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Make the most of your stove!

Last month we took delivery of the Heta ScanLine 820B with Soapstone finish in the showroom. This beautiful stove has the addition of a baking oven which not only adds height but is also a really handy functional little addition!

We hear a lot of our showroom visitors comment on how much they like the baking oven but that they are not sure what they could use it for. So..... here are a few ideas to get you started with getting the most out of your stove (and baking oven).


Let’s start with a simple one! Bread! The Heta ScanLine 820B comes with a handy little recipe guide showing you how to make Heta’s Breakfast Buns.

Hetas Breakfast Buns

We won’t stray too far from the bread theme now; why not try a Bruschetta entrée?

All you will need is a wheat baguette cut up into slices, brush it with oil and pop it in the oven until it is crisp. Now the topping is up to you, but we would suggest chopping some tomatoes and red onions along with some basil and arranging them on the top.

An easy snack to make that will keep you ‘toasty’ ;) warm and leave your room smelling great!


Now for something a little trickier but perfect for a dinner party ...... Stuffed chicken breast with pesto and mozzarella wrapped in bacon.

This recipe will serve 4 people .

4 Fresh chicken breast

1 Bunch basil

1 Clove garlic

50g Parmesan cheese

100ml Oil

150g Grated cheese

16 slices of bacon

600g of small potatoes with their skin on.

25ml salt

150ml water

4 Carrots

4 Parsley Roots

4 Parsnips

2-3tsp Dried thyme Salt

Par boil your potatoes in water with salt until they are half cooked.

Prepare your vegetables and sauté they in a pan with oil and seasoning for 5 minutes .

Blend together your garlic, basil and Parmesan slowly adding oil.

Cut your chicken pieces and spread the blended garlic, basil and Parmesan on them.

Close the chicken again and wrap bacon around the whole piece to hold them back together.

Brown the chicken in a frying pan and then place them in a greased dish along with the vegetables and potatoes.

Bake for 40 minutes at 180c

The core temperature of the chicken must be at least 80c.

Chicken with Pesto

 How about a dessert to finish?

Baked Marzipan apples with cinnamon filling.

4 Apples

50g Butter

50g Chopped almonds

50g Marzipan

50g Melted Butter

1/2tsp Cinnamon

4 tbsp Sugar

Grate the Marzipan and knead it together with the butter.

Chop the almonds and mix them with the marzipan and butter.

Core you apples and fill them with your marzipan and butter mix.

Roll your filled apples in the melted butter and then in a combined mixture of the cinnamon and sugar.

Pop the apples in a greased dish and heat in the oven for approx. 20 minutes at 175c.

Why not finish the dish off with strawberries or blackberries depending on the season and some ice cream.  

Marzipan Apples

There are so many things that you can cook using your wood stove with baking oven, this is just the tip of the iceberg! So experiment this winter and make the most of your stove! 

Posted by CountryHeat Direct on 13 November 2017 11:40


You will have all seen the misleading headlines last week that suggest London Mayor has called for a ban on wood burning stoves. We wanted to keep our customers up to speed on what is actually being said and the work industry is doing to tackle air pollution.

westminster landscape

The London Mayor’s Office Air Quality Team has contacted HETAS and Woodsure, looking after wood fuel quality. They were clear that the Mayor Sadiq Kahn is not proposing a ban on stoves. He is concerned about the various pollution sources like diesel, brake wear, tyre wear, and particulates from open fires and old stoves. It is his intention to look at some areas of London and consider whether areas e.g. close to schools – may have times when they are zero emissions zones. So for parts of the year, there may be some times when pollution emitting activities are reduced. These things are at consultation stage and no final decisions have been made. HETAS has a product approval system that includes easy ways to identify the cleanest appliances and Woodsure has implemented the “Ready to Burn” dry wood log scheme as scientific studies have found that dryer wood fuel (up to 20% moisture content) reduces environmental impact greatly making stoves and wood-burning a safe, efficient and practical form of heat that can be used whilst being part of the environmental solution rather than being the problem.

Posted by CountryHeat Direct on 13 October 2017 14:53

Definitely the question that we get asked most frequently is ....... what size woodburner do I need for my room? 


