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Summer Lodge Hotel and Spa

Summer Lodge Hotel and Spa


Intimate and special, and surrounded by beautiful countryside, the country-house hotel offers a cosseting experience in the heart of Dorset. With genuine warm service, innovative and delicious menus, a relaxing spa, a stunning indoor pool and fragrant landscaped gardens, this is the quintessential luxurious escape.

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Summer Lodge Country House Hotel & Restaurant is a proud part of the family-owned and run Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Led by General Managers Alex and Jack Mackenzie, the team at Summer Lodge is a family of warm and passionate people, deeply committed to giving the very best guest experience through impeccable service and expertise. The beautiful hotel is located within Hardy’s enchanting village of Evershot, West Dorset, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, providing guests with ample opportunity for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and golf, also a 25 minutes’ drive from the Jurassic coast.

Set within 4 acres of beautifully manicured gardens, the hotel offers a heated indoor pool, spa and beauty treatments, a fully equipped gymnasium, bicycles, a croquet lawn, and an all-weather tennis court. There are plenty of private spaces within the hotel gardens, to simply unwind, practise yoga, or relax on one of the garden swings or sun-loungers, with a refreshing cool drink. Sit back and indulge in a truly quintessential English tradition.

The delicious Dorset Cream Tea includes a scrumptious selection of warmly baked plain and fruit scones. With a wide selection of speciality teas, and Champagne by the glass - Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed al fresco in summer or fireside in the cosy Drawing Room. Inspired by an abundance of superb local ingredients, including Dorset Vinny Blue Cheese and Dorset Beef, and produce grown in the hotel gardens and polytunnels, the Restaurant showcases a timeless menu that combines both innovative cuisine and classic signature dishes. The impressive wine collection also ensures that you can pair your meal with the perfect wine, including hand-crafted wines from our award-winning, sister South African vineyard, Bouchard Finlayson. The warm and cosy setting of The Bar is the perfect place to enjoy sampling a vast array of expertly created cocktails, from well-known favourites to creatively inspired choices. Whisky lovers will enjoy relaxing in the traditional Whisky Lounge, with an impressive choice of the finest whiskies from Scotland, Ireland, Canada, USA, South Africa and further across the globe. All of the 25 guest rooms and suites are different, each with a warm and inviting country house style of its own. Rich fabrics and elegant furnishings, crisp Belgian linens warmed with hot water bottles, soft and enveloping bathrobes, luxury amenities, fresh fruit and homemade shortbread are just some of the thoughtful touches. There are also private cottages for extra privacy, some with their own hot tub.
The Hotel offers guests a host of country house experiences to enhance their stay, from falconry and mindfulness workshops to flower arranging and private garden tours. Guests are also invited to explore food and drink through local wine estate tours, specially hosted Wine Dinners and Whiskey Tasting experiences, ranging from an introduction for whisky novices to a mind-blowing selection of rare and unique whiskies for the connoisseur.
Summer Lodge is the perfect family destination, with a host of outdoor activities to enjoy including a children’s playhouse, family picnics and curated treasure hunts to explore the hotel gardens. The hotel offers private cottages which are perfect for family groups, the restaurant also has a delicious and healthy children’s menu. Pets are made to feel welcome too, with bespoke in-room pet menus, beds, bowls and suggested walks.

Please get in touch with one of our dedicated sales agents prior to booking your holiday to ensure the accommodation is suitable if you have limited mobility. Please contact us via telephone on 0345 609 1026 or email

Room Types & Facilities

Cosy Double

The Cosy Double rooms come with a Queen sized bed and en-suite bathroom. You can also enjoy a flat screen TVs, fluffy bathrobes, luxury toiletries, an iron & ironing board and coffee and tea-making facilities. 

Classic King

The Classic King Rooms come with a king sized bed, with 24 hour room service. You can also enjoy a plasma screen TVs, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, luxury toiletries, an iron & ironing board, safe, hairdryer and kettle. 

Superior King/Twin

The Superior King/Twin Rooms come with a king or twin bed and en-suite bathroom. You can also enjoy a plasma screen TVs, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, eco-friendly toiletries, an iron & ironing board, safe, hairdryer and kettle. 

Principle King

The Principle King Rooms come with a king or twin bed, and en-suite bathroom. You can also enjoy a plasma screen TVs, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, eco-friendly toiletries, an iron & ironing board, safe, hairdryer and kettle. 


The Suites come with a King or Twin size bed with en-suite bathroom and a separate seating area. You can also enjoy a plasma screen TVs, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, eco-friendly toiletries, an iron & ironing board, safe, hairdryer and kettle.

Dining Information

Delicious cuisine and impeccable service go hand-in-hand at Summer Lodge. Dine in the light and airy conservatory, the elegant Restaurant, or in the warm cosiness of the Whisky Bar where you can enjoy a carefully curated wine list and extensive whisky selection.
In the summer, dine al fresco on the terrace, while traditional Dorset Afternoon Tea is served every day in the Drawing Room and Conservatory. The cheese trolley is also exceptional, with an award-winning selection of the very best local cheeses.



Summer Lodge Hotel and Spa is located in the picturesque village of Evershot in Dorset, England. The hotel is nestled amidst rolling hills, verdant countryside and picturesque thatched cottages, providing an idyllic setting for a tranquil getaway. The location of the hotel offers easy access to a range of local attractions, including the Jurassic Coastline, the Cerne Abbas Giant and the historic town of Sherborne. Guests can also enjoy exploring the nearby quaint villages and countryside, with plenty of opportunities for hiking, cycling and other outdoor activities. Explore other UK Hotels.


9 Fore Street, Evershot, Dorset, DT2 0JR


Parking On Site
Free High Speed Wi-Fi
Breakfast Available
  • Parking On Site
  • Free High Speed Wi-Fi
  • Dogs Allowed
Outdoor Amenities
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Walking Trails
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast Available
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Reception Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
Leisure & Wellness
  • Spa