Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Chard

The countryside, desert and gardens display a scene truly unique to Chard. This welcoming and trendy city entices travellers with its bars and restaurants. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Chard

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Chard a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lyme Bay Winery (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Lyme Regis Golf Club (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Castlewood Vineyard (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • The Donkey Sanctuary (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Chard

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Chard is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lyme Regis Beach (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Monmouth Beach (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Golden Cap (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Mapperton Gardens (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • West Bay Beach (15.1 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Escot Park (16 mi / 25.8 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Chard

The nearest airport is in Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), located 22 mi (35.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), which is 36.8 mi (59.3 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Chard?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,045 holiday lettings around Chard. From 281 houses to 545 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Chard?

There's nothing as serene as a countryside holiday. Think long roams in natural surrounds, quaint local boutiques and the sound of crickets at night. Yes please! HomeAway has 212 rural getaway rentals in this destination. Open to more ideas? HomeAway has plenty more property options to explore, including:

  • 166 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 158 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 123 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Chard in a large group?

It can be tough finding time to meet up with your extended family and friends. A group holiday is an ideal opportunity to be reunited. If you were planning to stay together, HomeAway has options. At the moment, cottage holiday rentals are preferred for large groups of travellers here, and you'll find 70 listed on our database. In and around the area, the rental properties that can house larger sized groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we offer 145 holiday rentals suitable for that size. Spend a night for as little as £83.
  • Looking for somewhere for 5 guests? We have 86 that will serve you well. Prices start from £70 a night.
  • Organising a trip away with a group of 8? We have 60 properties for rent that will suit. Prices begin at just £116 per night.

You and all your besties will be more than satisfied when you arrange your Chard escape through us!