There is a fairly simple calculation that is used throughout the stove industry that can give you a rough idea of what size stove you will need. 

First measure the length, width and height of your room in metres and multiply the 3 figures together. 

e.g. your room measures 8m long x 6m wide x 2.5m high

             8 x 6 x 2.5 = 120cu.m 

Take this number and divide it by 14.

120cu.m / 14 = 8.57

This means that you will require an 8kW Stove. 

As mentioned earlier this is a rough guide and there are many factors that also must come in to play such as the age of the property, what insulation the property has, the size of the windows and if they are double glazed, if there are any other rooms or staircases leading off of the room. All of these and more will influence the heat requirement of the stove. 

If you are thinking of having a woodburning stove installed and are still not sure what size you would need why not give us a ring on 01392 811 597 or send us an email at [email protected]

Posted by CountryHeat Direct on 13 October 2017 13:58

Riva Fever is back by popular demand! 

We are offering up to £250 off suggested retail prices on selected Riva Stoves. This 'Showroom Exclusive' promotion is available from 1st August - 31st October 2017.

These beautiful stoves create a real focal point in the room and feature all the latest cleanburn and airwash technologies to make sure you get the most out of your fire. 

If you have been thinking about buying a stove or fire ready for the winter season, now is the time to take advantage of this offer! 

We will be able to assist you with every step: from assessing your home, selecting the right product, installing the stove and providing after sales support. 


Posted by CountryHeat Direct on 04 August 2017 15:13

Our New Arrivals have arrived!

We were very excited this week to take delivery of 3 new stoves from Heta! These stoves are now available to see in our showroom and will shortly be on live display! 

Let me introduce you to........

The Heta Oura 100 7kW Wood Burning Stove with Side Windows & Turnable Pedestal 

This smartly designed wood burning stove has a huge glass front and sleek side windows that give you a fantastic view of the flames. With it's Turnable Pedestal base you can arrange the fire to best compliment your room at any time of the day. As an extra detail, Heta have used aluminium handles and trims to give it the final touch. 

Heta Oura 100 7kW Wood Stove with Side Glass & Turnable Pedestal

The Heta Scan-Line 8 4.5kW Wood Stove with Complete Soapstone Finish & Copper Trim


The Heta Scan-Line 8 Soapstone opens up a range of interior design possibilities to suit your decor. The large glass window draws the eye to the beautiful dancing flames.   

The Scan-Line 8 with Soapstone Finish not only looks fantastic but also uses the soapstone to 'store' the heat, allowing your stove to keep you warm for longer. 

It is the finishing touches that make this stove a true show stopper! The door handle is removeable, leaving a clean, sleek finish when the door is not in use. The door has a soft close feature that is perfect for when you have your hands full or don't want to end up with ash marks on your door.

The Heta Scan-Line 8 is prepared for the installation of Heta's special HAC burning system. The HAC system makes stoves even easier to burn correctly. HAC automatically regulates the air to give optimum and clean combustion. It tells you when you need to refill with wood and can be set to 3 different temperatures. When it reaches the desired temperature the stove will burn cleanly and efficiently......automatically.

 Heta Scan-Line 8 Wood Stove with Complete Soapstone Finish & Copper Trim

The Heta Scan-Line 820B 6kW Wood Stove with Baking Oven & Complete Wenge Sandstone Finish 

Another beautiful elliptical stove in a stylish, modern design. Finished with Complete Wenge Sandstone, these thermastone will efficiently accumulate heat and slowly and evenly release itinto the room. If you fill the chamber just two or three times, this stove will comtinue to keep the room heated for up to 14 hours, so you can enjoy the comfort and heat long after the fire has gone out. 

The Baking Oven is a lovely addition to the stove, allowing you to use the heat of your stove to create cullinary masterpieces at the same time. 

These stoves are a stylish and sculptural addition to any home. 

Heta Scan-Line 820B Wood Stove with Baking Oven & Complete Wenge Sandstone Finish

Pop in and see us if you would like to see these or any of the other stoves that are available to view in our showroom. Alternatively, give us a ring on 01392 811 597 or drop us an email at [email protected]

Posted by CountryHeat Direct on 21 July 2017 14:36

There has been a lot of information in the press recently with regards to the impact that woodburning and multifuel stoves have on the environment. In light of this I would like to take the time to introduce to you the Elise Range from Stovax. 

