Built in 1789, Summer Lodge is a Georgian house with a white facade and grey slate roof set in a peaceful 4 acre garden. Recent additions to the gardens include a herb garden, croquet lawn and fountains. The hotel is in a pretty village in the heart of the Dorset Downs. The restaurant has won a number of awards.
Gardens to visit while staying at the Summer Lodge Hotel include Mapperton Garden (6 miles), Montacute Garden (13 miles), Forde Abbey Garden (19 miles), Athelhampton House Garden (20 miles) and Abbotsbury Gardens (23 miles).