Beautifully located and perfect for group travellers, Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is set in 300 acres of picturesque countryside, on the Essex-Suffolk border
Just 20 minutes outside Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, and close to the Suffolk heritage coast, Stoke by Nayland Hotel is a lovely four-star, family-owned establishment with incredible facilities.
The accommodation comprises 80 contemporary rooms, some of which have magnificent views over the lake and golf courses. There are luxury executive rooms, standard rooms and family rooms all furnished to a very high and modern standard. In addition, Stoke by Nayland has Country Lodges located at the edge of the Hotel’s perimeter. These luxurious, ultra-modern lodges combine the experience of superb hotel facilities with the privacy and freedom of a self-catered lodge hideaway.
The Lakes Restaurant, recently awarded a prestigious second AA Rosette, has panoramic views of the lake and the two championship golf courses. The team at the restaurant prides itself in using local seasonal produce, including apples, berries and asparagus which are grown on the hotel owners’ family farm. The restaurant is south facing, making the terrace area an idyllic al-fresco dining experience with fantastic views over the lake and Constable Country.
If your group desires a special indulgent treat, the Hotel’s popular traditional afternoon tea is sure to go down well. Enjoy delicate finger sandwiches with delicious fillings, tasty home-baked plain or fruit scones with clotted cream and a choice of Tiptree preserves followed by Chef’s luxurious ‘Cake of the Day’. Add your choice of freshly brewed coffee, tea or creamy hot chocolate to this incredible offering.Golfers in your party will have the opportunity to play two 18-hole championship golf courses, named after local artists Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable. There is also a 20-bay covered driving range and short practice area as well as a superb clubhouse overlooking the lake. Professional golf tuition can be organised and there is a golf shop.
Indulgent spa and fitness facilities are complimentary for all hotel guests and include a high-tech, air-conditioned Technogym gymnasium with touch screen TVs, a luxurious 18.3 metre heated indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, sanarium, Concept Shower and steam room. There are also 12 treatment rooms, including exotic Rasoul and Hammam suites, should guests wish to book a spa treatment during their stay.
Local attractions on the doorstep include Dedham Vale & Constable Country, Suffolk heritage coast, Aldeburgh, Snape and Southwold, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury (a local market town with Gainsborough’s House), Colchester, Lavenham and it’s Guildhall, Long Melford and Kentwell Hall, Maldon and the Tiptree Jam Factory.
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa has plenty of free coach parking