A location to please all tastes

Whether you want laid-back relaxation , gentle or challenging activity, fancy just sight-seeing and exploring or are looking to combine business with pleasure, Bath House is perfectly positioned to satisfy most people. Below are just some of the things to see and visit, to do and enjoy and even some local places to eat and drink that we think you might appreciate.

...and down the bottom of the page you can see our exact location.

SOME OF THE THINGS TO VISIT, SEE AND DO

FORE STREET CHARD
Chard Museum exists to help today's community uncover yesterday's heritage, history and hidden stories, with collections of exhibits about local history and displays related to the lives of notable local residents. It is a small local museum based in Chard Somerset. It opened in 1970 and celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2020. It is housed in a converted 16th century thatched, listed building. It was originally four cottages.
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CHARD MUSEUM
Chard Museum exists to help today's community uncover yesterday's heritage, history and hidden stories, with collections of exhibits about local history and displays related to the lives of notable local residents. It is a small local museum based in Chard Somerset. It opened in 1970 and celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2020. It is housed in a converted 16th century thatched, listed building. It was originally four cottages.
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SNOWDON HILL QUARRY
Snowdon Hill Quarry is a 0.6 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the western outskirts of Chard in Somerset. The site shows rock exposures through the Upper Greensand and Chalk which contain fossil crustaceans which are both unique and exceptionally well-preserved and support study of palaeontology in Britain. The unit has been dated to the subdivision of the Chalk known as the Turrilites acutus Zone, named after one of the characteristic fossils.
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FORDE ABBEY AND GARDENS 
Forde Abbey is a popular venue for friends and families, flower garden lovers and historians alike. Set within thirty acres of prize-winning gardens, you’ll find a little something of attraction all year round. Nominated for Historic Houses ‘Garden of the Year’ award 2019, the garden continues to evolve with sustainability very much at the heart of its aesthetic. 
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CHARD RESERVOIR 
Visit the bird hide to best view these species up close. The Chard reservoir site is a haven for birdwatchers, anglers and local walkers. The reservoir is stocked with carp and anglers buy tickets to fish. A natural play space provides children with the opportunity to climb and explore with new information panels throughout the reserve detailing information on the reserves history, wildlife and current management, as prepared by the volunteers.
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LYME REGIS BEACH
Lyme regis is a picturesque and historic seaside town set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Popular with visitors of both literary and archaeological leanings, Lyme Regis has earned the unofficial title of ‘The Pearl of Dorset’, with some of the best fossil-hunting in the country. Beachgoers go to sunbathe, paddle, swim and make sandcastles while taking in the breathtaking scenery. During peak season it is raked every day, supervised by lifeguards and has toilets, showers, food and drink outlets, and ice cream vendors nearby, making it a perfect family friendly beach. The beach is sheltered by the harbour and does not get completely covered at high tide. Dogs on a lead are allowed on this beach between October and April, inclusive.
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CHARMOUTH BEACH
Part of the 96-mile long Jurassic Coast, Charmouth Beach is one of the best spots on the south coast to come fossil hunting.

The beach is mainly shingle, although at low tide a good expanse of sand is exposed. The beach divides into three sections.  The area immediately in front of the seafront car park and the Heritage Centre is known as the Central Area.  When the tide is out, the exposed sand slopes gently into the sea making this a good spot for swimmers and young families.

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WALKS / TRAILS AROUND CHARD
Castle Neroche, Middleroom Wood, and Thurlbear Wood Circular is a 20.9 kilometer loop trail located near Chard, Somerset, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Departing from Castle Neroche, this meandering circular enjoys neighboring woods and villages both inside and outside Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Winsham, Forde Abbey, and Thorncombe Circular is a 11.9 kilometer loop trail located near Chard, Somerset, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running. This route begins in Winsham and follows part of the Jubilee Trail and also the Liberty Trail. It passes Forde Abbey, well known for its splendid gardens and 900year old buildings.

