Babington House: A classic UK countryside retreat for your midweek break
Find a balance of wholesomeness and mischief in the heart of Somerset – why wait for the weekend?
Thursday 2 June 2022 By Anastasiia Fedorova
Do you ever feel like planning some relaxing time away has become a looming existential crisis? Too many choices, too many things to book. Wish it was just a little bit simpler? Look no further than our UK countryside retreat in Somerset, with all your favourite Soho House benefits. A 30-minute drive from Bath, Babington House has all you need for a peaceful, wholesome, and indulgent break. And to spare yourself the pressure of planning ahead for the weekend, a midweek stay is the best option.
Babington House is located in a 1705 Grade II-listed manor surrounded by 18 acres of English countryside. It makes a perfect home away from home – whether you’ve decided to press pause on your work stress, have a wellness spree, start writing that novel or temporary relocate for a little taste of country living. This summer, we’re offering 15% off our bedroom rate with the Relax & Rosé offer – with a bottle of Lady A rosé in your room on arrival to kick off your plans.
So, what is there to enjoy? A lake and plenty of picturesque spots for all your hiking and picnicking needs; a cricket pitch and tennis courts for a fix of playful outdoor activities; indoor and outdoor swimming in two pools, plus the Cowshed spa and Soho Health Club for a touch of revitalising self-care. Babington House is great for a family getaway, but you can have a little getaway of your own by dropping off young children to play at Teeny House, or the Loft for arts and crafts, computer consoles, and a TV for older kids. Fancy feeling like a generous host? There is also a private screening room and a study to organise a movie night or a lunch gathering.
Feel like a chilled one? Even better. The Main House bedrooms overlooking the grounds are equipped with freestanding baths, open fireplaces, and large comfy beds. The only choice you’ll have to make is whether you’d like breakfast in bed or in the garden.
In case your imagination is not yet completely enchanted with your future visit, there is the biggest of luxuries: doing nothing in a setting worthy of a Turner painting. Imagine soft sunlight in the trees, afternoon strolls by the lake, and the fresh scent of herbs and flowers in the Walled Garden in the morning.
Then, end the day with cocktails and dinner in the airy Orangery. Let’s give this idyllic scene an upgrade with a couple of G&Ts (or even a Picante) and steak for two – now it’s perfect.
The Relax & Rosé offer with 15% off our bedroom rate and a bottle of Lady A rosé in your room on arrival is available throughout the summer months. Subject to room and offer availability, blackout dates apply.