“Peace and quiet, friendly, sociable and safe.”
“Couldn't recommend it enough”
“We are so glad that we chose this site as the faci...”
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“Our guests loved the walks by the lake and the Jap...”
“I want to escape to this haven again soon.”
TIME OUT LONDON
“West Lexham has six treehouses and tree temples to choose from, depending on your party’s size. Each has its own special quirk, but every treehouse is crafted from local wood and has been built as a tranquil haven to help visitors unwind. The spacious Sunrise treehouse is better labelled as a tree castle, with its three bedrooms and a staircase, and several tree trunks that actually grow through the property. Perched on the edge of the woods, the smaller Tinker Treehouse is perfect for two and was Britain’s first treehouse made for overnight stays.”
EASTERN DAILY PRESS
“Nestled into a private estate across 21 acres of spellbinding grounds you’ll find a fairytale world of treehouses and bell tents. The site (which uses 90% renewable energy) is ripe for adventure, with rivers, meadows and gardens to explore – as well as a tennis court and large boating lake complete with boats. There are six handcrafted treehouses and a range of bell tents complete with everything you could need. And the communal garden kitchen offers a well-equipped cooking area, hot showers, vintage-style toilets, taps of the site’s own mineral water, board and lawn games, a pizza oven, and a camp fire circle.”
“Hidden away in the village of West Lexham in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, this place is so secret even the locals don’t know it’s there – trust me I asked one for directions!
We were all beyond excited to sleep in a real treehouse and even the grown-ups regressed as we excitedly ran around the two stories gasping at the trees as they climbed through each of the bedrooms and even the dining room table.
The craftsmanship was beautiful and the decor simple – think hippie chic meets Little House on the Prairie. I loved the willow staircase to the mezzanine, the stained glass windows and the large balcony overlooking fields and rivers. In the morning I understood why this tree house was named Sunrise. Don’t fear – all the essential mod cons are present; fridge, kettle, small hob, microwave, crockery, wood burner and heating. Plus if you’re feeling the communal vibe, you can head over to the shared outdoor kitchen with it’s pizza oven and fire-pit.
The toilet and shower block are worthy of note – the best I’ve seen on a glampsite and definitely boutique hotel standard. There’s even a bathtub – a sigh of relief if you’ve ever taken babies or small tots camping and struggled getting them in a shower. I personally can’t get enough of twinkly lights – throw in some path lanterns and I’m beginning to think there might actually be fairies at the bottom of this Manor House garden.
Set in 21 acres behind the Manor House, the estate is an eco-friendly paradise, run on over 90% renewable energy and full of wildlife just waiting to be explored – tree hugging is encouraged. Fields, woods, river, tennis courts, boating lake (life jackets provided) – nowhere is off limits.
This is an incredibly peaceful place to unplug and get back to nature. It couldn’t get much more idyllic – imagine happy dirty kids, marshmallows round the fire pit in the evening and snuggling up by the wood burner with a glass of wine and a good book. Are you there yet?”
BROOKE & ED
“It was very important to us that our wedding included our closest friends and family, but as I am from Canada and Ed from England, where would the wedding be held? We have friends from Australia, America, South Africa etc., so how can you possibly get everyone all in one place? We knew we did not want to have two separate weddings, nor did we want a destination wedding – so we went on the hunt for a venue which was our style, could accommodate 100+ people, and be filled with our favourite food and drink.
If people were going to travel to our wedding, we wanted to make it extra special for everyone. We decided to hold our celebration at the stunning West Lexham Manor.. I fell in love with West Lexham when attending a yoga & movement retreat and knew this was where our families and friends would come together and party. West Lexham could accommodate all of our guests in their barn rooms, treehouses and glamping facilities.
We decided to have our celebrations over several days to ensure it was worth everyone’s time to travel. We welcomed our guests with an Afternoon Tea in the barn gardens put on by the grooms family, followed by a Mexican themed Street food festival. There was plenty of Corona’s and margaritas flowing, whilst the most delicious flat breads were provided by The Horse Box and dessert by Thai Fried Ice Cream. Throughout our day, our entertainment was put on by the amazing Human Juke Box Pip Taylor.
