University of Essex Hotel
University of Essex Hotel
country house hotel
Welcome to Wivenhoe House, Colchester’s four-star luxury hotel. Surrounded by glorious parkland, yet only minutes from Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, Wivenhoe House Hotel combines the romance and charm of an eighteenth century Grade II listed house with all the comforts of contemporary living.
Our luxury Essex hotel extends this philosophy to its food, offering a modern, award-winning brasserie open every day and an impressive traditional afternoon tea served in our elegant lounges in the main house.
Wivenhoe House continues to play its part in shaping history, as the home of the pioneering Edge Hotel School where dedicated undergraduates work towards a respected degree in hotel management with the University of Essex. In a unique concept for the United Kingdom, future leaders in
hospitality have the opportunity to work alongside highly skilled professional staff in a four-star luxury Essex hotel while pursuing the academic side of their intensive course.
Wivenhoe House is committed to ensuring every guest enjoys a memorable experience and to giving the rest of the world hotel management at its very best.
Country Life magazine has issued some tips for a perfect wedding day as they urge people to resist the temptation to spend big.
Renowned garden designer and Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner, Dan Pearson will be visiting Beth Chatto Gardens on 30th June. Dan has been heavily influenced by Beth’s work and includes quotes from her in his new book, Natural Selection.
Conference and events manager at Wivenhoe House hotel, Sarah Bowman, from Ipswich, has been named as one of…
National Waiters’ Day Race sped into action at Wivenhoe House hotel when hotel staff and hospitality students took…
Beautiful gardens are one thing, but there’s nothing better than creating an environment that attracts a variety of…
Join us on Friday 2 June for our next Fish Friday. Start with a glass of fizz on…
Enjoy an award winning three course Sunday meal in the contemporary brasserie, or book a table for afternoon…
We are delighted to announce our first gin dinner in partnership with local distillery, Hayman’s
WHERE WE ARE
find us, however you travel
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.