Chard to Ilminster via Old Taunton to Chard Line is a 8.0 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Chard, Somerset, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

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CHARD GUILDHALL
The Guildhall is a Grade II* Listed Building in the centre of the town that dates back to 1837 and was formerly the Corn Exchange. The Guildhall complex is used primarily as a community building for a wide range of activities and in 2009 it became the permanent base for Chard Town Council. It is an important civic building and houses the Mayor’s Parlour and Town Council offices. 
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VISIT, REHOME or DONATE
Set in 72 acres of countryside on the Devon/Somerset border, Ferne Animal Sanctuary was founded by the late Nina, Duchess of Hamilton & Brandon at the beginning of the Second World War. Aim is to provide a temporary refuge for the animals belonging to service men and women who were shipped abroad to fight. Inevitably at the end of the war many owners failed to return to collect their pets and so the story of Ferne Animal Sanctuary began. 80 years later the Sanctuary is still acting as a refuge for animals of all shapes & sizes from across the county and beyond. 
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ST MARY THE VIRGIN CHURCH
St Mary’s building works were commenced in 1400 and completed in 1445. The site is at an ancient crossroads. Perhaps a wayside shrine was there. A burial ground may have followed, this diverting the present road around two sides. The main street of the village of Old Chard developed towards the northeast while the Manor Farm was to the southwest. At least two churches have stood on the present spot.  
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SOME OF THE PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK WE THINK YOU MIGHT ENJOY

ELEOS CAFE 
Eleos is Chards No.1 cafe and coffee shop. Amazing coffee with great food made with fresh ingredients every day. It was opened in 2012 by Nat & Sarah who have lived and worked in Chard since 1997. Since opening it has gained an excellent reputation for great food, drink and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Eleos is so much more than just another coffee shop because it has a couple of rooms that can be ‘hired’ for business meetings, friends & family meet ups, a baby shower or birthday meal and so much more. 
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THE CANDLELIGHT INN
A multi-award winning 17th century. traditional country pub, set in the heart. of the glorious Blackdown hills. Candlelight Inn combines a great deal of usable space with a snug and inviting atmosphere. There is certainly plenty of space without losing its intimate charm: Exposed stone walls, beamed ceiling and fireplaces and wood burners add character and the gardens are lovely. Enjoy the local ales, beers and fine produce in the restaurant.
SPICE VILLA RESTAURANT
Serves authentic indian/asian cuisine for dine-in or takeaway. Wines are match to the list of menu at the Spice Villa to compliment the spiciness and complexity of the dishes. 
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CHARD CONSERVATIVE CLUB
Chard Conservative Club is a socially orientated club centred around as skittle alley, bar and restaurant in Chard town centre.Chard Chard Conservative Club puts on numerous events throughout the year, music and entertainment, charity and social. 
THE ART CAFE & BISTRO
Freshly cooked local food served with a smile in a relaxing environment surrounded by fantastic artwork. 
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THE CERDIC
The Cerdic Wetherspoon is a comfortable pub in the middle of Chard, Somerset. It is the perfect pub to come and visit today for some pub classic meals. 

OUR POSITION

Bath House Hotel & Restaurant is at 28 Holyrood Street Chard, Somerset TA20 2AH

By Car...

  • Travelling from the midlands and the north of England, use the M5 to junction 24 (Bridgwater) or 25 (Taunton)

  • From London and the south-east use the M25, M3 and the famous A303!

  • From Hampshire and Dorset use the A35 or the A37 and from Devon and Cornwall the A30 and A303

By Rail...

  • First Great Western Trains on the London/Paddington to Plymouth line stop at Castle Cary and Taunton.  Trains on the Heart of Wessex line (Bristol to Weymouth) stop at Bruton, Castle Cary and Yeovil Pen Mill

  • South West Trains on the London/Waterloo to Exeter line stop at Templecombe, Sherborne, Yeovil Junction and Crewkerne

By Plane...

 

  • Bristol International Airport is 35 miles from Yeovil, Exeter Airport is 40 miles and Bournemouth Airport 35 miles

The Bath House Hotel & Restaurant

28 Holyrood Street
Chard, Somerset
TA20 2AH

+44 (0) 146067575

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