As you drive past Stonehenge into the heart of Somerset, through Frome and into Babington, you are met by a long tree lined drive which takes you to Babington House. This unique luxury hotel feels like your own private country retreat with its relaxed atmosphere and all of the extras which make it feel like home. The luxury rooms, food and drinks and facilities of course make this place special too. Lounge in the outdoor heated pool, it is magical to swim through the steam and see the gorgeous lake and surrounding views. Follow up with a visit to the adjoining rooms for a steam, sauna or an aroma hit, you will feel totally relaxed and refreshed.
Afternoon tea is fantastic, freshly made daily and available from 3 o clock, it can be served to you in the privacy of your room, or in one of the many rooms in the main house, the library, the study or in the bar, my particular favourite. All of the staff are friendly and nothing is too much trouble, the barman even invented a cocktail to suit my mood before dinner, perfect!
Breakfast has to be mentioned too, set in the Orangery, fresh juices, coffees and a delicious comprehensive menu accompanied by a buffet are bought to you whilst you sit and read through all of the complimentary papers. A walk is recommended after, local walks are mapped out for you, wellies are provided, along with bicycles and cycle routes for the more adventurous.
I could write for hours about the delights of a visit to Babington House, my blog has not even touched on the Cowshed treatments and spa, the tennis courts, the amazing facilities for families, etc, etc, however, some things should be experienced and enjoyed first hand as a personal experience with all of the surprise and delight of a first visit. I can not recommend a visit here highly enough, if heaven were a place on earth, this would be it…