Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HN
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Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HN
Maison Talbooth is a country house hotel with 12 bedrooms and has been awarded 4 AA RED Stars. An outdoor pool heated all year round, pool house and all-weather tennis courts are just three examples of the hotels facilities. The in-house spa, called The Treatment Rooms, provides a quiet and tranquil environment to step back, relax and indulge.
What makes a stay at Maison Talbooth unique?
Set beside the River Stour, guests may dine at 3 AA Rosette Le Talbooth restaurant; known for its hospitality and exquisite food, the restaurant offers service on the terrace in the summer whilst in the winter it takes on a different atmosphere that is captivated by a wealth of beams and log fires. The staff are keen to pass on their knowledge of the surrounding area, it is a walkers paradise (no hills in Essex!); they are also able to arrange canoe or bike hire which is a great way to see the Stour Valley and Dedham Vale.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Maison Talbooth?
Maison Talbooth's rooms are all ensuite with complimentary minibars, Sky HD in-room and free WiFi. Many rooms have fabulous views over the Vale and three of the rooms offer private terraces. Each unique room is dividual in design and structure and is named after famous British poets such as Betjemen, Keats and Shakespeare.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Colchester area?
The whole area of Dedham village is the childhood home of John Constable, here guests will find Castle House, home to the painter Sir Alfred Munnings. Colchester is only a short way away and offers a Castle, museums and cobbled streets. Also, the local towns and villages offer great scope for discovering and shopping. Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk is 15 minutes north and offers a wonderful waterfront community, restaurants, bars and shopping. The Suffolk Heritage Coast is an easy drive with towns such as Southwold, Aldeburgh and Woodbridge within easy reach. The hotel can also arrange picnics, bike and canoe hire for guests to explore at a more leisurely pace.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
The hotel's own Garden Room offers guests an exquisite breakfast, light lunch and afternoon tea; or visit Le Talbooth for lunch or dinner. A short walk from the hotel is a contemporary bar/brasserie called Milsoms, also offering wonderful service and a mouth-watering menu. Lastly, and only 20 minutes away!, is The Pier at Harwich serving the freshest of seafood (landed just 10 metres from the hotel) - this is only one of the neighbouring towns and villages that offer a splendid selection of cafes and pubs.
Maison Talbooth also has a Spa and Venue:
Maison Talbooth is part of the following Inspirations:
"For a healthy, active weekend in attractive rural surroundings it’s hard to beat Maison Talbooth, a converted nineteenth-century gentleman’s dwelling within easy walking distance of Dedham, one of Essex’s prettiest villages. The new outdoor swimming pool is open all year round so no matter how chilly January may prove, you can take a plunge before breakfast and see your breath rise in cold vapour on the waters in front of you. Dinner at Maison Talbooth is taken down by the River Stour at Le Talbooth, one of the best restaurants in the county, but you can enjoy healthy breakfasts and light lunches at the Maison itself in the Garden Room. In between times the hotel can help you hire cycles and canoes to explore the local area and build up an appetite. The essence of an effective detox is not just self-denial but also taking time out to live life at a quieter pace. In this respect Maison Talbooth is a perfect place to unwind and doze on a dark winter afternoon under a not-too-demanding book."
"Maison Talbooth sits on a bluff above the Stour river valley and enjoys the early morning sun that falls on open fields opposite and also some lovely evening sunshine at this time of year. A converted Victorian house in walking distance of lovely Dedham village, the hotel’s views stretch as far as the church of Stratford St Mary, a landscape painted on more than one occasion by John Constable. There are just twelve very spacious bedrooms at Maison Talbooth plus a delightful outdoor swimming pool that is well-protected from any Autumnal winds. Lunch and dinner is taken at Le Talbooth which is a gentle stroll away, although the hotel also runs a shuttle. Once a pair of cottages with their own quayside and lime kiln on the River Stour, Le Talbooth was turned into a first-class restaurant by Gerald Milsom. Its lawns run down to the river and are a lovely place for a pre-prandial drink during the last rays of sunshine."
"Overlooking Dedham Vale, made famous by local lad Constable, Maison Tolbooth should have every family member smiling. Just 12 impeccably designed suites make the hotel feel like your personal playground, complete with lovely garden room restaurant, heated swimming pool with a darling pool house, bubbling hot tub, tennis courts and a day spa with a wide range of treatments. There’s oodles of space for the kids to run around in and the tranquil rural setting allows for those magic moments when you shut your eyes in the sun and can hear a pin drop. Wonderful."
"In the middle of Constable country the atmosphere of the Maison Talbooth is very much that of a private country house. Enjoy a cosy tea together in front of the open fire in the lounge. What can be more romantic than a dip in your own secluded hot tub if you are in one of the principal bedrooms or take a swim in the outdoor heated swimming pool. In the evening, cuddle together on the back seat while you are chauffeur driven to the nearby newly decorated Le Talbooth Restaurant on the banks of the River Stour for a 4-course dinner which includes a red rose for the lady. Extend the romance of the occasion by breakfasting in your room or enjoy sweeping views over Dedham Vale from the Garden Room."
"This is the place to book if you want 24 hours away somewhere romantic and tranquil that won’t bankrupt you. All 12 rooms are named after poets at this country retreat and I particularly liked Shakespeare, with its sunken bath and outside garden and hot tub. However, my favourite part of the hotel was the separate pool house with heated outside pool, honesty bar, music and magazines: a little bit of LA in Essex. And dinner just down the road on the terrace at Le Talbooth overlooking the River Stour is a treat, particularly the Monday barbecue night."
Information on Maison Talbooth hotel , Stratford Road , Dedham , Colchester
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: Twin, Double
|Room rates guide:||
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Delta, Diners, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Solo, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permittted
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Accreditation: AA 4 RED Stars, AA 3 Rosettes, Michelin Guide, founder member of Pride of Britain Hotels
CD player, direct dial telephone, Satellite TV, Egyptian cotton bedlinen, luxury toiletries, Hot tub on private terrace of Principal Suites, Mini-bar
Gardens, Hot tub, Indoor swimming pool, outdoor pool (open all year), pool house, Spa (also day spa), Le Talbooth Restaurant (a minute by courtesy car), The Garden Room, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, 1 meeting room, Conference facilities, For up to 30 delegates, Heli-pad
|Outdoor activities on site:||
Croquet lawn, Outdoor pool heated all year, Tennis, Walking
Golf (5 miles)
|Local directions:||From the A12 northbound, take the Stratford St Mary/Dedham slip road. Turn left onto Stratford Road and the hotel is located approx half a mile on the right.|
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Colchester (5 miles) (10 mins)
Stansted (40 miles) (1 hour)
Colchester (5 miles) (10 mins)
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Lazy Sunday Best possible room with full English...
Sun 19 Aug 2018 – Sun 24 Nov 2019
Best possible room with full English breakfast
3 course dinner at milsoms in Dedham
£30 voucher to use in the spa (per person)
£207.50 per person
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-63736
House Party at Maison Talbooth
Tue 12 Feb 2019 – Sun 22 Dec 2019
Celebrate in style, take over the whole hotel for a night (or two!)
Afternoon tea on arrival
Fizz and canapes
Three course dinner with wines
Use of bar during the evening
full English breakfast
from £193 per person
*Spa is not included, can be booked as an extra
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Sleeping with the Stars
Wed 23 Oct 2019 – Thu 28 Nov 2019
To celebrate our four AA RED Stars, we have an extra special offer!
Bottle of Moet Imperial Champagne
Four course Autumn menu at Le Talbooth
Bed and full English breakfast
Monday to Thursday nights
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