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The Wyvern

The Wyvern

According to legend, the Wyvern was a fire-breathing dragon.

This is how the nearby village Wivenhoe got its name.  There’s nothing mythical about this tranquil room with a king size bed.

Key features

  • Main house
  • Deluxe double
  • Bath and shower
  • Fireplace

Room service available
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Dining

Don't miss the opportunity to treat yourself to a feast for all the senses.

Our brasserie restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For a special occasion, book a private dining experience in our restaurant Signatures.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Add a touch of glamour and sparkle to your stay at Wivenhoe House.

We hold a range of events from tribute nights, to cabaret magic acts, culinary master classes, wine tasting dinners and balls. Find out more on our events page.

AFTERNOON TEA

Relax and enjoy the delights of an afternoon tea in our luxurious lounges.

Our afternoon tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, delicious cakes and pastries and a selection of teas and coffees.

LOCAL INFORMATION

Find out what's on in Colchester when staying at Wivenhoe House.

The historic town of Colchester is full of things to see and do, from a 1,000 year old castle, to art galleries and the famous Colchester Zoo.

WHERE WE ARE

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, 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.

Sat Nav: CO4 3SQ. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check before you leave.

*** please note from Thursday 20th November - Tuesday 2nd December from 8:00pm until 6:00am (week nights only) some necessary roadworks are being carried out on the A133, please do not follow signs to the University of Essex, when you approach the traffic lights at Knowledge Gateway turn right, continue straight through all barriers and roundabouts until you approach an illuminated bollard, turn left directly after this and the hotel will be located ahead of you ***

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.