We Love —
- This eighteenth century Grade II listed house combines luxury and charm with all the comforts of contemporary living
- Set in tranquil parkland, just minutes from Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town
- Enjoy a 3-course dinner at the award-winning brasserie on the first night, as well as afternoon tea in the luxurious lounges for those staying longer
Customer reviews —
Your Destination —
From a Roman Temple to cutting edge 21st century design, via Victorian splendour and medieval timber frames, panoramas of beautiful buildings reflect the town's history and contemporary appeal.
Colchester today is a thriving, modern town with many great visitor attractions, including the family favourites Colchester Zoo (8 miles) and Colchester Castle (3.7 miles), as well as fantastic places to eat or shop in the heart of the town. The Colchester area is just the place for a day trip, short-break or family holiday.
Colchester Castle Museum (3.7 miles)
Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe. Constructed on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius. The Castle Museum today reveals many fascinating layers of history to visitors.
Roman Circus Centre (4 miles)
The Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was discovered in 2005. It was built in the early 2nd century AD and seems to have been in use for about 150 years. It is the only known Roman circus in Britain.
Town Hall (4 miles)
The Town Hall is a superb example of Edwardian Architecture built in 1902 with outstanding function rooms, still used for their original purpose.
Bourne Mill (4 miles)
National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features stepped "Dutch" gables. There is a millpond and some of the machinery, including the waterwheel which is intact and working.
Your Hotel —
As you approach Wivenhoe House, you can appreciate the outstanding period architecture of this Grade II listed house. Its magnificent façade is enhanced by the luxurious interior, where the scale and detail of the restoration work cannot fail to impress. Sixteen individual suites and bedrooms are located in the main house as well as elegant lounges overlooking the carefully restored sunken lawn and surrounding parkland. The beautifully decorated lounges are the ideal setting for a relaxing afternoon tea, morning coffee or your pre-or post dinner drinks.
The traditional main house is complemented by the modern garden wing, where 24 contemporary bedrooms offer superior levels of comfort and amenities at great value. The garden wing is also home to the popular brasserie, where a professional team prepare and serve best of British produce. The brasserie is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
With free Wi-Fi throughout, Wivenhoe House ensures you can keep in touch while being a world away.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free parking
- Laundry service
- Room service
- Child friendly
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Please note: the hotel is located on the grounds of the university but is private and away from campus life. The hotel supports training from the adjoining hotel management school where students are trained on-site in delivering exceptional levels of service and hospitality.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a Luxury Suite
The suites are spacious, impeccably finished to the highest standards and each present a unique character to the guests, reflecting the history of the House and its current exciting new life as home of the Edge Hotel School. Several of the suites are sponsored by leading hotel groups and furnished in their luxury style to enhance your stay and ensure a different experience every time you visit.
Bath and shower
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay.
Just for you:
- 1 bottle of prosecco
- 1 x box of chocolates (2 & 3 night stays only)
- 1 x dinner per person(if staying more than 1 night, dinner will be provided on the first night only). Dinner includes a set 3-course menu or £30 per person allowance from the brasserie á la carte only, excludes beverages. Reservations must be made in advance.
- 1 x Afternoon tea per person, served from 2:30pm until 5:00pm only and must be pre-booked (3 night stays only)
Expert chefs concentrate on using the best of British produce to create a fusion of great tastes and innovative culinary delights. Delivered with attentive service, the extensive menus offer a wide ranging choice. The menus change frequently to make the most of fresh local produce. Daily specials are often available ensuring each experience of the brasserie is as unique and exciting as the last. The Sunday lunch menu features with pride an award winning ‘Best Roast Dinner’ selection, making the brasserie the perfect lunch venue to while away lazy days.
Whether for a quick catch up over coffee or the luxury of an afternoon tea, the lounges of Wivenhoe House are open daily. Afternoon Tea consists of a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam and pastries served with your selection of tea or coffee.
Your Journey —
Transport is not included in this offer.
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.
For Sat Nav please use CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House.
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.
Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.