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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.


What's new?

the latest from us
Tea & Tour of the house

Wivenhoe House’s fascinating history, stretching back nearly 260 years, will be explored at what promises to be an entertaining afternoon tea and tour on Wednesday 13 June.

Upcoming events

intriguing shows, talks and functions
Fish Friday

Join us on Friday 4 May for our next Fish Friday. Start with a glass of fizz on arrival before helping yourself to our extensive seafood buffet to start.

MORE NEWS

Wivenhoe Film Festival

This year we are proud to be supporting the Wivenhoe Film Festival. Taking place between 20th and 29th...

OTHER EVENTS

Loire Wine Dinner

Join us for an evening of fine dining and fine wine as Head Sommelier Lionel teaches you everything...

Pamper and Prosecco Lunch

On Tuesday 15 May we will be holding our first ever pamper and Prosecco lunch. The afternoon will include...

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.