Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Spa
Traditional English country estate with manicured gardens, fine dining, afternoon tea in the drawing room, swimming pool within a glass conservatory, and a spa. Please note that this resort only accepts guests aged 8 and older.
Nestled in the heart of Thomas Hardy's Evershot, Dorset, the Summer Lodge Hotel is a luxurious quintessential English country house set on four acres of manicured gardens. The Relais & Chateaux property has a 3-rosette restaurant and extensive wine cellar with selections chosen by the hotel's award-winning sommelier.Each of the 20 guest rooms and four luxury suites features different traditional English country decor, designed to appeal to varying moods and personalities with rich fabrics, crisp Belgian linens warmed with hot water bottles, scented candles, fresh fruit, and homemade shortbread. Accommodations feature modern amenities including air conditioning, and flat-screen TVs with DVD players. While bathrooms have REN toiletries, and some suites and cottages have fireplaces.The property's spa offers a relaxing sanctuary with a variety of services and treatments designed to rejuvenate the body and mind. There's also a fitness center, jacuzzi, sauna, and indoor pool set within a glass conservatory.For fine dining, the hotel's restaurant offers an upscale setting with traditional English dishes infused with modern European touches and prepared using produce from the property's gardens, plus meats and seafoods sourced locally. Proper English afternoon tea is served in the Drawing Room, and guests can visit the hotel's sister property, the Acorn Inn for dining in the village of Evershot.For recreation, guests can wander the hotel's meticulously tended grounds with wide green lawns and produce gardens, including shady spots ideal for relaxing, and bronze sculptures by Simon Gudgeon. There's also tennis hard courts, giant chess, and croquet on the lawn. Please note that this resort only accepts guests aged 8 and older.
- Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Spa
- 9 Fore Street
- Evershot, Dorset DT2 OJR
- United Kingdom
Set about 3 hours from London, in the heart of Thomas Hardy's Dorset, the hotel is located in the town of Evershot. Halfway between Dorchester and Yeovil, the hotel is 13 miles from Dorchester and 7.1 miles from Beaminster.
Directions to Hotel
By car: From Bath (1 1⁄4 hours), take the A367 to Shepton Mallet, then A37.From Bristol (1 1⁄4 hours) take A37. From Midlands and North, take the M5 to Taunton, exit at Junction 25, follow signs to Yeovil - A35, A303 and A3088.From Exeter (1 1⁄4 hours) and West, take the A30 to Crewkerne, then A356 towards Dorchester - left turn for Evershot is signed after 8 miles.By train: Nearest station is at Yeovil.
Guest Review Highlights
- - Banquets & Meetings
- - Business Center
- - Meeting Space
- - Executive Retreat
- - Fine Dining on Site
- - Fine Dining Nearby
- - Fitness Center
- - High Speed Internet
- - Pets Allowed
- - Pool, Indoor
- - Spa Facility
- - Tennis Courts on Site
- - Biking, Mountain
- - Biking, Touring
- - Dining
- - Fishing - Fly
- - Hiking
- - Horseback Riding
- - Hunting
- - Jogging & Running
- - Shopping
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