Room to Reward

We are pleased to announce that we have joined the Rooms to Reward scheme.

The scheme invites registered charities to put forward their hidden heroes who are then rewarded with a free short break as a thank you.

Unsold rooms will be offered on a bed and breakfast basis.

Wivenhoe House’s hotel general manager Oliver Brown said: “We think Rooms to Reward is a brilliant idea and we are delighted to support it. “As with any hotel there are always nights when some rooms are sitting empty and it would be lovely to think they could be used for a good cause. “We are already asking Wivenhoe House staff and Edge Hotel School students to recommend charities for us to support throughout the year and hopefully some of these charities will put forward people for Rooms to Reward.”

The hotel is the centre in which students can study for a university degree while gaining practical skills from working in a four staff hotel.

To find out more about the scheme and how to nominate a worthy volunteer, go to


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.