If you are a group who wants to stay in a super luxurious but extremely creative holiday let, then the barn is your place. It comes with 13 en-suite bedrooms, either twin or super king sized, hand-made beds, and we can sleep even more in the holiday cottages. There is a large kitchen that opens into a big dining room and sitting room with two log burning stoves. Huge sliding doors open both sides onto a garden with outside seating and BBQ. There is even an extra events room if you need it.
The Barn is a superbly converted open plan living area with all its original character, space, light and charm. Built as a grain barn in 1805, we kept all the original beams, the breathable lime and flint walls and glazed the huge openings with fully opening sliding doors and filled it with handmade furniture. The rooms are gently warmed with under floor heating from our biomass boiler burning local, sustainably managed woodchip. Together with the solar panels on the roof our venue is nearly 100% run on renewable energy.
Dimensions - (5 x 7.6m).
Four giant hand made sofas nestle around two raised log burners, with coffee tables made of the old wooden barn doors. The room is open plan and leads into the dining room.
The dining room has a balcony for making speeches and colour-change LED lighting to create the perfect atmosphere. Furnished with handmade tables from the old barn doors, and wonderfully coloured tolix chairs. 45 guests can be comfortably seated with space to serve a buffet. If you want to sit more, then hire the harvest room too. Giant height windows either side open into the garden and outside seating area on one side, and a conservatory on the other side (4m x 4m). Another 10 can be seated in here and the doors opened so it becomes fully part of the room. There is an entrance Lobby with super funky reclaimed lighting, rails for coats & shoes and 3 loos (including accessible loo).
Dimensions – (6.5 x 7.8m) full height,
Furnished with antique cupboards that used to be a Victorian science lab, our kitchen has all the functionality of a commercial kitchen, but with authentic charm. The folding doors to the kitchen can open it up into the dining room so that you can experience open plan living so your chefs need not be locked away, or can be locked away! There is a six burner gas range with oven; a huge double fridge; freezer; commercial dishwasher that cleans a load in 1 minute; three sinks; all the crockery, glasses, plates, equipment etc. that you need, and lots of prep space. All our water comes from our own well springing from the ancient chalk aquifer to give crystal clear, energized mineral water.
Dimensions - (6.2 x 7.8m).
Harvest Room– If you have a larger group or want some exciting activities planned why not also hire our events room. It is a furnished events space, set up with chairs and tables to suit your needs. It can be self-contained or the folding doors across can be opened up so it makes a giant 24m long room, together with the sitting room and dining room. There are two full height windows on either side that fully open, one into the garden, one into another conservatory. Which can be made part of the room or act as an additional event room (4m x 4m).
Dimensions - (12 x 7.8m)
We do full events planning and can organize a host of activities for you to enjoy while you are here.
Take a stroll around the wider grounds, row a boat down the lake, or rent the shell house for a cocktail party. We are near the beach and countless other exciting local Norfolk attractions. Have a look at our activities menu to see how you can spoil, entertain or even edify yourself and your friends.
Have a look at our what's on page to see what courses and events might be on for you to get involved in while you are here.
When you stay at West Lexham you are part of something bigger. An experiment in living and re-aquainting ourselves with nature; an open hearted approach, turning sustainability into thriveabilty as we experience how wonderful life can be. More about us.
“Our family of 20 had the most wonderful stay here in the Barn with many happy memories and celebrations together in your wonderful comfortable cosy ensuite bedrooms, enjoying the fireplaces, lounge and brilliant kitchen etc. What wonderful accommodation for our Christmas family get-together.”
Dan & Tani -
“Many thanks once again for all your help in making our weekend at WL in the Barn run so smoothly and be enjoyed by all”.
“Thank you for a fantastic stay. Everything about it was perfect for our celebration. Our friends and family were delighted and would recommend WL to anyone wanting to organise a gathering for a large group in the Barn. The rooms are quirky with fantastic bathrooms! The standards are really high!”
Gerard & Nicola -