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WIVENHOE HOUSE

country house hotel

Welcome to Wivenhoe House. Surrounded by glorious parkland, yet only minutes from Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, Wivenhoe House is a beautiful four-star luxury hotel, combining the romance and history of an eighteenth century Grade II listed house with all the comforts of contemporary living.

Our brasserie and bar is open every day for lunch and dinner and our impressive afternoon tea is served in our elegant lounges in the main house, where John Constable stayed as he worked on his landscape painting of ‘Wivenhoe Park’.

Since its earliest days, Wivenhoe House has played its part in shaping history. As the home of the pioneering Edge Hotel School it continues to do so.

Dedicated undergraduates looking to make their mark in the world of hospitality, work alongside our highly skilled professional team, ensuring a superb level of service for all our guests.

At Wivenhoe House we are committed to ensuring every guest, adults and children, enjoy a memorable experience from the moment they cross our threshold. The difference is in the detail.


Upcoming events

intriguing shows, talks and functions
Burns’ Night Supper

Join us for the celebration of one of Scotland’s greatest poets for a traditional Burns’ night supper. Whether you’re Scottish or not, you’ll find it a lively occasion!

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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, 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.