Weekend Treat: Maison Talbooth
Imagining the ultimate dreamy night away from the stresses of life? Well, there’s no need to imagine because it’s right here.
One of Essex’s most enchantingly romantic secrets with stunning views of Dedham Vale, Maison Talbooth is the perfect escape to the country. Wrapped in opulence and style, the beautiful Victorian manor house hosts 12 luxurious suites, 3 with their own private hot tubs, each exuding undeniable character and old English charm with the luxury of every modern amenity.
Complete with a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, encompassed in an elegant pool house with a private bar, it’s undeniably the most perfect place to relax and indulge. With a day spa offering an extensive list of Dermalogica treatments for men and women, guests should prepare to be pampered! From customised facials and intense moisturising body wraps to relaxing massages and holistic treatments, there’s a personalised experience for everyone. And for those who wish to partake in a slightly more strenuous activity, head over to the tennis court and awaken your inner Murray.
The suites are sophisticated and serene, with calming neutral interiors and rich furnishings. Each has a super king-sized bed, complete with a luxury goose feather duvet and Egyptian cotton sheets, creating an idyllic dream setting. The spacious and light marble bathrooms are impeccably finished with stylish features, with some also hosting large bathtubs, double sinks and walk-in showers.
A short walk away and with a private chauffeur service for in-house guests, Le Talbooth is the hotel’s award-winning riverside restaurant, offering majestic views of the River Stour. Fine dining at its best, the spectacular views are the ultimate complement to the delectable cuisine. The menu consists of an array of gourmet delights, including poached lobster samosas and beef Rossini amongst other classic and contemporary creations. At the heart of dining experience are the outstanding members of staff, who guarantee a personalised experience and ensure that every need is effortlessly met, the most adorable surprise being a treasure box of specially selected handmade after-dinner chocolates.
Prices from £210 per night
My favourite suite: Masefield
Stratford Road, Dedham