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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
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars


Bartellas Restaurant

Located with a sparkling new extension "Bartellas" Restaurant offers Modern English and Continental cuisine on an individually priced menu. Also on offer is a Traditional Sunday Lunch menu.

Opening hours

Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

The Lounge & Bar

A stunning new refurbishment and build have created our Lounge & Bar. open for Coffees & Sandwiched, Afternoon Teas or just to sit and relax in!

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


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 246 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 104
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Rating: 1 5

Great value for money!

23/11/2015 Keith C, Sussex

First time I have stayed in a 3* Hotel for years. Was attending a function here so decided to stay over. No criticisms at all except we could have done with a bigger room (booked an Executive double t... more


A 90th Birthday Celebration Lunch

17/11/2015 JamesWilkinson, oxfordshire

I arranged a Lunch Party, held at The Ivy Hill Hotel to celebrate my aunt’s 90th birthday last Saturday. The hotel’s staff were very helpful with the planning and although we changed our minds sever... more


Good commuter hotel

22/10/2015 Jenny B, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Really good hotel for commuters (and I assume leisure visitors too). The staff are friendly and accommodating, the facilities are clean and of a good quality. The food is very nice and the restauran... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us. We know how difficult it can be when you have to stay in hotels for business, sometimes for long periods of time and will always try to do our best to make it as easy on guests as possible and I'm pleased that the hotel and restaurant staff did all they could for you. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in the area. Jason Bartella Managing Director

Wonderful party occasion for a golden wedding anniversary

21/10/2015 503775Steve, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

70 guests attended a Sunday luncheon party in the Margaretting Suite. Drinks in the Orangery were followed by 3 course excellent meal with musical accompaniment by a great violinist, Caroline Pattrick... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review following your recent celebration with us. I am pleased that Libby and the team ensured you all had a wonderful lunch and I will make sure that your comments are passed on to them. We aren't just a venue for special occasions, our wonderful new lounge is the perfect spot for drinks or our very popular afternoon tea. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director

Very nice

19/10/2015 museumcourt,

Great place to stay. It's obviously been updated and renovated and they've done a nice job. Nothing negative to say (other than they could have been a bit more generous with the in-room tea and milk) ... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review following your recent stay and lovely words about the hotel. Over the past few years we have spent a great deal of time and money on the refurbishment and it is always nice to hear it is well received and appreciated. Staff would always be happy to provide more tea and fresh milk on request and I hope that they did this for you if asked. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director