We have just bought a cottage (awaiting completion).
There is no gas at all in the village. Most of the locals use oil. Some run on electricity alone.
The Rayburn 355 SFW has caught our attention, we think it will look just right in the cottage and the idea of going back to solid fuel is appealing.
We will only have 4 smallish radiators to heat and there are only two of us for hot water so I am certain this model is more than up to the job. I even thought of using an immersion and installing an electric shower rather than thermostatic mixer for the warmer months.
I think I understand how the Rayburn works and also can appreciate the level of extra work that will be involved after leaving behind the Glow Worm installed in the flat we currently let.
The only two worries I have for this system not being completely compatible to our lifestyle is that Mon-Fri we are both out of the house from 8:30 till 17:30 so will I be spending all of my free time in the evening preparing fires and waiting to cook my dinner?
Also what do people do during the Summer? If you don't need to heat the house or the water it seems silly making a fire to heat your baked beans. I've read of some people having a separate oven and hob for this purpose but for such a small cottage this setup feels like overkill!
Thank you for taking the time to read. I hope you can help.