If you have a small home, house boat, garden room or any other living area where space is at a premium, there’s no need to pour water on your dreams of a fire just yet. These days you can choose from a wide selection of small stoves for small spaces. What’s more, each of the following nine narrow stoves are DEFRA approved, which means you can use them safely and legally in the many parts of the UK that are classified smoke control areas.

Whoever said good things come in small packages was clearly onto something.

1. Saltfire ST1 Wood Burning Stove

Saltfire ST1 Wood Burning Stove

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As the smallest stove in the Saltfire range, the ST1 makes an excellent choice for squeezing into a tight spot. The ST1 burns wood and hasan impressive airwash system that keeps the stove’s glass clear and soot-free. Not only does this stove have Defra approval for smoke control areas but it is also SIA Ecodesign ready for 2022 as it maximises efficiency by also using exhaust gases for fuel. This small but powerful burner offers exceptional value.

2. Mendip Loxton 3

Mendip Loxton 3 wood burning stove

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Released in 2016, the new Loxton has a reduced distance to combustibles. This means you can place it closer to combustible materials such as plasterboard found in walls, ensuring it fits even better with the smaller room size of many modern homes. Despite its modest size, the Loxton is feature-packed and includes an air flow system for optimal combustion and convection top plate which provides a better flow of heat around the room.

3. Beltane Brue SE Multi-Fuel Stove

Beltane Brue SE Multi-Fuel Stove

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The Beltane Brue boasts an impressive efficiency rating of 86%, making it one of the most economical mini stoves available to buy. With a durable 5mm cast iron grate, large viewing window and superb airwash system, the Brue is functional, easy on the eye and will complement a wide variety of interior design schemes.

4. Hillandale Silverdale 5 DEFRA approved wood burner


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The Hillandale Silverdale 5 is a lovely little stove that will nestle nicely into a small or medium sized home. It has a contemporary look to it, perfect for more modern decor, and its 5kw output will ensure your home stays nice and cosy. As with all the other stoves on the list, it's DEFRA approved so can be used in smoke control areas.

5. Hunter Hawk 4 Defra Multi Fuel Stove

Hunter Hawk 4 Defra Multi Fuel Stove

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This awesome stove can produce up to 4.5 kW of heat from logs and smokeless fuels. As a small but fiery stove, the Hunter Hawk can squeeze into the tightest spots without compromising on heat output. Additional features include canopy options and a cool-touch riddling handle for removing excess ash safely.

6. Hunter Herald 8 Slimline

Hunter Herald 8 Slimline

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The Hunter Herald 8 is an outstanding slimline stove that comes with a small 5-inch (125mm) flue for easy installation. Despite having less depth than larger models, this small but mighty stove can accommodate large logs close to 20 inches long. Thanks to its Cleanburn system, the Hunter Herald can also deliver a heat output of up to 6kW, helping to keep you toasty and warm.

7. Cast Tec Juno 5 Multi Fuel Stove

Cast Tec Juno 5 Multi Fuel Stove

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The Juno is one of the most feature-packed small stoves on the market. Its triple burn technology – consisting of primary air burn, airwash secondary burn and tertiary air – ensures the stove always directs heat to the right places and has an impressive 79% efficiency rating. At the same time, its arched door design, extra-large glass window and classic cast iron aesthetic ensure the Juno is as beautiful as it is powerful. Showroom exclusive, not available online.

8. Bohemia X40 Cube

Bohemia X40 Cube wood burner

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There’s no doubt that the X40 Cube’s minimalist and contemporary design catches the eye. However, it’s under the hood where this small stove really impresses. Primary and secondary air sliders give you controllability over the heat output; a Skamolex lined chamber ensures the stove retains heat even after the fire has gone out; and an outstanding airwash system keeps its glass clear from soot, leaving you free to enjoy the wonders of the log fire burning inside.

9. Parkray Consort 9 Slimline

Parkray Consort 9 Slimline

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Generating a heat output of up to 8kW, the Parkray Consort 9 Slimline is the most powerful narrow stove on this list. It even comes with the option of a clip-in boiler powerful enough to heat your home’s hot water and as many as three additional radiators. Throw in a wide door capable of accommodating large logs and clean burn technology for super-efficient fuel use and you have an impressive stove with capabilities that reach far beyond its compact frame. Showroom exclusive, not available online.


We hope these exceptional narrow stoves have proven that your dreams of owning a wood-burning stoves can come true, even if you have a small home or living space.

At Direct Stoves, we stock a wide variety of wood and multi-fuel burners. We also offer finance options to help you spread the cost of buying your stove over time. You can contact our team for expert advice on finding the right stove or you can visit our Stockport showroom to find out more.