Esse Ironheart

Contact Sean Hendicott for prices.

The Esse Ironheart Wood Burning Cooker burns logs beautifully and cooks to perfection. Essentially the Esse Ironheart cooking stove makes the most of the two things Esse does best – an inspired combination of a superb log burning stove and a traditional cast iron range cooker.

The Esse Ironheart solid fuel cooker was launched in 2004 to celebrate 150 years of ESSE Cookers and Stoves by embodying the quintessential features of both product types and remains a best seller. The Esse Ironheart is the stove designed for cooking and when the famous River Cottage UK wanted a stove, this was a natural choice.

The Esse Ironheart wood burner has a firebox that has been specifically designed to burn 500mm logs lengthways, which it does in a spectacular fashion providing a splendid view of the flames through a large rectangular glass fire door.

As the heat source for the oven and hotplates, the Esse Ironheart is highly controllable, thanks to simple but effective primary and secondary air flow controls. The secondary control provides an airwash which keeps the door glass clear.


Updated in line with the new EcoDesign requirements ESSE Ironheart is now EcoDesign Ready.

Enjoy watching the flames leap and flicker through the large clear glass window while it heats and cooks.

Ironheart has panels that radiate warmth like a wood-burning stove. The oven has an almost 50 litre capacity, and you can also cook directly in the firebox with the BBQ rack & grill.

With the “dog bone” hotplate comfortably able to take up to six pans, the Ironheart is equipped to bring out the very best in creative cooks – so no wonder it’s become a firm favourite at Park Farm, River Cottage HQ.

  • Wood logs up to 50cm long
  • 47 Litre Oven
  • Hotplate up to 6 pans
  • Suitable for continuous operation
  • Heat output to room up to 7,6 kW
  • Optional hostess shelf
  • Optional BBQ rack
  • Optional Roasting dishes designed for a perfect fit


  • Suitable for overnight burning
  • Pre-heated secondary airwash
  • Afterburn™ system for outstanding flame and heat control
  • High capacity glass-fronted firebox
  • Classic Esse “dog-bone” hotplates
  • Single large oven, 47.8 litres capacity
  • Hotplate for up to 6 pans
  • Easy and convenient ash removal
  • Eco Design RT2022 approved
  • Deluxe model option – Stainless steel polished insulated hotplate covers

Servicing guide


BUILT FROM Steel Body, Glass Door
WIDTH 905mm
HEIGHT 900mm
DEPTH 600mm


We can supply woodburners and range cookers either from our own stock, or delivered to France.

Collect for a DIY installation or ask about our installation services.

Showroom open by appointment.

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Log burners and multi-fuel stoves

We are Hunter's approved supplier/installer for Brittany

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Ironheart wood & electric ranges

We are Esse’s approved supplier/installers for Brittany

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Stainless steel hot water tanks with 10 year guarantee

We are Joule's approved supplier/installers for Brittany

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Pellet boilers, cookers & room heaters

We are Klover's approved supplier/installers for Brittany


We can create heating installations of any kind, including central heating.

Installations vary so much between houses and systems. So it’s best to have a chat with Sean regarding your individual requirements and the most economic and efficient way they might be catered for.

We will then provide a fully detailed quote (devis), with all parts and labour listed separately.

All work is carried out ourselves to a very high standard and to French Normes (NF).

Wood burners

Pellet Burners

Woodburning Range Cookers

Electric Range Cookers

Back boilers to heat domestic hot water & or radiators

Solar & hot water storage tanks

Chimneys lined and sealed


Sean is able to offer sound, practical advice and system design on most aspects of heating systems for the home. His speciality lies in wood fired heating systems (including pellet boilers).

Since 2003 Sean has been living & working in France.

He is a qualified installer - fully registered & insured and has completed several “formations” (courses) here in France ensuring he stays up to date with French Norms & Regulations.

He is happy to discuss your requirements and design the very best ‘bespoke’ system to suit your individual requirements. He likes to know you’re warm and comfortable!


  • Mr & Mrs Snell, Bain

    We installed Mr Snell's own Rayburn with back boiler

    Just to let you know that the new system is working, and exceeding expectation. The house is warm and the water is hot. The Yorkshire puds are the best we've had for a very long time. So a big thank you. With a bit of experimentation we're getting a grasp on how to tweak the system. All the best and thanks again - really improved our life here!
  • Mrs Anne Thompson, Rostrenen

    A fully automatic system with woodburner & oil boiler

    Thank you for everything, never had so many windows and doors open in October it was so hot!
  • Mr & Mrs Alan & Chloe Boyce, St Hernin

    We installed a Villager BH woodburner

    Massive thanks to both of you for organising our woodburner installation and for doing such a great job last week. We lit it for the first time on Saturday and it was lovely. It looks magical and we were warm as toast. It really makes our cottage seem like a proper home now and I'm sure we'll be getting tons of use from it in the future. It's been a pleasure working with both of you in getting it put in and we wanted to say how grateful both of us are.
  • Mrs Sue Gilbert, Huelgoat

    We installed a Cashin V8 woodburner & altered the central heating system

    Hi Karen and Sean, Please find attached the photo of the Wood Burner as promised. It is marvellous, we aren't dreading the Winter this year! Central heating also great now, not that we need it much anymore as the Wood Burner is so efficient! We are absolutely delighted with the Wood Burner, it's so easy to use, hardly uses any fuel and we are SO warm. All in all it is fantastic. Thank you so much for the very efficient way you have dealt with all this for me, it's been a pleasure doing business with you, and Sean is a Genius!
  • Mr & Mrs Ian & Gail Trew, Rostrenen

    We would just like to share our joy with you; we have today received a cheque from the tax office for 1507€ our Credit D'Impot for the woodburner etc. Many thanks for all your help in providing all the relevant paperwork to enable us to make our tax credit claim. I have to say I didn't think it would be that easy!
  • Mr & Mrs Dave Middleton, Duault

    We installed a Villager Puffin in a wooden built house, necessitating a complete new installation of an insulated flue.

    Thanks again to Sean for the fire job. Dave was very pleased when he came home with it. I will certainly recommend Sean if anyone asks me, also we will be contacting Sean for a digging job later near summer which I discussed with him while he was here. Also could you send us any info on wind turbines as Dave is interested in having one. Many thanks again.
  • Andrew - Plevin

    You and Sean have made this so easy and we couldn't be any more pleased with the end result, so a huge thank you to you both.
  • Denise - Pleyben

    We are so pleased that we found you as Sean is great, not only does he explain things simply for us but his work is excellent, so thank you.
  • Vanessa - Moncontour

    Hi Karen, Hope all is well with you. Everything is going so well with our new fire - we are way beyond toasty and enjoying it hugely!
  • Jan Davies, Locquemeau

    From specifying the Jolly Mec model of pellet burner, placing the order and handling the delivery, we had every confidence that we were in safe and professional hands. For us there was no admin and no worries, every aspect was taken care of and all commitments met without hesitation. Sean's installation was completed to the highest standards with an impressive attention to detail and cleanliness. We are absolutely delighted with the Jolly Mec pellet burner and the results of a faultless installation.


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We are based near to Carhaix Plouguer in Department 29. So are ideally situated to service departments 22, 29 & 56.