Surrounded by the verdant landscape of Essex and Suffolk countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is a family-owned, award-winning resort offering four star comforts paired with extensive leisure facilities. The hotel is situated just outside Colchester, where the sights include a zoo and an 11th-century castle.
The hotel boasts spacious, contemporarily decorated bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, satellite TV, air conditioning, hot drink-making facilities and writing desks.
Medana Lunch is available to purchase at the Gallery, a new Mediterranean-themed restaurant, open from midday-2pm Mon-Fri.
Guests may take advantage of the on-site spa, with facilities including an 18-metre indoor swimming pool, a sanarium, hot tub, steam room and a concept shower, while treatments such as hammam and rasul mud therapy are also available for those in need of a pampering session.
The hotel’s extensive grounds house two championship golf courses along with a 20-bay covered driving range.
Groupon’s Guide To Essex
A host of Grade I- and II-listed buildings offer the base for heritage tourism in Essex, including landmarks like the 7th-century Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall in Bradwell-on-Sea, the Hedingham Castle in Braintree District and the Norman-style Colchester Castle. On top of the approximately 1400 landmarks of historic interest, Essex also boasts a number of unique highlights.
The county is home to Finchingfield, the quintessential British village deemed one of the most beautiful rural hubs in England, and to Great Bentley in the Tendring district, boasting the second largest village green nationwide. Countryside sceneries are complemented by coastal expanses and seascapes, with destinations such as Frinton-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea and Mersea Island catering for visitors interested in beach tourism and water sports.
Nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts can head for the wetlands of Abberton Reservoir or to the ancient woodland of Epping Forest. Further pursuits are occasioned by Saffron Walden, a one-of-a-kind blend of rural charm and medieval features, and by the modern-day Lakeside Shopping Centre in West Thurrock, a gargantuan 2,600,000-square-foot shopping centre, one of the largest in Europe.