Jam With Everything

Essex’s Tiptree Jam is famous all over the world and their fantastic farm, shop, museum and, of course, tea room, is a must when you visit Wivenhoe House.

Tiptree Staycation

Image: Visit Colchester (www.visitcolchester.com)

Just 15 miles away, the village of Tiptree has blossomed thanks to more than 130 years of jam-making on its doorstep.

There are other Tiptree tea rooms around Essex, but here’s a chance to enjoy the original and browse in the shop where you can of course find a delectable display of jams and preserves as well as their beautifully aromatic candles and very popular gins, who would have thought rhubarb gin would be a winner?

There’s also a small free museum where you can learn about the fascinating history of this fruit farm which developed beyond all recognition, thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of its founder John Wilkin.

 

WHERE WE ARE

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 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.