The Samuel Courtauld Room

The Coach House hotel opened in July 2011, and is one of the most characterful hotels in the Essex and Suffolk region. Each of the five rooms were designed in honour of a local historical icon. This much sought-after hotel room is located on the first floor of the Coach House and boasts a comfortable king-size bed and immaculate en suite shower room, as well as stunning views over the countryside’s rolling hills.

The hotel room was inspired and is named after a member of a famous local family. The Courtauld’s owned a number of silk mills in Halstead and Braintree that became well known for creating crepe and rayon. The fabric above the bed’s headboard is a beautiful crushed velvet in regal purple, a colour Courtauld introduced. The well-considered interior design of this room reflects the glamorous art deco period, with silvers and greys influenced by their designs at Eltham Palace, Greenwich, from the 1930s.