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. 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. 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.