Where it all started...
In 1998 Nick purchased the Babington House estate, which is set on 18 acres of land in Somerset, England with the intention to create a home-away-from-home venue offering exquisite food, luxury accommodation and breath-taking views of the English countryside. The idea to create the Cowshed product range came about when sourcing natural products to use in the house rooms and spa. No products on the market seemed to fit the Soho House personality, so a custom range was created..
The beautiful Victorian Walled Garden in Babington House was the inspiration for the fragrances and ‘moods’ of the product range. Richard Howard was brought on as the fragrancier for Cowshed products. As one of the first people to import pure essential oils, he is considered a guru on the subject and is passionate about natural fragrance. He was inspired by the Walled Garden and started harvesting lavender from the grounds.
In fact, there’s still a little bit of Babington in every single bottle in the form of a special herbal infusion sourced from within its Walled Gardens.