Splash out on a staycation

More than eighty per cent of Britons would rather holiday in the UK than endure the hassle of travelling abroad, a survey has revealed.

According to the survey of nearly 3,000 people, conducted for Go Outdoors, the rising cost of holidays abroad and increased security at airports has encouraged more people to look closer to home for their holidays.

Holidaymakers are keener than ever on spending less time travelling and more time maxing out their leisure and family time, saying they felt happier and healthier after vacationing in the UK. A third of people questioned revealed they slept better while on a domestic holiday.

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Some of our rooms are available with a balcony, perfect for a British summer evening

Of course, if you are not restricted by baggage allowances, another annoyance cited by the people who took part in the survey, you can take your favourite pillow with you. This can help you cope with changing in your bedroom environment, which can disrupt sleep patterns, even when you have splashed out on luxury holiday accommodation.

That’s (yet) another advantage of holidaying in the UK. If you cut down on travel costs, hire cars , holiday insurance and punitive exchange rates, to name but a few,  your holiday budget could stretch to the odd extravagance or two. Room service anyone?



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.