AboutNear Colchester's oldest recorded town and at the heart of Constable Country, Wivenhoe House is an elegant 18th century Grade II listed country house hotel set in peaceful parkland and provides an ideal base for exploring the Essex and Suffolk coast and countryside. Wivenhoe House is a little over 50 miles from the 24 hour pulse of London.
Wivenhoe House is a glorious country house hotel that is the perfect setting for overnight stays as well as for meetings and functions, offering guests somewhere to dine, relax, work or rest where attentive staff pay meticulous attention to detail to exceed guest expectations.
Wivenhoe House combines all the modern comforts of an elegant country house hotel with traditional features including fireplaces, comfortable sofas and spacious, airy bedrooms. The main house boasts 16 luxury bedrooms and the contemporary garden wing has a further 24 executive bedrooms. With an abundance of lavish period detail throughout, the grand, sweeping stairs and the perfectly landscaped gardens, Wivenhoe House is ideal for a short break, a celebration with family or friends and is the most romantic of settings for a civil wedding ceremony or reception.
Home to the brasserie bar & restaurant which uses locally sourced ingredients to deliver culinary delights. Our restaurant is inspired by the concept of a classic brasserie, bringing a little taste of France to the Essex countryside and offering a winning combination of classic dishes and modern cuisine, to be enjoyed in our attractive and informal setting and delivered with attentive service.
Cycle storage available.
- Number of Rooms / Units
|Room / Unit Type||Room / Unit Tariff*|
|Room||from £47.50 to £82.50 per person per night|
|Classic Room||£95.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast|
|Deluxe Room||£125.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast|
|Luxury||£165.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast|
|Superior Room||£110.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast|
*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- Disabled facilities
Booking & Payment Details
- American Express accepted
- Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
- Evening meals
- Licenced (table or bar)
- Packed lunches provided
- Restaurant open to non-residents
- Snacks/afternoon tea
- Special diets available
- Vegetarian diet available
- Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
- Cots available
- High chairs available
- Central heating
- Real log/coal fires
- Ironing facilities
- Laundry facilities
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Conference facilities
- Private parking
- Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
- Lounge for residents' use
- Night porter
- Passenger lift
- Television available
- WiFi or internet access
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
- Building of historical interest
- Coach parties welcomed
- Single sex groups welcomed
Map & Directions
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. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map
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.