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What We Love

  • An intimate farmhouse hotel in the English countryside, with breakfastThe family owners, who have honed their first-class service for more than 17 years
  • Sampling the local produce from the hotel’s farm suppliers
  • Taking the short drive to Lyme Regis for a healthy helping of sea air and coastal views

What To Know

  • Hit the hotel bar for a wide selection of local beer and wine
  • Day trips can easily be made to the coastal towns of Lyme Regis, Charouth, and Seaton
  • Free WiFi is reliable
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A cozy country hotel in an 18th-century farmhouse, near the Blackdown Hills and Dorset nature reserves

The Lowdown

Thanks to its Somerset location in the heart of cider country and its taste for only the best local produce, The Lordleaze Hotel and its family owners collect awards like they collect empty plates from satisfied diners. After 17 years at the helm, these include an AA three-star rating and a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Acting as the halfway point between Marble Arch and Land’s End, this is the perfect base for country or South Coast escapes. The surrounding Somerset, Dorset and Devon landscape provides a peaceful backdrop to the property’s 18th-century farmhouse-turned-country hotel charm and fresh, regionally focused food. Add to that comfortable guest rooms with attention to detail and a few drops of the local “apple juice” served in the bar, and you’ve got a recipe for a truly idyllic getaway.

How to Get There

The Lordleaze Hotel
Forton Road
Chard, TA20 2HW United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 811 Reviews
Highly Recommended
Reviewed 2 days ago

I’ve only been here one night, but I will definitely stay here again if I’ll be in the area.
I travel the whole Uk for business and I stay in many cities and hotels, but this one was the best one in many years to me.
-very very clean room (bathroom, bed sheets)
-cozy and warm room
-young girl at the reception was very nice and polite
Good breakfast and position if you want to enjoy the real English countryside.
I liked everything about my room and last but not least, finally, a very comfy bed and pillows: slept like a child.

Family room
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just home from a 1 night stay while visiting family who have moved to the area.

No problems finding the hotel with signs directing you from the main road.

We stayed in room 26 which is a family room with a bunk bed. Spotlessly clean, spacious and comfortable. This was the first time our little one has been in a bed without a guard and she did fall out twice but it was nice and low and no damage done! Water pressure was very good. Room temperature perfect.

Staff were friendly. No noise during out stay. The bar/pub area looked lovely as did the menu but we didn't get the chance to try.

Breakfast was a little slow to come out which can be difficult with a toddler but was quite evidently freshly cooked to order so can't complain! Bacon was especially huge and delicious. Breakfast area again spotless and comfortable.

Staff were very friendly and helpful. I felt the rate we paid (£135pn) was fair for the 3 of us.

ONLY thing we didn't like was the pillows were very puffy. This sounds so silly doesn't it? It's just down to personal preference but if you are really concerned to have a thin style pillow then maybe bring your own.

An enjoyable stay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at this hotel were very attentive. The food was averagely priced with a good selection on the menu. Although we had a couple of snags in our room, (a light didn’t work and there was a problem with the toilet cistern), the room was comfortable. The bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of tea and coffee available in the room which was replenished daily.

Nice friendly hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a 2 night stay here. Room was a little dated but spotlessly clean. Staff were friendly. Nice to relax in the hotel bar. Great porridge at breakfast! We didn't follow the directions on the website and got a bit lost but that was our own fault. Would recommend the hotel and the Secret Escapes deal made it excellent value for money.

A great Stay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really clean and attractive room, facilities very good, the food was so tasty and delicious, me and my wife loved every morsel.The Hotel is a little hard to find at first due to the Sat Nav finishing in a housing estate, but just carry on follow the road and the signs and you will arrive at the hotel, well worth it.