Tiny ‘Tardis’ cottage wedged between two barely visible houses

A tiny cottage that looks like a Tardis from Doctor Who has hit the market – and it’s so small its entrance is barely visible. Backabit Cottage, as the name suggests, is set back from the road and squeezed between two regular sized houses. The tiny house in a Somerset town, which is the size of a single doorway, is set to go under the hammer at 247 property auctions with a guide price of £109,000.

That’s a lot cheaper than the average house price in the area, which can set you back £204,600. Despite its hidden exterior, the two-story house is much more than meets the eye, as it actually has enough room for a one-bed house.

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The only real catch is that the Somerset home is sandwiched between two larger homes, which means buyers will have to be smart with how they use the space, reports The Mirror.

The cottage is laid out over two floors. On the ground floor, the front door opens onto a large porch leading to a kitchen and a reasonably sized living room with a wood burning stove.

It has a Tardis-like entrance

On the first floor there is only one bedroom and one bathroom. The house also has a long passage leading to it, which rental agent 247 Property Auctions calls “narrow but useful frontage.” Scott Gray, owner of 247 Property Auctions and star of BBC’s Homes Under The Hammer, said the house had “a wealth of charm and character” and was a “deceptively Tardis-like property”.

The kitchen is a reasonable size

The advert for the house added: ‘The house, which suits the city’s varied range of amenities and facilities, is likely to appeal to rentals, vacation rentals and developer fraternities.’

The cottage is in the small market town of Highbridge, on Clyce Road, near the River Brue. All offers for the property must be submitted by 5 p.m. on April 14.

The living room

Backabit Cottage isn’t the only home on the market that proves looks can be deceiving.

Earlier this month, the Manchester Evening News reported that another ultra-slim terraced house was on the market for just £100,000 in Rochdale.

The narrow two-bedroom property is half the size of the two medium-sized terraced houses it is wedged between.

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Upstairs, the bathroom and the first bedroom are both 1.9 meters wide, but following the same pattern as the ground floor, the second bedroom at the back of the house is wider by 2.7 meters.

The house is certainly tighter than most terraced houses, but the £100,000 price tag is low compared to the average house price in the area, which is around £188,600. Cowell & Norford estate agents described the tiny house as “perfect for a first-time buyer or investor”.

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