Groups from £82.50 per person based on 2 guests in a room

The perfect base to explore both Essex and Suffolk!


Based on the Suffolk, Essex border Wivenhoe House is a beautiful 18th century, four-star luxury hotel with stunning accommodation, bar, brasserie restaurant and al fresco dining terrace.

Surrounded by beautiful parkland, yet only a few minutes’ drive from Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town. The beautiful quay side town of Wivenhoe is a 30-minute walk or 5-minute drive from the hotel, with a selection of independent shops, restaurants, and public houses.

The hotel is an ideal base for groups to explore the many attractions the local area has to offer, such as; Beth Chatto Gardens, Dedham Vale, Mersea Island, Constable Country, Flatford Mill and Lavenham to name but a few.


Have a look at our sample group itineraries here:

Horticultural Delights of Essex & Suffolk

Historic Houses in Essex & Suffolk

Group Days Out


View things to do in the local area here 

View our rooms here

To arrange your group booking or to find out more contact us

01206 863666


Prices from £82.50 per person based on a minimum of two guests sharing a classic room. Room upgrades available as a supplement. T&Cs apply.


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.