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Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, Dorchester

5-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
9 ForestreetEvershot, DorchesterEnglandDT2 0JRUnited Kingdom

Adults-only hotel in Dorchester with spa, indoor pool
  • Free English breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great stay. Lovely spot. Superb service. Good scrumptious.Jun 19, 2017
  • The room, facilities, food, situation, and amazing gardens are wonderful, but even with…Oct 12, 2016
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From 974 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, Dorchester

from $308
  • Classic Room
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed (Principal)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite, 1 Double Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Master)
  • Cottage, 1 King Bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 24 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 16

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Specific rooms only *

  • 2 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free English breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Conference space size (feet) - 291
  • Conference space size (meters) - 27
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which has 2 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, Dorchester’s small print

Also known as

  • Summer Country House Restaurant Dorchester
  • Summer Lodge Country House Hotel Restaurant
  • Summer Lodge Country House Hotel Restaurant Dorchester
  • Summer Country House Restaurant


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility or spa tub.

This property does not have elevators.

Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 20 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, Dorchester


  • Mapperton Gardens - 6.6 mi / 10.7 km
  • Cerne Abbas Giant - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km
  • Sherborne Abbey - 11.7 mi / 18.8 km
  • Sherborne Castle - 12 mi / 19.3 km
  • Sherborne Steam and Waterwheel Centre - 12.1 mi / 19.5 km
  • Mangerton Mill - 12.2 mi / 19.6 km
  • Sherborne Old Castle - 12.2 mi / 19.6 km
  • The Keep Military Museum - 12.9 mi / 20.7 km

Getting around

  • Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.) - 86 min drive
  • Crewkerne Station - 20 min drive
  • Yeovil Pen Mill Station - 20 min drive
  • Dorchester South Station - 22 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Exceptional 10.0 From 19 reviews

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, Dorchester
We stayed 3 night and it was fantastic. Lovely setting. Convenient spa. Fantastic restaurant for both dinner and breakfast. The room was spacious and elegant. The staff was friendly and competent. We want to return.
David, us3 night romance trip
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, Dorchester
Anniversary weekend
Excellent hotel. Our room was lovely and big and the service from every member of staff was amazing. The pool and spa facilities were also great. We ate at the hotel's sister pub The Acorn Inn for dinner, which I would definitely recommend and breakfast at the hotel was good. We are hoping to return soon!
Victoria, gb1 night romance trip
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, Dorchester
Absolutely amazing weekend getaway
We had an absolutely amazing time at Summer Lodge and I wouldn't change a thing. The service was impeccable, everything from check-in, bringing our bags to the room, turndown service, the restaurant, spa, you name it. The staff was incredibly friendly & went out of their way to make our stay perfect. The room was cozy and clean and just lovely. Incredibly comfortable bed and nice & quiet at night. The spa was relaxing, not crowded at all, facilities were very clean, and massage was very nice. We had a wonderful afternoon tea, a fantastic gourmet dinner in the restaurant (maybe a touch pricier than expected), drinks in the 'whiskey lounge,' and enjoyed the wonderful complimentary breakfast in the glass conservatory. My only regret was only staying for one night - we had such a lovely time.
A Traveler, gb1 night romance trip
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, Dorchester
Weekend break
I took my parents to the hotel for their birthdays with my boyfriend. It couldn't be more perfect! Beautiful hotel and superb service. Restaurant was excellent but ensure you book well in advance for a Friday sitting. We tried to book at their sister pub on Saturday on the day and unfortunately wasn't room. Though gives us a reason to go back. Only complaint was the sleigh bed in room 4, looked gorgeous, but if you are tall you feel a little constrained!! Overall gorgeous, wonderful stay with staff that really know the meaning of world class service.
Jennifer, gb2 night family trip
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, Dorchester
Pricey but worth it
Repeat stay (we have been coming to Summer Lodge for 25 years & kept coming back when ownership changed). Still very comfortable with excellent service.
Mark, gb2 night romance trip

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Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, Dorchester

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