Birch Selsdon

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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).

πŸ›Œ 181 bedrooms of all shapes and sizes

🎨 Pottery studio, screen printing workshop

πŸŽ₯ Arcade and reading room

πŸ–οΈ Lido, yoga deck (plus padel courts planned) 

πŸ’¦ Wellness space with gym, studios and treatment rooms 

🍴 Two restaurants and three bars

πŸ’» 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.

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Based on 5 reviews

ad dinner with friends a few times and stayed over for a weekend also during their soft opening. Yes, sure, there are a few teething problems, but all are to be expected. The concept is to come and switch off and get back to nature, hence the basic rooms! The food is fantastic and not bad portion sizes. The co-working space is awesome. It is such a great place to go and work (if you have to). The gym is epic, every single piece of kit you could ever want. The best part for me however are the stunning grounds, a 200-acre re-wilding project that is well under way. Just wandering for hours, getting lost in nature, it's hard to remember you're in Croydon. Can't wait for the animals to come and for the impressive looking Lido to open! Hotel highlightsGreat view Walkability200 awe inspiring acres of wonderful re-wilding! Food & drinksWe Michelin Star Chef Lee Westcott at the helm, the food is delicious. Noteworthy detailsA great start for what will be a wonderful place. I can't wait for it to be finished πŸ™Œ

Steve S

I recently stayed overnight here after a dinner with friends in their excellent restaurant called Vervain. I left a separate review for the restaurant which was superb. I had a great stay! its not the typical country house hotel (and still in soft opening). At Birch they do things a little differently but it is so refreshing... It is like an open house (that also has a local membership base) and as explained to me, they curate the most amazing experiences and activities for guests to take part in. It is all about getting involved, don't come here and expect to watch TV in the bedroom (there aren't any!). It is a building reimagined, not stuffy in the slightest and the staff are just 'real people' that actually seem to care. The grounds are vast and I only found out after I left that they are re-wilding an 18 hole golf course that used to be on site... I'll be back to explore more and get my pottery class in!


Never have I ever stayed in a hotel where all staff has so big genuine smiles on their faces and they literally walk with you the extra mile when you only ask for a direction! The personalised service is perfection. Heads up- no TVs in the room- back to nature and actual quality time! It also led the children to believe there is no internet (of course there is internet), so we had the best family time. One of the best Caesar salads I have had in the restaurant and the bartender (sommelier?) offered in dept introduction to 'a glass of Chardonnay, please'. Again, impressive! Saw quite a few dogs staying in as well, so all family members are welcomed. It was a truly lovely stay! Hotel highlightsLuxury · Great view · Romantic · Quiet · Kid-friendly · Great value


We stayed one night with friends ans kids, and we really enjoyed every minutes. It is a very welcoming hotel for families with toddler. Plenty of space to play. With a huge 200 acres land outside. The different areas of the building offer many options to relax, talk, eat, enjoy a boarding game. We felt welcome in this effortless chic space as soon as we arrived. The bed are very confortable, and on top of that there is no car noise at all. It was a nature immersion 2 steps from central London wish is very convenient. We will definitely come back.


We stayed here and loved the setting and setup. The food was incredible and the hotel staff were amazing. We will definitely come back here in the summer for a lido party. Really helpful staff like Amy, Laura and Diana made the stay amazing

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Facilities & information


Breakfast (at additional cost)

Parking (free)

Dog/Pet friendly

4 Star Official Rating

Historic property



Children's cots

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Children's games

Conference & Meetings

Children's highchairs

Woodland walks

24 hour security

Central heating


Jogging, running

Wildlife, bird watching


Historic houses




Cooked breakfast (additional cost)

Lunch available (at additional cost)


Picnic area

Extra info

Nearest Airport: Gatwick
Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 0 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 18
Nearest Train Station: East Croydon
Nearest Railway Time: 15 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 4
Dinner Available:
Dinner Price From: Β£20.00
Star Rating: 4
Number of rooms: 181
Number of room to: 181
Single room price from: Β£140.00
Single room price to: Β£250.00
Double twin room price from: Β£140.00
Double twin room price to: Β£250.00
Suite room price from: Β£500.00
Suite room price to: Β£1,000.00

Arrival information & directions

Address: 126 Addington Road, South Croydon, London, South CroydonCR2 8YA, United Kingdom

The address is 126 Addington Road, South Croydon, CR2 8YA. 

If you’re coming by train then head for East Croydon station.

From there, the hotel is a short bus ride or 10-minute taxi/Uber. If you’re coming by car then the hotel has plenty of parking.


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