Birch | Wellbeing Escapes

Birch

Cheshunt, United Kingdom

Overview

Birch is a cutting edge venue near London offering a safe place to switch off (your phone as well as your brain) and re-connect. With 55 acres of land to roam around, weekly fitness and yoga classes and option to participate in art, pottery, bakery and other creative activities, the retreat is designed just for that! Spa treatments and other healing therapies are also available. Birch will not let you go hungry either with choice of 2 restaurants, bakery, 3 bars and juice bar. Being eco-conscious, they are strive to minimise their carbon footprint with produce made in house. Benefiting also from its close proximity to London, Birch is a funfair for adults! Come to Birch, escape your busy live and re-discover your inner child. Plus venue has been designed in very modern style so get ready to feast your eyes. 


When to go

The warmest months are June to September. The colder months are October – March.
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
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Aug
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Sep
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Oct
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What we love

  • Range of interesting activities such as pottery, baking, candle making or art - switch off your brain and let your creativity flow
  • Foraging session with farmer Tom - learn about herbs and plants and how to use them in your daily life
  • Easy to get to - take a train from central London and you reach your location in 30 minutes!

Who should go

  • Londoners who need a quick countryside escape 
  • Those travellers who want to switch off and disconnect from the outside world
  • Anyone who wants to keep themselves busy - activity schedule is designed just for that.

Offers

  • Midweek offer:
  • - Stay Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and get Thursday for free. 
  • - Valid for stays from 12 Jul to 30 Aug
  • Weekend offer:
  • - Stay Friday and Saturday night and get Sunday night for free
  • Complimentary room upgrade to Mansion house room (subject to availability the time of booking)
  • Repeat client who stayed at Birch with Wellbeing Escapes - above + Revitalising welcome snack pack per person 
Have a question?

Room only

Great way to explore what Birch has to offer. Overnight stay will still grant you access to all fitness activities as per their weekly schedule. You can also visit a pottery studio or have fun at the bakery! Please note that breakfast is not included but can be pre-booked at an extra cost.


Weekday stay (Mon - Thursday)

From £130 per room per night

Weekend stay (Fri - Mon)

From £360 per room for 3 nights stay (Sunday night is complimentary but not obligatory)


 

The Programme
  • Room only
  • Access to group fitness classes as per weekly schedule
  • Access to all interactive activities such as pottery or bakery at extra cost
  • Complimentary room upgrade to Mansion house room

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Minimum stay at the weekend is 3 nights (Fri-Mon) where Sunday night is complimentary but is not obligatory.
  • No check-in or check-out on Saturdays & Sundays

Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Complimentary room upgrade to Mansion house room (subject to availability the time of booking)
  • Repeat client who stayed at Birch with Wellbeing Escapes - above + Revitalising welcome snack pack per person 

Wellness

Wellbeing is one of the key pillars of Birch and they offer a 360 degree approach. A vast activity group schedule gives you a free access to different fitness and yoga sessions which you can join as much as you like if you stay overnight. 

Birch partnered with re:lax – a skin studio in Hackney to bring you a range of spa treatments such as facials and massages. It uses a combination of natural products, holistic methods, and high-performance techniques. Bookings for treatments are available for members and overnight guests only and must be pre-booked in advance. 

We’ve got the usual suspects (like massages and facials) and some unusual treats.There are some cool interactive activities you can do such as pottery, spoon carving, candle making or glassblowing (subject to class schedule). There is also an art studio where you can paint or join one of the regular classes or workshops. You can have a jam session in the music room or bake breads or pastries with a chef in an interactive bakery. On top of this there is also a range of horticultural activities available. Learn how to grow and compost, forage with a farmer Tom or have a go at beekeeping. Please note that these activities are at extra cost and will require pre-booking. 

Wellness space facilities include a large gym, weights area, yoga studio and spinning room. Brand new heated lido (25 meters) is now open and sauna is available for your use at the Wellness Space 

* Please note that facials and massages must be pre-booked in advance to guarantee availability. 

