Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • This family-run 4-star hotel is set in 300 acres of countryside on the edge of the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • You can explore Constable Country and walk in the footsteps of a great artist
  • The 2-AA-Rosette Lakes Restaurant looks out on to the hotel's two 18-hole golf courses

Enjoyed This
(26 Member Ratings)
"The room was light and very comfortable and very quiet."
Oct 04, 2017
Epsom, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is just off both the B1068 and the A134, and Bures railway station is a 15-minute drive away. Colchester Station is a 25-minute drive from the hotel, and services are more frequent here than at Bures. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is set in 300 acres of rolling countryside on the border of Essex and Suffolk. The hotel grounds were developed from a 120-acre apple farm within the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an area made famous by the paintings of one of 19th-century England's foremost landscape artists, John Constable. 

This family-run hotel is a member of the Classic British Hotels collection. It has a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant that serves modern British cuisine and has scenic views over the lakes and golf courses. The AA Hotel Guide 2017 praises the "superb" spa, which has facilities including a heated indoor pool, a sanarium, a steam room and a Jacuzzi (use of the spa and pool facilities is included from 2pm on the day of arrival until 11am on the day of departure). There are also two 18-hole golf courses, and the on-site Pippin Shop is a treasure trove of handmade gifts, food and wine.

You will find plenty to do in the local area. Historic Colchester is 25 minutes' drive, and Ipswich is 35 minutes' drive away. Gainsborough's House -- a museum and gallery in Sudbury paying homage to English painter Thomas Gainsborough -- is less than 20 minutes' drive away, as is the medieval village of Lavenham. Colchester Zoo is a 30-minute drive away.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £15 per night per child aged 2 and under. This includes breakfast. Infant's cot/crib are available on request and must be requested upon booking. There is no extra bed available for older children and adults. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Use of the spa and pool facilities is included from 2pm on the day of arrival until 11am on the day of departure.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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Enjoyed This
(26 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Stoke by Nayland - Classic British Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The room was light and very comfortable and very quiet.
David Oct 04, 2017 Epsom, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
V quiet relaxing, such a comfy bed! Lovely views of golf course from bedroom. Excellent staff. Great breakfast and lovely dinner in The Lakes restaurant
Other Comments
Slightly dated room decor and furnishings, lacked ambience in bar
Jayne Sep 24, 2017 Maldon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were so friendly, the hotel was lovely and the views across the golf course were fab
Nikki Sep 15, 2017 Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely rooms
susan Sep 16, 2017 suffolk, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The setting, All staff exceptionally polite and helpful, Fine restaurant, Nice spa although did not use.
Kevin Sep 03, 2017 Northampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location and Food
Other Comments
The staff were really friendly.
Dominic Sep 03, 2017 Worcester Park, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Bar food only so so, and breakfast slightly chaotic, but staff very nice and helpful (especially reception). Nice to get newspapers delivered to our room which was some way from reception.
Nat Aug 31, 2017 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Service and fiod
Audrey Aug 24, 2017 Ipswich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great friendly and attentive staff. I had a broken ankle and was using a wheelchair for distance and they couldn't be more helpful to me.
Other Comments
Couple of things could be different. No bottled water in the room and the sound on the TV was a bit dodgy. The lift to the spa and pool which was mainly for staff but used for disabled access could have been freshened up but on the whole we had a great stay We had a travelzoo booking which we made on the Thursday. I broke my ankle on the Saturday and we were due to go in the Tuesday. I called to enquire about accessibility and they couldn't have been more helpful moving us to a bigger room with handles etc
Janie Sep 01, 2017 Uttoxeter denstone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location, the staff and the facilities were all perfect!
Hazel Aug 10, 2016 Eastbourne, United Kingdom

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