Tiny ‘Tardis’ cottage wedged between two houses that can barely be seen


A tiny cottage that resembles a Tardis from Doctor Who has come on the market – and it is so small that its entrance can barely be seen. Backabit Cottage, whose name gives it away, is set back from the road and wedged between two ordinary sized houses. The petite home in a town in Somerset, which is the size of a single door, is set to go under the hammer by 247 Property Auctions with a guide price of £109,000.

This is much cheaper than the average price of a home in the area which can set you back for £204,600. Despite its hidden exterior, the two-storey house is much more than first meets the eye, as it actually has a fair amount of room for a one-bed home.

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The only real snag is that the Somerset house is sandwiched between two bigger houses, meaning buyers will need to be clever with how they use the space, reports The Mirror.

The cottage is laid out across two storeys. On the ground floor the front door opens into a large porch room, with leads onto a reasonable sized kitchen and living room with a wood stove.



It has a Tardis-like entrance

Up on the first floor there is just one bedroom and a bathroom. The house also has a long passageway leading up to it, which the letting agent 247 Property Auctions calls “narrow but useful frontage.” Scott Gray, owner of 247 Property Auctions and star of BBC program Homes Under The Hammer, said the home 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 is convenient for the towns varied range of amenities and facilities, is likely to appeal to the lettings, holiday lettings and developer fraternities.”

The cottage is in the small market town of Highbridge, on Clyce Road near the River Brue. All bids for the property have to be in by 5pm on April 14.



living room

Backabit Cottage is not the only home on the market that provides appearances can be deceptive.

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

The narrow two-bed property is half the size of the two average-sized terraced homes that it’s wedged between.



The property in Rochdale is half the size of the average terrace home

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

The home is definitely a tighter squeeze 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. Estate agents at Cowell & Norford described the tiny home as “perfect for a first-time buyer or investor”.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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