Villager Bayswater stove

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4 flames

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Villager Bayswater stove

The dimensions given for the Villager Bayswater stove are for the flat top version of this model.

The Bayswater is also available with a low or high canopy.

The optional boiler wil send some of the heat output to the radiator & hot water system.

You can use this multi fuel stove for wood or smokeles fuel as well as coal as it is a multi fuel model.

Technical Data
  • Height: 540mm
  • Width: 601mm
  • Depth: 360mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multi fuel

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 3.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 4.5 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

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  • Villager Bayswater

    Ken Rice 15 years ago

    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.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

More reviews for Villager Bayswater stove

  • Excellent

    DOMINIC RICCI 10 years ago

    A good stove which produces a good heat and is easy to light. The airwash system keeps the glass clean so that it only needs a wipe every few months. Mine is over ten years old and the only
    thing that broke was a glass (my fault!) and it was very easy to replace although the nuts needed to be sprayed with easing oil overnight before they would undo.
    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Amazing Fire

    Gavin Lewis 10 years ago

    Amazing fire. We've had ours for over 10 years now. We've had to change a few of the parts inside like the baffle plate, log retainer. It's a tried and tested fire!! We've burnt everything in
    it from logs to all types of coal, to peat, shoes, paper etc. We wouldn't be with out it. It makes our house a home! It gives out a feeling of being warm and safe!

    Stove expert replied: Stick to stove known fuel types, shoes may effect the stove as materials like rubber, glues etc are not recommended and may cause problems!

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Bayswater multi feul stove

    Susanna Smith 11 years ago

    We have had the Bayswater since april 2012,it is not so good as the villager c as a wood burner. It is great for overnight burning, brilliant to light, clean and easy to get the airwash working
    . It warms the whole flat beautifully.There is one fault, it smokes a lot, we cannot rectify this.

    Stove expert replied: If the smoke occurrs just when refuelling try opening the door very slowly, check that you have enough air in the room or fit an anti-down draught cowl. Worth investigating further.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Villager Bayswater stove review

    Cjr2500 14 years ago

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Cjr2500 14 years ago

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Not a good buy in my opinion

    Carly Gillan 14 years ago

    I have only had my Villager Bayswater stove for 5 years, and already it needs to replaced due to a leakage at the back caused by corrosion of the back boiler. My plumber advised me not to continue
    using the fire as I am fortunate that the fire has not already burst. He said the stove could be removed, and the area welded, but at best I would get another year, As you can imagine, I am not happy.

    Stove expert replied: corrosion to the boiler is a real classic with boiler stoves, especially where the heat output to water of the boiler stove is undersized compared to the system it connects to. This means that it takes a very long time for the water to come up to temp (if it ever does) if the stove is the only heat source. This increases condensation on the boiler and hence corrosion. Fitting a load valve or load unit would do a lot to reduce this from happening as the load valve or unit gets the boiler up to running temperatures quickly and then keeps it there. This is not necessarily a problem with the stove - it is probably more likely due to the installation in terms of the plumbing. Running the stove briskly and not slumber burning it would also help.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames