Situated just 10 minutes from Colchester centre Wivenhoe House Hotel is an inspirational country house hotel which fuses contemporary and traditional influences offering luxurious accommodation brasserie dining and free Wi-Fi and parking.
Whether it s the magnificent 18th Century architecture the serenely landscaped gardens or the impeccable service Wivenhoe House never fails to delight and intrigue in equal measure. Originally built in the 18th Century and once painted by Constable the house has since been lovingly restored and renovated whilst still retaining its genteel grace and historical allure.
Each of the 40 en-suite rooms are light spacious airy and above all irresistibly comfortable. 16 elegant rooms are located in the main house and there are a further 24 rooms in the contemporary garden wing many with delightful views over the manicured lawns and wooded parkland.
The Hotel is located near to the University of Essex and 12 minutes from the A12 motorway. Colchester Rail station is just 10 minutes away and offers excellent transport links to the rest of the country including direct trains to London only an hour away. There is also a local station at Hythe just a 7 minute taxi ride from the Hotel. Stansted Airport is approximately a 45 minute drive from the hotel. Wivenhoe House Hotel boasts a privileged location near some fabulous local attractions. Colchester Britain s oldest recorded town is just a short distance away and is a thriving melting pot of world-class eateries traditional pubs specialist shops award-winning museums and art galleries. For a fun family day out the renowned Colchester Zoo is certainly worth a visit. Further adventure can be found at Clacton-on-Sea where visitors can look forward to lovely sandy beaches a beautiful Victorian pier with undercover amusements and a fun fair and plenty of opportunities for a wide range of water sports. Just a five minute drive from the Hotel is the serene beauty of The Beth Chatto Gardens. The surrounding Essex countryside is affectionately referred to as Constable Country after the renowned landscape artist John Constable and it has been captured in many of his most famous paintings. It is also home to the spectacular Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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 and then take the B1027 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 through Wivenhoe Park the house is visible from the road.