FIVE OF THE BEST STOVE BRANDS
Best for streamlined style Contura
This Swedish brand specialises in woodburning stoves in modern shapes. Its new ‘320A’ model is a sleek cube, which looks great either freestanding or set into a fireplace. From £1,795 (contura.eu).
Best for suspended stoves Focus
Founded in 1967 by French sculptor Dominique Imbert, Focus makes stoves that resemble works of art, such as the ‘Ergofocus’ wood-burner, which rotates 360 degrees to direct heat wherever you want it. It comes in a range of colours and metallic finishes. From £6,500 (focus-fireplaces.com).
Best for boiler stoves Charnwood
This Isle of Wight brand has a range of boiler stoves, which not only burn logs but also heat radiators and water. The ‘Island IIIB’ is a case in point – there’s also a version with a hotplate for cooking. From £2,694 (charnwood.com).
Best for classic style Chesney’s
This British brand started out restoring antique fireplaces – origins that are reflected in its timeless stove collection. We like the ‘Beaumont 6’ design, available in wood or multi-fuel versions. From £1,980 (chesneys.co.uk).
Best for awkward spaces Morsø
Morsø has been keeping Danes warm since 1853, and today it has some great models for small spaces, including the ‘6643’ woodburner, which slots neatly into tight corners. The wide window gives a good view of the flames from all angles. From £1,990 (morsoe.com).