Swap concrete jungle for natural wilderness. Just 30 minutes south of London, and set within 200 acres of rolling hills and green space, you’ll find Birch (Selsdon).
🛌 181 bedrooms of all shapes and sizes
🎨 Pottery studio, screen printing workshop
🎥 Arcade and reading room
🏖️ Lido, yoga deck (plus padel courts planned)
💦 Wellness space with gym, studios and treatment rooms
🍴 Two restaurants and three bars
💻 Colourful communal areas to work and meet
What makes a stay at Birch Selsdon unique?
Birch Selsdon are caretakers of over 200 acres of nature. What was once a golf course is now one of London’s rewilding projects. This will give a big boost to biodiversity and nature, and they hope will be a catalyst for community conversations and action. Award-winning furniture designer, maker and environmentalist Sebastian Cox has masterminded the rewilding of the Birch (Selsdon) estate and designed bespoke furniture for the bedrooms, suites and communal spaces. Birch (Selsdon) is the great escape. Get the space to go slow, go wild, and go forward.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Birch Selsdon?
Each bedroom celebrates craft and nature, with bespoke artwork and wardrobes that are more like sculptures. Features Birch (Selsdon) particularly proud of include a carbon-negative light cork floor, recycled linen curtains, wall lights encased in hand-blown recycled glass, and furniture made with wood from their grounds. Respectful of the building’s history and architecture and mindful of minimising waste, the existing infrastructure has been adapted and repurposed where possible.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the South Croydon area?
Set amongst 200 acres of nature, Birch (Selsdon) takes ‘urban retreat’ to a whole new level. This is a space to do a system reboot. To galvanise and re-energise. Weekly classes, either in the Wellness Space, mansion house or in the grounds, will keep you sweating, stretching, and sculpting. The Lido (opening this summer) has had an Art Deco-inspired makeover and with a yoga deck to keep it company.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
Two restaurants and three bars await. Menus for both signature restaurant, Elodie, and all-day dining affair Vervain, were developed by Michelin-starred chef, Lee Westcott. Known to the public from appearances on Masterchef, Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen and for his leadership of Pensons and Typing Room, his next venture will take cues from the estate’s major rewilding project, using the surrounding 200 acres. Every 1 of 200 acres is used to grow own food and sustain livestock for the kitchen.