Dunsley Highlander 8 stove

Overall Rating:

3.5 flames

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Dunsley Highlander 8 stove

The Dunsley Highlander 8 has 2 cast iron doors with viewing panels made of glass.

The log length is up to 460mm.

The Highlander stove has got air wash system.

Knobbs on doors are available in black, brass or polished steel.

As it is a multi fuel stove it has a grate & ash pan


can burn wood or fossil fuel.

Technical Data
  • Height: 630mm
  • Width: 605mm
  • Depth: 385mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Efficiency: 77.8%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 3 flames
Quality of finish 3.5 flames
Value for money 3.5 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 3.5 flames
Controllability 3.5 flames
Handle operation 3 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames

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  • Solid Functional Stove with Good UK Based Back Up

    Chris B 11 years ago

    We have run our Dunsley for over 6 years now. It has done us reliable service heating our 3 bed barn conversion.It is solid and robust in construction and easy to light and use. Its slightly
    older design makes it less controllable than some more modern stoves. This is a benefit when it comes to servicing, spares and replacements. I recently serviced and cleaned the stove, replacing the fire bricks and window seals. I wouldn't normally take on something like this but the well thought out and simple build approach made the job straight forward even for me.The support and advice we received from Dunsley was excellent and they posted all the bits promptly and at low cost.So now our stove looks and works like new again.

    Stove expert replied: Routine maintenance is important and should not be missed to insure the stove works as efficiently and effectively as possible..

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

More reviews for Dunsley Highlander 8 stove

  • Very disappointing performance!!!

    Claire Duckett 10 years ago

    We have had our highlander 8 with a back boiler for 2 years now and if I had my chance again I would never have bought it!!!! Within the first month of purchase we had the technical engineer
    out to look at it, there was just no heat coming from the fire and the water which it was heating just didn't get hot!!! The heat sink radiator was never hot!!! They said it was fine and would take time to bed in and advised us to light it with a fire lighter each time!! We have followed his advice and only used hard wood and fire lighters but the fire rarely gets above 150 degrees!!! We thought this fire would heat our kitchen and spread the heat upstairs too it doesn't! The back boiler is too low in the fire so it doesn't pick the heat up from the top of the fire!! We are now saving our pennies for a Morso Dove with back boiler and will hopefully sell our highlander or fill the highlanders back boiler with sand and just use it as a multi fuel stove!! It is a really shame because we spent extra and bought one with long legs (a log store underneath) so it is higher than your average stove and it looks the part!!For the cost of this fire we were badly advised by our local log burning stove supplier and I would seriously think twice if your thinking about purchasing a highlander 8 with back boiler!!!

    Stove expert replied: I would try smokeless fuel in the stove as you may find this will give a better heat output to room and water being a concentrated pro-longed heat source. If you decide to remove this stove YOU MUST NOT FILL THE BOILER WITH SAND AND USE AS A DRY STOVE, this was advice given by the health an safety department several years ago. I would suggest selling it to someone wanting a boiler model. The Dove will give you 10kW's to water and 2kW's to room should you opt for this model in the future. I would suggest getting your requirements calculated by a heating engineer to insure that the stove is able to provide your requirements.

    Overall rating:

    1.5 flames

  • Good Value

    Jonathan Rarity 10 years ago

    Came from a rented house with an Island II stove. It's a better stove but twice the price. Bought a doublesided (single glass) Highlander 8 for our new house & very happy with it. Both doors
    have vents top & bottom which when closed still didn't shut off enough air so fitted blanking plates to both lower door vents. Lights easily but important to get it up to temp & KEEP it at full temp to keep the glass clear. A good budget alternative to the Island II. Would buy again.
    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Dunsley Highlander 8

    Peter Lee

    Have had this stove for eight years. Grate bars burnt through at three years.Replacement Chrome-iron bars excellent (and expensive). Still as good as new.Throat plate burnt through at five years
    .Replacement has only lasted two &half years (and doubled in price!) Clay firebricks supplied with stove crumbling after 7 years and replaced by Vermiculite (supplied without saying they were not clay, by Dunsley) They have lasted 3 MONTHS before starting to break up. The Fuel Retaining bar which was not ordered but supplied and charged for with Throat Plate, had to be ground before it would fit. This was my first experience of a Multi-fuel stove and I now have a good idea of what to look for if I replace it. Overall it's satisfactory but I'm not impressed.
    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames