Encircled by lush farmland. Every window has a countryside or garden view.  Bursting with charm, equipped with superfast Wi-Fi, Freeview TV, informative guides, and of course tea and coffee – it’s the perfect place to plan your day.

A scrumptious breakfast.  Then your adventures can begin.  Close to the market town of Chard – we are surrounded by stately homes, museums, cider mills, farm shops, and the famous Jurassic coast.  Sports fans can enjoy a spot of cricket, rugby or a day at the races.  Is wine your thing?  Spend a day at a local vineyard.  The historic coastal town of Lyme Regis is just 20 minutes by car.

We have a perfect mix of family, double or twin rooms.  Or, if you want to treat yourself, check in to our four-poster suite.  Rooms with disabled facilities are also available, just let us know. 


Very simply, we guarantee a flawless home from home service.  If you need anything, just ask.  Nothing is too much trouble.


“A Fine 3 Star country hotel at the gateway to the West Country.”

We are pleased to welcome you for your special occasions, Weddings, Private Parties, Anniversaries, Conferences and Meetings. Our function room can accommodate 120 guests for a sit down meal and up to 200 guests can be accommodated for buffets.

Sample a superb meal in our conservatory restaurant. We have recently been awarded Taste Of The West Gold Award for our sourcing, cooking and services of local produce. The inviting atmosphere, top quality food and service should not be missed.

The Hotel is pet friendly, certain bedrooms can be booked to have your well behaved dog stay with you at a charge of £10.00 per night. Your Dog is welcome in the Hotel Garden & Bar. We do not allow Dogs in the Breakfast room or Restaurants but you are welcome to eat all meals in the Bar with your Dog.

Axminster, Crewkerne, Ilminster &Lyme Regis are all a short drive away. Bristol, Exeter, Taunton and Yeovil are all within a comfortable drive, as are the Fleet Air Arm and Hayes Motor Museum. There are many historic houses and gardens to visit in the area. However, don’t miss Chard’s own museum with its display of John Stringfellow’s first powered aeroplane. Chard, where John Stringfellow invented the first powered aeroplane, is situated on the A30 London-Exeter road and just a few miles from junction 25 on the M5 at Taunton.

We are approximately half way between Marble Arch &Land’s End! Exit the A303 at Ilminster and head for Chard – a perfect stop off or centre for touring. This is an ideal base for visiting town, country or coast.

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