Birch in Cheshunt is a hotel that calls itself a community, giving city dwellers the chance to relax with creative workshops, meditations, and special tasting menus. Back in spring, it opened an outpost in Selsdon, 30 minutes from central London. Set in 200 acres of land, the new property is a 19th-century gothic-style mansion with neutral interiors and fun pops of colours. There are 181 bedrooms – from small rooms for solo travellers to larger suites for families and groups – as well as a lido, wellness space, two restaurants, three bars, a co-working hub, activity studios and several communal spaces. There’s also an outdoor play area for children and a kids’ club for arts and crafts, superhero training and pyjama parties. You can also sign up to Birch’s membership programme which includes discounts on stays and private room hire, access to its central London club, and priority booking for ticketed events.
Rooms from £119 per night.