There are plenty of reasons you may be thinking of having a UK staycation next year, not least the fantastic weather during the summer of 2018.
We can’t promise another heatwave in 2019 but we can guarantee you will have a great time exploring Essex and East Anglia from your luxury haven at Wivenhoe House.
We can also promise you that, by thinking ahead, you can save quite a bit of cash. Book directly more than two weeks in advance and we’ll take 10 per cent off your room rate, including breakfast. Reserve a luxury room more than 30 days ahead and you’ll save a fantastic 25 per cent.
Whatever the weather, whatever the time of year, staying at Wivenhoe House near Colchester gives you plenty of options for things to do during your break.
Let’s start with the beaches. Nostalgia reigns along the Essex coastline, from Clacton’s very traditional seaside entertainments, including penny slots at the pier, to the sedate resort of Frinton where the sands seem to stretch for miles.
Nearby Colchester town has its very own castle dating back to the Romans with an action-packed programme of events year round. It’s also the home to Colchester Zoo, with an impressive collection of more than 260 different species.
The flagship in the High Street is the posh department store Fenwick’s and Braintree’s Freeport Village with a top selection of outlet stores is not far away for some excellent bargains.
You can keep your purse in your pocket and stroll around Constable country. The famous 19th century landscape artist John Constable painted ‘Wivenhoe Park’ in 1816 and is also known throughout the world for his landscapes including ‘The Hay Wain’, depicting a rural scene on the River Stour between Essex and Suffolk. You could splash out on a punt along the beautiful river or just enjoy a picnic on the riverbank.
Essex and East Anglia are excellent staycation destinations and, if you can plan ahead, you can treat yourself to a luxury break at Wivenhoe House without breaking the bank.