Villager Puffin stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

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Villager Puffin stove

The Villager Puffin stove is a small steel multi fuel stove with 1 door.

There is a plain glass in the door for viewing the fire.

You can get a back boiler for the Villager Puffin.

This Villager model is the smallest in the Villager range & has been made in the UK.

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 3.5 flames
Value for money 4.5 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 3 flames
How well does the airwash work 2.5 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 3.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

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  • Narrowboat stove

    Paul Taylor 10 years ago

    The Puffin has proved ideal for our narrowboat. It's a compact and efficient stove that is perfect for this type of installation. We find it easy to light and control, and fairly efficient
    in its use of coal.
    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

More reviews for Villager Puffin stove

  • Brilliant Boat Stove

    Graham 10 years ago

    I installed it into my narrow boat last year, I wish I had fitted it years ago, it is a truly brilliant little stove and very easy to light, use and keep clean.
    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • good little stove

    Franco Iadicicco 10 years ago

    I have had mine for 7 years now on a narrow boat not live aboard it though. Easy to use, kicks out plenty of heat. Most efficient using coal. If using wood the burn rate is too high and heat
    is poor. Ok for day time. I have found the clips holding glass fail after 2 years then bolts holding the clips will snap off when trying to undo nuts. I have used heat on nuts to help remove them and added copper grease. I am an engineer so I do have an idea or two on how to deal with it. There are four of us with this model all suffer the same. I have now modified mine by simply drilling four holes for bolts and so have the three other owners. The handle adjusting bolt has seized on two puffins one I had to replace and my one which I have not tackled yet. Having said that I would still recommend one having used other stoves. Fix these issues and you get ten out of ten.
    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • not a bad little stove

    David Bennett 10 years ago

    the grate in the bottom lasted 7 years from new but the replacement I got last year was only half as thick and has worn half way through already

    Stove expert replied: Try to leave a bed of ash on the grate to protect it and always remove the ash from the ashpan once riddling has taken place. When you riddle only do this until red embers fall through as over riddling will reduce the life time of the grate system.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Good little stove

    Linda Bevin 10 years ago

    We bought this stove as it was about the only one we could find that would fit our tiny fireplace. It did take us a while to get used to it, being new to stove operation. We were very shocked
    when the glass blacked up completely within five minutes of first lighting it. However, it seems to have sorted itself out, and we've got better at controlling it. The glass soots up much less now and we've discovered tricks to help. It kicks out plenty of heat, especially if we burn coal on it. The box is small so wood has to be chopped up a lot to fit. Looks cute and we do love it, but would get a bigger one if we could.
    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Villager Puffin stove

    Andrew McGibben 15 years ago

    Good little stove which is well built and the door seal is easy to replace unlike my other stove.
    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames