Villager Chelsea Solo
The Villager Solo stove is a 5kw output multi fuel Villager model.
The Solo model has 1 plain door.
The Villager Solo is a plain flat top stove suitable for a small setting - there is an optional low or high canopy model available too.
- Height: 495mm
- Width: 457mm
- Depth: 334mm
- Flue Diameter: 125mm
- Fuel: Multi fuel
- Nominal Heat Output: 5kW
- Efficiency: 71.7%
Most Recent Review
Great stove plenty heat. Sent door away to Devon dept to have brackets replaced.and glass gasket. but now glass has cracked.don't know why? but stove always in use even though glass is cracked... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Glass replacement can be undertaken at home if you are competent in DIY, The brackets should unscrew and the gasket is likely to be renewed at the same time due to being disturbed. With a crack in the glass you may find that the stove is less controllable as it can pull air through the crack which under normal circumstances is not possible. Care should be taken not to let the stove overdraw.
Most Popular Review
this is a fab wee stove and we are totally roasting!! Keeps its heat in all night so cosy in the morning if room doors shut. Would highly recommend
More reviews for Villager Chelsea Solo (page 1 of 3)
Whilst it's been a good fire - we quickly found that the baffle plate bent after two or years, the fire-bricks have been replaced and have recently just cracked again, and the glass system is... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: For internal parts to fail quickly is an implication that the flue draw may be too high for this stove (see the manual for the manufacturers guidelines). Cracked fire-bricks can still be used providing they are staying in place to protect the metal of the stove. The stud may be able to be drilled out to enable the glass re-fitting if you can find a local engineer to undertake the work.
Although the stove burns well and was nice and warm, after a few days the front glass slipped down leaving a 1 cm gap at the top on one side, any time soon it will fall out and break if I dont... [ read more ]
I bought this stove from a friend s/h so it had a few hours under its belt. I serviced it and installed it. It is excellent for efficiency of heating but two months after first use, the glass... [ read more ]
Believe reviews should only be done after living with a stove for a while so here goes. I had the "Chelsea solo" installed in September 2013 and it is now April 2014 so it has a had a good... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Household coal should not be used on a closed appliance, smokeless fuel or wood if the stove is a multifuel model only. Household coal is not a clean fuel and burns with a longer flame causing overheating of the internal components,
Great stove...quickly warms up the room. However, the little brackets that hold the glass in place have all broken off and I am left with a door with no glass . Anyone know where I can get the... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: Spares can be ordered on line and should be easily fitted, it may pay to check the rope seal at the same time depending on the age of the appliance. If this is a new appliance and the gasket that holds the glass in place has failed you should perhaps get the installation checked as it may be an over-drawing flue that has caused the failure.
This is the only stove we have ever had. Bought it new almost two years ago based on output, style, and a few reviews. Turns out to have been a great buy. Have never had any problems lighting... [ read more ]
Stove expert replied: If you notice that you can't shut it down getting a flue damper or stabilizer will help to get control of the stove and also to prevent damage by excessive heating of the components, well worth the extra expense and will save on replacement parts.
I am a coal merchant, and had been hanging my nose over this stove for a long time. Had it fitted last October, in time for the appalling winter! Once I had got used to lighting it, how often... [ read more ]
Great fire with good heat. Only let down is how quick some parts wear out. Also the brackets that hold the glass in place become loose and the glass slides down wearing the flat rope out, but... [ read more ]
Very good value for money. Plenty of heat very good build quality. The center piece of the home