There are two main reasons why you would want a small woodburner (and, unsurprisingly, they both relate to room size).
The first reason is that, because the room is small, you want the smallest wood-burning stove possible in order to ensure that the heat generated does not become overpowering.
The second reason is that, again because the room is small, you want to minimise the floorspace taken up by your woodburner.
As you may have realised, that creates two separate types of ‘smallest wood-burning stove’: the one that is smallest by heat output and the one that is smallest by physical size.
Smallest wood-burning stove by heat output
Generally, the smallest wood-burning stove by heat output will be 4kW. Most stove manufacturers start their range at this level. You might find the occasional company talking about a 3.8kW or 3.7kW heat output, but these are usually still classed within the 4kW bracket.
A selection of the smallest woodburners by output include:
Mazona Signet 4 kW Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
The Mazona Signet is not only one of smallest wood-burning stoves, it is also one of our most popular appliances. It is constructed from a sturdy cast iron body, which is guaranteed for five years. It also boasts airwash, a riddling grate and a timeless design. Find out more.
Dimplex Westcott Inset Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
Another example of a 4kW stove is Dimplex Westcott Inset. Although it the tallest and widest of our smallest wood-burning stoves, as an inset stove (which means it can be installed within an existing fireplace opening) it might take up less floorspace.
Find out more.
Aarrow Ecoburn Plus 4 kW Flexifuel Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
Not particular small in stature in comparison to other appliances in this article, but another that comes in within that entry level heat output bracket of 4kW. Its clean lines and chic design make it ideal for a modern home. Find out more.
Smallest wood-burning stove by size
So, we established that the dimensions of a stove might be a factor in choosing the right one. Within that framework, you might selection the smallest woodburner by height.
Among the shortest wood-burning stoves are:
GBS Mariner 4 kW Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
A lovely, contemporary woodburner made from steel, the GBS Mariner 4kW is also among the tallest. Standing at just 458mm, it is the shortest freestanding woodburner we currently stock. Find out more.
Aarrow i400S 4kW Small Flexifuel Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove Black
The shortest wood-burning stove we stock is the Aarrow i400s 4kW, which is just 450mm tall. It is an inset cassette stove, which is a great option for saving floorspace.
Aarrow Acorn View 4 kW Flexifuel Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
Another stove from the popular Aarrow range, the Acorn View 4kW is another dinky freestanding woodburner. It is just 465mm tall, but that minimal (in every sense) steel body is beautifully formed. Find out more.
Of course, you might be judging the smallest wood-burning stove by width. In that case, the GBS Mariner 4kW and the Aarrow Acorn View 4 kW (both featured above) are great options at 330mm wide.
If neither of those dimensions are of interest, you must be looking for the smallest wood-burning stove by depth.
In that case, the clear winner at a depth of just 260mm is the Mazona Signet 4kW (featured above).
Honourable mentions go to the GBS Mariner 4kW at 324mm (also featured above) and:
Firebelly T1 Black 4 kW Wood Burning Stove
The Firebelly is a sleek, modern stove, which includes some nice contemporary design features. It is 318mm deep. Find out more.