Designing a fire that essentially redefines what it means to burn cleanly requires a wholly fresh approach, which is why the Stovax Elise range is very different.

Featuring unique airflow dynamics that facilitate highly efficient, state of the art combustion systems, the new Elise range produces magnificent rolling flames and ample warmth, whilst lowering emissions to an absolute minimum. The progressive design makes it not only one of today’s cleanest burning, carbon neutral fires, but also compliant with the forthcoming exacting Ecodesign standards for 2022.

Resulting from Stovax’s over 30 years of British design and engineering, the Elise is a clean, contemporary designed fire range at the pinnacle of clean burning performance.

Every Stovax fire is characterised by a precise balance of efficiency, performance and user control. The Elise is the result of these values being taken to the next level, to create a fire at the forefront of innovation. Utilising a series of advanced plenum chambers coupled with triple air jets, airflow can be instantly adjusted and delivered with precision accuracy to multiple areas of the firebox. This technology facilitates the Elise’s ultra-green, Ecodesign combustion process – reducing emissions to remarkably low amounts, whilst maintaining high levels of efficiency of up to 81%.

The Elise’s eco-friendly design means that both the 540 and 680 models are DEFRA smoke control zone exempt, making them an excellent choice for rural and urban homes alike.

Stovax have always strived to create standout stoves and fires that not only provide superior flame visuals, but also minimise their environmental impact. Their advanced Cleanburn technology is the result of over 30 years of experience and development, with many of their products approved for use in urban environments which are typically DEFRA smoke restricted areas.

But producing DEFRA exempt appliances is only the beginning. New EU Ecodesign regulations are coming into force in 2022 to ensure appliances are friendly to both the environment and our health, paving the way to a truly sustainable future.

With this in mind Stovax have developed the Elise as a highly efficient, greener fire that doesn’t simply meet Ecodesign limits but goes much further – with some models in the range burning so cleanly, emissions are minimised to as little as a fifth of the forthcoming 2022 levels.

The Elise’s advanced combustion system isolates air management in the specially designed plenum chambers in the base of the fire, so that airflow is calibrated precisely – ensuring a far more complete burning process than standard fires and stoves can ever achieve. The result is significantly less flue gases that impact air quality, including Carbon Monoxide (CO), Nitrous Oxide (NOx), Organic Gaseous Compounds (OGC), and Particulate Matter (PM).

We believe this is the future of solid fuel heating, which is why we have decided to design and develop one of the most ultra-green burning fire ranges – the Elise.

Posted by CountryHeat Direct on 18 May 2017 16:14

Did you know that the UK is one of the least wooded countries in Europe?

The Woodland Trust work tirelessly to plant, protect and restore native woodlands. The trees in these woodlands purify the air that we breathe and are a wonderful place for adults, children and animals to play and relax. Native woods are a habitat for many species such as the doormouse, red squirrel and song thrush. 

Mendip Stoves and The Woodland Trust are pleased to anncounce that they will be working in partnership to achieve a richly wooded landscpe in the UK that the public can respect and enjoy. 

In order to support the woodland, Mendip Stoves will be contributing £10 to The Woodland Trust for every Mendip Stove purchased. These contrubutions will help protect Britains ancient woodlands and create lasting woodland for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations. 

Mendip Stoves & The Woodland Trust

Posted by CountryHeat Direct on 31 March 2017 14:00

We are now also listed under why not take a look?

Posted by CountryHeat Direct on 22 February 2017 12:23
Up to 40% off on selected wood & multifuel stove showroom models, whilst stocks last, when installed by us during May, June & July 2017*

Contact us via our website sending us your name, telephone number, email address and the stove you are interested in.

Installation costs by seperate quotation will apply.  

Go to our Contact us Page Now

Posted by CountryHeat Direct on 13 February 2017 16:06

Come and visit our showroom to see the new wall we have built to show off the Heta Classic Inset Stove. Just gives you another  idea of what can be achieved when you use us to install a wood burning stove in your home.

Posted by CountryHeat Direct on 13 February 2017 15:57


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