When it comes to heating your home, nothing beats a wood-burning stove. But three-sided stoves raise the bar if you want to increase the ambience and warmth even more. A three-sided stove is the finest choice if you're looking for the ultimate warmth, atmosphere, and aesthetics.  

Read on to find out more about the benefits of three-sided stoves. We've also included some of our top picks that we think you'll love. 

What is a three-sided stove?

While all stoves do, of course, have four sides – there’s something quite special about a 3-sided stove. Also known as a panoramic stove, they’ve got three glass windows, rather than the traditional one in the stove door.  

With three sides exposed to the room, you’re not only getting a stunning view of your dancing fire, but they also offer maximum exposure to the warmth and ambience.  

So, is a three-sided stove right for your home? Let’s look at this beautiful stove style in a little more detail.  

What are the benefits of a three-sided stove?

The heat and atmosphere it will provide are two crucial factors when choosing a stove for your home. You get an abundance of both with a three-sided or panoramic wood-burning stove.  

These stoves have a unique design, with a window at the front and one on each side. This allows them to provide warmth to every corner of your room and produce an unbeatable ambience with amazing views. No matter where you’re sitting in the room, you can admire the flickering flame and glowing embers of your wood fire, creating a cosy, inviting atmosphere that's second to none.  

What features do three-sided stoves have?

Many modern three-sided stoves come with an airwash system. This keeps all three glass windows clean and clear for an even better experience – and of course, less cleaning up.  

Air controls are typically included on a modern three-sided stove as standard. These allow you to control the fire and regulate the amount of oxygen that can get inside. They help ensure the fire burns safely and keep efficiency levels high, so you're not wasting fuel.  

Moreover, a modern three-sided stove will come with various safety features to ensure that operating it is a breeze. Most importantly, the fireproof glass door and windows allow you to light and enjoy your fire safely.  

Like any other wood-burning stove, they also come with an ash pan, which makes cleaning up after a fire manageable and safe. 

What three-sided stove styles and sizes are available?

There's a choice for everybody when choosing the perfect three-sided stove for your home. These stoves are available in a wide range of sizes, styles, and materials, making it easier than ever for you to pick one that fits your heating requirements and personal preferences.  

Along with being available in many sizes, you'll also find a variety of materials and styles to choose from. Some three-sided stoves are ultra-modern with sleek, clean lines and a fuss-free design. Others take a more traditional approach, with soft curves and timeless design features.  

Most three-sided stoves are made from steel, cast iron, or both. Steel is a modern, stylish, and durable choice that suits any home. On the other hand, cast iron has been used in stove construction for decades. It’ll be the ideal option for you if you want ultimate durability and longevity.  

Our top three-sided stove picks

Are you ready to find the three-sided stove of your dreams? We think one of these will look perfect as the focal point in your living room: 

Bohemia X40 Cube Panorama

Bohemia X40 Cube Panorama

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Boasting an oversized viewing window and two panels to either side, the Bohemia X40 Cube Panorama gives unparalleled views of your glowing fire from any angle. Constructed from durable 5mm steel, it’s a stove you can count on to last. 

The minimalist, contemporary design fits well among any home décor, whether you prefer timeless aesthetics or clean lines and simplicity. The smaller depth into the chimney makes it perfect for a smaller fireplace or faux chimney breast.  

Plus, it's packed with essential modern features, including a powerful airwash system for crystal clear glass and less cleaning. Primary and secondary air sliders give you complete control of the heat output, and a tertiary air intake keeps everything running as efficiently as possible. A Skamolex-lined chamber keeps your room warm and cosy long after the fire has gone out. 

Newbourne 40FS Panorama

Newbourne 40FS Panorama

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If you're looking for a stove that won't compromise your view of the flickering fire, the Newbourne 40FS is designed with you in mind. It's perfect for most rooms with a heat output range of 3-6kW. Plus, it's packed with incredible modern features that complement the gorgeous look and feel.  

With a large glass window in the door and two panels to either side, you can curl up, relax, and admire your fire from all angles. The stove is sleek and stylish, with a simple, fuss-free, timeless design that fits anywhere.  

When it comes to features, the Newbourne 40FS doesn’t disappoint. A powerful airwash system keeps the glass squeaky clean and reduces maintenance. What’s more, the Cleanburn technology takes the energy efficiency of this stove to a massive 80%.  

It's available as a standard stove or with a log store stand.  

ACR Trinity 3 Ecodesign Ready Wood Burning Stove

ACR Trinity 3 Ecodesign Ready Wood Burning Stove

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Sleek and contemporary, this distinctive stove is an excellent pick for a stylish home. With clean lines and striking square styling, it'll look amazing freestanding or in a fireplace recess.  

You can sit back, relax, and enjoy the fantastic picture. The large portrait door glass and side panels offer unrivalled views of the dancing flames and shimmering embers. And the precise, calibrated dial gives you ultimate control over your fire.  

Westfire Uniq 37 Wood Burning Stove

Westfire Uniq 37 Wood Burning Stove

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If you’re looking for a stove that packs a punch in a larger room, the gorgeous Westfire Uniq is an excellent choice. This stunning panoramic stove boasts an impressive 7.2kW of heat. It looks beautiful when installed freestanding with its sleek and contemporary cylindrical style.  

A sizeable front glass and generous glass side panels provide a complete 180-degree view of the dazzling fire for an ambience and atmosphere that takes your home to the next level.  

It’s easy to customise and make this stove your own. Choose from a range of pedestal bases, or go with the wall-hung version for an unusual look.  

Opus Trip 5kW Wood Burning Stove

Opus Trip 5kW Wood Burning Stove

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Sleek and seriously elegant, you can’t go wrong with the Opus Trio if you’re looking for a super-contemporary, show-stopping stove for your home. The three generously sized windows allow you to admire the alluring, dancing flames of your fire from anywhere in the room.  

The clean lines and fuss-free design will fit in perfectly among your contemporary home décor. Moreover, it comes with a convenient open log store for easy and safe firewood storage underneath the stove, which also looks brilliant.  

Buy your three-sided stove today

You can't go wrong with a three-sided stove for a stunning flame picture, offering your room a second-to-none ambience and glow.

 Look no further than Direct Stoves if you're looking for the perfect three-sided stove for your home. 

We offer free delivery to the UK mainland, no-hassle 14-day returns, and a range of finance options to help you spread the cost of your new stove.

Any questions? Our friendly and experienced team are always happy to help. Call 0161 516 3698 or email: [email protected].

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