With the weather taking a turn for the better – we hope – and the pound weakening, a staycation looks more appealing than ever.


The concept of hassle-free holidays in the UK has been growing in popularity over recent years as long waits in airports become the norm and holiday accommodation in the UK vastly improves. Why not throw everything in the car and explore the wonders on our doorsteps?


Sea, shopping and sightseeing is all within easy reach of Colchester and with summer holiday rates from £60 per person per night, Wivenhoe House is ideally located for a relaxing getaway.


There’s all the fun of the fair at nearby Clacton and Walton-on-the Naze or quieter strolls along the beautiful sandy seafront to be found at Frinton. After dinner the quayside at nearby Wivenhoe is a great place for a spot of boat-watching.


No flights mean no luggage limit. Braintree Freeport is just the place for some retail therapy with a fantastic range of major chains offering super summer savings on high fashion and homeware, including Barbour, Denby and Jaeger.


As the Roman capital of Britain, Colchester has a wealth of fascinating history to offer visitors, including the oldest Norman Keep in the country and a fascinating collection of recently uncovered Roman artefacts.   The world-famous Colchester Zoo deserves a day out on its own.


Of course, you are deep in the heart of Constable country and nearby Flatford Mill at East Bergholt celebrates our connections with this renowned landscape artist. It’s also home to a Museum dedicated to artist Sir Alfred Munnings. You can work up an appetite for dinner in the hotel’s brasserie taking out a rowing boat on the River Stour after your visit.


We may not be able to guarantee the sunshine in the UK, but we can definitely promise a memorable holiday.



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.