In the fresh country air of Summer Lodge, your mind inevitably turns to outdoor pursuits and inner peace. Here in the Dorset countryside, you can find almost any sporting activity or healing therapy.
Nearby, you'll find opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and golf. If you prefer sports that go with a bang, we can arrange shooting parties, clay-pigeon shooting or paintballing.
Watersports enthusiasts should head for Weymouth (30 minutes) for sailing, windsurfing, surfing, water skiing and scuba diving, as well as fly fishing and sea fishing. This venue hosted the Sailing and Windsurfing events at the 2012 Olympic Games. Excellent scuba diving, sea fishing and fly fishing are also all available close-by.
You don't have to leave our grounds to indulge in a bout of gentle – or not so gentle – exercise. We have our own heated indoor pool, a fully equipped gymnasium, bicycles, and in our stunning gardens you will find a croquet lawn, and an all-weather tennis court.
Nor do you have to travel far to heal your soul. Our spa offers a range of soothing therapies including massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, and reiki as well as a boost of radiant beauty courtesy of the latest beauty treatments.
Or you may prefer to wind down in the sauna or Jacuzzi, or curled up in a garden hammock with a good book.
Get active in the Dorset countryside
Recommended activities in Dorset, from nature walks to art & craft workshops
Explore our English country garden