The Collective at Woolsery

Post Office Cottage, Woolsery, Woolsery, UK
7 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The North Devon village of Woolsery isn’t obviously the sort of place you’d expect to find a boutique hotel, much less a project like the Collective. But for Michael and Xochi Birch, it’s a labor of love. The Collective at Woolsery is no ordinary hotel, but something more like a southern Italian “albergo diffuso” — it encompasses the Farmers Arms pub, the neighboring chip shop, the J. Andrew Shop & Post Office, and the nearby Birch Farm.

Accordingly, the accommodations are divided — the five Shop Rooms and Suites each have their own personality, but all are crafted in a 1940s retro style, though upgraded with modern comforts like underfloor heating and Sonos sound systems. Meanwhile the three freestanding cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, and step firmly into luxury territory. (A self-contained small hotel called Wulfheard Manor is in the works.)

The menu at the Farmers Arms is pub-inspired, of course, but thoroughly modern, and takes its local sourcing and its seasonal ingredients seriously. Even Woolsery Fish and Chips is a touch upscale, and the shop sells artisanal foodstuffs from local independent producers. For a first-hand look at an idealized version of Devon village life, there’s no place like it.

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The Collective at Woolsery
Post Office Cottage, Woolsery, Woolsery, UK

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Off street parking
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • ATM/bank office
  • Garden
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)

Need to Know

  • The cottages are dog-friendly, but not the shop rooms or suites. Advance notice and a pet fee of £15 per night are required.
  • The shop rooms and suites are adults-only, but children (under 13 years) are welcome in the cottages.
  • From January 8 - March 13, 2024 The Farmers Arms restaurant will be open from Wednesday - Sunday only. From December 30, 2023 - January 30, 2024 the Woolsery Fish and Chip Shop restaurant will be fully closed.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
  • Sources wine from organic and biodynamic vineyards
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife

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