This charming country cottage was recently featured on the BBC’s Escape to the Country, showcasing the results of its five-year renovation, and it is now offered for sale for the discerning buyer who is looking for a home with much character.

The sympathetically renovated dwelling occupies a central position in the picturesque village of Chardstock, a stone’s throw away from Chard, and right on the border of Devon and Somerset.

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Inside, the property is beautifully presented throughout with tasteful enhancements and attention spent on the finishing touches. The charming double-aspect sitting room has a high ceiling, engineered oak flooring a new wood burner, and a large window flooding it with natural light. The second reception room offers a versatile space to create a study or formal dining area. The highlight of the house is the stunning kitchen with bespoke, handmade units and quartz work surfaces. The original inglenook fireplace, bread oven, oak beam and flagstone floor were all discovered in the renovations and are now key features of this room.

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On the first floor, all rooms have far-reaching countryside views across the valley. Currently, there are two spacious bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and a large open space with a feature stone wall, which could easily work as a third bedroom. The family bathroom has a large walk-in rain shower and a modern white suite.

Outside, the large cottage garden features a wealth of mature shrubs, fruit trees and a separate vegetable area. The raised area at the end of the garden has superb views over the village and surrounding countryside.

The house has a garage, a carport and private space for parking.

The house comes with planning permission to create an interesting contemporary extension with a spacious glass-fronted dining room, a utility, a boot room and a walk-in shower room. Permissions are also in place to renovate the existing two-storey stone building into a self-contained annexe with a kitchen, shower room and one bedroom.

Chardstock, Chard

Guide Price: £485,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson, Axminster

Agent's Tel: 01297 33122