To celebrate the ‘Constable: The Making of a Master’ exhibition which runs at the V&A Museum in London from mid-September 2014 to January 2015, we have put together a special overnight break to tempt you to visit this very special part of East Anglia.

Stay at either milsoms or Maison Talbooth and we’ll give you a map to explore specific John Constable points of interest such as Flatford and Willy Lott’s cottage scene of ‘The Haywain’, the house where he was born in East Bergholt and his walk along the river Stour to school in Dedham.

Constable attributed much to this landscape that formed his life: “I associate my careless boyhood with all that lies on the banks of the Stour; these scenes made me a painter and I am grateful – that is, I have often thought of pictures of them before I ever touched a pencil.”

We are also lucky to have The Munnings Collection on our doorstep in the village of Dedham. Castle House was bought by Sir Alfred Munnings in 1919 and described by him as ‘the house of my dreams’, he lived and worked there for the rest of his life. The house is now home to the largest collection of paintings by the artist. Stay with us on the ‘Constable in Dedham’ break and we’ll include entry to Castle House. If you want to know more visit the Munnings Museum website.


Three course dinner (with full choice from the full menu)
Overnight accommodation with full breakfast
£100 per person
To book please call: 01206 322795.

Maison Talbooth

Three course dinner at Le Talbooth (with full choice from the a la carte)
Overnight accommodation with full breakfast
£165 per person
To book please call: 01206 322367.
*upgrade to a Principal room for a supplement of £50 per person

These rates are based on double occupancy and are subject to availability until January 2015.

We can also arrange the following (at extra cost):
Blue Badge Guides
Cycle hire with specific ‘Constable Routes’
Canoe hire along the river Stour to Flatford and beyond

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A luxury boutique hotel in Essex, looking out across Constable’s Countryside and Dedham Vale.

  • 12 uniquely designed bedrooms
  • Heated outdoor pool
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  • Riverside terrace and lawn
  • Outdoor marquee perfect for weddings
  • Private dining options available

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  • 23 en-suite bedrooms
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