One of London’s largest rewilding projects
We’re caretakers of over 200 acres of nature. What was once a golf course is now one of London’s largest rewilding projects. This will give a big boost to biodiversity and nature, and we 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. Our intention? Revival. Yours. Ours. The land’s.
The wild ones
“Our concept for what we grow and rear at Birch (Selsdon) is to look past the Victorian and Edwardian dominance of the site, and revive the medieval farmstead that once stood at Selsdon. This is where the old breed animals come in but also the notion of having a dye and physic garden.
Plants will be older varieties with great diversity and resilience. Everything we grow anywhere (including trees or shrubs we plant around the gardens) should have a use – for humans as food or pollination or for wildlife and biodiversity by being native and wild”. Sebastian Cox
You sleepy head
With 181 bedrooms to play with, Birch (Selsdon) has a mix of styles and sizes for all tastes.
Families can head to a dedicated wing of the building, where bunk beds and interconnecting rooms await.
From snugs, twins and mediums to family, large rooms with sofas, and suites. All with their unique styles, Birch (Selsdon) will have something for you to get the measure of.
Food glorious food
Our restaurants bring farm to fork and a seasonal British ethos to menus. Dishes take their cue from the estate and feature freshly foraged ingredients as well as produce from the Kitchen Garden.
Drinks and snacks
Three bars offer three different moods, taking you from noon to night. Swig aperitifs on the large terrace while you scan the endless green views of the grounds.
Take it outside
Sun’s out, we’re out. Al-fresco dining, secret dinners, pizzas, pool parties… Life’s a breeze.
Well, well, well
Birch (Selsdon) has your wellness – both mental and physical – at our heart. Sweat, stretch or swim at the Lido, tennis court, or Wellness Space (which has a gym, yoga and spin studios, and treatment rooms. The Wellness Space will be open mid spring.
At great length
Opening this summer, we’ve given the Lido an Art Deco-inspired makeover and added a yoga deck to keep it company.
Expect colourful patterns, shapes and styles with an anti-traditional elegance. Get your bathers on. It’s time to dive back into the 1930s.
This is our dedicated kids club for those who want to go wild.
Parents can socialise and meet other families while kids take part in superhero training, art classes and slumber parties. Whatever the day or date, we’ve always got something for our littlest residents to enjoy.
Suitable for children aged 12 and under.
Get with the program
Culture and creativity are core to the Birch philosophy, as is providing guests with the space to enjoy new experiences.
Birch (Selsdon) boasts a pottery studio and screen-printing workshop to get creative in. There’s also a reading room, arcade, and screening room to switch off in.
Go down rabbit holes, feed interests, and fire imagination with our regular events, workshops and masterclasses.
Work from Birch
Birch (Selsdon) is a space that bleeds green, stimulates connection and sparks creativity. Bring your laptop, grab a coffee and tick off the to-dos in our co-working space.
Birch is an intervention from the judgement, expectations and constraints of daily life. We create spaces that give you the time and freedom to pause, think, create and savour. All so you leave feeling energised and inspired, with new ideas and stories to tell.
One big happy family
Birch is an intervention from the judgement, expectations and constraints of daily life.
Birch creates spaces that gives people the time and freedom to pause, think, create and savour. Feel energised and inspired, with new ideas and stories to tell.
See you out there…