Summer Lodge Country House Hotel - Dorset, England - Relais & Chateaux

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Enjoy the comfort, serenity and sheer pleasure of this luxurious English Country House retreat, set in the picturesque village of Evershot in the heart of the beautiful Dorset Downs, England.

Sample the culinary delights of the 3 AA Rosette award-winning restaurant, offering seasonal menus and the finest in wines to tempt your taste buds. Relax with them in the Spa or by the large, indoor and heated swimming pool, take tea and croquet on the lawn or perhaps a game of tennis. For something more adventurous the friendly staff will happily organize a range of country pursuits for you. Summer Lodge, Country House Hotel, England is the epitome of their five C's, providing Courtesy, Charm, Character, Calm and Cuisine. Summer Lodge is, quite simply, the place to be. Accommodation at the Summer Lodge country house hotel is exceptional with 20 bedrooms, 2 one-bedroom suites and 2 two-bedroom suites. Each room is individually decorated and comes complete with the latest in state of the art technology including large plasma screen TV and DVD, air conditioning, Satellite TV and Internet access. Rooms and suites are not only available in the Main House but also in the Coach House which feature their own conservatory or balcony overlooking the pool and spa area, as well as in one of the 3 cottages including the romantic Ivy Cottage which is perfect for honeymooners. Room One, the Master Bedroom was originally designed by Thomas Hardy himself and offers a magnificent open fireplace and four-poster bed, which overlooks the perfectly manicured English country gardens, that frame the house beautifully. Time in the country would not be complete without man's best friend and so pets are welcome in the Coach House with prior arrangement. Ivy Cottage offers honeymooners a private cottage on the edge of the grounds of Summer Lodge in Evershot, Dorset in England. The cottage features fireplaces in the downstairs lounge and upstairs bedroom; a stand-alone bathtub; a private courtyard; a garden glasshouse; a kitchen and butler service. Leisure facilities at Summer Lodge are aplenty. Pamper yourself in the mini-spa where you can take a sauna after a dip in the heated indoor pool or even a massage or facial if you prefer. Alternatively, you might want to take a work out in the well equipped gym and pump some iron. Tucked away in the Dorset countryside there are many outdoor activites to enjoy such as cycling, horse-riding, country walks, fishing and more. The grounds of the hotel offer beautiful gardens where you can relax in a hammock in fine weather, a croquet lawn as well as an all-weather tennis court to improve your game on.


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Accolades & Articles

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel is a member of Relais & Chateaux · 2008: Recipient of Andrew Harper Hideaway Grand Award for hotel's strong individuality and devotion to personal service · 2008: TripAdvisor's readers' poll placed Summer Lodge 91 of Best 100 Luxury Hotels in the World; and 5th in the Top 10 Best Service Europe category · 2007: Master Sommelier Eric Zwiebel was ranked Fourth in World's Top Sommeliers category; and in 2006 - Second - in Best Sommelier in Europe · 2007: Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report ranked Summer Lodge #18 on list of 'World's Best International Hideaways' · 2007: AA Hospitality named Red Carnation Hotels 'Small Hotel Group of the Year' · 2007: Hardens: Top Scorer: "…high praise for…''sublime' food; 'superb' wine list…" · 2007: Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report - Grand Award Winner, #1 in England. · 2007: Tatler Restaurant Guide: ' award-winning Summer Lodge is the place to dine' · 2007: Daily Mail: "…be ready to receive… tender loving care from the capable staff" · 2007: The Independent: Summer Lodge one of the "50 Best British Hotels" · 2007: Investment in People award for supporting and promoting staff

Trip Type

Family Vacation, Romantic Getaway, Wedding


Ivy Cottage (Honeymoon Cottage) Suites Master Bedroom Principal Rooms Superior Rooms Classic Room


On-site: Unlimited access to the croquet lawn, heated indoor pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, tennis court, surrounding gardens and deer park. Newly opened Spa is adjacent to the indoor "conservatory style" heated pool area and offers a wide range of treatments. Air-conditioned gym equipped with features such as treadmill, exercise bikes, stepping machine, water rower, cross-trainer and a variety of fixed and loose weights. A personal trainer can be arranged for you with prior notice. After your workout relax in our pool and Jacuzzi or maybe take a sauna during your stay. Nearby: Music, Fishing, Horseback Riding, 12 golf courses nearby


As pervasive as Hardy's influence is, there is much more to Dorset. To the tune of a town crier, tour the port of Lyme Regis, set on steep Georgian streets above Lyme Bay. Follow the coastline as it winds its way to Devon and Cornwall. Travel to the open circle of Lulworth Cove and see the great natural stone arch of Durdle Door.


London-Heathrow International Airport (LHR)

Airport Distance

2-1/2 hours

High Season

May through October