Maison Talbooth is a stunning Victorian country house hotel, enjoying a breathtaking position overlooking the Stour Valley in the heart of Constable Country.

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.

View Maison Talbooth’s entry in the Good Spa Guide

Need to Know


Check-in at 3:00pm


Check-out at 11:00am

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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
  • Sunday: 12:00-2:15pm
  • Dinner: 7:00-9:30pm

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


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



Maison Talbooth

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

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Offers & Packages

Inclusive Packages

Sleeping with the Stars

Maison Talbooth has just been awarded another star making 4 AA RED Stars for outstanding hospitality and Le Talbooth has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes for excellence in cooking.

To mark this double achievement, they are offering a very special overnight offer at the hotel, which takes advantage of both elements – great hospitality and great food!

Sleeping with the Stars includes:

  • Bottle of Moet Imperial Champagne in your room on arrival
  • 4 course Autumn tasting menu at Le Talbooth (a minute away in our courtesy car)
  • Overnight stay in a luxury room
  • Full English breakfast

From £155 per person 

Available until 28/11/2019

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The Perfect Mini Break with the kids

Maison Talbooth is the perfect short break for families, with the outdoor pool, hot tub and tennis court there’s plenty to do for everyone. The pool is a great place to learn to swim too – take a look at our Luxury Swimming blog!

There is plenty to do in the area as well, just a short drive from the seaside, with local boat trips, ask the team for more information on things to do locally.


Included in your break:

2 night’s bed and breakfast in a deluxe room

Dinner at Milsoms on one night

For only £700.00 all inclusive. (Stay extra nights for £200 bed and breakfast)

Not included but we can arrange a morning or afternoon canoeing on the river Stour (all safety gear included) or if you’d prefer we can hire bikes for you to explore Constable Country

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Lazy Sunday at Maison Talbooth

Treat yourselves to our Lazy Sunday offer at Maison Talbooth, check in and take full advantage of the outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis court and the Treatments Rooms. The hotel is perfect for a Sunday evening getaway and we can think of nothing better than a Sunday roast at Le Talbooth before relaxing for the rest of your stay in the Dedham Vale.

What’s included?

Overnight accommodation in the best available room with full English breakfast.

We have included a three course dinner at Milsoms or if you prefer enjoy Sunday Lunch at Le Talbooth . The restaurant is closed on a Sunday evening, apart from the summer when we hold BBQ’s on the terrace beside the River Stour; musical accompaniment is either by a Steel or Jazz band. Click through here to find out more about our Riverside BBQ’s.

£30 spa voucher per person

From £194.50 per person

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Last Minute Getaways

Maison Talbooth

The Maison Experience

Summer is here and what better time to visit Maison Talbooth in Dedham and explore this delightful part of England on the north Essex and Suffolk border.

The hotel celebrates her 50th birthday in 2019 and over the years has always been in the fore front of hospitality and country house hotels. The Maison Experience is a two night break which gives you plenty of time to step back, relax and indulge.

Included in this offer will be:

2 nights’ accommodation in a deluxe room with full English breakfast

Three course dinner at Le Talbooth on one evening – this free choice from the full a la carte menu

An hour in the Spa (per person)

Full afternoon tea on one day

For £380 per person

Dogs are really welcome at the hotel with a host of lovely walks from the front door, so don’t leave them at home! This offer is based on double occupancy and can be taken any nights of the week subject to availability.

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Christmas & NYE

Maison Talbooth

Christmas at Maison Talbooth in Dedham, Essex

Imagine arriving at a fabulous country house hotel in time for a delicious afternoon tea; the house is ready, decorated and waiting. And the day? It’s Christmas Eve…

Join us at Maison Talbooth in Dedham for a luxury three day break in the heart of the Dedham Vale; the hotel has everything you will need from the outdoor pool (yes, its heated for winter swimming!), tennis court and hot tub at the Pool House, to the day spa* for a relaxing range of treatments. And let’s not forget the food – you will be treated to lunch and dinner at Le Talbooth restaurant throughout your stay; the riverside restaurant is a minute away from the hotel in our courtesy car.


