4.5
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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
property Bedroom green cottage Suite tan

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

4.5 Very Good 756 Reviews
Short Break
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked for 3 nights and ended up staying for 5. Initially, we weren't happy with the room that we had been allocated but this was quickly rectified by changing to a room that suited our needs better. Room was clean, comfortable and quiet.
Staff all helpful and very friendly.
Good base for exploring all that Somerset/Devon have to offer.
Continental breakfast very good.
Can't really comment too much on the evening meals as we ate in only the once and that was for a pizza evening. This was fine and reasonably priced.
Overall a pleasant, relaxing stay and would we stay again. Of course we would.

Excellent staff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with my husband and Black Labrador. Our room was perfect (25) - spacious and patio doors onto lovely garden which was well kept with plenty of seating and pretty borders. The outstanding thing was the staff all so friendly and polite and helpful in every way. We had an evening meal which was delicious - well presented and cooked to perfection. Convenient position for exploring the Jurassic coast- Lyme Regis, Seaton, Beer and Sidmouth all worth a visit. Very well signposted from centre of Chard and no problem with finding it. Thankyou for welcoming us and Glynn (dog) perfectly.

Beautiful hotel excellent food
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely hotel with friendly staff. Our room was clean and spacious but could have done with a fan because it was so hot during our stay. The evening meal was delicious with very generous portions worth every penny! So why not 5*? The charge for breakfast up grade of £7.50 for poached egg on toast seemed a little steep. The hotel can be difficult to locate too although it's surrounded by fields it is accessed through a modern housing estate so the stroll into Chard itself is a little convoluted. Having pointed out the negatives they are on the whole far outweighed by the positives and if we were to return to that part of the world we'd happily stay there again.

For Sunday lunch the place to go.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I have had the pleasure of enjoying Sunday lunch at this Hotel on several occasions and it has always been very good indeed. It is good value for money. There are several choices of meat and always a fish dish. And we had probably the best Sunday roast in a restaurant I have ever enjoyed last weekend. We all chose a different meat and were all very impressed indeed with the meal. I have not tried their normal menu but certainly intend to!

Anniversary weekend away.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I purchased a Groupon voucher for our anniversary. We really enjoyed our stay, such a lovely place. Friendly staff, clean rooms, comfortable bed. Plenty of choice for breakfast. Plenty of places to sit and relax both inside and out. Would definitely recommend and hope to be able to visit again soon.