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Maison Talbooth

Dedham, Colchester, Essex

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About Maison Talbooth

Pride of Britain 'Hotel of the Year 2010' winner

With its breathtaking position overlooking the Stour Valley this Victorian country house hotel has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment. Maison Talbooth opened in spring 2008 with renewed vigour and a great deal of wow factor. Three new suites have been built on the second floor making 12 bedrooms in all, many with beautiful views over the Dedham Vale.

The relaxing pool house area comes complete with outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, stoop deck with log-burning fire (perfect for cooler evenings) and tennis court. Guests can also pamper body and soul in the Maison's day spa. The Treatment Rooms offer a wide variety of therapies by Dermalogica. Fine dining at Le Talbooth restaurant, situated in an idyllic position beside the river Stour, is just a minute away by courtesy car. Light meals are available all day at Maison, as well as the delightful afternoon tea in The Garden Room.

Maison Talbooth also runs a House Party package, perfect for guests wanting a private venue for an extra special party or celebration or even a corporate break - please ask for further details.

Need to Know


Check-in at 2.00pm.


Check-out at 12.00 noon.

Also Worth Knowing


Incorporated in Pool House complex is the swimming pool, complete with outdoor hot tub, decking, covered stoop with log burning fire. Inside the pool house there is a dining area (complete with kitchen) which can be used for meetings, exclusive use and house parties, showers, changing areas plus a fully stocked bar. The tennis court on the upper lawn must surely have one of the best views in East Anglia, right across the Dedham Vale to Stratford St Mary.

Dogs welcome

We are happy to accept guests and their well behaved dogs in our downstairs room – Kipling, Keats, Shakespeare, Masefield and Browning.

Hotel Facilities


Each of our luxurious bedrooms comes fully equipped with well stocked personal bars.


Le Talbooth Restaurant

Le Talbooth is the hotel’s award winning restaurant. The restaurant has an idyllic setting beside the River Stour and the terrace is covered by a large sail allowing guests to dine ‘al fresco’ during the summer.

Restaurant opening times:

  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday, 12.00-2.15pm
  • Dinner: 7.00-9.30pm
  • Sunday: 12.00-2.15pm
The Spa

Maison Day Spa

From the moment you arrive at the Maison Day Spa for your appointment, be prepared to be pampered. We encourage guests to turn up a good 20 minutes before their treatment to unwind and relax in the sitting room. Settle down into a gorgeous deep sofa, leaf through a magazine or two while enjoying a fruit juice.

Spa opening times:

8.30am to 8.30pm

Spa facilities:

Guests who are on spa packages get to use the hotel facilities (outdoor pool - heated to 85° all year, pool house, hot tub and tennis court) for the rest of their visit

Late Bookings at Maison Talbooth

Tariff at Maison Talbooth

Guide price: Double room for two persons per night including full breakfast and VAT from £210-£420. Exclusive use rates from £220 per person per night. Family accommodation available.

For best available rates call 0800 089 3929

Contact Maison Talbooth


Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HN


0808 163 9073


01206 322 367



Paul Milsom


For further information or queries please contact 0808 163 9073


Directions by road

From London, turn off the M25 on to the A12. Continue towards Ipswich, bypassing Colchester. Take the left exit signposted Stratford St Mary, Dedham and Higham. For the hotel, turn right at the bottom of the hill to Dedham and continue over the bridge for 300 yards. For the restaurant, continue around a sharp left bend.

Directions by air

40 miles from London Stansted Airport

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Maison Talbooth - nearby attractions

Suffolk's Artist's Haven

The surrounding areas of Maison Talbooth has inspired artist for many years, notably encouraging the wonderful works of famous local artists Constable, Gainsborough and Munnings. Walks can be taken through the picturesque countryside, and along the stunning Suffolk coastline, where wonderers can familiarise themselves with the magnificent landscapes imitated in these artists' paintings.

Suffolk Coastal Towns

Several towns along the coast of Suffolk offer the perfect opportunity to escape to the seaside, most notably the towns of Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Walberswick and the charming town of Southwold; each with their own unique characteristics, and not too far out of reach from Maison Talbooth.

Suffolk's Oldest British Town

Only a fifteen minute drive and you can be in the heart of the oldest recorded town in Britain. Colchester holds all the historic features that you can expect of a long-established community, said to be standing prior to the Roman conquest of Britain. The town houses several museums and an Art Exchange that hosts temporary exhibitions and associated events throughout the year. Colchester is a busy town that boasts more than just its heritage and history, but also a wealth of attractions and activities to keep its 4.5 million visitors entertained every year.

Meetings at Maison Talbooth

Day delegate rate: from £65
24-hour delegate rate: from £220

Max no. of delegates:
24 (boardroom style)
30 (theatre style)

Weddings at Maison Talbooth

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Exclusive use at Maison Talbooth

Max Capacity: 20
Cost per night: from £2600 - £3600
Min cost per person: £130
Price includes afternoon tea on arrival, Champagne reception, three course dinner (six choices of menu), wines (list of 17 choices), use of bar set-up for guests (beer, wine, spirits), overnight accommodation and full English Breakfast.