Charnwood Country 4 stove

Overall Rating:

4.5 flames

based on 52 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Charnwood Country 4 stove

The Charnwood Country 4 stove is available as a wood or multi fuel stove.

You can get an optional small back boiler - big enough to heat domestic hot water and max 1-2 radiators.

You can get the Charnwood Country range in coloured finishes


This model has 1 door with plain glass in it.

Technical Data
  • Height: 545mm
  • Width: 416mm
  • Depth: 242mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 4.8kW
  • Efficiency: 76.8%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 4.5 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4.5 flames
Handle operation 4.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • charwood country 4 stove

    Glenn Keen 7 months ago

    we have had a charwood country 4 stove for twenty years now and its great we look after it and apart from new rope and a new metal in the back of the fire box and a repaint in vht paint we love... []

    Stove expert replied: Sounds like you're getting the most from your stove! Brilliant. One of the things I like about stoves is they are repairable and most parts are also easily recycled - although it sounds like that's not going to happen to yours soon! : )

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

Most Popular Review

More reviews for Charnwood Country 4 stove (page 1 of 6)

  • Plastic smell

    Tom Evans 2 years ago

    It''s a new stove Charnwood country 4 and when I crank the heat up the house completely smells of plastic. Is this normal and does it go away over time. Also have a little baby so not putting... []

    Stove expert replied: If the stove / flue smells of plastic when hot there may be something that is closer to the heat source than it should be as there should not be a noticeable smell from a working stove. I would suggest getting your installer back to check the installation as this is not normal. The stove is basically a steel box with refractory liners inside so there is nothing to cause a smell once the paint has cured.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Charnwood country 4 door handle stuck

    Tom Evans 2 years ago

    Hi all. Just brought a charnwood country 4 log burner. Heats up really well and very quickly but once it gets to about 450c the door does not open. Don't know if I'm being stupid and it doesn... []

    Stove expert replied: I would suggest that perhaps a flue thermostat should be purchased so that you can check the operating temperature of the stove, 450 degrees C is on the top limit of operating recommendations so it may be better to not work the stove quite so hard. It would appear that this temperature has meant that the metal has expanded thus preventing the handle mechanism from operating. You should take this up with the installer and supplier, firstly to check that the flue draw is not excessive (do you have full control of the rate of burn?) and should a warranty claim need to be initiated then your supplier can follow this up for you.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Charnwood Country 4

    Frank McLoughlin 3 years ago

    I have had this stove for 4 yrs now. It takes a long time to reach optimum temperature and the glass always blacks up. I''ve had the chimney swept and installer confirms I''m using it correctly... []

    Stove expert replied: Keep the airwash open and used dry fuel to help keep the glass clear.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Great Little Stove - Dreadful Manual

    Peter Finlay 3 years ago

    Looks lovely. Great heat and control of heat level. There is one horrible problem - THE THROAT PLATE. The What? The heavy metal plate that forms the roof of the stove. The instruction manual... []

    Stove expert replied: If you did not get the tool that is talked about in the manual do go back to the supplier to request one. The throat plate seems to come down to sit above the back liner and there should be some retaining lugs on the side of the stove for it to locate onto and be held in its working place, when dropped down the debris should be able to be removed without taking it out of the firebox. If you need to remove totally then remove other internal parts that may restrict the opening ( fuel retainer etc) and bring the throat plate through in a diagonal position.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Charnwood Country 4 Multi fuel

    4 years ago

    Very quick and easy to light and burns well but my only issue is keeping it burning.We have an inset fire which once it gets going burns for hours with little attention required but I find this... []

    Stove expert replied: Smokeless fuel will provide a good core of heat that last much longer than wood and as this is a small stove you may not be able to put enough wood in to last the time that you are expecting it to. Worth trying the different fuel.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • Charnwood Country 4 MKII Multi-Fuel Review (Nov. 2015)

    Keith Butler 5 years ago

    Charnwood Country 4 MKII Multi-Fuel Review (Nov. 2015)Our Charnwood Country 4 MKII was installed in early December 2013 so we have now had 2 years of ownership. Let us say first off – we are... []

    Stove expert replied: Generic rope may not be the correct diam. and density as manufacturers do not give this information out so do be careful if you do not purchase a genuine spare part. Otherwise a great review of living with a stove.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Infinitely controllable and very responsive

    Heather Lee 5 years ago

    We bought this little stove for our study along with a Jotul F100 for the sitting room Inglenook. It's been interesting to compare them. What we love about this wee beauty is that it lights... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Lovely heat output

    Moira Wilcockson 5 years ago

    Had the Charnwood Island 2 installed in March 2015. Gives out excellent heat but I hope the fishy / new paint burning smell goes soon ..... Have used the fire about 20 times and thought it would... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Fantastic Stove, excellent customer service!!

    David Ross 5 years ago

    We purchased our Charnwood Country 4 Multifuel Stove a year ago. It ran through the first winter and all of our downstairs central heating radiators had to be turned off, because of the heat... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

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