Imagine coming home after a hard day at work or a refreshing walk at the weekend to the warmth and cosy glow of a wood burning stove. Not only does a freestanding stove add heat and character to a room but it also brings a central focal point to living areas, dining spaces and open-plan living. If space is somewhat limited, don’t worry, as Mendip Stoves has the perfect solution with its new Ashcott Wide design, which may be wide at 620mm but it is only 260mm deep with a heat output of 6kW, ideal for smaller spaces, well-insulated new-builds and flats that don’t require too much heating.

The design is sturdy, robust and hardwearing with a 50mm to rear combustibles, high-quality contoured cast iron door, slim convection top plate and sculptured cast iron legs alongside a large glazed window, giving a full view of the dancing flames inside. The magnetic door catch is easy to use while the compact design is perfect for classic and contemporary interiors. As the Ashcott Wide is an eco-friendly catalyst model, you’ll also benefit from a better all-round performance as well as helping the environment too.

Suitable for built-up areas and smoke control zones, the stove is SIA and Defra approved and is 2022 Ecodesign Ready. “Whatever style of stove you’re looking for, it makes sense to move to an Ecodesign Ready model now,” says Chris Baines, managing director of Mendip Stoves. “Air quality will be improved as wood is burned more efficiently, which in turn gives homeowners the cleanest, cosiest environment in which to spend time with family and friends. We are here to help consumers make the right choice for both their home and the environment.”