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Colchester

Colchester town is full of old, character buildings. With many restaurants catering for all tastes, shops both large and small. Explore the cobbled streets and admire the timber framed houses. An ideal base to explore all that East Anglia has to offer.
31 Results In Or Near Colchester
2.6 miles from the centre of Colchester
The contemporary brasserie bar and restaurant is ideal for get-togethers with family and friends as well as for business gatherings.
2.6 miles from the centre of Colchester
Surrounded by stunning gardens, woodland and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century manor house hotel is situated in a peaceful setting minutes from Colchester
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2.6 miles from the centre of Colchester
Weddings at Wivenhoe House are everything you'd expect and more. This stunning 18th Century, Country House Hotel makes the perfect backdrop for your wedding and is set in the most idyllic of locations. With sweeping staircases, elegant rooms and surrounded by beautiful Essex parkland, Wivenhoe House Hotel is nothing far from spectacular.
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3.4 miles from the centre of Colchester
Your wild adventure awaits…discover over 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes at Colchester Zoo! A great day out for all the family!
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5.5 miles from the centre of Colchester
This half timbered country house hotel in the heart of the beautiful Vale of Dedham has been run by the Milsom family for well over 50 years. The beamed riversi
5.5 miles from the centre of Colchester
Le Talbooth is one of the finest wedding venues in East Anglia. Originally the 'toll booth' for river traffic in the 1600s, guests can expect a building that is full of character in an unrivalled position beside the river Stour.
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5.7 miles from the centre of Colchester
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.
5.7 miles from the centre of Colchester
Prepare to be pampered. That's the message that comes across loud and clear when you cross the threshold at the spa at Maison Talbooth. Glide through the doors and take your time to adjust into relaxation mode by sinking into the deep comfy sofa, sipping a glass of fruit juice and flicking through your favourite mags. Once you're suitably chilled, enter the sensory-stimulating treatment room, lay back and experience a clutch of targeted Dermalogica facials and body rituals and Jessica nail se...
5.7 miles from the centre of Colchester
Milsoms is situated close by the river Stour in the middle of beautiful countryside but still only a 5-minute drive from the A12. Milsoms has an on-site restaur
5.7 miles from the centre of Colchester
Milsoms, in Dedham, has been open for some 18 years and consists of a lively bar and brasserie, along with 15 guest bedrooms. It's an ideal place to stay and discover this delightful part of East Anglia.
5.9 miles from the centre of Colchester
Maison Talbooth is a luxury red star hotel overlooking the Constable Country and the Dedham Vale. The hotel has a civil wedding license for up to 50 guests, and 12 superb bedrooms. A tennis court and pool with pool house and hot tub are also available on site. A day spa with three treatment rooms to pamper and relax before the big day can be arranged.
6.4 miles from the centre of Colchester
The Crown in the picturesque village of Stoke-by-Nayland is just a 90 minute drive from London. Offering boutique, yet affordably indulgent rooms, well-presented bistro food and an array of good drinking options and located in the midst of an area of outstanding natural beauty, The Crown is the perfect getaway. The 16th century pub has an intimate, relaxed interior and modern dining room with a couple of cosy corners. When the weather is fine there is a choice of outdoor seating areas. The fi...
7.8 miles from the centre of Colchester
East Bergholt Place, set in 20 acres, is a wonderful garden and arboretum. Originally laid out at the beginning of the 20th century by the present owners Great Grandfather and described as a `Cornish Garden in Suffolk´. With a marvellous collection of unusual plants, rhododendrons, camellias, magnolias, shrubs and fine trees, many originating from the renowned plant collector George Forrest and particularly beautiful in spring. An excellent specialist plant centre can be found in the Victoria...
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10.0 miles from the centre of Colchester
Languidly placed on a hill, Holbeck's House with its mellow façade and large bay windows is surrounded by its own parkland and grounds.
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10.7 miles from the centre of Colchester
This magical manor house comes with thousands of acres of stunning grounds and parkland and has to be seen as one of the finest wedding venues in Essex. The venue makes an instant impression as you enter the gates, set at the end of a sweeping, torch-lit drive, and continues to impress throughout every aspect of your wedding day.
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12.1 miles from the centre of Colchester
Gainsborough's House: Currently closed. The childhood home of the artist Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (1727–1788). Historic house dating back to the 16th century.
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12.5 miles from the centre of Colchester
16th century, Grade 1 listed manor house set within 175 acres of Suffolk countryside. 32 luxury rooms and an award-winning restaurant, functions and events.
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13.6 miles from the centre of Colchester
Gosfield Hall is a picture perfect Georgian mansion offered to you exclusively for your wedding day. The house offers a number of grand and elegant reception rooms for your guests to enjoy throughout the day. The Queen Charlotte's Oak paneled gallery boasts a 120 foot long aisle meaning the Bride can really make an entrance! The Ballroom offers a breath taking dining experience with hand painted ceiling, glittering chandeliers and huge sash windows. The bridal suite is unrivaled and is ab...
