Intimate and special, and surrounded by beautiful countryside, our country-house hotel offers a cosseting experience in the heart of Dorset. With genuine warm service, innovative and delicious menus, a relaxing spa, a stunning indoor pool and fragrant landscaped gardens, this is the quintessential luxurious escape.
We are delighted that our doors are open once more, and the Summer Lodge team are looking forward to welcoming our guests back.
Visit the Meller family farm, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Fauxquets Valley, and discover how the island became home to the award-winning Rocquette cider.
The guided 90-minute tour will begin with a stroll through the estate, with a brief stop to feed the rainbow trout in the lake, and an explanation of how the cider is made. You’ll then enjoy a cider and fruit liqueur tasting in the picturesque tasting room, accompanied by delicious Guernsey cheese and biscuits, and homemade apple chutney.
Price: £20 per adult (16 - 17 year olds are £15 and children under 15 are free)
Take a thrilling ride along Guernsey’s southeast coastline with our partners at Island Rib Voyages, and discover the island’s secrets from the sea.
While overlooked by the dramatic cliff scenery, you’ll hear all about pirates and smugglers, see the island’s smallest fort, where Victor Hugo walked and swam, and both Napoleonic and German fortifications.
There’s also the chance of spotting dolphins, puffins and seals, all with the wind in your hair, and the sun on your face.
Price: From £29.50 per adult
The Duke of Richmond serves a sumptuous Afternoon Tea daily in the Zebra Lounge, the Conservatory or, weather permitting, on the sun-washed terrace. Afternoon Tea remains one of life’s great traditions and our menu naturally includes the classics; a selection of delicious finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with preserves and clotted cream, and Chef's delicate tea pastries.
Price: From £25 per person
Explore the wonderful world of gin as we take you on a gin safari. Join us for a gin tasting journey with a difference. You'll hunt down rare botanicals, discover exotic flavours and then capture them in your very own bespoke brew.
We have four gin safaris waiting to be discovered, each encompassing three gins from across the world.
Price: From £27 per person
A 50-minute boat ride from Guernsey, Sark is the crown jewel of the Channel Islands, with a population of around 500 people. Cars are prohibited so a horse-drawn carriage is the best way to see all this beautiful spot has to offer. Accompanied by Philip Perrée, one of Sark’s best known characters and most knowledgeable tour guides, your experience is yours for the making.
Marvel at the island’s unspoilt landscape and charming unpaved roads, explore the island museum, and cross over the famous La Coupee to Little Sark, where you might stop for some lunch or afternoon tea.
Price: £180 per five-seater carriage for a full day tour