Country House Hotels in Essex

Essex has long been a favoured retreat for many Londoners, but only recently has the county’s reputation for more luxurious country breaks come to bear. Take for example Wivenhoe House, a breathtaking 19th century manor made famous by John Constable’s painting in 1816 and now a popular hotel on the outskirts of Colchester. And that’s just for starters – scroll down for our full list of handpicked country house hotels in Essex.