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.
With only 12 bedrooms, we have the opportunity to make Maison Talbooth a physically distanced hotel when we re-open our doors again; by offering a minimum of three nights it means we significantly cut down on the number of different guests coming to our hotel.
Expect the Maison to have a much more relaxed feel. The team will be there, but in a more discreet way, and of course, the house will be kept spotlessly clean at all times. For the time being, we will not be serving afternoon tea or lunch; this cuts down on outside traffic visiting the hotel. At any one time, the hotel will have a maximum of 24 guests which again underlines the exclusive nature of the property.
Maison Talbooth provides the perfect solution in a safe environment, offering seclusion with an outdoor pool and tennis court. The hotel is situated in the heart of the Dedham Vale AONB; an area recently mentioned by the Telegraph as one of the top places for a ‘cheeky weekend’ post lockdown.
On arrival you’ll be greeted with a friendly welcome. On entering through the front door, the light and relaxed lounge will lead you through to the Garden Room, which opens fully to the outdoor terrace. The terrace looks out across the lush green lawns which lead to the outdoor pool heated and beautifully designed pool house with a fully-stocked honesty bar, Sky HD, robes and towels. The Pool House also includes an open log fire where you can enjoy a glass of champagne curled up on one of the sofas. If you would like a little more activity, we have an excellent tennis court that overlooks the pool and the fantastic countryside views.
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. For dinner or alternative dining throughout the day, 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.