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14.7 miles from the centre of Colchester
Discover the exciting History of Melford Hall Melford Hall is one of East Anglia´s most celebrated Elizabethan houses that has changed little since 1578, and has been the home of the Hyde Parker family since 1786. The original panelling is still in the banqueting hall, which is filled with family portraits, also a Regency library, Victorian bedrooms and a fine collection of furniture and porcelain. On display is a small collection of memorabilia from Beatrix Potter, who was related to...
15.2 miles from the centre of Colchester
De Vere House B&B Grade 1 listed Medieval House in Lavenham. There are two en-suite fourposter bedrooms with private guest sitting room & entrance.
15.3 miles from the centre of Colchester
The Great House is sheltered within a stunning 14th-century building in the beautiful medieval village of Lavenham. It has a fascinating history but since 1985 it has become a renowned French restaurant with five luxurious bedrooms offering guests the chance to stay and dine in this unique boutique hotel whilst enjoying a stay in the English countryside.
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15.3 miles from the centre of Colchester
The Great House Restaurant and Hotel in Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, has been placed in Britain's Top 100 Restaurants by the Sunday Times and Harden's Guide and UK' Top 30 French Restaurants in 2016'. Expect modern French cooking displays with fresh twists and clear flavours. There's daily changing menus featuring best Suffolk and East Anglia produce as well as a superbly appointed French and local cheese board. Service from the team at The Great House is all about being knowledgeable, persona...
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15.8 miles from the centre of Colchester
The popularity of the waterside Eaterie Restaurant makes it a destination for many Suffolk locals, and visitors from further afield. The dishes are modern & continue to surprise with a curious and delicious twist. Our head chef is always looking for fresh local produce when he's not in the kitchen. His passion for supporting Suffolk's small holders and independent producers is with good cause when you sample some of the tasty delights the team produce. Enjoy the view of the waterfront, ...
15.8 miles from the centre of Colchester
A luxurious stay at the Salthouse will be something to remember. Each room has been individually designed with a truly personal touch.
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16.9 miles from the centre of Colchester
Crossways Farm is more than a place to stay: it is a destination. As well as a luxury bed and breakfast reserved exclusively for you, it is a restorative place for all ages to relax in peaceful surroundings while enjoying the countryside and its wildlife, and of course a place to have fun. Set in 2.5 acres of gardens, Crossways Farm is a Grade II listed farmhouse of late 14th Century origin, located in Hitcham, central Suffolk, only 15 minutes from the famous medieval wool town of Lavenham...
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17.2 miles from the centre of Colchester
Proudly overlooking the quay, the smart blue and white Pier Hotel and Restaurant at Harwich is in poll position for views over the Stour and Orwell estuaries. The hotel is actually made up of two buildings, one of which was built in 1850s and houses two landmark restaurants the Ha'Penny and The Harbourside plus seven luxury bedrooms. The other, the former Angel public house dating back to the 1700s, extends the hotel and has a further seven bedrooms. Rooms are large, very tastefully decorated...
17.2 miles from the centre of Colchester
The distinctive white and blue facade of this harbour side hotel makes it an easy landmark to spot. There is a capable bistro on the ground floor but it's the first floor restaurant that steals the show and the best views of Harwich quay and the contributing estuaries. Before dinner guests can sip a glass of champagne in the polished pewter bar before entering the buff and cream toned restaurant with comfortable leather banquettes. Seafood is the mainstay of the menu with perhaps dressed c...
18.7 miles from the centre of Colchester
Three times Winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Best Wedding Venue', this magnificent Tudor mansion is one of the most sought after wedding venues in the country and has twenty five years of experience in providing perfect wedding days. Set in 40 acres of parkland, complete with lakes, lawns and a sweeping driveway, Leez Priory is offered to you exclusively for your wedding day. Civil ceremonies can be performed in any of seven licensed settings including the stunning Great Tower which stan...
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19.7 miles from the centre of Colchester
Milsoms Kesgrave Hall is situated in over 40 acres of lawn and woodland just moments away from the A12. The hotel is dog-friendly and has two AA rosettes in the brasserie.
19.7 miles from the centre of Colchester
Milsoms Kesgrave Hall's restaurant provides a fabulously relaxed setting for drinks or dining and is open all day. Whether you're after breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, a drink with friends or just a delicious coffee while you work, the bar brasserie will have just what you fancy – and there's no need to book! There's even a covered outdoor terrace looking out across the sweeping lawns so you can enjoy outdoor dining at any time of day.
19.7 miles from the centre of Colchester
The Hangar at Kesgrave Hall has been transformed with silk lining, carpet, state of the art lighting with the whole ceiling covered with the most amazing black star cloth lighting. The reception area has suspended lighting and huge leather sofas, a perfect relaxing area away from the party. Extensive work has also taken place outside, landscaping ‘the secret garden' an area which will be used exclusively for weddings and parties and will become the perfect backdrop for wedding photos.
