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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Maison Talbooth : A Charming, Luxury Country House Hotel in Dedham Vale, Essex

Located just outside Colchester, Maison Talbooth is a charming, small hotel that scores big on luxury. With its stunning countryside views, beautiful suites, a heated outdoor pool, relaxing hot tubs and spa facilities, this country house hotel is an excellent place to relax and indulge yourself.

Photo courtesy: Maison Talbooth


The Rooms

There are 12 suites at the Maison Talbooth and each one is named after a well-known literary figure. So you have suite names like Tennyson, Newbolt, Shelley, Keats, Wordsworth and of course Shakespeare. We were allocated the Keats suite during our visit. Keats is a principal suite on the ground floor which has its own hallway leading to the main bedroom and a private outdoor terrace. There is second bedroom with bunk beds which would be perfect for kids. The suite comes with a king-sized comfortable bed, a large Samsung TV with Sky In-Room, a well-stocked mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities and an Xbox, PlayStation and DVD player in the kids bedroom. The room was well laid out and had a vintage appeal which we quite liked. The suite did not have any views over Dedham Vale as it is located at the back of the hotel, but the small outdoor terrace offered a space for relaxing with absolute privacy and made up for the lack of countryside views.

Maison Talbooth A Charming Luxury Country House Hotel in Dedham Vale


Maison Talbooth A Charming Luxury Country House Hotel in Dedham Vale

Maison Talbooth A Charming Luxury Country House Hotel in Dedham Vale

Maison Talbooth A Charming Luxury Country House Hotel in Dedham Vale

Maison Talbooth A Charming Luxury Country House Hotel in Dedham Vale
The bathroom was incredible. Spacious with a walk-through shower and the largest sunken bath we have ever seen. While the bath was truly luxurious, the walk-through shower was no less. It featured power jets to provide you with a totally invigorating shower. Bathrobes, towels, slippers and a selection of Aromatherapy Associates products completed the luxury experience.

Maison Talbooth A Charming Luxury Country House Hotel in Dedham Vale

Maison Talbooth A Charming Luxury Country House Hotel in Dedham Vale


Maison Talbooth A Charming Luxury Country House Hotel in Dedham Vale

Dining

On the food front, weather permitting you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch and the hotels' famous afternoon teas either in the Garden Room or on the terrace. Breakfast was a relaxed affair with a good choice of cold buffet items and an interesting hot/cooked breakfast menu. The staff were helpful, attentive and took care of our special dietary requirements.





When it comes to dinner there are two options. You could either choose Le Talbooth, a riverside restaurant serving outstanding food or Milsoms' which is open all day for dining and has a more informal menu. In both the cases you will be chauffeured to the restaurants in a Range Rover! We had dinner at Le Talbooth where the atmosphere was lovely and the menu was interesting. The food was well prepared and beautifully presented. It almost looked like a piece of art and tasted as good as it looked. The service was excellent and dining at Le Talbooth was definitely one of the highlights of our stay at Maison Talbooth.

Photo courtesy: Maison Talbooth

Photo courtesy: Maison Talbooth




The Beautiful Pool House and Day Spa

The Pool House complex includes a heated outdoor swimming pool (with uniform depth), a hot tub, wood burning fireplace, a small dining area, showers, changing rooms and an honesty bar. The treatment rooms at the hotel are perfect for a quick mid-week treatment or a pampering weekend stay with a friend. You can choose from different treatments including facials, massages, make up, nail treatments and other holistic therapies. 



Parties and Weddings

Maison Talbooth with its excellent location and facilities makes for a beautiful setting for weddings and parties. You can book the entire hotel and have exclusive use of the pool house, gardens and grounds.



Attractions nearby 

Maison Talbooth makes an excellent holiday base from where you can explore the very beautiful Stour Valley and Dedham Vale. You can go for long walks following the valley sides of the River Stour or hire a boat for a relaxed and leisurely row along the river Stour. Colchester is not far, so you could also plan a visit to the Colchester zoo.

The staff are helpful and knowledgeable and are happy to help with recommendations on local attractions and events.

Would you enjoy at the Maison Talbooth?

Yes, if you like the feel of a country house hotel, informal indulgence, beautiful countryside views, good food and excellent service, then Maison Talbooth fits the bill perfectly.

Standard rooms with full breakfast start from £215 per night. You can contact the hotel directly for any special offers or packages that they may have available.

Maison Talbooth | Address: Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HN
Telephone: 01206 322367
Email: maison@milsomhotels.com

Disclaimer: We were guests of Maison Talbooth. However, this has not influenced our opinions about the hotel and our stay.

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76 comments :

  1. Looks totally amazing!

    Ashleigh

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  2. Looks lovely! A relaxing retreat!

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  3. WOW! what a beautiful place. You can't hel but smile when looking at the beautiful pictures thank you for sharing with us :)

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  4. Beautiful! The outside views are amazing x

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  5. So elegant, classy and a real treat

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  6. This place looks amazing, I love the decor

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  7. I love Dedham Vale as it's not too far from where I live... this review is fantastic and the pictures look stunning...

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    1. It is a beautiful place. Lucky that you live near.

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  8. Lovely! Love that big bathtub!! bliss

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    1. Yes, that was one of the best bathtubs I have come across. Pure bliss.

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  9. Wow, What a beautiful Hotel. That bathroom is one of the most luxurious I have seen. Thanks for sharing this with us

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  10. What a fantastic house to stay in.

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  11. What a wonderful place, l can see myself in the bath :0)

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  12. Wish I was there right now :)

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  13. Wow, wow, wow!! Absolutely stunning.

    (Real name: Christine Lockley)

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  14. WOW! Who wouldn't want that bath?! Of course, the grand house to go with the bath wouldn't go amiss! lol

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  15. Wow, what an amazing to visit, I'll be adding this to my wish list.

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  16. That place looks absolutely lush!!

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  17. Oh my word - this is so luxurious! I rreckon I NEED some time there.

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  18. This place looks amazing!

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  19. This looks absolutely heavenly!

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  20. looks charming

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  21. It looks beautiful, would love to go somewhere like this x

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  22. Set in absolutely idyllic surrounding and the decor inside is stunning! This is a dream place xx

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  23. oh this looks amazeing wish i could get a room :)

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  24. It looks a lovely place to stay

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  25. will look you up next time I'm in clacton.

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  26. I'm always looking for spa hotels as my best friend and I have regular girly spa-breaks throughout the year. I'm so glad I found this page as the hotel look amazing

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  27. Its my anniversary valentines day, this is something to hint about to my husband about taking me here. I will have to check out the prices first.

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  28. that looks like just what i need after a hectic christmas lol. Love the bath!

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  29. I looks just the place I could do with being in right now!

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  30. Wow just look at that bath, amazing

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  31. Fabulous country house hotel, I absolutely love their bathroom! Couldn't resist adding some of your lovely photos on to my Pinterest board. Again, the place looks great!

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  32. This place looks amazing,I would love to visit.

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  33. That'ss not a hotel - that's a palace!

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  34. What a fantastic place!! I wouldn't want to leave!!!

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  35. wow that bathroom - I'd spend a lot of time in that amazing looking bath :)

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  36. Oh wow, those rooms look incredible!

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  37. The riverside restaurant looks worth the trip alone.

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  38. What a fab looking place, the pictures are great.

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  39. Looks amazing! I want that bath

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  40. lovely, lovely, lovely...

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  41. Now that would be a great holiday location

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