Villager A

Overall Rating:

4.5 flames

based on 18 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Villager A

The Villager A is a very high output model - with a 14-16kw output


is also available with either a smal boiler of 10.000btu or a biggeer built in boiler of 45.000btu in the AHI & ALI model -

not available as a flat top model.

This stove is a traditional wood burning model available with a low or high canopy.

Technical Data
  • Height: 595mm
  • Width: 699mm
  • Depth: 475mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: Wood burning

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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 5 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Caution

    Tim Knight one year ago

    I have had woodburning stoves for 40 years now and they are my only source of heat. Currently I have a Villager A (installed 10 years ago) burning only wood, and a Hunter with back boiler.... []

    Stove expert replied: These stoves are no longer available but were sold widely where a large heat output was required. There have been few problems of this nature that I am aware of. Perhaps tan excessive flue draw has been an issue that has led to the distortion.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

Most Popular Review

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  • Villager

    PatandPaul Penter 6 years ago

    We purchased this stove on the internet understanding there was no guarantee. It has been fitted now for 4 months and to say we are disappointed is an understatement. The stove is situated in... []

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Outstanding performer

    Dan Connolly 7 years ago

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Aled Thomas 7 years ago

    Excellent stove. Can fit a large amount of wood in and leave to burn slowly over night and able to relight in the morning. One problem is that the fire cord around the door is too thin and... []

    Stove expert replied: The fire rope used will not only depend on the diameter but the density of it and perhaps all that was needed was adjusting of the doors before rope replacement. You can tell if the rope requires replacing if it has become flat and seated and there is no spring left in it when you press it.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Good stove.

    Bob Payne 7 years ago

    My first stove and was in the house when we moved in. I would definitely buy another in future. Heats up most of the house when running at full blast. Burns very clean.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Forget the Rest This is The Best

    Douglas Broughton 7 years ago

    I have no problems with this stove. Would buy another without looking elsewhere

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Villager A exported to France

    Peter Parkes 7 years ago

    Overall, we are delighted with the performance of this stove and, having our own supply of wood, it has significantly reduced our heating costs. It will stay in all night with a sufficiently... []

    Stove expert replied: Overnight slow burn can cause problems in a flue system, regular short burst of fast burn should be undertaken as well as regular sweeping to remove debris that is produced when slow burning.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • this stove is hot

    Andy Hunt 7 years ago

    Heats up our kitchen diner a treat (25'x14'). Very easy to maintain which I do in the summer. Good access to all parts although if replacing the Glass gaskets you will need to soak the retaining... []

    Stove expert replied: Great review and very good service if no replacement gaskets required in 20years. Releasing oil is a useful thing when moveable parts need attention in a stove and if it can be left usually does the trick enabling nuts, screws ect to be removed successfully.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Forget the others, get one of these.

    K Toogood 8 years ago

    The firebox is huge, you can really stack the logs in. It is a thick steel box with airvents and a few firebricks. Ours has lasted for 15 years now and all I have replaced is one firerope round... []

    Stove expert replied: I would expect that the seals require changing to insure they are sealing well as the rope used gets compressed over time. Otherwise this seems to have been a great buy and well worth the money!

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Good investment

    John Halstead 8 years ago

    Whilst renovating our house I talked to a number of stove suppliers and most said "don't get a big one, you'll be too hot". Our sitting room is only 68 cubic metres but I went against that advice... []

    Stove expert replied: A larger stove than is required can make a room uncomfortable so discuss actual requirements before buying as it is an expensive and uncomfortable mistake to make, being too hot is worse than being cold!!

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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