Dedham Hall & Fountain
House Restaurant

‘Describing it as “quirky” is a hole-in-one. More

Contact details

Dedham Hall & Fountain
House Restaurant
Brook Street
Dedham
Essex
CO7 6AD
England
01206 323027

Hotel information

Bedrooms

20. 16 in annexe, some on ground floor, suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except Christmas–New Year.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, dining room, restaurant, studio, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, 6-acre grounds (pond, gardens).

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B £60–£75, D,B&B £95–£105. À la carte £30.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Describing it as “quirky” is a hole-in-one.’ There’s ‘a pleasant, rural tranquillity’ to Wendy and Jim Sarton’s 15th-century manor house in large gardens where wild rabbits scamper. Fans like the informal approach and ‘comforting, relaxing’, lived-in feel. ‘We arrived with our four children in the late afternoon and were shown to our own cosy parlour, where a bright fire, home-made brownies and tea awaited. It was nothing chi-chi, but was nicely decorated, with paintings and squashy sofas.’ Hand-woven rugs and intricate furnishings add an eclectic air to the bedrooms, some in converted barns. ‘My room had a comfortable bed with high-quality linen; an extraordinary bathroom basin. No guide to hotel facilities, though.’ Wendy Sarton cooks ‘simple, generous’ dinners, served by ‘prompt, courteous’ staff; in the morning, a ‘first-class’ breakfast might include ‘home-made marmalade served in vintage dishes; buttery scrambled eggs; home-baked bread’. ‘Few places are better for a country retreat with children.’ Residential painting courses are held from February to November. (Robert Gower, Thomas and Sybille Raphael)

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10% discount voucher

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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Dedham Hall & Fountain
House Restaurant
Brook Street
Dedham
Essex
CO7 6AD

Guest comments

'The whole family (two adults and four children) enjoyed our stay. We arrived when it was pitch black outside even though it was only four o'clock. We were shown to our own parlour with a bright fire and given homemade brownie and tea. It was one of the cosiest places l have been to with squashy sofas and paintings ' - Sybille Raphael - January, 2017
'Dedham Hall is warm, comforting and relaxing. Nothing chi-chi, but big rooms, simply and nicely decorated, private parlours with fires and soft sofas, warm drinks brought after a walk, friendly owners. Few places better for a country retreat with children. ' - Thomas Raphael - December, 2016
'Pleasant, basically furnished first-floor bedroom. Mealtime service prompt and courteous. Cooking simple but good. First-class breakfast. There is a pleasantly rural, overgrown tranquillity to the garden. ' - Robert Gower - June, 2016
'Excellent value. My colleagues and I had to leave very early in the morning, and they even cooked breakfast for us at 5.30am! Yes, 5.30am. Full endorse existing entry. ' - Michael Crick - February, 2016

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