Price £230,000 Under Offer

Situated along a small lane on the outskirts of the village of South Chard is this most unusual detached home, converted from a former telephone exchange in 2001. The house is two storey with accommodation comprising two first floor bedrooms and a third on the ground floor (could also be used as a reception room), two bathrooms, one on each level, kitchen and spacious lounge. The lounge has French doors opening to the garden and attractive views across the neighbouring fields. Outside, the garden, whilst small, surrounds the property on all sides with the largest area being on the west side, providing a lovely space for evening barbeques. To the front there is ample space for parking. The property benefits from LPG central heating and double glazing throughout. No Chain.

The centre of the village is less than half a mile walk, where there is a Premier store and post office serving the village. There are bus services connecting the village to Chard and Axminster as well as Taunton and Ilminster. The village also has a Primary Sschool, Pre-school and a village hall offering a variety of activites.

N.B. The property is currently tenanted for the next two weeks.

The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:


Window to side. Radiator.

BATHROOM - 2.39m (7'10") x 1.41m (4'8")
Obscure glazed window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower over. w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Extractor. Ceramic tiled floor. Wall mounted Vokera boiler for hot water and central heating.

BEDROOM THREE/RECEPTION ROOM - 3.32m (10'11") x 3.21m (10'6")
Window to side. Radiator.

KITCHEN - 3.22m (10'7") x 2.5m (8'2")
Window to side. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with laminate work surfaces and stainless steel sink unit and drainer. Space and connection for electric cooker with cooker hood over. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Radiator. Ceramic tiled floor.

LOUNGE - 5.01m (16'5") x 4.19m (13'9")
Windows to both sides and French doors to the rear leading into the garden and with a pleasant view across the adjacent field. TV point. Two radiators. Stairs rising to the first floor. Wall cupboard housing electricity consumer unit.


Smoke detector. Hatch to eaves storage.

BEDROOM ONE - 4.9m (16'1") x 2.96m (9'9")
Velux window to side with lovely views over the nearby fields.TV point. Deep shelf extending across one wall. Eaves cupboard. Radiator. Restricted ceiling height.

BEDROOM TWO - 3.18m (10'5") x 2.96m (9'9")
Velux window to side with views to fields. Eaves cupboard. Radiator. Restricted ceiling height.

BATHROOM - 1.8m (5'11") x 1.63m (5'4")
Velux window. Fitted with a pale coloured suite comprising panelled bath, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Restricted ceiling height.

The fully enclosed garden surrounds the property on three sides. To one side, the boundary is panel fenced, to the back wire fencing to the adjacent field and the other side has a mature hedge. Side access. Garden shed.

Off road parking; this area is not owned by Exchange Cottage but the property enjoys a right to park.

Calor gas central heating. Septic tank sewage. Mains electricity and water. Water is metered.

South Somerset Council. Band C. Currently £1,561.72 (2020/21).


The property was built in the 1930`s as a telephone exchange with brick elevations under a slate roof. It was converted in 2001 to a residence. The property is situated adjacent to a BT country exchange.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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