The Village Hall is the meeting room and workshops space for the cottages. It is a traditional beamed 13 x 8m room and entrance lobby, a parquet floor and huge fireplace. It opens onto the fully equipped kitchen in Hall Cottage. The heritage entrance lobby may be the oldest building on site and leads onto the main garden in front of the Manor House. It is next to the swimming pool and Pool House terrace the other side.
The Village Hall is a historic room. For the millennia that West Lexham was a working farm, the 30 or so villagers all worked on the farm. They all gathered in this room for festivals, weddings and celebrations. Hall Cottage was the farm office until the 1990's, but the Village Hall was always the action room!
Nowadays it is a much loved space to work or relax in. It has been tried and tested for everything from yoga to collaborative leadership courses. We can set it up for you with sofas to relax on, tables to work and feast on, or totally cleared for dancing, or anywhere in between! Food and tea can be served out of the adjoining kitchen.
We can set it up for presentations with a screen and flip charts for working sessions. To relax why not set up the projector for movie nights, or try the wide selection of games and eclectic library. All the fire wood is provided for your stay.
The lawns and garden are there for you to use for working or relaxing in the sun. Take a stroll around the wider grounds, row a boat down the lake, or rent the shell house for as an extra room. We are near the famous North Norfolk Coast and countless other exciting local attractions. The ancient ruins and pub food of Castle Acre are half an hour's walk away. There's plenty to discover once you're settled in.
We can help you out with events planning and can organize a host of activities and pampering for you to enjoy while you are here. Have a look at our activities menu to see what is possible for individuals and groups. We can also fully cater for you or just deliver ready cooked meals or ingredients so you can concentrate on deeper matters.
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. 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.
"We used West Lexham Venue for a 2 day residential training for one of our biggest clients. The experience of working with the West Lexham team was fantastic from the beginning- Laura and the rest of the WL team patiently answered all of our booking questions and responded to the last minute changes with understanding. The venue itself exceeded our expectations. When working with clients, we always look for a space that works "with us", inspires, helps to think differently, while offering comfort and privacy. It did feel like we were in the right space!"
S. O-G - Vanilla Ventures
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Laura for being a total rock star. You are such a pleasure to work with. I have worked with venue booking teams all around the world and some have been easier than others to work with - let’s put it that way. You were always on the end of the phone, you were through and speedy answering all my questions via email and nothing was a hassle. You made my job so easy! To find out that you guys had availability was a dream. The space you have created is quite special, the magic really is in the little details around the land, the gardens and buildings, so lovingly restored and cared for. I was lucky to experience the treehouse Quercus first hand - and swam in the lake every day. Both very memorable experiences. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we felt so well looked after by our hosts Simon and Jeannette - I’m sure you already know, you have a great team there. West Lexham provided us with a safe and secure space to dream big and explore possibility without boundaries. I can’t wait til we get our dates for next year (fingers crossed!) - Until then, from all of us, a huge and heartfelt thank you".
Alice - SWARM
“On behalf of everyone at Catalina, I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone at WL for hosting us for our annual team-building event. The facilities are truly beautiful, the accommodation is first class, but most of all everyone at WL could not have been more helpful and accommodating of our numerous questions and requests during our stay with you. We would certainly consider coming back to WL in the future and would not hesitate to recommend you to others as a great place to take a large team to get away from it all”.
Steve - Catalina
"I just finished staying at your place with a large corporate group working on climate change. I am not great at blogs/reviews etc, but I did want to pass on to you personally that I really enjoyed staying in your beautiful place. It is so thoughtfully designed and the atmosphere was perfectly peaceful. The food was excellent and everyone we met who works there was lovely. I also enjoyed Edmund welcoming us. Thank you very much all of you."
Sagarika - SWARM