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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 803 Reviews
New Year Gala Dinner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with party of Eight for gala dinner and accommodation for 2nd year running.Both years very good. Cream tea on arrival, staff, gala dinner, rooms ,breakfast and live group all very good.We do not usually go to the same place twice but made this hotel an exception. Reasonably priced as well.

Lovely place for a Christmas meal
Reviewed 1 month ago

Went with an organized party for a christmas meal. It was ok but it could have been hotter. I wish they would not put brussell sprouts in cheese sauce it spoils their flavour. The staff were very pleasant and it was a lovely venue.

Reviewed 2 months ago

When we drove into this hotel it is a surprise that it is in a residential area,therefore my opinion of what was in store was already low. However this place is great, the staff helpful, gardens lovely and the bedroom was one of the most comfortable ever! Breakfast was very nice and service was good. We could have brought the dog along for an extra 10 pounds. All in all a nice find and a good lesson in don’t judge a book by the cover!!!!!

Weekend stay
Reviewed 2 months ago

I stayed here for two nights as it is a short walk, by my standards, to St. Mary's Church, where we were having a family event.

The hotel looks impressive as you approach along the long drive across the leaze, i.e. meadow. My room was comfortable, particularly after I turned up the thermostat. The bed was over-populated with pillows and cushions, so the excess ended up in the bedside chair. Unfortunately there is minimal, if any, soundproofing between rooms and between the bedroom and function room below.
The windows are all relatively new and would be nice and weatherproof after some routine adjustment. The casements do not currently meet the seals.

Breakfast was very nice and with a good choice. There is a continental buffet whilst hot food is prepared to order.

I ate in the restaurant one evening. There was a good choice from which I selected two courses, starter and main. I would describe the food as pleasant but not quite top notch and priced accordingly.

Pleasant hotel in quiet location
Reviewed 2 months ago

Following the signs to the hotel we thought something was incorrect as we drove for the best part of a mile through a housing estate so it was a pleasant surprise to suddenly emerge into a lane flanked by open fields leading to the premises. Let's hope the urban sprawl doesn't impact on the location on the future.

Being surrounded by fields the location was very quiet and peaceful and whilst we were there during bleak November weather
I would imagine it would be a lovely place to stay in summer.

We found all the staff we met to be very pleasant, cheerful and helpful.

Our room was of a very decent size with a massive bed which we found was extremely comfortable and we both slept well. It may be a little too soft for some but it was fine as far as we were concerned. The room was clean, as we the bathroom although there were quite a few stains on the bathroom floor and the heater in this room had a fair amount of rust on it. The shower was good and effective.

The heating in the room was centrally controlled so only comes on/goes off at certain times. We found this to be a little annoying as we like to be able to control our own room temperature. There was a 'dimplex-type' electric heater in the room which we could use when the radiators were turned off but after a while it emitted a noxious oily smell that was not pleasant so we had to turn it off.

We loved the old beams in the room and the cottage-style curtain set-up which gave the whole room an individual and quirky ambiance. There was an excellent choice of teas and coffees provided along with biscuits that were replenished daily which was a nice touch. There is no safe or fridge in the room.

We only had the continental breakfast that was adequate rather than memorable.

Overall, this is a nice place to stay and whilst, in reality, it is probably more of a three star plus hotel we would happily stay here again.