17 Results Slightly Further Afield
20.4 miles from the centre of Colchester
Suffolk Retreats offers exclusive use of traditional marquee set in the wonderful Suffolk countryside, nestling in 9 acres of private grounds. For wedding groups of up to 150 guests. Ideal for garden party style weddings where you want exclusive use of the site, and with accommodation for up to 24 guests, included in the price you pay. No hidden extras.
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20.4 miles from the centre of Colchester
Suffolk Retreats offers luxury accommodation for up to 24 guests in a selection of 5 properties. Perfect for large group get togethers, family reunions and hen parties. Set in the heart of the wonderful Suffolk countryside but only just over an hour from London. The perfect weekend getaway. Option to add use of large hot tub too.
20.5 miles from the centre of Colchester
This long-established, beautiful parkland course is set in 150 acres of undulating Suffolk countryside. It is host to the Suffolk Amateur in 2019, and the course provides a challenge for all standards of golf. The clubhouse provides a warm welcome and a fabulous standard of catering.
20.9 miles from the centre of Colchester
Set in the heart of rural Essex, and enjoying stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Hyde Hall will delight and inspire.
21.8 miles from the centre of Colchester
Church House, nestling in a Special Landscape Area, has three comfortable well appointed bedrooms with double aspects overlooking churches and peaceful countryside. This beautiful relaxing artists' home full of books and fresh flowers is a delightful mix of family antiques, contemporary art and film/BBC props. The large garden - adjacent to an archaeological site - is a haven for wildlife with chairs and hammock in the orchard inviting idle relaxation. Scrumptious breakfasts include home made...
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22.3 miles from the centre of Colchester
A luxurious holiday house in the heart of the beautiful rural Suffolk countryside, down a quiet lane just outside the village of Stonham Aspal.
22.7 miles from the centre of Colchester
Haughley House is a genuine manor house, with manorial records going back to the 14 century. It is an award-winning B&B located in the centre of Suffolk, making it an easy drive to many county attractions.
23.1 miles from the centre of Colchester
Envision a moated Tudor Hall set inside a 400-acre deer park, with grand Grade 1 listed gardens as the setting to one of the greatest days of your life.
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23.2 miles from the centre of Colchester
Helmingham Hall Gardens, the ancestoral home of the Tollemache family for the past 500 years, who enjoy sharing their passion for the beautiful gardens. Surrounded by the impressive Tudor moated Hall set in a 400 year old ancient deer park. Complimented by a wonderful balance of nature and the modern accents inspired by the current Lady Tollemache, a well-known garden designer and Chelsea Gold Medal Winner. There is a relaxed atmosphere for people to enjoy the serenity and tranquility of the ...
24.7 miles from the centre of Colchester
Flindor Cottage B&B, with 2 suites, is situated in central Suffolk close to the market towns of Woodbridge & Framlingham, only a short drive to the coast.
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24.9 miles from the centre of Colchester
Ickworth makes an exception day out, with plenty to see for all the family. The Rotunda was built in the 18th century to house the treasures and artefacts collected by the 4th Earl of Bristol on his grand tours of Europe, and is quite something. The rather eccentric Hervey family continued to add to the collection for the next 200 years, and also built one the very first Italianate gardens in this country. Having explored the gardens and parkland, visitors can travel back to the 1930s...
24.9 miles from the centre of Colchester
Explore the architectural marvel of Ickworth House Ickworth House was created by the eccentric Earl of Bristol, with its central rotunda and curved corridors, to house his superb collection of paintings by Titian, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Velasquez, and a magnificent Georgian silver collection. In the drawing room are two fine Portugese pier glasses in heavy gilt Rococo. The house is surrounded by an Italian garden, an orangery and temple rose garden, and set in a Capability Brown p...
25.2 miles from the centre of Colchester
The Angel is a sumptuous place to stay with rooms designed to suit everyone's taste. The individuality of each room makes staying a memorable experience.
25.2 miles from the centre of Colchester
The Angel's award-winning selection of AA rosette food and drink, serving superb modern British cuisine. Our head chef continually surprises with a curious twist of something delicious, sourcing fresh local produce from surrounding market gardeners. The breads baked in house are testament to the care taken to achieve that special taste and there are 30 varieties of quality wines all served by the glass.
26.1 miles from the centre of Colchester
Beaches Guest house offers a relaxed atmosphere with beautifully decorated rooms and scenic sea views. With in a 20 minute walk to the main Southend amenities.However there are Bars and Restaurants near us too. The Roslin Beach offers a Three Course Evening Meal for £20. The MangeTout Restaurant has many offers on regularly. The Royal Hotel has a very successful High Tea Service
26.1 miles from the centre of Colchester
SUENOS is the ONLY 5 star rated accommodation in Southend. Sea front award winning Guesthouse with 5 luxury rooms offering top quality hotel facilities.
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26.2 miles from the centre of Colchester
Crow's Hall is a beautifully preserved and fully-moated 16th century Manor Hall, situated within its own 400 acres of rolling Suffolk landscape. Its magnificent buildings include an exceptional Tudor barn, now made available for truly unique wedding receptions by its welcoming owner.
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