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:

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.