COVID secure measures at Wivenhoe House

For the safety of our guests and staff we have implemented new measures to ensure we are COVID Secure at Wivenhoe House.

Can you answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions? 

  1. Do you have a high temperature?
  2. Have you developed a new continuous cough?
  3. Have you lost, or noticed a change to your sense of smell or taste?
  4. Have you been notified that, or think , you have been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, we kindly ask you to postpone your visit, and look forward to seeing you back again very soon.


Things to know before you visit

  • On arriving at the hotel you will notice social distancing signage as well as signage directing you, our valued guest, around a one way system
  • Contactless payment is our preferred method for payment, this includes Apple/ Google Pay. There is a now a £45.00 limit for Master/Visa Card payments
  • We are encouraging all our guests to wear Face Coverings while in public areas
  • Indoor dining – A maximum of two households (maximum numbers determined by the number of people in each household)
  • Outdoor dining – A maximum of two households (maximum numbers determined by the number of people in each household) or  a maximum of six people from multiple households 

We politely request that you follow the above guidance so that we can ensure the safety of all guests and our team.

Keeping you safe

Some of our COVID-19 measures include;

  • Sanitising units throughout the hotel
  • Social distancing in place
  • Staff to wear face masks at all times
  • One way systems throughout hotel
  • Staff briefings and inductions on COVID-19 measures and service changes

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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 CO4 3FA.

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.