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A comfortable and relaxed spa hotel where nothing is too much trouble. 

Maison Talbooth

Stratford Road Dedham Colchester Essex CO7 6HN 01206 322 367

We say

One of two Milsoms hotels in the Dedham area, the Maison Talbooth is a very comfortable option, and like all Milsoms hotels has a great restaurant too. It's a large country house overlooking a lovely rolling green landscape punctured by spires and red roofs, but it has an intimate atmosphere with just 12 guest rooms. All are deliberately different, and each is named after an English poet, ranging from the splendid Shakespeare suite and the Keats family room to a series of superior and deluxe rooms that are decorated in a classic, traditional style. All  come with large beds, and with bathrooms equipped with luxury toiletries, and boast complimentary soft drinks and snacks, satellite HD TVs and free wifi.

There's a deliberately homely vibe throughout, with an informal flagstoned reception area and a lounge that leads through to a Garden Room and outdoor terrace looking out over lawns and gardens. Beyond here there's a tennis court and an outdoor heated pool and hot tub (bio-mass-heated so eco-friendly), and a pool room complete with satellite TV, honesty bar, robes and even an open fire. There's a spa with various treatments,  the hotel is dog-friendly, and when the time comes for dinner you can be whisked off in the hotel's Range Rover to their nearby fine dining restaurant, La Talbooth, two minutes away by car, which has a lovely location by the river and a fab terrace to enjoy it from during summer. 

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12 rooms in all, including 2 principal suites with private terraces, 5 Deluxe rooms (2 of which have private terraces) and 4 Superior rooms. Four rooms are dog-friendly and most rooms have proper baths.

How much?

Doubles rooms £215–£275. Suites £335.


  • Bar
  • Complimentary Stuff
  • DAB Radios
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Family rooms
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Smart TVs
  • Spa & Treatments
  • TVs with Freeview
  • Wedding/Party Venue
  • Wifi

Looking for...

  • Boutique
  • Countryside
  • Exclusive hire
  • Family-Friendly
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Foodies
  • Remote Location
  • Romantic
  • Something Different
  • Wellbeing


Open all year.

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