About Us

Southdown Stoves of Plumpton was established by Natalie and Guy Sumners. Having bought the old butchers shop and house in Plumpton Green, East Sussex they embarked on major building works at the beginning of the coldest winter in 30 years. The back of the house was removed and, with no heating, it soon became very cold!

The first multifuel stove was installed just before the snow arrived with number two, a wood burning stove, being lit for the first time on Christmas Eve. They were hooked!

They found that looking for suitable advice and help online was not very easy. Contradictory advice or companies that were just looking for a sale and then not willing to provide any follow up help. There was one very helpful lady in a stove shop in Scotland, but nothing local.

With this in mind they decided to offer a selection of traditional and contemporary woodburning and multi-fuel stoves from their base in East Sussex, primarily online as well as a display within their house in Plumpton Green near Lewes, at the foot of the South Downs in the heart of Mid Sussex.