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.