Dedham Hall & Fountain House Restaurant

In the heart of Constable country, Wendy and Jim Sartin’s ancient manor house is a hotspot for painting courses. More

Contact details

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

Hotel information

Bedrooms

20. 16 in annexe around art studio, 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), lounge and dining room wheelchair accessible.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £75, double £120, D,B&B double £105-£180. A la carte/fixed-price dinner £35.

Good Hotel Guide Review

In the heart of Constable country, Wendy and Jim Sartin’s ancient manor house is a hotspot for painting courses. But artists aren’t its only appreciative guests. ‘The whole family enjoyed our stay,’ write Guide readers, approving the ‘friendly owners’, the ‘cosy parlours’ with fire and beamed ceiling, the ‘simply and nicely decorated rooms’. A Guide inspector on arrival had a delightful welcome from a kitten who jumped into his car; he glimpsed rabbits skittering in ‘overgrown’ gardens brimming with lupins, poppies, old-fashioned roses. The cottage-style bedrooms, some with exposed timbers, some in converted barns around the studio, have ‘comfortable beds, high-quality linen’, hand-woven rugs. At night Wendy Sartin cooks for residents only, a frequently changing menu of simple, locally sourced dishes, served in ‘generous’ portions. For instance: beef fillet slices, wild mushrooms, red wine. Service is fleet and polite. At breakfast, the vintage china comes out for excellent fruit compote, home-made bread, perfect scrambled eggs. Our readers had an excellent lunch at The Sun Inn, but that’s another story (see next entry). (RG, T and SR)

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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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