Review of Villager Bayswater stove
We have this unit in our house in France burning wood only with a metal conversion plate fitted to the burner grate. On reflection we would have been better with the unit designed specifically for wood which some friends of ours have. They get a better performance from theirs because the air vents over the top off the wood rather than from underneath.
Stove expert replied: absolutely right - wood burns best on a bed of ash with it's supply of air from above. If you are only going to burn wood then opt for a dedicated woodburner as this reviewer suggests. The firebox will be bigger too as there will be no grate which means you can fit bigger lengths in.