Have just spent 2 days at the The Lordleaze. To get there you travel first through the housing estate and then a field to arrive at a secluded spot which means wonderfully undisturbed sleep. It is also a great location if you have dogs as the field means a close and safe spot for early morning and late night stops. Don't forget to clean up after your pooches! Dogs are allowed in your room but not in the public areas which is fine.
We were warmly greated by Robin, as we were every time we saw him over the two days, and I have to say that we found him to be the perfect host, friendly, helpful but not intrusive. There are a number of landlords and hoteliers who could learn some wonderful customer service skills from him.
We were in the older part of the property so the floorboards do creak and the steps are uneven. Beware when descending the two steps from rooms 8-12 ? as there is a slight dip on the extreme right-hand side and I fell (probably not helped by the fact that I already have an knee injury so somewhat unstable). Thank you to the lovely chambermaid who came to my aid. There are rooms available on the ground floor with direct access onto the gardens. The rooms are extremely clean and warm. The bathrooms are nicely done and there is plenty of hot water. Newspapers can be ordered from reception.
the bar area is spacious but still manages to maintain an cosy country pub atmosphere.
The food was excellent. On the first night I had a starter of goat's cheese and asked for redcurrant jelly to go with it which they happily supplied, main course of lamb and fresh clotted cream pavlova as dessert. Wonderful. The second night I had the goat's cheese once again and Belly of Pork. Both evening meals and full english breakfast were superb. I would stick with the full english for breakfast as I found the haddock to be overcooked. I was still "stuffed" from the day before so didn't bother sending it back although I am sure that they would have gladly changed it. I also know two dogs who enjoyed it thoroughly.
Whilst there we visited Barrington Court, Montacute House and Lyme Regis.
In summary: the hotel is in an ideal location for tourism and seclusion although only 5 minutes from the centre of Chard. The hotel is very pleasant and very clean and the rooms are nicely decorated. All the staff are amiable and helpful. Robin is a gem, as is the hotel. I would recommend it. We will be back. Thank you all!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lordleaze Hotel is the only 3 star Hotel in Chard. Real Ale Bar and Quality Restaurant, log fire, garden, super fast free wifi throughout, and lots of free parking. A delightfully converted 18th-century farmhouse set in rural surroundings, the secluded setting of the Lordleaze Hotel is a perfect location for those seeking peace and tranquility. The restaurant provides great local produce for a memorable meal with excellent local steaks and an extensive quality wine list. The 25 tastefully decorated and furnished bedrooms all overlook the surrounding countryside. Each, with newly refurbished en-suite bathroom, has Freeview TV, radio, telephone, tea and coffee facilities, trouser press and other small touches for your added comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lordleaze Hotel Chard
- The Lordleaze Hotel Chard, Somerset