Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jet Set: Babington House

Just the other day, Oliveaux posted a few pictures from the idyllic Babington House in Somerset, England. I was instantly smitten and wanted more! This is the type of place you go to get away from the stresses of everyday life. The estate is located on 18 acres of pristine Somerset parkland and is comprised of a Main House, Coach House, Stable Block, Lodge, and a Walled Garden. You can spend your time playing tennis or cricket, or you can choose to relax at the hotel's famed Cowshed Spa. The small village of Somerset also has several area attractions including the Roman Baths, Jane Austen Centre, Glastonbury Abbey, Wells Cathedral, and several historic castles and museums.
Just this year, the Babington House was named to Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List for Best Ambience / Design 2009. The centuries-old estate is now home to thirty-two beautifully-appointed rooms, twenty-three of which are located in the Main House and Coach House. There are five rooms in the Stable Block, three in the Lodge, and three rooms adjacent to the Cowshed Spa with views of the walled garden. In addition, the property also features several dining options including The House Kitchen, The House Bar, and The Log Room. The beautiful Orangery is the most beautiful of the dining spaces and is frequently reserved for wedding receptions and other special events. In addition to its restaurants, spa, and outdoor activities, the hotel also features a cinema, library, pool room, and study for further relaxation. Like its sister property, the SoHo House in New York, the Babington House and all of its amenities are available to guests and members of the elite Every House Membership Plan
Another View of the Stately Main House

The Log Room

The Orangery

The House Kitchen

The House Bar
The Study

Cowshed Spa

A Second Look at the Cowshed Spa
A Lovely Room in the Main House
Main House Attic Bathroom

A Beautiful Room on the First Floor of the Main House
A Sleek Bathroom

A Romantic Bathroom in the Coach House
The Playroom is the premier guest room at the Babington House. It is located on the first floor of the Main House.
The Playroom's Luxurious Bathroom

I am not sure what would be more difficult; choosing a room or leaving at the end of one's holiday!

All images via Babington House


bandelle said...

The main house attic bathroom is to die for! Even the position of the large mirror is interesting. This may be my favorite Jet Set.


Courtney said...

This place is absolutely gorgeous! I don't know which would be harder either-- choosing a room or leaving. The rooms are beautiful. This is getting filed away with my dream vacations. xx

Mrs. Limestone said...

Forget staying there - what a fabulous place to throw a party!!

LindsB said...

I love how they say holiday 'cross the pond, and here we say vacation. holiday sounds so much more fun to me- beautiful place!

haircutting in high heels said...

Thank you for the amazing photos. I knew this sounded familiar and when I saw it was in Somerset it rang a bell! One of the hotels I visited on my honeymoon, before it was "Tres Chic," it was still fabulous even in "1991."

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Wow, talk about glamorous and gorgeous!

Unknown said...

LindsB, I like the word "holiday", too! :)

BeautyBungalow, that is so cool. I am sure it must have been amazing!

vicki archer said...

Another one for the list. Have a lovely weekend, xv.

Fabulously French said...

Great post, it is gorgeous as is their hotel in New York.

L x

Oliveaux said...

Oh I wish I could spend the weekend there...and this has to be the loveliest cowshed I have seen Have a great weekend. Amanda x

Unknown said...

Wow!! I want to stay there so bad! Thanks for sharing!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I SO want to have a cocktail in the house bar!

Unknown said...

your blog is beautiful - i'm a follower now!!

Louise (Table Tonic) said...

You are my latest bookmark! Looking forward to trawling through your "back catalogue"!