“In glorious Dedham vale this family and dog friendly handsome Victorian house is part of the Milsom family collection of smart hotels and restaurants in East Anglia. Geraldine Milsom is responsible for the decoration: quirky faux gothic winged armchairs, fur throws and animal skin cushions mixed with chintz. Piped background music and gas log fires may not be everyone’s cup of tea but the overall atmosphere is caring and welcoming. Twelve luxurious suites, three with hot tubs, the more traditional ‘Wordsworth’ and ‘Shelley’ have the best views while ‘Tennyson” will appeal to Beatles fans. Add the spa, tennis court and the gorgeous outdoor pool complex (open all year) there is much to recommend. A proper afternoon tea served in the shady pool house mid summer, or in front of a crackling log fire after a winter’s dip is pretty spoiling too.”
Written by Clare Mann
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Maison Talbooth is the perfect place to step back, relax and indulge in the heart of Constable Country. Special mention must go to Le Talbooth restaurant which is the highlight of our guests stay in Dedham. The restaurant is set in an idyllic position beside the river Stour and has undergone a complete new look in January 2013. Zack Deakins is our head chef and we’re receiving some great reviews about his cooking
What is there to do in the area?
Shopping, walking, hunting for antiques, sailing – or just chilling around the pool at Maison Talbooth
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Full English served in the Garden Room overlooking the Dedham Vale or on the terrace if it’s warm enough!
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Light lunches and delicious afternoon teas in the hotel. Lunch or dinner at milsoms (our brasserie) or Le Talbooth (both a minute away by courtesy car)
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Principal rooms with hot tubs on their private terraces definitely the most popular. Though I prefer Betjeman on the second floor with far reaching views over the Vale and Dedham village, a view that remains unchanged since it was painted by John Constable in the 1700’s
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Maison Talbooth has everything you need for a relaxing break in this very special part of East Anglia. Spend time exploring the area or just relax at the hotel and enjoy all it has to offer.”