Cornwall LivingIssue #143

By the fire

From cosy cottage vibes to sleek and contemporary aesthetics, there’s a woodburner to suit all styles.

There’s nothing quite like the glow of a real wood fire, crackling to life as you feed the flames with another log or two on frosty nights. We are becoming increasingly appreciative of the little things in life, and the team at Charlestown Woodburners are finding that more and more of us are seeking out ways in which to warm our toes that brings us a little joy while doing so.

For Charlestown Woodburners, it all began when owner and founder, Geoff Bate, found that many customers were requiring his help as a gas and heating engineer with the removal of a gas fire in favour of a woodburner. Taking stock of an ever-increasing demand for a more traditional way to heat the home, Geoff laid plans to open his own showroom in St Austell with his wife, Mandy.

Having opened its doors on 4th July 2015, Charlestown Woodburners has been the main port of call for many, whether that be for advice, finding the right product and the all-important fitting and installation process. While Mandy man’s the helm in the showroom, Geoff uses his extensive knowledge and expertise to oversee the installation of both gas fires and woodburners, alongside Geoff and Mandy’s son, Ryan – a family business through and through!

One thing Charlestown Woodburners are proud to offer is variety. With an extensive collection of woodburners available to view in the rather impressive showroom, you’ll find that there is something to suit any home. For example, if you’re looking for the more traditional look to give you that cosy-cottage feel, the Stovax Stockton 5 would make a charming addition to any living room, while the Dean Forge collection comes in a range of colours to give an edge of personality on top of that traditional design.

For something that would sit perfectly well in a crisp new-build home, TermaTech’s slender physique and curved glass front blends perfectly with a slightly more modern style, as does the aesthetic of the Mendip range, designed to fit nicely against the wall or in a corner, yet remaining the centrepiece of the room. If you want to take ‘modern’ one step further, the Dik Geurts collection offers the latest in contemporary design, offering the best view of your fire through wide windows.

Whatever you may have in mind when it comes to the look of the woodburner that will sit at the heart of your living room to warm the toes on a cosy evening, Charlestown Woodburners may well have exactly what you’re looking for.


60 Holmbush Road, St Austell PL25 3LP
01726 66412