

We ordered a Hobbit stove from Stovefitters having been recommended to do so by makers Salamander. The guys at Stovefitters were great and confirmed that stock was available. It arrived a day later as promised. The packaging was excellent and the stove was in perfect condition. Unpacking was simple as was the minimal assembly required.
It looks great in our brand new 1860s Shepherd’s hut and because it’s quite small we were able to mount in on a 350mm high plinth that gives good storage underneath.
All seems great to us - thanks all

MATERIAL & Output

Material: Cast-iron

Output: 4kW
(max approx: 4kW)

Material & Output

Material: Cast-iron

Output: 4kW
(max approx: 4kW)

DImensions

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

Flue
4" (100mm)

Dimensions

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

Flue
4" (100mm)

KEY SELLING POINTS

Top seller

Small stove for small rooms

Cast-iron classic

Key Selling Points

Top seller

Small stove for small rooms

Cast-iron classic

Julian's Thoughts

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

Julian's Thoughts

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

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 having counselling today.

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.

Available with silver or brass fittings.
 
Standard or DEFRA-approved (for smoke control areas) versions available.
 
Requires you to also purchase a 4-5" vitreous adaptor to connect to a 5" stove pipe (see "Customers Who Bought This Also Bought"). This part does not come with our "Fitting Pack".

Hobbit Options

Options available:

Log store - fits under stove (see "Customers Also Bought").
Coal bar - raises the height at which coal/logs can fall out (see "Customers Also Bought").
Brass fittings - brass metalwork instead of silver (choose "Model" just above "Add to Cart").
Back boiler - factory-fitted option for heating small radiators approx. £225 extra. See Salamander website for more info.

Need colours? Contact us for a quote :-)

In fact - just let us know exactly what you require and we'll sort a quote - and we'll beat Salamander on price :-)

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

4" (100mm) collar top or rear. Can be installed with a 5" chimney liner on the DEFRA version of this stove, otherwise choose 6". Can be installed with a 5" twin wall chimney 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.

Top or rear connection


Air Gaps

Distance to combustibles SIDE: 400mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 400mm (200mm 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.

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.

Search any questions you may have

Already have a chimney? You need 1. Stove 2. Liner 3. Fitting Pack 4. Chimney closure plate (Hardiebacker board from Builder's merchants or galvanised sheet).That's it!
No chimney? Check out our shed kits or let us design your clip-together chimney design - easy peasy.

Visit the link to find an installer

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).

More info about the company and Julian's team here