“Working with Chef Steven Titman, we have created a magnificent Wine Dinner Programme of occasions, pairing fine wines from across the globe with a menu that is sure to delight.”
"You simply can’t visit the West Country without enjoying a Dorset Cream Tea, or a full traditional English Afternoon Tea complete with delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and plenty of treats in elegant surroundings."
Savor the old-world charm and tranquility of the Dorset and the hearty village atmosphere that follows you wherever you go when staying at the Summer Lodge. The best way to explore the true beauty of the Dorset countryside is by putting on your walking boots and heading out along one of the trails around the hotel. Follow our guide for a walk to Hardy’s Cottage, Corfe Castle, Chesil Beach or Melbury Beacon.
Discover the ancient form of falconry
Paul, together with his Harris hawks Bertie, Titch and Bumble, will offer guests a unique experience. After a short introduction to the hawks, you’ll take a 60-90 minutes’ walk and learn about these impressive birds of prey. Observe as the hawks leave and return to the glove on command, swooping and soaring overhead with phenomenal speed and agility.
The Visit of Furleigh Estate
The 85-acre Furleigh Estate comprises vineyards, lakes and grazing land surrounded by woodland. The area is teaming with wildlife; with buzzards flying overhead; deer, pheasants, partridges and herons. The former dairy farm is now a modern and productive vineyard and winery with over 22,000 vines mainly of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meurnier which produces classic quality sparkling wines. Take a stroll through the vineyard accompanied by a knowledgeable guide and then finish with a tasting of a selection of still and sparkling wines.
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