Arrive on Christmas Eve

Settle into your room before afternoon tea is served in the lounge

Moët Imperial Champagne and canapés reception at the hotel before being driven down to Le Talbooth for a three-course dinner


Enjoy a magical Christmas Day

Bucks Fizz breakfast in the Garden Room

Moët Imperial Champagne and canapés, followed by a four-course lunch at Le Talbooth

Christmas night buffet at the hotel


Relax on Boxing Day

Full English breakfast

Three course lunch or dinner at Le Talbooth


Depart after breakfast on Friday 27th December


From £835 per person

Last, but not least, we will make sure to send a message to the North Pole so that a certain Father Christmas knows where to stop! The hotel is also dog friendly with a host of walks into Dedham and beyond as we are just minutes away from the Essex Way and the Stour Valley Path.

*The spa is open every day apart from Christmas Day.

Available until 23/12/2019

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Seasonal Offers

Luxury Spa Break at Maison Talbooth

Combining the best of all worlds at Maison Talbooth this winter – stay at a luxury hotel in the heart of the Dedham Vale, fabulous food at Le Talbooth restaurant and a treatment in the intimate day spa.

Our Luxury Spa Break includes:

2 nights’ accommodation with full breakfast in a deluxe room

Three course dinner at Le Talbooth (a minute away in our courtesy car) on one night with either a glass of Champagne Taittinger before dinner

3 x 55 minute treatments per person

The outdoor pool and hot tub are heated all year round and the all-weather tennis courts are available to hotel guests throughout the year.

For £450 per person.

Based on double occupancy, subject to availability Sunday to Thursday nights.

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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.

By Air

40 miles from London Stansted Airport

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Attractions Near Maison Talbooth

Suffolk’s Artist’s Haven

The surrounding areas of Maison Talbooth have inspired artists 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.

Weddings at Maison Talbooth

Maison Talbooth is a beautiful, stylish and intimate country house hotel offering the most picturesque and peaceful of wedding venues in Colchester. With incredible views across the Dedham Vale, including Constable’s Countryside, Maison Talbooth has room for up to 50 wedding guests with the hotel and landscaped gardens making the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Ideal for smaller weddings, exclusive use of Maison Talbooth includes 12 stunning rooms, the Lounge, Garden Room, Tennis Court, Hot Tub, Outdoor Heated Pool and stylish Pool House and the Gardens. Maison Talbooth’s in-house spa is perfect for pampering yourself with lavish treatments as you relax and indulge before your big day.

A luxurious home away from home, Maison Talbooth provides the ultimate intimate wedding venue in Colchester for up to 50 guests and holds a civil wedding licence.

Need to know


Wedding packages are available at Maison Talbooth with the Milsom Weddings team.

Civil ceremonies

Maison Talbooth holds a civil wedding licence for 50 guests.


Wedding planning services are available at Maison Talbooth.

House Parties at Maison Talbooth

A house party at Maison Talbooth gives you the chance to take over this fabulous Essex hotel with 12 bedrooms (up to 24 guests), the pool house, gardens and grounds.

Whether it’s one, two or more nights, our entire staff and facilities will be dedicated to you and your guests. Maison Talbooth is a relaxing country house hotel with Spa, 85° heated swimming pool, tennis court, outdoor hot tub and pool house with open fire, the perfect Essex party venue. If you’d like even more to do, we can organise games and events within the gardens or take advantage of everything happening in the local area.

Maison Talbooth house parties are great for birthdays, celebrations, anniversaries, team building and corporate events and even weddings.

Everything is included and prices start from £210 per person based on a Monday check in.

What’s included?

  • Afternoon tea on arrival for all guests
  • Champagne evening reception
  • Three-course dinner with accompanying wines
  • Lounge drinks service
  • Pool house honesty bar
  • Overnight luxury accommodation
  • Complimentary soft drinks, treats and snacks in the bedrooms
  • Sky In-Room (all channels, Sky HD)
  • Full breakfast menu
  • 85° heated pool – all year!
  • Outdoor hot tub and open log fire
  • Treatment Rooms not included but can be booked exclusively
  • Outstanding views from your own private country house residence

Need to know

What does it cost?

Prices begin from £210 per person based on 24 people checking in on a Monday during low season. View all prices.

Are there additional costs?

Everything is included. The only additional costs would be alcoholic drinks from the mini bar, any spa treatments or special requests.

Can I pay over a longer period?

By all means. If you have a date in mind we can arrange a payment plan to suit you, subject to a minimum deposit.

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)