Fireplaces & Stoves

ESSE 500

ESSE 500

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Product Measurements
& Technical Specifications

500 woodburning stove dimensions

CE 2022 approved dial and hetas ecodesign compliant

ESSE 500 Technical Manuals

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Energy Rated A+
Efficiency 83.5%
Nominal Heat Output 5.0kW
Flue Pipe Diameter 5″ (125mm)
Approved For Use On Decorative Hearths? Yes
Weight 60kg
Tertiary Air? Yes
EcoDesign Ready Yes
DEFRA Exempt For Use in Smoke Control Areas Yes
Clearances To Combustibles
Sides 400mm
Top 450mm
Front 305mm
Rear 400mm


ESSE 500

ESSE 500: A Compact Stove with Classic Elegance

The ESSE 500 is a compact yet elegant stove that encapsulates the classic design and high-quality craftsmanship that ESSE has been renowned for over its 160-year history. A slightly smaller version of the highly popular ESSE 100 Stove, the ESSE 500 boasts ESSE’s iconic door arch styling and offers a harmonious blend of traditional aesthetics and advanced technology.

Key Features:

  • Solid Cast Iron Construction: Crafted with solid cast iron, the ESSE 500 is a robust and reliable stove. Its durable construction ensures that it will be a warm and welcoming centerpiece in your home, reflecting ESSE’s expertise in stove-making.
  • Versatile Flue Options: This stove is available in both top and rear flue models, providing flexibility in installation to suit your specific needs. Additionally, it can be specified with a 220mm tall log store, which not only enhances its functionality but also adds to its visual appeal.
  • EcoDesign Ready and DEFRA Exempt: The ESSE 500 is not just a beautiful addition to your home; it’s also designed with the environment in mind. It is EcoDesign Ready, meeting stringent environmental standards, and DEFRA exempt, making it suitable for use in smoke control areas where many other stoves are not permitted.


  • Weight: 51kg
  • Clearances to Combustibles: 400mm on sides, 450mm on top, 305mm at the front, 400mm at the rear

The ESSE 500 is more than a heating appliance; it’s a testament to ESSE’s dedication to quality, style, and eco-friendliness. With its iconic design and modern performance, it will bring both warmth and sophistication to your living space.

Customer Reviews

Hi James A big thank you to you and your wonderful team we are so pleased with our Insert Stove that you suggested, the team where so professional and extremely tidy 👍
Brian Martin
Brian Martin
James was great on giving you his expertise advice on what would work best for your home. I am thrilled with my stunning log burner and Mark and John did an excellent job and I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Alythea Synnott
Alythea Synnott
Had my new stove installed recently. Extremely happy with the whole process, from my first meeting with James to the installation by Mark and John. I highly recommend this company. Ann
Riddlesann C
Riddlesann C
James and his crew did an excellent job, prompt and tidy and made a bespoke fire and stove. Delighted with the finish.
phillip coey
phillip coey
Had my stove fitted last week very happy with it. I met james in the showroom he talked me through my options and recommended what stove would suit me best. It was fitted in just a few hours the guy's did a great job. I would highly recommend wicklow fireplaces and stoves if your thinking of getting a stove.
Darren Lang
Darren Lang
The dream team James and John, from James's advice and help,to knowing what suited me, to one being installed in an extension,and one in a log cabin. I now have two lovely pieces of kit that look great not even lit, and very cosy and romantic lit. Hardly knew they were in the house,and some seriously classy work done...even the flues look great. Definitely a very happy customer 🔥
Caba Roig Costa Blanca
Caba Roig Costa Blanca
Absolutely brilliant to deal with from start to finish and much better value than the other quote we got. Delighted with the fireplace
Ciarán Casey
Ciarán Casey
Fantastic service; Absolutely gorgeous result; Highly recommended; Thank you James!
Martin Stellnberger
Martin Stellnberger
Just got stove installed with Wicklow Fires and Stoves. James is very knowledgeable and dependable. Highly recommended.
Conor Fahy
Conor Fahy
We met James in January after months of looking at options to fit a new fireplace & inset stove in our home Within a week the work was complete From the moment we met with James I knew that we had found a company who knew what they were doing James visited our home to check measurements & his attention to detail was second to none The installation went superbly The fitting team were extremely neat & clean in their work They made the whole process on the day a great experience & we are delighted with the end result I can highly recommend James & his team If only more businesses conducted their work like James the world would be a better place Well done Wicklow Fireplaces
Viv Gleeson
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