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Panoramic views over Colchester’s wooded parkland

As you approach Wivenhoe House, you can appreciate the outstanding period architecture of this Grade II listed house. Its magnificent façade is enhanced by the luxurious interior, where the scale and detail of the restoration work cannot fail to impress. View what to do in the local area here


Sixteen individual suites and bedrooms are located in the main house as well as our elegant lounges overlooking the carefully restored sunken lawn and surrounding parkland. The beautifully decorated lounges are the ideal setting for a relaxing afternoon tea, morning coffee or your pre-or post dinner drinks.

The traditional main house is complemented by the modern garden wing, where 24 contemporary bedrooms offer superior levels of comfort and amenities at great value.

The garden wing is also home to our popular brasserie, where our professional team prepare and serve best of British produce. The brasserie is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Our 4 star hotel features purpose built function rooms are the perfect environment for your event, from family occasions to business briefings, just one hour away from London.

With free Wi-Fi throughout, Wivenhoe House ensures you can keep in touch while being a world away.

My husband and and I enjoyed a fantastic evening in the stylish brasserie restaurant at Wivenhoe House. The food was beautifully presented and really good value for money.
The staff couldn’t have been more helpful; a special thanks to Paul for making the evening so special for us. We’ll be back in March to try the afternoon tea!


Keep It On Campus

Keep It On Campus is an initiative designed to raise awareness of University of Essex Campus Services and encourage both students and staff to use the services available on campus. Whenever you see the Keep It On Campus stamp, you are about to buy a product or use a service which is owned by the University of Essex Campus Services. This includes Wivenhoe House, an owned subsidiary of the University of Essex offering a glorious four star country house hotel that is the perfect setting for overnight stays as well as for meetings and functions, offering guests somewhere to dine in style, relax, work or rest.. This means all profits generated are used to support and reinvest in the University. Every time you use a product or service which has the KIOC stamp, such as Wivenhoe House, you are being informed that your money will be reinvested in to the University.




find us, however you travel
By car:

When using a SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, Colchester (do not use a postcode as this will direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park).

Take the exit marked Colchester (A133)
Follow the A133 towards Clacton
Please follow signs for WIVENHOE
You will see a black sign on your right which says, ‘Wivenhoe House & The Brasserie’, turn right here 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 our beautiful house from the road on your right
CONTINUE to follow the signs for WIVENHOE HOUSE and it will lead you to us.

If you would like any help with directions, please do call us on 01206 863666 and a member of our team will be able to assist 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.