Activities & experiences
In the fresh country air of Summer Lodge, your mind inevitably turns to outdoor pursuits and inner peace. Here in the Dorset countryside, you can find almost any sporting activity or healing therapy. Nearby, you'll find opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and golf.
You don't have to leave our grounds to indulge in a bout of gentle – or not so gentle – exercise. We have our own heated indoor pool, a fully equipped gymnasium, bicycles, and in our stunning gardens you will find a croquet lawn, and an all-weather tennis court.
The Red Carnation story began in 1952, when a beautiful young woman called Bea caught the eye of a distinguished young hotelier named Stanley, who was known for wearing a red carnation in his lapel...