Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester, Essex, CO6 4PZ, tel:
01206 262836, www.stokebynayland.com
Hotel with 80 rooms £62-£202 prpn
In secluded tranquility yet only 10 minutes from Colchester, the hotel is situated in 300 acres of rolling "Constable Country". Two championship golf courses, extensive spa facilities, indoor pool, gym, free car-parking, free Wi-Fi.