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Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Spa

Evershot, United Kingdom

94 Excellent 311 Reviews
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.
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Spa

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Excellent romantic hotel. Good for sightseeing with nearby parking areas. Great pool.

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. There's also a hard tennis court and croquet on the lawn.

Please note that this resort only accepts guests aged 8 and older.
Hotel Address:
  • Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Spa
  • 9 Fore Street
  • Evershot, Dorset DT2 OJR
  • United Kingdom

Location Summary
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.
Conde Nast Award Winner, Travel And Leisure Award
Banquets & Meetings
The Dorchester Suite as well as the ample gardens and grounds.
Fine Dining On Site
Highly acclaimed, 3-Rosette Restaurant with award-winning Sommelier.
Child Programs
Various activities for young and old. Please note: property accepts guests 8 years of age and older.
Pets Allowed
The hotel accommodates pets in some rooms for an additional charge. Amenities for dogs include: 3 different sizes of Dog beds, food and water bowls with a floor mat, 'Dog in room' door hanger, 'Woof' towels to dry your four legged friend, Lily's Kitchen dog food menu, dog-wash station - perfect for rinsing dogs down after a muddy walk, local veterinary and emergency services, details of and directions to a local pet store, and a list of nearby parks - excellent for walks.
Pool Indoor
Heated indoor pool within a glass conservatory.
Spa Facility
Spa offers a relaxing sanctuary with a variety of services and treatments designed to rejuvenate the body and mind, plus a fitness center, jacuzzi, sauna, and indoor pool.
Tennis Courts On Site
All weather tennis hard court, and croquet lawn.
20 minutes away by car.
Biking, Mountain
Bicycle rentals available.
Biking Touring
Tucked away in the Dorset countryside there are many outdoor activites to enjoy such as cycling, horse-riding, country walks, fishing and more.
Hotel's sister property, "The Acorn Inn" is located in the village of Evershot and featured in Thomas Hardy's novel.
Hiking lists available.
Evershot is a sleepy little village with rows of thatched cottages, take a stroll through antique shops and boutiques, and stop off in the local pub. The Acorn Inn which is featured in Thomas Hardy's famous novel, Tess of the d'Urbervilles as "The Sow and Acorn".
Recommended Rooms
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. Also, the Summer Lane Suites are ideal for families since they can interlead into an adjacent superior room.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - 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
Available Activities
  • - Biking Mountain
    - Biking Touring
    - Dining
    - Fishing Fly
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Hunting
    - Jogging Running
    - Shopping

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