The following day (Wedding morning!), we decided to start the day off with yoga by the lake, taught by Steph from Yodanga Arts. Once we had worked up an appetite, we were provided breakfast from our main caterers Florentina Events. As the wedding was on site, guests were encouraged to swim in the pool, play tennis or simply enjoy the grounds whilst the bridal party got ready. That afternoon, we were blessed with beautiful weather which allowed us to hold our ceremony down by the lake, and drinks reception in the garden by the pool whilst basking in the sunshine. As we had signed our wedding certificate at the registry office beforehand, we wanted our ceremony to be laid back whilst incorporating traditional style.”
West Lexham retreat soothes the mind, body and soul
“Taking place over a full weekend, the event was packed full of workshops focusing on psychology, mindfulness, creativity, meditation and movement set against the backdrop of the stunning grounds. I joined the retreat for the day, to find out more about how to find stillness in daily life. Driving up to West Lexham Manor through frozen fields and breathing in the crisp morning air, you instantly feel refreshed and ready for restoration of your mind, body and soul.” – Read full article here
Inner peace retreat
“During this retreat, we will be looking at the power of inner peace and see how finding stillness in your daily life influences the way you see the world. In addition to popular activities such as creativity, meditation and movement, we will also be delving into neuroscience, neuroplasticity and practical models for exploring the body and mind. The retreat includes three workshops a day, delicious local food and the unspoilt beauty of nature at West Lexham — the perfect setting to slow down and restore yourself.” – Read full article here
A Tree Temple in West Lexham
“So the weekend just gone was so fabulous! I spent two nights in an Ash Tree Temple at West Lexham in Norfolk and it was as magical as you can imagine. The temple was named after the large ash tree growing through the middle of it which is incredible. I’d been so excited about going ever since myself and my boyfriend booked it back in November, it looks like how you dream a treehouse to look when your a child. Ok, this wasn’t technically a treehouse but a tree temple is just as bloody good!'” – Read full article here
Our stay in West Lexham Treehouses
“Earlier this month, I took a trip to Norfolk and Suffolk to visit some of our properties in the area. I was lucky enough to visit West Lexham treehouses which, for someone who spent her childhood (and realistically still her adulthood) dreaming of living in a treehouse, was a point of major excitement!” – Read more here
Is this England’s most extravagant glampsite?
“If, like me, you have an aversion to theme parks, packaged tours, and Center Parcs, but are nonetheless charged with finding a short UK break to entertain young children, the word “glamping” has a superficial appeal. Re-establishing primeval bonds with family and nature in a fairytale world without Facebook, Netflix or fast food: what’s not to like?” – Read full article here
“At West Lexham there is accommodation to suit everyone from treehouses, to luxury holiday cottages with en-suites bedrooms, with halls, barns and kitchens. So there’s plenty of options for you to organise an extended family get-together for that special occasion. West Lexham is an ideal spot from which to explore some of Norfolk’s towns and beaches. It’s a 30-minute drive to Wells-Next-The-Sea and there are numerous great local days out and attractions. the glamping site is eco friendly run on 98% renewables & sustainable principles.” – Read full article here
“The team form a personal relationship with couples who choose to spend the happiest day of their life at their beautiful venue, and help them create an utterly magical experience. Barn, woodland, bohemian or festival they are open to weddings of all persuasions and imaginative splendour.” – Read full article here
Cool Place of the Day: West Lexham, Norfolk
“It doesn’t get much more rural than this 21-acre Breckland estate in Norfolk, which has been developed by festival entrepreneur and sometime garden designer and horticulturalist Edmund Colville and his team as a “creative social enterprise” to great effect.” – Read full article here
The 30 coolest places to camp in Britain
“We are in The Times 30 coolest places to camp in Britain! There’s a bohemian feel to the interiors of these four treehouses, with splashes of colour in the quilted bedspreads, bunting and stained-glass windows complementing the natural wood. Sunrise Tree House has a large elevated deck overlooking a lake and french doors leading to an open-plan living area with a wood-burner.” – Read full article here