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January 2016 Newsletter

Happy New Year to all our subscribers. We were delighted to welcome so many guests to our functions over the festive period and look forward to seeing you back here soon.

Celebrate Landscape

In celebration of 200 years since John Constable painted ‘Wivenhoe Park’, this year’s open exhibition theme is Landscape. The competition is open to everyone, all mediums of artwork, and all types of landscape.

Dorchester Afternoon Tea

Edge Hotel School undergraduates Brittany Carter and Natasha Marley are on cloud nine after two days at The Dorchester mastering the art of afternoon tea and silver service. Here they explain what they have learnt and how they will be putting their new skills to work at Wivenhoe House.

August 2015 Newsletter

August 2015 Newsletter

July 2015 Newsletter

The latest news from our intriguingly different country house hotel close to historic Colchester.

National Waiters' Day race success

Edge Hotel School students at the University of Essex raced to London to take part in National Waiters’ Day

Capital News for Colchester

Brown’s Hotel, The Ritz London and The Dorchester inspire the afternoon tea offering at Wivenhoe House hotel, through training of students of the Edge Hotel School

May 2015 Newsletter

Read all about our new afternoon tea partnership with Brown's, The Ritz London and The Dorchester

Vintage Performance by Colchester Hotelier

Wivenhoe House General Manager part of team that went back to the floor to raise 50K for Hospitality Action

April 2015 Newsletter

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find us, however you travel

By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map

Download our PDF Map

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.