“Smart hotel with a good degree of comfort and attention to detail” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Situated in the Dedham Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, milsoms is the perfect base to explore the countryside on the Essex-Suffolk border. This small hotel is styled along the lines of a contemporary 'gastro bar' combining good food served in an informal atmosphere with stylish and well-appointed accommodation.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 15
- Family rooms: 3
- Bedrooms Ground: 4
- Satellite TV available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Relationship with another leisure provider,Cycle hire
- Christmas entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 90
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Double room, minimum price: £135
- Open all year
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About the area
Essex is full of pleasant surprises. It has the largest coastline of any county in England, with its fair share of castles, royal connections and scenic valleys. Take Colchester, for example, which was built by the Romans and is Britain’s oldest recorded town. Its castle contains the country’s largest Norman keep and yet, a stone’s throw from here, East Anglia’s newest arts centre promises to put Colchester firmly on the map as Essex’s capital of culture.
Tidal estuaries are plentiful and their mudflats offer migrating birds a winter feeding place. Essex was known as the land of the East Saxons and for centuries people from all over Europe settled here, each wave leaving its own distinctive cultural and social mark on the landscape. Walking a little off the beaten track will lead you to the rural retreats of deepest Essex, while all over the county there are ancient monuments to explore:
- the great Waltham Abbey
- Greensted, thought to be the oldest wooden church in the world
- the delightful village of Pleshey has one of the finest examples of a former motte-and-bailey castle
- Hedingham Castle, magnificently preserved and dating from the 11th century.
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