The Treatment Rooms in Dedham

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Retreat into luxury

Discover 12 individually designed bedrooms for the perfect night's sleep

A luxury country house hotel in Essex

Set back and beyond the gravel driveway, Maison Talbooth is a 4 AA Red Star hotel looking out across Constable’s Countryside and the Dedham Vale.

The hotel has twelve individually designed bedrooms, each different in style, decor and character. All named after English poets from Shakespeare and Keats to Newbolt and Betjeman; and there’s a copy of each poets most famous poem framed in each room. The hotel lends itself to a short break for a night or two, in fact the Dedham Vale was recently mentioned in the Telegraph as one of the top places for a ‘cheeky weekend’.

On arrival you’ll be greeted with a friendly welcome. Through the front door, the light and relaxed lounge will lead you through to the Garden Room, which opens fully to the outdoor terrace.

If you would like a little more activity, we have an excellent tennis court that overlooks the pool and the fantastic countryside views. The Maison team can also arrange canoe, paddle board or bike hire, an excellent way to explore the Dedham Vale.  The hotel is dog friendly with many interesting and varied walks on the doorstep.

Continental breakfast can be served in your room, which is in fact a throwback to earlier times – for 40 years this was how breakfast was served to our guests. alternatively pop down to Milsoms (5 minutes on foot or we can take you in the courtesy car) if you prefer a full breakfast.

For dinner and definitely a highlight of a stay in Dedham is Le Talbooth, with 3 AA rosettes, is our riverside restaurant serving outstanding food with outstanding service just a few minutes away in our courtesy car. Milsoms is closely located, open all day for dining with 1 AA rosette, and has a more informal menu within a contemporary interior.

Please note: The Pool area will be closed from Monday 1st November while we build an exciting new addition to the day spa.  This new facility will open in Spring 2022.  The Spa in the main house will remain open for individual treatments during this time.


We have been given planning permission to move the Spa to the Pool House; this is really exciting news for the hotel.  Work starts at the end of October, which means that the outdoor pool, hot tub and pool house will be closed during the building works.  We plan to open the new spa (more news later) in the Spring.


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Garden Room

The Garden Room also enjoys far-reaching views over the Dedham Vale and is great place to relax if staying in the hotel.

Le Talbooth Restaurant

Our 3 AA rosette riverside restaurant in Essex, located in the heart of Constable Country, is just two minutes from Maison Talbooth. Alternatively, Milsoms is our relaxed and friendly brasserie. Our courtesy car will take you to either.

Outdoor Heated Pool

Please note: the outdoor pool will be closed from Monday 1st November through the winter due an exciting extension to our day spa.  Don’t worry it will be open again at the end of March.

Beautiful Pool House

The Pool House complex includes our heated outdoor swimming pool, complete with hot tub, log burning fire, dining area, showers and changing areas.

Tennis Court

The tennis court on the upper lawn enjoys one of the best views in Colchester, right across the Dedham Vale.

Day Spa

Exciting news, we are extending our day spa and adding 3 new treatment rooms ‘poolside’.  Work starts at the beginning of November and the new facility will open in Spring 2022. You will still be able to enjoy a huge range of treatments from facials to massages and pedicures and manicures in the treatment rooms in the main house.

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The Treatment Rooms

The Treatment Rooms (spa) at Maison Talbooth are quiet, relaxed, discreet and ideal for individual midweek treatments or a visit with friends at the weekend.

Maison Talbooth is located along the leafy Stratford Road of Colchester and parking is easy on the gravel drive. If you arrive in good time, you can kick back in the lounge and flick through any number of magazines or the daily papers – enjoying a refreshing drink, snack or perhaps a glass of champagne.

You’ll be welcomed on arrival by our reception team who will introduce you to your therapist before heading to the first-floor treatment rooms.

We have three treatment rooms, two of which are twinned in case you’re visiting with a friend or partner. Elemis is the main brand of products we use, along with OPI for those all-important manicures and pedicures.


The hotel is a fabulous place to hire for one or two nights with family and friends any time of the year.

  • Sunday to Thursday                                                                   £5000.00
  • Two night Sunday to Thursday                                                £9000.00
  • Two night Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday          £10,000.00
  • Two night Weekend Friday/Saturday                                         £12,000.00

This will give you exclusivity of the house, gardens and pool area from 3.00pm on your day of arrival to 11.00am on the day of your departure.

Included in this rate is occupancy of all 12 bedrooms and full breakfast in the Garden Room. Spa treatments, dinner, wine and any extras are charged as taken.

For more information, please call the event team on 01206 323150.

Explore Essex

With so much to see and do in Essex, it can be hard to know where to start.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of attractions, things to do and highlighted some of our favourite events to help you decide where to visit during your stay.

Whether you’re staying in Dedham or Harwich, you’ll find Milsom Hotels a great base from which to discover the delights of East Anglia.

Pride of Britain Hotels

Pride of Britain Hotels

Maison Talbooth is proud to be the founding member of the Pride of Britain Hotels consortium, which was established in 1982.

Established by the Milsom Hotels & Restaurants group founder, the late Gerald Milsom, this not-for-profit organisation is a collection of never more than 50 of the finest, independent, luxury hotels across the British isles.

Gerald led a small group of hoteliers in the formation of the consortium, which allowed industry experts to come together, share their ideas and experience and combine their resources to improve their marketing offerings and ensure guests enjoy the very best hotel stays.

Pride of Britain Hotels is more than just a marketing organisation though, it also gives a brand stamp of quality that helps members stand out in the luxury end of the competitive hospitality industry.

Pride of Britain’s strapline is ‘The Art of Great Hospitality’ and you can be assured that’s exactly what you’ll experience when staying at Maison Talbooth.

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Visit Maison Talbooth

Maison Talbooth enjoys a fantastic location overlooking Dedham Vale.

Located in the beautiful Essex countryside, just outside Colchester, this luxury Dedham hotel is less than 5 miles from Manningtree train station.

Maison Talbooth

An effortlessly relaxed country house hotel and outdoor pool
Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HN
Tel: 01206 322367
[email protected]

If travelling from London, turn off the M25 at Brentwood onto A12. Continue on A12 towards Ipswich, bypassing Colchester. Take the left exit signposted “Stratford St Mary, Dedham and Higham.” For Maison Talbooth, turn right at the bottom of the hill to Dedham, over the bridge and the hotel is approx 300yds along on the right.
Leave Ipswich on the A12 and when you pass the sign to East Bergholt, continue down hill and take left exit to Stratford St Mary and Dedham. Then take the next right turn to Stratford St Mary. For Maison Talbooth, continue past Le Talbooth Restaurant, take the next left to Dedham, over the bridge and Maison Talbooth is approx. 300yds on the right.
If travelling from Colchester High Street, continue onto East Hill and over the mini roundabout to East Street before turning left at the next mini roundabout onto Ipswich Road. At the next roundabout, take the first exit, then the second exit onto the A1232, signposted Harwich A120. Continue along this road until merging onto the A12, signposted Ipswich. After 2.5 miles, branch left then merge onto Ipswich Road. In half a mile, bear right onto Gun Hill. At the bottom of the hill turn right to Dedham, over the bridge and the hotel is approx 300yds along on the right.

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