Set in a charming stone-built Dorset chalet, Ivy cottage is 400 years old and encapsulates the finest in intimate English countryside design, from the luxury boutique bed linen of the master bedroom to the dainty outdoor furniture of the private, sheltered garden.

Inside, an open fire contributes to the cottage’s abundant Austen-esque romance, while outside, the bijoux garden makes for a bucolic perch in which to enjoy a morning coffee or a refreshing aperitif.

There are also two bathrooms, one with a standalone central tub, the other with a spacious walk-in shower. Ivy Cottage’s most decadent detail is its indoor hot tub, located in the private garden. While pretty throughout the day, it is enchanting at night set under the dramatic Dorset stars.

Guests wishing to remain embedded in Ivy Cottage’s private setting may savour Summer Lodge’s locally sourced cuisine from the comfort of their pied-à-terre. The extensive amenities of Summer Lodge’s five-star service are always available to create the most memorable experience possible.

  • Private garden
  • Indoor hot tub
  • One master bedroom
  • "Whatever, whenever" button


  • Pillow menu
  • Satellite TV
  • Bottled Belu mineral water
  • Plush bathrobes & slippers
  • Luxury toiletries
  • High-speed wireless internet access
  • Flat-screen satellite television
  • Air-conditioning & heating
  • Electronic safe
  • 24-hour room service
  • Average room size: 53m² / 565 ft²
  • Bed size: King


Ivy Cottage is made for lovers. This is the luxurious Dorset cottage with private garden, open-air hot tub, and 400 years of romance. When they're not soaking in that tub or curled up in front of an open gas fire, newlyweds and couples celebrating birthdays or anniversaries find all the peace and privacy they deserve. With the hotel next door, they also enjoy five-star service


  • Fresh flowers and fruit in room
  • Coffee and tea-making facilities
  • Summer Lodge shortbread biscuits
  • Highest-quality luxury bed linens
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Evening turndown service


Sitting room with open fireplace

Dining table overlooking private garden

Private garden area with hot tub & furniture

Two bathrooms, one walk-in shower, one roll-top bath