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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 823 Reviews
Stop over with Chloe dog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this hotel as its said dog friendly, and it was. On the plus side, room size good, comfortably bed, clean bathroom with shower over, menu good choice, well priced and we ordered two steak and ale pies at £14.50 each, which were very tasty with mash and peas. Bar choice for drinks good, On the downside, was the price charged for the accommodation. Via booking.com £131.25, with the hotel £125.00. £10.00 charge for the dog but not a dog bowl in sight. The brochure "recently redecorated" but what I saw was a mishmash of unfinished work, brown doors painted egg shell, pine furniture destressed to egg shell, drips of paint on skirtings, walls needing attention to painting- conservatory a must! tired decor and tired carpets. For me this was overpriced for the area and whilst it was booked for being dog friendly, it does not mean pay over the top for its owners. Price should be nearer £95.00 p.n for accommodation. The rest of the bill came to £60.20 for drinks and two main courses.

A wonderful 2 night stay.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small 3 star country house hotel was situated down a long drive with fields either side.It was excellent in every way.
Very quiet,spacious,clean and extremely well run, it ticked all our boxes. We stayed here after given a gift by a family member for one night and then used Tesco vouchers for the second.
Particular mention goes to all the staff we encountered- friendly, efficient, and always on hand to make your stay at their hotel special. Outstanding customer service be it reception, restaurant,bar,housekeeping,etc.
The room was excellent- contained everything we needed- very quiet and comfortable. Good shower.
Superb freshly cooked breakfast on our 2nd morning (continental on the 1st ).We also had an evening meal in the conservatory part of the restaurant.
5 stars for this establishment . Other Tripadvisor reviews are generally of the same opinion.

2 day break
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good spacious room. Quiet. Food varied choice , pleasant but not terribly exciting. Too many dogs for our liking!Easy to find through housing estate. Small garden. Plenty of parking. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Two Night Break
Reviewed 1 month ago

We had a lovely stay at Lordleaze. The food was lovely, the staff were amazing and a credit to the Hotel, nothing was too much trouble. Our room was a little dated and would of given 5* if the bathroom wasn't as tired, we stayed in room 21. However, it was spotlessly clean.

Two nights stay
Reviewed 1 month ago

Nice hotel friendly staff excellent evening meal menu and excellent food had continental breakfast which is also very good nothing to much trouble for the staff we had a ground floor room which opened out onto the patio area rooms a little tired but very clean and a walk in shower