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Overview of Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

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Indoor spa bath
Indoor pool, pool loungers
Terrace/patio
Egyptian cotton sheets, hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk
32-inch LCD TV with digital channels, DVD player, pay-per-view films

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

5 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMapperton Gardens13 min drive
    Popular LocationCerne Abbas Giant16 min drive
    Popular LocationMangerton Mill22 min drive
    AirportTaunton (TTY-Taunton Bus Station)58 min drive

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  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Classic Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 183 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Superior Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Standard Twin Room, 1 King Bed (Principal)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 387 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Cottage, 1 King Bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 538 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Junior Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 301 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Master 1 Bedroom)

    Room amenities

    • 560 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Dorchester

Located in Dorchester, Summer Lodge Country House Hotel is in the historical district and near a train station. Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club and South West Coast Path Section 48 Trailhead are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore West Bay Beach and Chesil Beach. Mapperton Gardens and Badger Watch Dorset are also worth visiting. Break out the clubs and hit the links on a nearby golf course, or seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mapperton Gardens - 13 min drive
  • Cerne Abbas Giant - 16 min drive
  • Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre - 16 min drive
  • Badger Watch Dorset - 21 min drive
  • Mangerton Mill - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Chetnole Station - 8 min drive
  • AirportBristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.) - 67 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Acorn Inn - 5 min walk
  • Fox & Hounds - 10 min drive
  • Chetnole Inn - 10 min drive
  • Le Petit Canard - 10 min drive
  • Winyards Gap - 11 min drive
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About this property

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

Luxury hotel with full-service spa and restaurant
A full-service spa, a restaurant and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a fitness centre, a bar/lounge and an outdoor tennis court are on-site. All 24 rooms offer free WiFi, room service (during limited hours) and LCD TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include DVD players, Egyptian cotton sheets and electric kettles.
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel offers 24 forms of accommodation with DVD players and a safe. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Dorchester hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Awards and affiliations

This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) guests.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Free bike hire
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Private picnics
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Indoor pool

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tennis lessons
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Conference space (291 square feet)

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • TV/satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Films for purchase
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 10 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 20 per pet, per night
Dogs only
2 per room
Food and water bowls are available
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher

We should mention

Reservations are required for spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Summer Lodge Country House Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Summer Lodge Country House Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Summer Lodge Country House Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is Summer Lodge Country House Hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, Summer Lodge Country House Hotel allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of GBP 20 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at Summer Lodge Country House Hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Summer Lodge Country House Hotel?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 10 PM. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Summer Lodge Country House Hotel?
Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for a fee (amount may vary).
Where is Summer Lodge Country House Hotel located?
Situated in the historical district, this luxury hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within 9 miles (15 km) of Mapperton Gardens and Cerne Abbas Giant. Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre and Yeovil Country Park are also within 9 miles (15 km).
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Rating 5 - Excellent. 65 out of 71 reviews
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4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.9/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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This is a quintessential English country house hotel. The staff were 10/10, very professional and friendly. My wife and I have travelled the world and stayed at some of the finest hotels, Summer Lodge is up there for its unique portrayal of English tradition mixed with the finest food. The dinner was absolutely fabulous and ranked along with our experience on the Orient Express ( French Train) as the finest meal we had ever eaten. Tucked away in Hardy’s beautiful county of Dorset this is a must go hotel for a relaxing break. Prices are very reasonable and there are offers available that make this a very attractive venue for a short break. Food, service and location will all score top marks. I particularly recall a young French female waitress who was outstanding in her manner and service. Not our first visit but the food was without doubt the best so far, always first class but this time a class above the rest. The beef just sublime!!!!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Absolutely amazing. Always wanting to help and the food was second to none
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

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100%
Absolutely first class. The house and gardens were lovely and the staff excellent.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

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