We have been meaning to stay at Babington House for some as we are fans of both Electric House and Shoreditch House, and we fancied a romantic weekend in the country. The drive from London is lovely (apart from the congestion around Stonehenge), with beautiful rolling English countryside. As you turn into the long hotel driveway, you can immediately tell that you have arrived at a very special place and you start to relax and unwind. Upon check-in, your car is valet parked and the luggage is taken to your room and you will find clothes hanging up inside the wardrobe. We requested an early check-in, but there had been a wedding the day before, and so we had to wait until just after 3pm – no drama, we relaxed on the lawn outside the main house and enjoyed some refreshing drinks and breathtaking views of the countryside and lakes. We stayed in one of the Walled Garden Rooms and we weren’t disappointed. They have thought of everything – a pair of bicycles, Hunter Wellington boots, more full size Cowshed products than you could ever use in a Weekend, and toiletries. The shower was amazing and incorporated a steam room large enough for two people, beaten silver bath, and the toilet was an original concealed Thomas Crapper with a copy of "The Beano" next to it. The sitting room was very much home from home – interesting books, large television, Sky+ hd, Bose surround system, iPod dock, wifi, huge comfy sofa, candles and a log burning stove that the staff would light in the evening. We then had huge doors that led to the outdoor terrace – stunning views of the walled herb garden and a great beaten silver hot tub/Jacuzzi big enough for 2 people. The only minor irritation is the lack of privacy when guests are touring the garden, as they can see directly into the room. The Walled Garden Rooms are like small cottages – we didn’t want to leave and typically used room service rather than eating in the main restaurant. The food was very good and Breakfast was lovely although I am amazed this is not included in the room rate – very cheeky for a 5* hotel. We used the Cowshed spa and that was fabulous. We spent most of Sunday chilling at Cowshed Relax and the pool is a lovely temperature. There is plenty to do at Babington House, or you can just kick back and relax. I have seen the comments about children and kids and I agree – there were more than we expected, but it was school holidays and the hotel do try and control this, particularly at Cowshed Relax where kids are banned from the pool at certain times, and they have the Little House crèche. The staff were friendly and nothing was a problem. We requested a late check-out, but 12:30 was the best they could do, as the hotel was fully booked again. Yes, Babington House is expensive and the bill itself is breathtaking, but we had a fabulous time and have already booked a return visit – it’s a country retreat with a boho vibe - smart casual and not stuffy like many other 5* hotels in England.
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- Also Known As:
- Babington House Hotel Babington
- Babington Hotel
- Babington House Somerset