Babington House

Babington HouseI’m not sure where to begin, or how to do proper justice in describing just how much I love the English country-side hotel, Babington House. It’s truly one of those places you really must see for yourself. Of course, you can see photos on-line, and you may already be familiar with the style and chic of the sister hotels (of the Soho House family), but nothing will prepare you for how wonderful your time will be at the beautiful Babington House. It’s almost too good to be true.

Babington House is a private members club and hotel/spa set on 18 beautiful 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 is without a doubt my most 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….



Comments (3)

July 13, 2008

this place must be countryside paradise!
each year when I see the pictures of your weekend my jaw drops.
It’s so cool, stylish and it seems so relaxing.
I’m really jelaous of this tradition of yours!

July 13, 2008

Hmmmm yeah, me too!

July 14, 2008

And I want one of their massages, I love the Cowshed products!

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