Telstar Guesthouse Colchester - The Guesthouse that thinks like a hotel
Telstar is a family owned and run guesthouse in Layer Breton, close to historic Colchester, yet in the heart of the Essex countryside. Our mission is to provide clean, comfortable accommodation making our guests feel at home when away from home. A warm and friendly atmosphere with ample home cooked breakfast is our guarantee - Special dietary needs can be catered for. Please let us know if you have any specific requirements.
Historic Layer Marney Tower, Layer Marney, Colchester, the tallest surviving Tudor Gatehouse in England and idyllic wedding venue is less than 2 miles away.
Award winning Colchester Zoo can be reached in a short drive. We are authorised ticket agents for the Zoo and as such can provide tickets for all the family at a discounted rate.
Abberton Reservoir known for its Bird Watching and Nature Reserve is less than a mile away.
Colchester Garrison is only 10 minutes drive through the countryside.
Colchester Castle and it's marvellous museum are only 6 miles away.
Colchester Town Centre with its wide variety of shops, excellent diversity of restaurants and places of historical interest is only 6 miles away.
Layer Road - current home to Colchester United FC is within easy reach.
Five Lakes Resort @ Tolleshunt Knights is only 3 miles away. This Golf, Country Club and Spa also has a selection of restaurants and bars.
The seaside resorts of Clacton on Sea, Walton on the Naze and Frinton on Sea are all within 20 miles whilst Mersea Island is only 10 miles away.
Constable Country - Dedham, scene of the famous Haywain - are within easy reach.
We offer 4 rooms: - 2 Family, 1 Twin and 1 Single. The Family and Single rooms have ensuite shower rooms whilst the Twin has exclusive use of a fully fitted bathroom with shower, bath, and bidet.
All guest rooms at Telstar have single beds, however we now have the facility to convert 2 single beds into one super king-size bed. Please ask when booking, if you require this, as we only have one so it is first come first served.
For the comfort of all guests Telstar is a non smoking establishment.
All rooms have Colour TV , Radio Alarm Clock, Refreshment Tray and individually controlled central heating. Free WiFi access is also available
We also have available for guest use Freeview TV receiver, DVD player and video player. These are not standard items in the rooms but can be requested in advance or on arrival, if preferred. There is no charge for the use of these items.
Free Wireless internet access via BT broadband is also available to guests with their own laptops.
For families with small children we can provide:- Graco Cot, Booster/High Chair, Changing Mat, Baby Recliner/Rocker Chair .
Other services available on request include: - Iron and Ironing Board, loan of Hairdryer, facility to send and receive faxes and to receive emails. For those exploring the countryside a packed lunch can be provided if requested the day before.
For those guests just looking to relax and unwind we have an extensive library of books just waiting to be read - Adult and Children's books. There is also a selection of board games available.
We can also offer the services of a mobile hairdresser. However this must be booked in advance as she is a very busy lady.
We have an excellent, friendly local taxi service that can be pre-booked on request.
We offer a full and varied breakfast menu
There is on-site parking for 5 cars.