SOMERSET, UNITED KINGDOM
“For my mom’s 60th birthday, my sisters and I wanted to take her some place special. A friend recommended Babington House, away from everything in lovely Somerset. I have two words to describe it: absolutely perfect. We stayed in the lodge, which was the ideal fit for us with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Upon entering the room, we were surprised to see stunning cupcakes as a gift for our mom. What a sweet touch!
The lodge was a five minute walk to the main house, which meant we got to enjoy the immaculate grounds every time we left our rooms. We couldn’t get enough of it and wanted to see more, so we went on a group bike ride around the area. I could have enjoyed the gardens forever! We had amazing weather throughout the stay and were able to spend afternoons lounging by the pool, and evenings drinking rosé in the sun. The food was just as refreshing and perfect. Breakfast was served until noon, which was great for a long relaxing lie in, numerous cooked options, and juices and buffet all available. We usually skipped lunch to have freshly made cakes, scones, biscuits and coffee for afternoon tea, of course accompanied with thick jam and clotted cream. When in Somerset!”
- Experienced by Trusted Friend: Gallit Livingsworth, London
(Date Experienced: July 2015)
A hugely relaxing experience with great food and service in 18 acres of gorgeous British countryside. While we preferred to take the pampering route, the grounds also included tennis courts and a cricket pitch that many were partaking in.
This was honestly the perfect mother/daughter/sister trip, but I will absolutely be back with my husband!
Enjoying a mud bath in the Cowshed Spa, followed by a 90 minute body massage and facial. We were in heaven!
Best time to go
I would never turn down a stay here any time of year, but I would recommend the warmer months when you can fully enjoy being in the gardens and by the pool.
It is far away from everything, but if being secluded is what you’re after, then it’s a great place to stay.
Smaller rooms start at $400 per night, and go up depending on room type and availability.