Example treatments at Birch
  • Thai Chi massage
  • 5 Element body massage
  • Thermal detox ritual 
  • Foot soak
  • Shiatsu
  • Manicure & pedicure
  • Energy healing 
  • Reiki
  • Crystal healing
  • Confidence coaching 

Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Pottery studio
  • Interactive bakery
  • Art studio
  • Screening room
  • Music room
  • Lido
  • Ping pong
  • Foraging 

Typical Group Classes

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Circuit
  • Dance
  • Spinning
  • HIIT
  • Sculpt
  • Stretching 

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


Rooms

There are 140 bedrooms in total. All are warm, modern and airy with minimalist design and playfull colours. There are some smaller rooms which are perfect for a single traveller but also larger rooms that can accommodate families. Twin beds are available and some rooms have bunk beds.

Rooms have wi-fi connection but there are no TVs. There is a communal screening room, that can hold up to 60 people, where you can watch films and documentaries. 

If you stay overnight you will automatically get access to all Birch facilities such as group fitness classes, lido or interactive bakery or pottery studios. 


Small Room
Perfect option for a single traveller. 

Room is en-suite with shower/bath and has a single bed.

Facilities include wi-fi, Roberts radio, bathroom toiletries. 

Medium Room
This room is suitable for a couple. 

Room is en-suite with shower/bath and has a double bed. Extra bed for a child can be arranged. 

Facilities include wi-fi, Roberts radio, bathroom toiletries. 

Twin Room

This room offers twin beds which can be joined or separated by zip and link. 

Room is en-suite with shower/bath.

Facilities include wi-fi, Roberts radio, bathroom toiletries. 

Bunk Room
Room designed for group of friends or a family. 

Room has a double bed and single bunk beds. Bathroom with shower/bath.

Facilities include wi-fi, Roberts radio, bathroom toiletries. 

Mansion House Room
The biggest rooms in the house with 22 SqM. Ideal for those who want to indulge. 

Room is en-suite with shower/bath and double bed. Extra bed can be arranged. 

Facilities include wi-fi, Roberts radio, bathroom toiletries. 

What’s on the menu

Food & Beverage department is led by Robin Gill who is also responsible for The Dairy in Clapham. Most of the ingredients such as vegetables and herbs are grown on their farm. The also have their own chickens. All dietary requirements are catered for. 

Birch offers 2 food outlets and variety of bars including a juice bar offering healthy smoothies, kombucha and juices from the farm produce. The Store serves speciality coffee and teas, fresh salads, sandwiches and pastries throughout the day. 

Probably the most exciting food venue is The Bakery which offers an interactive baking classes.

Estate offers lots of opportunities to eat outdoors so enjoy laid back picnics or DIY barbecues. Private dining can also be arranged. 

The Zebra Rading Club
Indoor/outdoor restaurant serving lunches and dinners. Restaurant is reflecting Robin Gill's philosophy and restaurant is using the farm, wood and local produce.
Valeries
Valeries
Casual all-day dining offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Enjoy wood-fire oven pizzas or grilled meats and fish.
The Bakery
The Bakery
An interactive bakery studio. Just pop in and learn how to make a mouthwatering sourdough bread or a croissant. You can also pick up a grab-and-go breakfast here.

Location

Birch is located on a private estate with 55 acres of land. Located in Cheshunt, north of London, Birch is easily accessible from central London. 

By car

If you are driving, Birch is just off M25.

If you are taking a train, nearest station is Cheshunt or Theobalds Grove. 

There is a regular service between Liverpool street and Cheshunt. Train takes about 30 minutes. From Cheshunt station take an UBER or taxi to the venue which is about 5-10 minutes drive away and cost about £8-10 per way. 

Hotel can pre-book your taxi from the station for you. 

If you are planning to cycle from London, there is a bike storage available. 

Families, Children & Infants

Kids are welcome. Bunk rooms are ideal for families. There is no kids club but some kids activities can be arranged and family classes are availalbe.

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Why Wellbeing Escapes?

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Our team of wellness travel experts have visited the retreats themselves and include trained holistic therapists and yoga teachers. Their expertise in the wellness field and the retreats allow them to match you with the best retreat and programme for your individual needs.
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As the most established specialist wellbeing travel company we are able to provide excellent added value with our exclusive benefits including reduced prices for single travellers, free spa credits, complimentary transfers plus free nights and additional benefits for our repeat clients.
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With over 15 years of experience, we have come to understand what our clients need from a wellbeing holiday. We treat each client as an individual and provide a personalised concierge service organising all aspects of your stay from spa and treatment programmes, transfers and flights with an efficient and friendly approach. Our continuous awards for customer service speak for themselves.