Babington House is a small boutique hotel set in 18-acres of Somerset parkland. This stylish Georgian house is one of the Soho House Group portfolio, and following in the footsteps of its well-known city predecessor (Soho House) Babington House has brought London-chic to the country. Rooms & suites have been wonderfully put together with gorgeous print fabrics, exposed brick work, original wood beams and free-standing Victorian tubs and the welcoming staff create a convivial atmosphere, informal yet attentive service in a highly luxurious setting. Guests of all age are equally catered for in this chic retreat. Be pampered in the Cowshed spa, take a swim in the large indoor or outdoor pools, take the kids to the crèche or cinema, have a drink in the child-free martini bar and dine in the fantastic brasserie-style restaurant. This country-chic hotel is perfect for a romantic holiday or family trip. Escape from everyone else and book the stunning new adults-only cabin, perfect for 4 friends or a couple looking for privacy in a magical setting.
Babington House has a spa and fitness area, Cowshed Relax and Cowshed Active. Let off some steam in the fitness area which has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness studio and gym with a Technogym kit, and steam, sauna. Additionally there is a floodlit hard tennis court, 4 grass courts, a football pitch, croquet lawn, cricket pitch and bicycles for guest use. Cowshed Relax offers treatments from scrubs and soaks to mud wraps and massages.
Kids are well-catered for with a crèche for children from 1 years old free of charge for guests and there are specially arranged children's swimming hours when swimming lessons can be arranged. The 45-seat cinema shows films from old favourites to children's films and pre-release screenings. Ask the reception team about off-site activities such as rock climbing, horse riding, ballooning, golf and shooting as they are happy to arrange it all or simply take off with a picnic along the footpaths and explore the beautiful natural surroundings.
The Babington House restaurant offers dining in the Log Room, the Deli Bar, the Orangery and out on the terrace, with a choice of ambiences from the light & airy House Kitchen to the elegant Orangery. As with the hotel itself, there is a perfect mix of elegance & irreverence. This brasserie-style restaurant serves a varied menu including simple favourites like pizza and sumptuous dishes of cornish crab, pigeon, sea bream and vegetarian meals such as aubergine, lentils, ricotta & balsamic dressing. They also serve a kids menu. Enjoy a cocktail or a glass of fine wine with dinner or have a night-cap in the grown-ups only Martini Bar.
There are a variety of cooked options for breakfast including smoked kippers and a full English and the breakfast buffet has a variety of cereals, pastries, fruit and yoghurt.