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Summer Lodge Country House Hotel & Spa

9 Fore Street, Evershot, Dorset, DT2 0JR, United Kingdom

Love at First Sight

Set 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 to 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.

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.

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This idyllic and elegant Georgian manor is set in four acres of exquisite gardens, making for the most serene and beautiful setting for a wedding day that you will remember and cherish for a lifetime. A passionate and devoted team will take care of every detail of your special day, and a variety of wedding packages are available, including everything from champagne and canapés to flower arranging, to pampering spa treatments and elaborate wedding banquets. However, the team is just as happy to offer a completely bespoke service too, so you tell them exactly what you’re looking for, and they’ll make all your wedding dreams come true.

Your Stay

Summer Lodge Country House offers a range of breathtaking rooms and suites, each encapsulating a rich and luxurious vintage feel, with a touch of regal majesty. There are 20 guestrooms and four luxury suites on offer, and it is able to accommodate over 70 guests, so this could be the perfect place for a wedding party to spend the weekend in the spectacular countryside. However, if you are looking for something a little more intimate and exclusive for your romantic getaway, then look no further than the Ivy Cottage, which was made for lovers; unwind in the private gardens or the open-air hot tub, or curl up in front of the roaring log fire with a glass of champagne at the end of the day.

What to Do

In the fresh country air, your mind turns to outdoor pursuits, and you can explore the countryside with walking trips, bike rides or horse riding, to name a few. However, for the terribly British way to sport, you could also play tennis or croquet on the lawn - gin and tonic in hand, naturally. There’s a heated indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna, but a visit to the spa is the ultimate way to unwind, with purifying body treatments, relaxing massages and harmonising hot stone therapies. You can also explore the area with some stunning sunset walks along the cliffs and nearby Jurassic Coast, or enjoy stargazing in the dark skies away from the urban glow of the city lights.

The Food of Love

Using only the finest fresh locally-sourced ingredients, Summer Lodge’s Head Chef creates cuisine of international fame, and this restaurant has recently featured in the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants in the UK. Dine in the elegant restaurant or in the light and airy conservatory or on the outdoor terrace, for a more summery feel. For a decidedly decadent afternoon, you could take Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room, with delicate finger sandwiches, pastries a glorious array of cakes, and some of the finest Dorset cream with your scones. For an intimate night in, hide away together in your guest suite in your thick fluffy bath robes and have champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries sent up to your room.

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  • Country House
  • Lodge
  • Rural
    Hotel features:
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Recommended for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Luxury
  • Pampering
  • Romantic Dinner

Weddings at Summer Lodge Country House Hotel & Spa

    Wedding services:
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Wedding Blessing
  • Wedding Planner
    Wedding locations:
  • Castle/Historical Building
  • Church/Chapel
  • Countryside

Romantic Breaks

The Evershot escape
The Evershot escape

Escape for a two-night stay complete with the ultimate dining experience.

Package includes 2 night stay

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  • Private Dining
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