We thought that we had reached ‘peak treehouse’ after we finished Sunrise. Then we thought - what if we made a couple of tree houses that were taller, with kitchens; ensuite bathrooms; radiators and covered decks? It would be amazing, right? So we did! And they are!
Tilia and Quercus were designed and built simultaneously and have the same basic layout, but totally individual character. Tilia (named after the Lime tree) is in the main tree house woods and stands the tallest, with a sunny south facing view over the treetops. The open plan living area, can sleep up to six including the mezzanine, but can equally be enjoyed by a couple who want plenty of space for lounging on day beds.
With the reclaimed kitchen and bathroom cabinets and chevron wall patterns this is a unique holiday experience! We have kept the tree theme going in the hand made staircases and furniture. The beds in Tilia tree house have been crafted out of green hazel to make the most original four posters that you will have drift off in. They can move together to make three super king sized beds or move into six twin beds. These can also be made up as day beds to give plenty of lounging room. Climb the rustic staircase to the mezzanine for a true adventure in lying back and dreaming away in the tree tops.
While we have put in a fridge, kettle and toaster we thought that if you are staying in a treehouse you really should be cooking with fire. So when you stoke up the log stove and get cosy by the fire side you can also cook on the hobs and in the full sized oven. The thermostatically controlled vintage radiators automatically turn down as the log burner heats the room to maintain the optimum temperature This is the ultimate glamping holiday experience! Enjoy your meal on the round table inside or on the covered deck looking into the canopy and watching the clouds roll by. The kitchen is fully equipped all the pans, crockery, cutlery, implements, glasses and mugs that you could need. So with a piping hot shower, loo and wash basin complete with towels, you will wonder how you could better this rural holiday and if you ever need to leave!
“We have just returned from our 5 night stay in Tilia Tree House at WL and I wanted to write to thank you all so much for a wonderful stay. We were all naturally very excited about our stay in the tree house and were greeted by the hosts and shown to the twinkly lights of Tilia. It was magical. We loved it so much we want to book to come back before all our friends book up!” Sharon
Fire up the stove and get together for a meal. Get creative with the ingredients in one of our hampers or put your feet up with a ready cooked meals for hassle free feasting. You have a fridge to keep your food and drinks cool, with a freezer box for ice. Depending on your device the treehouse should have a good free Wi-fi connection.
Bring your pampered pooches for a treehouse getaway! We are thrilled to say well behaved canine best friends are more than welcome, as long as the poop is scooped and they don't get too cosy on the beds. There is just a £25 fee for each fluffy friend to cover the specialist allergen cleaning once you have bounded off into the sunset after your stay.
Take a stroll around the garden, row a boat down the lake, or gaze up at the stars and toast marshmallows around the huge camp fire. We are near the beach and countless other exciting local 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 at the top of the 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 than simply an eco holiday. It is an experiment in living and re-acquainting ourselves with nature. An open hearted approach, turning sustainability into thriveabilty as we experience how wonderful life can be. More about us.
"What a wonderful weekend we've had! The tree house is amazing - just magical for the kids. They have loved the grounds - rowing out in the boat and swimming in the lake. They want to come back every holiday".
Lucy, Stuart, Ellie, Silas & Tarka the dog (2018) -
"The tree house was really cute and cosy. The beds were really comfy and we loved the fairy lights. Also - don't just roast marshmallows, grab digestives and dairy milk and make smores!"
Anne and Sue (2018) -
"Fantastic Stay!! Such a beautiful setting for a corporate event. We had a terrific time!"
John (2018) -
"Thank you for our magical snowy and toasty warm stay in Tilia tree house. What an amazing place! Young and old loved it!"
James, Alex, Oliva and Crunchie (2018) -
"We have had a fantastic 3 days in Tilia tree house - a surprise trip for our 3 girls. Really enjoyed the grounds and rowing in the rowing boat. Even better was having no TV!! Quality family time. Wells beach is a must to enjoy! The whole family have had such a great time! We will definitely be back and recommend to others."
The Watkins (2018) -
"We have had a fabulous time in Tilia tree house. The boys have absolutely loved every minute. We've enjoyed playing in and exploring the grounds as well as visiting the beautiful beach at Wells nearby. Thank you - we hope to come back again soon."
Andrew, Sarah, Dylan and Ryan (2018) -
" Thank you soooooo much! We have had the best Christmas day EVER! We have enjoyed every minute of this quaint experience and the many memories we've made. We will definitely be coming again very soon!"
Stevens and Lyons (Christmas 2017) -
"Thank you so much for a magical experience! The children loved every minute and could not wait to get back to our tree house everyday. We really enjoyed rowing on the lake, even though some of us were not so good! The tree houses are all unique and beautifully crafted - We cannot wait to return - Thank you!"
Nick and family (2017) -
“We have just returned from our 5 night stay in Tilia Tree House at WL and I wanted to write to thank you all so much for a wonderful stay. We were all naturally very excited about our stay in the tree house and were greeted by the hosts and shown to the twinkly lights of Tilia. It was magical. We loved it so much we want to book to come back before all our friends book up!”
“Thank you for a wonderful 5 days! We have had a lovely stay here and really enjoyed ourselves. The tree houses are so lovely. The staff at WL have been great – very attentive and helpful, friendly and welcoming.”
Steve & Kim -
"THANK YOU! Many laughter, memories and life long friends were made! We had a great time at West Lexham and our birthday party couldn't have been better! Thank you to Simon & Jeanette for being such great hosts!!"