Babington House

I’ve been daydreaming about staying at this beautiful Somerset property, Babington House. I want to wander the 18 acre estate and manor house, visit the cowshed spa, swim in the lovely outdoor pool, play tennis, read in the library, play croquet, have a perfect cocktail and collapse on a big bed piled high with pillows. More about Babington House.

I haven’t spent any time in England outside of Heathrow airport and I’d really love to go. Actually, I haven’t spent any time in the UK at all–which is strange because I grew up in a family with a lot of Irish pride (County Mayo), have an English countryside fixation, Cornwall dreams, haunted Scottish castle fascinations and a lot of other moony GB leanings. I am itching more than ever to remedy this sad state of affairs. Take me in your arms, Babington.

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Images courtesy of Babington House.

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15 Responses to “Babington House”
  1. Caroline says:

    Wow, what an amazing place! I can’t imagine how wonderful it would be to get to stay a week (or two). It looks like a dream.

  2. giulia says:

    simply wonderful!

  3. Gah. I want to go there. How gorgeous!

  4. tamera jane says:

    Wanna plan a ladies trip to England?

  5. hannah says:

    Ah how charming! Babington is my mum’s family name! I want to go back England way desperately, soon!

  6. Jade Sheldon says:

    Oh my, what a dream!! I’ve never been to the UK either. Hoping to remedy that within the next few years. This looks like absolute perfection. Although when I was looking on the site, it says no photos allowed… I mean, that can’t be right!? I couldn’t resist taking photos there!

  7. Ingrid says:

    Love these photos. Ilse Crawford is an amazing designer. Was lucky enough to stay in the Covent Garden Hotel last time I was in London. Have you seen Kit Kemp’s design work? Photos don’t really do it justice – she creates such a warm and stimulating environment…

  8. That kitchen! Oh my heart. I actually did stay in a place not entiiiiirely dissimilar to this, just a lot less enormous and historical and generally English, over New Years – there was a four poster bed though, and croquet!

  9. Olive says:

    I love the English mixed with the ecclecticism – such a cute way to go for a historical property. Thanks for sharing!

    xo

    Olive

  10. Babington House is gorgeous. Let me know if you do make it over here anytime, my parents have a holiday flat here http://www.sherbornemanor.com/ which you could stay in!It’s in the middle of nowhere but super lovely.xxx

  11. Lauren says:

    Dreamy indeed! I also have an English countryside fixation Jen, and have never been to Europe! How sad, must rectify.

  12. Lisa L. says:

    That place looks to die for. What a dream it would be to stay there if even for a night. Hope you can visit someday.

    Need to go back to England, asap.

    Always,
    Mostly Lisa

  13. Jenny McL says:

    You have to have been to Sligo if you’ve made Mayo?

  14. It has everything you could want :). I’m so glad you shared this – now all I need is one of my job applications to go through so I can go. ;) I hope you can make it out yourself <3

  15. Angela says:

    oh my god, what is this place? it seems like the worlds dreamiest surroundings!

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