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“A Nice Country Farmhouse” 4 of 5 stars
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The Lordleaze Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Henderson Drive | Forton Road, Chard TA20 2HW, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Chard
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12 hotel reviews
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“A Nice Country Farmhouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

My partner and I visited The Lordleaze Hotel in August 2013.

The first thing to note about The Lordleaze is not to rely so heavily on sat nav but break out the map otherwise you will do as we did and end up in an industrial estate. I had visions of holidaying on an industrial estate. Fortunately for us this was not the case. The hotel is situated in its own grounds just off a newer housing estate.

The room was up a set of stairs and along a narrow corridor and was a nice size room with a nice flat screen television which we utilised upon arriving as the journey was arduous due to the traffic in and around the A303. Avoid it if you can. The view from the window was over the garden which was lovely and quiet. The room was very warm so it was nice to be able to open the windows nice and wide. The only downside of the room was the thinness of the walls which meant I could hear those on the other side of the wall. This will not be an issue for most but next door to us was a small child which we could hear. Luckily it did not affect our holiday and there is always the freeview if you need it. One thing I was disappointed in was that there was no water which is usually provided so we had to use tap on the first night.

The bathroom was a little smaller than I expected compared to the rest of the room but the size was adequate and the shower was finished to a nice standard.

The car park was more than adequate so this should not be a problem as I know sometimes parking can be an issue when going away.

The breakfast was lovely and this is held in the main dining area. The dinner was held in a conservatory style area and this was very nice. The service was excellent and the food, I had the lamb, was very nice.

There was also a bar and a nice quiet lounge area to sit and enjoy a nice cup of tea after the meal.

Overall I would say our stay was very pleasant.

I would recommend a break at this hotel despite the slightly thinner than expected walls because if you have considerate neighbours this should not be an issue. The meals were excellent and there were also some fantastic places to visit such as Lyme Regis which was within about 35 mins drive and is well worth a visit especially when the weather is nice as it was for us upon our visit.

Room Tip: We were in room 5 which was nice but the walls are a little thin
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tomo12, Manager at The Lordleaze Hotel, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Very pleased that you enjoyed your sat and we hope to welcome you back now you know how to find us ! thank you
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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storridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We had an excellent two night stay, with friendly staff, and good food. We ate in one night and to our surprise 15% was knocked off the price. It is an old converted farmstead and peaceful and is interesting to find! Nice to find a family owned hotel not a chain. The son smiled when we pointed out in room 11 the bathroom mirror only showed from our nose up, obviously put in by tall builders! A good base to visit places from such as NT houses, Seaton Tramway and Pecorama in Beer.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tomo12, Public Relations Manager at The Lordleaze Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for staying, we are glad you enjoyed yourselves and managed to get out to see the local sites. hope to see you in the future.
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Peacehaven Sussex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We visited last week and upon arriving we wondered whether the lack of friendliness was due to the fact that we had booked as a special deal as previously mentioned by other customers.
They seem to have their regulars who are on first name terms but we are not the first to experience this. Our room in the new wing was tastefully decorated very clean and of a high quality. Breakfast was at the time was only ok, sausages were extremely undercooked and bordering on cold but i didn't feel the need to complain, maybe on a different day things would have been better. The feeling overall was that unless they knew you or you weren't on a heavy discount, you wouldnt get much interaction from the staff.
A special mention must go to a member of staff called Luke who always tried to please and help in any way he could. Would we visit again? maybe not. But please don't pick and choose who to
be friendly with.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tomo12, Manager at The Lordleaze Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Simply not true -

you checked in early which was great as your room was ready and we had a good chat I thought!
then we didn't see you again!

You stayed in your room or went out - how can we get to know you , then you come up with this - AMAZING!

We run some great offers because we want to and we welcome everyone equally , if you have an issue about using a discount voucher etc.. just dont bloody well do it.............
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I stayed here on business and its a lovely hotel great location and location is great very quiet and peaceful .
The restaurant and bar are very welcoming and the food is of very high quality.
Robin the owner and his son are very attentive and make this a really enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tomo12, Public Relations Manager at The Lordleaze Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Well it was great to have you here. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully see you again when you are in the area.
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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Booked up hotel for 2 night stay for Ruby Wedding in superior room. If you look round there are some very good deals. Could not have got of to a better start as room had been up graded and wine supplied with meals by my children. Could not have been more pleased with room and the service was excellent. Restaurant like rest of hotel was great and everything is done in a quite efficient friendly manner. The food was also very good at a reasonable price, part of my deal was that if you had reserved a table you got a 15% discount well worth doing.
The bar facilities and gardens were the same high quality.
The location is great if you are prepared to travel a fairly small distance by car. Had an great time exploring resorts that we had missed out on previously from Exmouth (including river trip well worth doing) had a excellent cream tea at Budleigh Salterton (Cosy Tea Room) and other resorts up to and including Lyme Regis.
I would recommend this hotel to anybody and would like to thank all the staff for making our stay so wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tomo12, General Manager at The Lordleaze Hotel, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Sounds like you had as much fun as we wish for all of our guests, thank you, we hope you will return oneday
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We took advantage of a travel deal to have a weekend away with my brother and sister in law. We approached the hotel through a housing estate: a very nice estate but perhaps not what one expects as the route to a hotel. Well, a field appeared with the driveway to the hotel through it and we arrived to find wonderful rooms, friendly staff and great food. The garden is gorgeous and tended with love. Stay here: you won't be disappointed. Otter Ale is a must and ask about the unusual flowering plant in the conservatory!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tomo12, General Manager at The Lordleaze Hotel, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Pleasure having you stay , hope to welcome you back sometime
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We recently had our wedding at the Hotel,civil ceremony ,wedding breakfast, evening reception,overnight stay,
The hotel is in an amazing setting with loads of different areas for photos , the cleanliness was outstanding, the staff were outstanding nothing was to much trouble. The communication between us and Tom & Robin the owners prior to the day was great they thought of everything.
We had afternoon tea the quality of everything was perfect,in the evening we had hog roast which was to die for,
All our guests made very positive comments on the hotel,staff and quality.
Our room was lovely and the breakfast ,
The following morning was yummy, all in all it was a perfect day in a perfect setting.
Thank you to Tom & Robin and all of the staff at the Lordleaze Hotel,we will be recommending the hotel to everyone!
Holly & Altan Mehmet .

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tomo12, General Manager at The Lordleaze Hotel, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Great day - Enjoy married life ! Thank you for choosing Lordleaze
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Address: Henderson Drive | Forton Road, Chard TA20 2HW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Chard
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Chard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lordleaze Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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, 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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