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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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Overview

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

Reviews

Sshearon/Caddick
Sandra S

Just back from this amazing Hotel!! This is our 3rd visit and each time is better than the last. We travel a lot and this is up there with the best. You can't fault it!!!! Amazing food, fabulous smiley efficient staff, and lovely and clean. Thank you team Lordleaz for another great stay...

Brilliant place for a wedding reception
Rachel H

Great service, friendly helpful staff, lovely manager, outstanding food!

We really enjoyed our day at the Lordleaze for our sister in laws wedding reception. It was flawless, the day flowed beautifully and the staff were eager to make sure that everyones needs were met.

The food was outstanding. Everyone really enjoyed it and the childrens portions were a really good size. It tasted and looked beautiful.

The location seemed a little odd at first, and I was confused about driving through a housing estate to get to a hotel, but once you have driven down the track across the field it feels like you are in the middle of nowhere.

Thank you to the Lordleaze for making sure that the special day went without a hitch.

Good, but rough edges
Picpoul

Think this was a firm three star. Odd location fighting off the nearing housing developments on edge of Chard. Fine for parking. Nothing 18th century here as modernised, very clean and well decorated inside. Room we had was well appointed, if hot, and couldn’t really open patio door as people right outside. Dinner was ‘ok’ - could have gone for pizza oven pizza ( popular choice) but tried menu and were not wowed ( fish soggy, peas bullets, halloumi dry). Breakfast - no menu offered but expected to choose veggie or non veggie full English. Fruit and cereals fine. Nothing to show local produce other than publicity claim. Ok, they were getting ready for wedding, and staff were trying hard, but seemed to lack direction and overall not really pushing for 4 star. I am being a bit harsh, but only to balance other’s glowing reports. Overall, worth a try.