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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

Offers & Packages

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Gourmet Getaway

Stay with us at Maison Talbooth in Dedham, Essex in September and October to take advantage of a fabulous two night break ‘The Bentley Gourmet Getaway’.

This offer is to celebrate a Summer partnership with Bentley Essex , as they have lent us a magnificent Bentley Mulsanne to chauffeur guests to our restaurants while staying in Dedham.

Arrive at Maison Talbooth in time for dinner at Le Talbooth, the next day you will be driven to Manningtree station to travel on the evocatively named Mayflower Line which takes you along the river Stour to Harwich.  A member of The Pier team will meet you at Harwich Town station and walk with you to the restaurant  for a Seafood lunch overlooking the harbour.  The Bentley will then pick you up for the return journey to Dedham.  That evening, a light supper or dinner has been arranged for you at Milsoms in Dedham.

Included in your break:

  • 2 nights accommodation in either a Principal or Deluxe room with full breakfast
  • 3 course dinner at Le Talbooth on the first night
  • Seafood Lunch at The Pier at Harwich
  • 3 course dinner at Milsoms in Dedham

For just £440 per person


Available until 31/10/2016

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Lazy Sundays At Maison Talbooth

Enjoy a lovely Lazy Sunday at Maison Talbooth…

Arrive in time for a treatment or two in the Spa, swim in the outdoor pool (heated to 85 degrees all year!), relax in the hot tub or have a game of tennis … have dinner at Milsoms and then spend the night in one of the fabulous bedrooms with full English breakfast in the morning. Sounds idyllic!

£175 per person per night, based on double occupancy


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Mini break with the kids at Maison Talbooth

With ‘staycation’ still the buzzword, now is a great time for a mini break with the kids.

Stay at Maison Talbooth in Dedham in Essex and discover this very special part of East Anglia. The hotel is situated on the north Essex/Suffolk border in an area known under several names – Constable Country, The Dedham Vale and the Stour Valley, take your choice!  With its close proximity to the coast either in Essex or Suffolk plus a variety of interesting of things to do in the local area, the hotel is a perfect base to explore.


Maison Talbooth has put together a three night break which includes:

  • Three nights bed and full breakfast
  • Dinner for two at Le Talbooth (we can provide a babysitter)
  • Family dinner at Milsoms
  • A £60 spa voucher


All for just £1,050 for the whole family


We can also arrange canoeing* on the river Stour, cycling** (with a variety of bikes to suit all ages and stages), tickets to Colchester Zoo, tennis lessons on the hotel’s court. Or you could just stay by the pool and soak up the sun while the kids swim!


This break is subject to availability and based on two adults and two children sharing


*We supply all the necessary safety gear and tuition, in single, double and four man canoes!

**Safety helmets provided

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Last Minute Getaways

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Ramblers Getaway

We may be biased at Maison Talbooth in Dedham but we believe that there is no-where better for an Autumn Break and it just so happens The Times agrees with us too!

We have put together a special two night package which is perfect for the Autumn (or Winter) and of course, the hotel is dog friendly so we’re happy to welcome your four legged friend too. The Dedham Vale, also known as Constable Country is a great area for walking as its relatively flat as well as being either on or close to The Essex Way, the Stour Valley Path and the St Edmunds Way.


Included in your break will be:

2 nights accommodation (in the best available room) and full breakfast

Three course dinner at Le Talbooth on one evening*

Three course dinner at Milsoms on the other evening*

Ramblers packed lunch on one day


We’ll supply all those little things that are essential for walking such as walking poles, cool back pack for your packed lunch, walking maps, bottled water and a tin of sweets. And we haven’t left the dog out as we will also supply dog beds, bowls and treats for all canine visitors.


And the cost? £345 per person. This break is based on double occupancy and available all week subject to availability.


* Transport is provided to both restaurants in the hotel Range Rover

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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.

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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

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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)