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BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel.

Victorian charm in Chelmsford.

BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel is a lovingly converted Victorian House, set in 9 acres of beautifully matured gardens and ideally situated midway between Chelmsford and Brentwood.With beautifully landscaped gardens and a delightful patio, this hotel is a wonderful place to relax and recharge your batteries. First class service will make your business or leisure break even more enjoyable.

While you're with us, you'll have the chance to enjoy delicious food in wonderful surroundings. Like the fine wine we pour, the hotel only gets better with age!

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Writtle Road


Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00

Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars


Bartellas Restaurant & Bar (Off site)

The Ivy Lounge at the Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel has recently been refurbished to give it a lighter, brighter and more contemporary look. It offers a wide variety of informal sandwiches and snacks througout the day and a fuller Brasserie style menu at lunch and dinner.

Opening hours

Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner: 18:00 - 22:00
Weekend times may vary

Bartellas Restaurant

Our neighbours, Bartellas Restaurant & Bar, are situated across the gardens from the Hotel and offer a combination of modern English and Mediterranean cuisine. With light, spacious surroundings and open from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner and Sunday lunchtime when their popular traditional Sunday Lunch menu is perfect for all of the family. Please note that this restaurant is not operated by the Hotel.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Hylands Golf Complex

Course information

Course Type: Parkland/links
Location: Off Site
Holes: 27
Par: 72
Distance: 6604 Yards
No handicap required


3 miles away in ingatestone


Driving range
Putting green golf facilites


9 holes £14.00
18 holes £24.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Club hire £10.00
Buggy hire £16.00
Tuition £40.00
Driving Range £3.00


BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill is the ideal choice for your big day, the beautiful house and the elegant landscaped gardens are a perfect backdrop for your celebrations, whether your party is for 2 or 250 guests. Best Western Ivy Hill is fully licensed for civil ceremonies, this includes weddings, civil partnerships, commitment ceremonies, naming ceremonies and renewal of vows.


Wedding service and reception venue

The newly refurbished Ivy Suites offer the perfect venue for your wedding reception. Overlooking the gardens, they offer views that are as tempting as the food we serve!


Our variety of function rooms, menu options and experienced staff will ensure that your party is remembered for all the right reasons.


Registry office:
17 Market Road , Chelmsford, CM1 1GF
01245 430700

For any enquiries please call on 01277 353040

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type CM4 0EH

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Nearest motorway: M25, J28, 9.00 miles
Nearest train station: Chelmsford, 5.00 miles
Nearest airport: London Stansted, 23.00 miles
Free parking on site (100 spaces)
On site disabled parking (3 spaces)

Writtle Road

What's nearby?


  • Colchester United FC (23 miles)


  • Chelmsford (2.9 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


Those all-important board meetings will benefit from our pleasant 'out of office' refurbished surroundings, while general conferences and seminars can be hosted in one of our other flexible spaces.

Available room set ups

U shape

Ivy 1 & Ivy 2

Available independently or combined into one large room the Ivy Suite is adjacent to our syndicate rooms for easy breakout. With plenty of natural light it offers imediate access direct into the gardens.

Margaretting Suite

A dedicated Conference & Function suite, the Margaretting Suite has an independant entrance, its own facilities and a private garden.

Highwood Room

Situated on the first floor, the Highwood Room is air conditioned and private.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Ivy 1 50 20 20 20 30
Ivy 2 50 20 20 20 36
Ivy 1 & Ivy 2 90 40 46 44 76
Ivy Suite 0 0 0 0 120
Margaretting Suite 180 80 0 0 160
Highwood Room 60 24 28 32 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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08/04/2015 anonKingston, Kingston upon Thames

Rang before arrival to see if we could check in earlier than 3 pm if our room was available and was informed we certainly could if we chose to pay an additional £25 for that extra hour. We declined... more


Our stay

30/03/2015 Chic1960, Colchester, United Kingdom

Just wanted to share with people our experience of the Ivy hill hotel We stayed with our family for the night of our daughters wedding, ask if we could check in the night before as we wouldn't be... more


Well presented hotel

23/03/2015 Stephen F, london, United Kingdom

Hotel was convenient for our purposes. Rooms of reasonable size, with comfortable beds. Shower not as powerful as modern hotels, but still OK. No problems with noise in rooms even though wedding... more


Overnight stay

23/03/2015 sallyc534,

Asked for a quiet room, unfortunately there was a party/disco going on downstairs and could still here the boom boom of the music. Turned out to be a children's party so went quiet at 9pm. Window... more


Great hotel and breakfast.

16/03/2015 rejm68, Upminster

We booked the bridal suite for the night of our wedding that was taking place at nearby Crondon Park. To be honest though we gave the hotel as our recommended choice and 18 rooms were booked, prior... more