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If you're looking for a night or two - or even more - of R&R, the Talbooth House & Spa is an ideal choice. Minutes away from the village of Dedham, and looking out across the celebrated Constable Country, this family-owned hotel offers the attentive and understated service that you can expect from a 4 AA Red Star property.

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Talbooth House & Spa is nestled in the beautiful Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The National Trust site of Flatford Mill is only a 15-minute drive away.

On the borders of Essex with Suffolk, halfway between Colchester and Ipswich, the hotel is easily accessed by road.

By car: just a short drive from the A12 and around 2 hours 30 minutes from London. Free on-site parking available.

By train: trains from London Liverpool Street to Colchester take around 1 hour, after which a taxi takes 15 minutes. Book trains to Colchester.

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Talbooth House & Spa combines relaxed, country-chic interiors with a fusion of elegant textures. There's a use of subtle, calming colours throughout. It feels more like a private stately home rather than a hotel.


Friendly, helpful and well-informed staff makes you feel welcome. Staff can also arrange various activities such as canoeing, paddle boarding or bike hire.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Dog-friendly with a variety of country walks easily accessible on your doorstep.


The 12 rooms are individually-styled, with every room unique in style, décor and character. All rooms are named after famous poets, with a framed copy of each poet's most famous piece of work in every room.

Room types: Kipling, Betjeman, Wordsworth, Shelley, Browning, Masefield, Eliot, Newbolt, Tennyson, Brooke, Keats, Shakespeare

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, luxury bathrobes, tea & coffee-making facilities, magazines, Sky TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

On-site Jack's Bar proudly takes centre stage, while the two restaurants aren't on-site, the hotel's courtesy car will take you there. Milsoms offers a full buffet breakfast service as well as a brasserie-style restaurant. The Talbooth is a 3 AA Rosette restaurant and is a fine dining experience.

Milsoms: brasserie and terrace, modern British cuisine. All-day dining, open daily.

Talbooth Restaurant: 3 AA rosette restaurant, fine dining. Open daily for lunch, Mon-Sat for dinner. Lunch set menu from £35.50.

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