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Talbooth House & Spa, Dedham, Essex
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.
Rooms available from £315 per night
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.
CHARACTER & STYLE
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.
- Swimming pool
- 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.