We stayed here this weekend in order to attend a family wedding in a nearby village. Dedham is a beautiful village and well worth a visit situated in the beautiful Dedham Vale (also known as Constable Country as this is where John Constable painted many of his famous scenes - try to visit Flatford Mill if you come). Dedham Hall is just a few yards outside the village - we turned off the main road and drove down a long private lane into paradise as the Hall is set within beautifully kept and very private grounds. We were warmly met by Jim who immediately took responsibility for all our luggage and suggested we had a pot of tea and home made brownies in the lounge (at no extra cost!). Our rooms were beautifully decorated and our bath was the biggest I have ever come across - bliss! We had a lovely breakast - with lots of fresh fruit, home made jams and marmalades, local honey and a freshly cooked "full English". We immediately felt at home. Also in the grounds is a huge barn where art classes are run and this is what sets this place apart - throughout the Hall every wall is covered in original art - our own bedroom alone had four pictures of the Hall and the local area. I would highly recommend Dedham Hall - even if you don't already paint, I bet you will be inspired to go home and immediately buy some paints and brushes!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dedham Hall is a family run Guest House set in 6 acres of fields and gardens in the heart of Constable Country. Set back from the road at the end of Dedham High Street it is a 2 minute walk into the centre of the beautiful and historic village or a 20 minute walk along the river Stour to Flatford Mill immortalised by John Constable. Castle House home of Sir Alfred Munnings, president of the Royal Academy is just a short walk away. Visitors can dine in our restaurant. We have an ever changing table d'hote menu. At Dedham Hall we run painting holidays with a world famous group of tutors. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Fountain House And Dedham Hall Hotel Dedham