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Within the enchanting village of Hardy's Evershot and surrounded by rolling hills, this five star country house hotel epitomises the ultimate in traditional style. Genuine warm service and innovative and delicious menus rival the best in the world. With a relaxing spa, indoor pool, private tennis court and miles of beautiful countryside to explore, this is the quintessential luxurious escape.

What makes a stay at Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa unique?

The Grade II Listed Relais and Chateaux property set within 4 acres of manicured walled gardens, with a water feature, vegetable garden, green lawns to play croquet, and little nooks for sitting. Three-rosette fine dining is complemented by a world-class sommelier and Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed by the fire. Generous hospitality is extended warmly to families including pets, where every care is taken to ensure guests enjoy a memorable stay.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa?

Each of the 20 rooms and four luxury suites is individually styled, while the 400-year-old Ivy Cottage is a retreat within a retreat.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Evershot area?

Sink into the peace and quiet of rural country life, walk in the 400 acre deer park adjacent to the property, explore the rugged Dorset coastline or the more adventurous can try horse-riding, clay-pigeon shooting, fishing and golf. Return to the luxurious comforts of Summer Lodge and enjoy Afternoon Tea by the roaring fire.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Three-rosette fine dining from acclaimed chef Steven Titman is complemented by world-class, award-winning sommelier, Eric Zweibel. The Whiskey Lounge offers 400 whiskies and brandies from around the world and the cheese trolley is quite exceptional.

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Free WiFi

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Child Friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Tennis court


Swimming pool


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Conference & Meetings

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Civil Licences


Health & Beauty Treatments

Jacuzzis, Hot Tubs


Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

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Air Conditioning


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Horse Riding, Equestrian

Sailing, Boating, Cruises, Yachts

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Golf course (walking distance)

Extra info

Closed Times: The month of January

Nearest Airport: Bristol

Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 30 minutes

Nearest Train Station: Yeovil

Nearest Railway Time: 20 minutes

Vendor Accreditation: World's Most Prestigious Gem at The Prestigious Star Awards 2011, Dorset Restaurant of the Year 2011

Amex: Yes

Diners: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 24

Single room price from: £215.00

Single room price to: £760.00

Double twin room price from: £235.00

Double twin room price to: £760.00

Suite room price from: £445.00

Suite room price to: £760.00


01935 482000
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9 Fore Street, Evershot, Dorset, EvershotDT2 0JR, United Kingdom

From Yeovil take the A37 for Dorchester, after nine miles turn right signposted for Evershot. The Hotel entrance is in Summer Lane.


Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

We had high expectations given it is a member of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Our expectations at Summer Lodge were exceeded in every way. Great atmosphere, superb food, well appointed & comfortable rooms, good spa & exceptional service. One of the most enjoyable stays at a hotel we've ever had.

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

This is our second visit to summer lodge. We thought it was fantastic first time but were blown away with this time. Peter met us in the car park and informed us he would take care of our bags. We checked in and were shown to our room. We stayed in one of the cottage rooms and it was one of the best rooms we have ever stayed in. It was stunningly beautiful with open fire, cosy decor, massive comfy bed. Then we saw the bathroom it was wow. Peter brought our bags and lit the fire he then went back to the main house and got us a bucket of ic...

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

We spent my birthday at Summer Lodge and had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. The drive there was horrendous on an awful winter day but the wonderful reception we got made us soon forget the journey. We had a very large tasty sandwich and a drink on arrival. The staff were wonderful and we stayed in a beautiful room. Dinner in the dining room was magnificent and breakfast in the conservatory delightful. All the staff were incredibly attentive. We would definitely recommend the hotel to our friends and will return one day.

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

My wife and I took advantage of their three-nights-for-the-price-of-two offer and loved every minute of our stay. Superb service and a wonderful, welcoming atmosphere. The atmosphere is utterly delightful and so relaxing. We made use of the spa which is a minute's walk from the main building and is itself a haven of peace and quiet. We stayed in Room 15 in the converted coach house opposite (10 seconds walk!). It was quiet, secluded and very spacious and luxurious, with its own large balcony which must be a bit of a suntrap in summer. We...

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

This hotel is where we come for a few days once or twice a year when we feel in need of a good rest. It is expensive, but it really is worth it. It is the kind of hotel where all the staff greet you by name and with a smile... and where nothing is too much trouble. You would like fresh milk for the tea and coffee in your room, you order room service, or a light bulb has blown - within five minutes your request is carried out. The staff are mainly young, often from mainland Europe, and they all know their jobs perfectly. The manager stops to cha...

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

My partner took me to summer lodge for a long birthday weekend and it lived up to our expectations. From the time we arrived on the Friday afternoon to the time we left on Monday morning we had the most fabulous experience . The staff and service are outstanding attentive but not intrusive, the food, especially breakfast was superb; our room was beautifully furnished and we had lovely views over the gardens. It all ended too soon. We will definitely go back.

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

We enjoyed a lovely 2 nights stay recently with secret escapes. over twenty years ago we stayed with our dog & loved it. Still the same, even now the hotel is in a big Group. We received a warm welcome & the staff were ALL so friendly & helpful. We had a classic room which was very comfortable on our deal & we celebrated with 2 wonderful dinners, the food was delicious and we felt very well looked after. My husband had 2 swims & sauna when we came back after discovering west Dorset. we were blessed with great weather which was a bonus. We had a...

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

The truth is I have dreamed of staying at Summer Lodge for over 10 years and I finally had the chance to stay for two nights as I was returning from safari. I fell in love with everyone there. They are such warm, caring and unpretentious people whom I simply adore. The room I stayed in was a suite in the coach house and was magnificent! Sitting in the drawing room enjoying high tea was a dream then moving to the library where I enjoyed warming my hands by the fire whilst sipping a delicious cocktail, reading about the history and then...

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

This is the place to get away from the madding just crowd and take a step back in time for service and personal attention. Tucked away in a small village in the beautiful countryside, this hotel rates top marks for service and cuisine. Nothing seems too much trouble to satisfy the guests and the staff and management always have time to chat and show a genuine interest in the guests. True it is not the cheapest hotel but the little extra cost produces those little extras that make so much difference to your break. The bar and dining room are wha...

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