The Mazona Orlando multi-fuel stove is one of the stars of a before-and-after renovation feature in the latest edition of Property & Home with Phil Spencer magazine.
Cosy Cottage in Corcombe, Dorset, was bought by Kevin and Judi Maitland, from London, as a relaxing country retreat. But it soon turned into a less than relaxing restoration challenge as the couple initially seemed to have bitten off more than they could chew.
After a seemingly endless run of problems, including dodgy builders, conservation issues relating to bats and quotes of £30,000-plus for, as it later emerged, unnecessary rebuilding work, the Maitlands could finally get on with the more enjoyable task of decorating the cottage.
That process was a lot more straightforward and one thing Kevin and Judi were absolutely certain about was the need to install woodburners to help the newly renovated Cosy Cottage really live up to its name.
They opted to install the Mazona Orlando multi-fuel stove, with its 5.6kW heat output, cast iron construction and five-year guarantee.
On their decision to install wood-burning stoves, Judi said: “The property has two chimneys, so it seemed appropriate to have woodburners in a little cottage.
“They look great, and are really in keeping with the cottage. We went for the Mazona Orlando and it’s exactly what we wanted.”
Despite the stoves being installed and the cottage now looking lovely, there is still work to do.
Judi revealed: “We’ve still got work to do. Nothing has been done to the place for about 40 years, so you can imagine. As I said to my husband, this is work in progress. It’s not done!
“You’re never finished with houses, they always need attention and if you don’t attend to them, they cry. When spring comes, we can start thinking about it.”
Fortunately, the woodburners are their to keep Cosy Cottage cosy through the winter.
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