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Summer Lodge Hotel

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Only two and a half hours away from London nestles Summer Lodge, a beautiful manor house built in 1789 right in the heart of Thomas Hardy's Dorset - who himself designed the Drawing Room and Master Bedroom.

Set in four acres amid picturesque Dorsetshire countryside in the pretty village of Evershot, this charming twenty-four-bedroom Relais and Chateaux property ranks amongst the finest country house hotels in England.

Summer Lodge , a former dower house to the Earl of Ilchester and now a beautiful country house hotel with twenty-four individually designed bedrooms providing our guests with both comfort and the feeling of home from home.

Enjoy the refined British cuisine of the Dining Room for lunch and dinner or a classic Dorset afternoon cream tea by the cosy fire in the drawing room.

A network of fine walks, including the deer park of the Ilchester Estate, may be taken from the doorstep of the hotel. Also within easy reach is the rugged Dorset coast along with the many grand and stately homes such as Athelhampton and Montacute with a Medieval Castle at Sherborne nearby.

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Ratings/Awards: RAC 5 Stars Gold Ribbon Award
3 AA Rosettes for Dining
Tatler 2005 Restaurant Awards, best Sommelier short list
Harpers & Queen - Top Ten list of English Country Houses and Homes for 2006
Cellar Master, Eric Zwiebel, has been awarded 'Vice Best Sommelier of the World 2007
Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report Grand Award Winner 2007
Number of Rooms: 24
Number Ensuite: 24

Price per Room:

Price Includes: Breakfast
Double: From 200 - Superior room from 220
Twin: From 200 - Superior room from 220
Single: From 175
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Cuisine: Modern English
Chef: Steve Titman
Awards: 3 AA Rosettes
Outstanding Wine List Award
Tatler 2005 Restaurant Awards, best Sommelier short list
Best Sommelier of the World 2007
AA Guide Inspectors Choice and Four Red Stars
2009. Dorset Restaurant of the Year 2009 Taste of Dorset Food Awards.

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