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:

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.