New broom sweeps into Wivenhoe House

Welcome to Bev Blundon, who has joined the Wivenhoe House team as Head of Housekeeping.

new team member

Bev is managing the busy team of housekeepers and Edge Hotel School students who are responsible for keeping all areas of the hotel sparkling 24/7.

“I am really enjoying it here,” said Bev. “Everyone has been very welcoming and I can see it is like a little family here.

“I can’t make my mind up yet which is my favourite bedroom. I love the garden wing rooms with their balconies but I also like the variety of bedrooms in the main house.”

“I am very fussy about cleaning. When you have worked hard to ensure the presentation of a room is perfect, it is a great achievement to see it finished and ready to welcome the next guests.

“I am trained as an NVQ Assessor so this role really appealed to me as I will be working with the Edge Hotel School students as part of their hospitality management degrees.”

And a top home housekeeping tip from Bev?  “Dry and buff a shower cubicle after cleaning it, it will stop bacteria developing.”


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.

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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.