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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


Amazing stay

This is our second visit and can’t reiterate enough how brilliant this place is. It’s not the poshest hotel but as soon as you walk through the door you feel as though you’re returning home. Tom and his staff have everything just right. We arrived a couple of hours before check in and were given the key to our room. The staff were preparing for a wedding and were very busy but even though the kitchen was closed for food we were offered sandwiches which were out of this world - try the salmon and cream cheese it is exceptional. A special mention to Lou, Martin and Penny their customer service is spot on. They are so friendly and helpful nothing is too much trouble for them. We attended an event from The Salt Kitchen on Saturday evening which was great fun with lovely food. I have to mention Joe, the chef for the hotel, who cooked for us on the Friday night. His food is out of this world every mouthful is absolutely delicious. Nobody should want to eat anywhere else if you’ve booked a stay here. The bedrooms are a good size and are nice and clean and the beds are very comfortable. Breakfast is great with lots of choice and cooked really well. We are going to return and can’t wait. Thanks so much guys

A good find

Pleasantly located albeit a little difficult to find in the dark. Having got there, however, it is really pleasant. We used a gift voucher, so I suspect we probably didn't get the best room, but nevertheless, it was clean, comfortable and had all that was required - plus iron and ironing board were readily available on request. The room overlooked a pleasantly set out garden space - this could be busy on a summer evening.
The staff were all alert and helpful and worked together as a team. Food was good too. It was quiet and calm for our visit and might be different at the time of a wedding, but one got the impression that the staff would cope regardless.,
Whilst we were thereIt was quiet and not especially busy

Wedding Venue

This hotel is an excellent location for a family wedding. We all enjoyed our weekend staying at this lovely hotel, our party ranged in ages from 1yr old to 89 yrs. The staff are all very professional and attentive. We had luxury toiletries and were spoilt for choice for refreshments in our rooms. The wedding registrar created a warm ambiance to all the attendees. The beautful grounds were perfect as a background for photographs. Guests are able to sit outside at several round picnic tables and benches, we appreciated the large umbrellas as it was a very hot day on Saturday 21st September. The wedding reception room is very light, airy & large with comfortable seats and table ware is beautifully presented. Guest were able to sit in the conservatory and bar area throughout the day. The food was first class, all tastes were catered for including vegetarians. A member of staff noticed a guest struggling to use the stairs to the bedroom allocated and immediately arranged for a ground floor alternative room. Thank you to all the staff for making our family wedding a perfect and very memorable occasion.