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.
With sweeping views of Dedham Vale and the Stour Valley, Maison Talbooth shares the very same views that inspired Constable’s bucolic masterpieces.
Step in through the front door of this iconic 19th century country house and cast your gaze out from the terrace, across the lawns and tennis court to ‘Constable’s Country’. That source of inspiration will be abundantly clear. Dine at Le Talbooth on the riverside, just a minute away by courtesy car. Book some ‘me-time’ in the spa or a plunge in the outdoor heated pool and hot tub, yes, even in the winter. Don a robe and curl up afterwards on a sofa in the pool house with the crackle of the open log fire for company. From Betjeman to Shelley, Keats to Kipling, 12 luxury bedrooms, named after Britain’s greatest poets await. Beautifully appointed and decorated, each room as individual as the hotel itself.
Please note to comply with government policy Maison Talbooth is closed until further notice
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Need to Know
Check-in at 3:00pm
Check-out at 11:00am
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.
We are happy to accept guests and their well behaved dogs in our downstairs room – Kipling, Keats, Shakespeare, Masefield and Browning.
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
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
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
What the Experts Say
“A perfect place to escape all your cares and enjoy the best of Constable Country, this relaxed hotel in Dedham Vale provides great food, excellent service and beautiful countryside on the doorstep.”
Offers & Packages
Our Best Deal
Gourmet Getaway at Maison Talbooth
Maison Talbooth in Dedham have a fabulous package which gives you the chance to enjoy delicious food and luxurious accommodation.
Book the Gourmet Getaway package today and you’ll be able to relax with a glass of Champagne on arrival at the Suffolk hotel before being whisked to Le Talbooth in our Range Rover, where you’ll enjoy a three-course a la carte dinner before returning to the hotel.
After a great night’s rest in one of the 12 superb bedrooms, recharge with a full English breakfast the next morning, as well as making full use of the heated pool, hot-tub and tennis courts.
This offer, which also includes access to our treatment rooms, is just £199.50 per person and available on stays between Monday to Thursday, subject to availability and based on two people sharing.
All stays at Maison Talbooth include a mini-bar with complimentary soft drinks and Sky HD TV in your room, as well as free WiFi access and on-site car parking.
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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.
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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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.
40 miles from London Stansted Airport
Attractions Near Maison Talbooth
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.
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.
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.
- 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)