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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 79%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 774 reviews

Attractive hotel with extensive facilities on the edge of Dedham Vale

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible

This hotel is situated on the edge of Dedham Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in 300 acres of undulating countryside with lakes and two golf courses. The spacious bedrooms are attractively decorated and equipped with modern facilities, such as free WiFi. Public rooms include a bar, a conservatory, a lounge, a smart restaurant, conference and banqueting suites, and the superb Peake Spa and Fitness Centre that offers extensive facilities including health and beauty treatments. There's even a shop that provides all the essentials, plus an array of hand-made gifts. Conveniently located for Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester.


  • En-suite rooms: 80
  • Family rooms: 6
  • Ground-floor rooms: 26
  • Self-catering available
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 400


  • Accessible bedrooms: 4


  • Children welcome


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Squash
  • Golf course
  • Number of holes: 36
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Private fishing
  • Other leisure facilities: Driving range, pro golf tuition
  • Weekly entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 450
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 300
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 60


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 200

Getting here

Exit A134 at Leavenheath onto B1068, hotel 0.75 mile on right.

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