About Us


Welcome to Summer Lodge, an exquisite example of intimate country house charm, at its 5 star finest. The Grade II Listed property sits elegantly within the glorious countryside and picturesque village of Evershot, Dorsetshire.

Famous for stunning surroundings, our area featured prominently in Thomas Hardy novels.  In fact, when you arrive here you will feel a sense of nostalgia for a time past, yet this has remained beautifully preserved and alive at Summer Lodge. Transform into character as a lady or gentleman of a bygone era, who would escape the city to revel in the delights of the countryside. We are situated in 4 acres of perfectly manicured grounds and with just 24 superbly appointed rooms, Summer Lodge is a rarity in providing all the country house hotel character and comforts; whilst on a desirable small scale.

Expect to find English traditions upheld, with high standards and impeccable service at every turn. Care has been taken to combine all the comforts and modern luxuries one would expect, whilst respecting and complementing the history of a property of this calibre. You will find period tables and chairs, polished floors, crisp white napkins and antique silver, but you can also be connected to the outside world with internet connections and televisions.

We pride ourselves on being an award winning, Relais & Chateaux property , ranking amongst the finest country house hotels in England. We believe the thoughtful touches make all the difference. Feel special with a ready-drawn candlelit bath, fresh fruit selection and attentive staff that will greet you personally. With an award-winning restaurant and sommelier, we are confident that our first class facilities will leave you with memories to treasure.



Kids entertainment, thoughtful touches and how to travel with your pet

Conservation and Responsibility

Conservation and Responsibility at Summer Lodge

See what we're doing to support our local community and the environment

Meet the Team

Meet the Summer Lodge Team

Meet our staff team, who are here to help you with any request

Guest Reviews

Guest Reviews

Discover what our guests have said about us

Awards & Accolades

Awards and Accolades

Our exceptional service and products have earned us a number of highly regarded industry awards.


Our Team

Local author, Thomas Hardy was commissioned to design Summer Lodge.