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Review of Yeoman Country stove

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Emelda Brooks 7 years ago

We live in a C17 hundred 3 bed detatched cottage, anyone who has spent time in an old house will tell you they generally leak heat through single glazing and have draughts everywhere- ours is no exception. Its cold from September to April.

We were recommended the Country 60 by a plumber friend who said he had put in several and had always recieved good comments. This stove along with a Gledhill Torrent hot water tank and new centeral heating has transformed our home! Everywhere is hot. 25 degrees if needed. It's amazing. We also have a Villager Esprit 5 snd we use exactly the same amount of wood. Can honestly say its not really needed. It even gets to the point when we're happy to let the fire smoulder down because its too hot.

Overnight burn was something I was concerned about. After seeing previous reviews, I asked the plumber to put in a dampener, which I think helps but the overnight burn isn't great. There are still embers and its easy enough to light without using matches but there are no real clumps of wood left over. However it's not a problem because the house is still warm from the previous night. 22 degrees will do me fine!

This stove really has made a big difference, it sounds silly but before I would leave the house for short periods of time so that I could get back to stock up the Villager again before it got too cold but now I'm happy to leave for the day and know I'll get back to a warm home. Magic.

Stove expert replied: How to transform a house to a home!!

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Quality of finish 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.2)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 3.6)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.4)
Firebox size 5 flames (avg 4.6)
How well does the airwash work 5 flames (avg 3.4)
Controllability 5 flames (avg 3.6)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.8)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3.2)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.8)