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9 Fore Street, Evershot DT2 0JR England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 20-08-06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Evershot
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Set within Hardy’s enchanting village of Evershot and surrounded by rolling hills, our five-star country house hotel is the ultimate in timeless style. Our genuine service and innovative menus rival the best in the world. With miles of beautiful countryside, a boutique spa and a stunning indoor pool, Summer Lodge offers you a quintessentially idyllic luxury escape.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Tennis court
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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English, French
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Somerset17 wrote a review Jan. 2021
Bath, United Kingdom26 contributions5 helpful votes
We were at Summer Lodge in early December for 2 nights. Our 4th visit in the last 3 years, I don’t allocate 5 stars easily - they truly have to be earned ! But Summer Lodge is really out of the top drawer . A true English Country House Hotel at the top of its game. From Christmas Lights, immaculate gardens, great pool and spa to beautiful rooms, so well furnished and presented . The food and wine list are top notch too. Staff are friendly, helpful , very professional, and are a true Team. Jack and Alex as joint GMs are very hands on .......often a sign of a good Hotel . Covid precautions from the top drawer too. Not a cheap, but real quality and lovely atmosphere all the way.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Christopher B wrote a review Dec. 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful room, very comfortable bed and gorgeous bathroom. Friendliest and most welcoming staff ever. Excellent food both for breakfast (which we had in the veranda overlooking the garden) and dinner. Bowl of fresh fruit, tea and coffee making facilities and baked on the premises cookies left daily in the room. Very quiet at night. Attractive swimming pool. Evershot is easy to get to, a small turning off the A37 along a country road leads you there. The spectacular coast (West Bay where Broadchurch was filmed) is only 11 miles away. There are beautiful historic towns in the vicinity and Dorset is a most beautiful county. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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saintstreaky wrote a review Dec. 2020
Bath, United Kingdom74 contributions52 helpful votes
We stayed three nights and were made so very welcome. Friendly staff, superb food, comfortable room and surroundings. The pool is a definite bonus, with particular attention being given to regular cleaning of surfaces. The location is very quiet indeed, and perfect for exploring this part of Dorset. Admittedly not cheap, but this genuinely is a case of getting what you pay for.
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Date of stay: December 2020
CreatureComforts40 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom39 contributions60 helpful votes
We spent two nights here straight after lockdown ended in early December. The room was beautiful and the staff just lovely - really friendly and helpful. Both the hotel and Evershot itself were so pretty with all the Christmas decorations. We ate at the Acorn pub the first night and in the hotel the second night - both meals were excellent. One thing to note is that the hotel has a lovely spa and decent size swimming pool. We hadn’t realised and wished we’d packed accordingly!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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135Misspicky wrote a review Nov. 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband 11 year old son and I, spent three wonderful nights in one of the two bed cottages, over half term. The cottage was traditionally styled and super cosy with a fireplace. Felt like home from home. We had all the normal services of the hotel including room service. The hotel is in an ideal location for picturesque country walks. The staff at the hotel were great. Friendly and very attentive. I was particularly touched that when the restaurant staff found out that I was vegan on the first evening the chef prepared a full vegan menu for me for the rest of my stay. Not only was this lovely but the food was so delicious that my non vegan son ate all my desert! We would like to thank everyone at summer lodge for a wonderful stay. We left to continue our break in Cornwall but our son loved it so much he did not want to leave. Despite all the COVID restrictions, it’s still a special place.We wish everyone at summer lodge all the very best during these difficult times and hope to return in the not too distant future. Warmest regards.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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US$242 - US$530 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Summer Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Clay Pigeon Raceway (3.9 km), Wardon Hill Trading Post (5.6 km), and St. Osmund's Church (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Summer Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Summer Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Summer Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Summer Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Greyhound Inn Restaurant, Restaurant at Summer Lodge, and The Restaurant at Acorn Inn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Summer Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Summer Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.04 km away from the centre of Evershot.
Are pets allowed at Summer Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Summer Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Summer Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sherborne Abbey (13.5 km), Mapperton House & Gardens (8.5 km), and Sherborne Old Castle (13.7 km).
Does Summer Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.