the latest offers, news and events at Wivenhoe House

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.

Wivenhoe Film Festival

This year we are proud to be supporting the Wivenhoe Film Festival. Taking place between 20th and 29th April the festival will showcase ten films that are documentaries or true stories and all will be free to enter.

Wivenhoe House is a shining four star

Wivenhoe House Hotel, home of the Edge Hotel School has maintained its AA four star rating and increased its merit score to 84 per cent, the maximum score for a four-star property.

Water Water

Guests at Wivenhoe House are now enjoying complimentary still or sparkling water, thanks to a partnership with Thoreau Water, which is also benefitting the environment.

Snow Day

We are open today, Wednesday 28 February as normal but with a smaller team than usual. The phones are busy so if you cannot get through then please email us on and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  

Wivenhoe House is on trend

As the trend for investing in personal experiences over consumer goods continues to grow, general manager of Wivenhoe House hotel Oliver Brown is reporting continued success for the four-star luxury hotel just outside Colchester.

Essex Big Weekend 2018

For one weekend during English Tourism Week 2018, Visit Essex are giving Essex residents the chance to enjoy an amazing day out in their county for free!


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.