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    Anonymous post – can anyone help?
    We are making the move from South East London and found a lovely home in Chard, Somerset but I can’t find any recent information about the village.
    1. Is it good for families? We have a 4 year old and 4 month old.
    2. How is the commute driving into Taunton?
    3. Are the schools good? I know one is rated excellent from ofsted. If this is not an ideal area, could you suggest villages near?
    We’re after space and a 4-5 bedroom house that ideally backs onto fields.

    Thanks in advance for any info you might have ????


    From one of our members:

    Chard is a lovely place! There is SO much to do for small children all over Somerset. Fern Animal centre is on your doorstep, but there are walks and beaches close by! Chard to Taunton is approx 30mins!
    Not London driving! Actually moving along!
    Schools I cannot tell you about.
    Social life is huge in Somerset, there are so many groups to get involved in, Carnival Season is soon upon us (a revelation to an outsider!)
    Good luck!


    Another helpful post:

    Having lived in Chard area for 20+ years I can say it is nice albeit a little quiet and limited on facilities. Either Taunton – 14 miles away or Exeter 30 miles away will be where larger facilities/amenities are available.

    There are some delightful parts of the town and villages around Chard; Combe ST Nicholas, South Chard/Tatworth, Winsham, Buckland St Mary, Chardstock, Broadway to name a few.

    The Schools have generally improved since I went to school there, although the secondary schools have always been good, apparently they are even better now. The primary schools I’m not sure about unfortunately. This maybe where village schools surpass the town ones but I’m not sure on that.

    I commuted for over 15 years to Taunton and can be busy via the main roads but there are 1 or 2 alternative routes when you get to know the area which will be quicker.

    I am happy to help further should you wish to know more specific information.

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