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Maison Talbooth

Maison Talbooth

Maison Talbooth

Maison Talbooth
  • AA 3 Red Star Country House Hotel
  • Essex Tourism Awards
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Country House Hotel with 12 rooms £150-£295 prpnb


Stratford Road,


Stratford Road,


A Victorian house which has been owned by the Milsom family for over 40 years and is now one of the leading hotels of East Anglia. It is situated on the Essex/Suffolk border, ½ mile from the picturesque village of Dedham and overlooking the beautiful Dedham Vale, famous Constable country.

There are 12 comfortable bedrooms divided into four categories: principal suites with hot tubs on private terraces, deluxe suites, superior suites and standard suites. All have marble bathrooms, bedrooms with flat screen TVs, minibars, goose feather duvets, Egyptian cotton sheets, huge upholstered headboards and large mirrors.

The top floor has a Spa with two double treatment rooms. An amazing stylish pool house is in the grounds, it has an honesty bar, smart changing rooms and showers. The outdoor pool is kept at a constant 85 degrees all year round, with a large decked area and hot tub. Guests can enjoy a cocktail or snack lunch by the pool, relax by a log fire or enjoy an evening barbecue. There is also a beautifully appointed Garden Room and an all weather tennis court is nearby.

Serious eating happens at The Talbooth, the AA rosette restaurant one mile down the road and served by a shuttle car service. Opened in 1952 by Gerald Milsom, the 16th century timber framed building was formerly a toll booth for collecting money from boats on the river Stour. Two dining rooms overlook the river and private rooms are available for hire. Outside one can sit under an architectural Sail or wander in the large garden. Beyond a marquee makes an idyllic setting for weddings and functions.

Dogs are welcome at the hotel's discretion.

Open all year.

Rooms: 12

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioTelevisionSatellite TVTea/coffee making in bedroomsMinibar in bedroomsLicenced (table or bar)Special diets availableLounge for residents' useLaundry/valet serviceIroning facilitiesConference facilitiesChristmas special programmeTravel agent bookingsSnacks/afternoon teaHealth/beauty facilities onsitePrivate parkingGardenDisabled facilitiesCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesElectric shaver pointsTelephone (public)Television availableSwimming pool - outdoor onsiteTennis onsiteFishingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Restaurant open to non-residentsVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVegetarian diet availableAmerican Express acceptedDesignated smoking areaWiFi or internet accessLeisure club (onsite or nearby)DVD playerCD playerEvening mealsHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal firesStaff fluent in Polish

Children welcome from any age.



Plan route to Maison Talbooth using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TM 048330  Lat: 51.95774 Long: 0.97926

By Road:
Take A12 north direction Ipswich. Left sign to Dedham/Stratford St Mary, follow signs to Dedham, Hotel on the right.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Minibar in bedroomsMinibar in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Laundry/valet serviceLaundry/valet service
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Conference facilitiesConference facilities
  • Christmas special programmeChristmas special programme
  • Travel agent bookingsTravel agent bookings
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Health/beauty facilities onsiteHealth/beauty facilities onsite
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Swimming pool - outdoor onsiteSwimming pool - outdoor onsite
  • Tennis onsiteTennis onsite
  • FishingFishing
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • American Express acceptedAmerican Express accepted
  • Designated smoking areaDesignated smoking area
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Staff fluent in PolishStaff fluent in Polish

Children welcome from any age.

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