There's so much to do while you are on holiday it's difficult to choose, so we've made the choice a little easier by adding a bundle of homely, lively, tasty, and fun options. You choose the option that suits your mood; a bubbly night in, dinner in an award-winning restaurant, a touch of English tradition.
Rediscover the ancient art of foraging where you poke around in rock pools, hedgerows and ancient woodlands for morsels of free food, with acknowledged expert John Wright - star of TV show ‘River Cottage’ and author of several popular foraging handbooks. Signed copies of all John’s books are also available through the hotel and we can send them on to you in advance of the forage dates. His handbooks include Edible Seashore, Mushroom Handbook and Hedgerow.
Stay a little longer with us in one of our unique Suites, offering as much unrestrained luxury as you need. For every three nights booked you receive the 3rd night absolutely free! Choose from our Suite Collection, Master Bedroom and Ivy Cottage.
Chef Steven Titman has teamed up with Cellar Master Eric Zwiebel, recognised as one of the four best Sommeliers in the world, to make a superb combination - these special evenings will provide a series of extraordinarily enjoyable experiences that draw connoisseurs of fine wine and exceptional cuisine from far and wide.
Christmas is traditionally a time to be spoilt and pampered. Celebrate the holidays at Summer Lodge and enjoy fine food, friendly personal service and luxurious surroundings.
Celebrate a typical English Countryside Christmas with family and friends with our Christmas package. Let us cosset you over the festive season and make this Christmas a magical one that will linger in your memory for many years to come.
New Year is one of those rare moments when the world momentarily pauses for breath – it's a time for reflection, but also a time of excitement, celebration and anticipation. It demands to be done in style and Summer Lodge has to be one of the best places in the world to "see out the old and see in the new". Ring in 2014 to mark this very special occasion. Our fabulous two-night house party is packed with music, fantastic cuisine, wine and luxurious accommodation.
Abbot’s Hill Farm nestles in the heart of the West Dorset countryside, but it is more than a simple farmhouse with a beautiful view. It is home to Lesley Waters' family and cookery school. Guests booked on a Cooking Class receive a 25% discount off accommodation at Summer Lodge. For classes, please visit www.lesleywaters.com.
Britain is always a great place for a holiday or a quick break and here at Summer Lodge we are celebrating the Best of British culture and heritage. We’ve entered into the spirit with a special package that includes a thoroughly British cocktail to welcome you on arrival, a traditional English breakfast each morning, a splendid afternoon tea and a copy of Red Carnation Hotels' President and Founder Bea Tollman's cookbook "A Life in Food".
Summer Lodge makes the perfect base camp for a family break – there’s something for everyone, from fossil hunting on the beaches of the Jurassic coastline to attractions such as the Abbotsbury Swannery, Monkey World and the Bovington Tank Museum.
It's time to leave the everyday world behind – to treat yourself to a rejuvenating burst of inner peace and outer radiance. Or maybe both. For this is the health, beauty, and all-round feel-good break that your mind, body, and soul deserve. It's unashamed me-time in the tranquil surroundings of Dorset.