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Babington House


One of our favourite (and indulgent) weekend excursions from London is a trip to the English countryside hotel, Babington House. This beautiful hotel is set on 18 acres in Sommerset, England (about 2 1/2 hours outside London). It is also the home of the well-known Cowshed spa and famous range of Cowshed products.

It is posh without being stuffy, it is convenient without loosing its cool, and it is totally kid-friendly without being obnoxious or patronizing. We always spend a long weekend at Babington House every year in June, and it has always been a treasured weekend of the year.

Apart from being a much-needed break from urban city living, Babington offers everything you need for a relaxing weekend: two heated pools (one inside/one outside), steam and sauna rooms, tennis courts, great food, beautiful decor, walking paths around the pond, a buzzing bar, and pleasant and accommodating staff. There’s also a “Playhouse” crèche for kids, a kids’ cinema, and many activities to keep your little ones happy.

Its brilliance is, however, not a secret. It can take up to a year (sometimes more) to book a family room on a weekend, and forget bank holiday weekends entirely. But I promise, it’s worth the wait….

-Courtney


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December 1, 2016

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