Our journey began with a unique collection of heritage buildings and gardens, the result of many centuries of human settlement in Lexham. Our local history stretches back over 800,000 years, with two mentions in the Domesday book. A great many generations have loved and laughed at West Lexham. In 1997 the Colville family became custodians of it’s most recent guise – a disused farm set in 21 acres of overgrown land. By 2008, the earliest form of West Lexham as it stands today was conceived, with the Colville’s already hard at work transforming the grounds.
By 2011, our first Bell Tents were erected and we began experimenting with hosting events. We also opened Tinker – the first rentable Treehouse in the UK.
In 2012 our course was changed by a fire that devastated the bedrooms in our converted piggery…a disaster from which we bounced back!
We were granted funding by the EU and DEFRA, allowing us to convert the Barn and outbuildings that sit at the heart of West Lexham today, relaunching the business complete with a new troop of tree houses in 2014.
AT WEST LEXHAM WE HAVE A WEALTH OF FACILITIES ON OFFER:
The West Lexham Garden Kitchen | Unique and magical glamping | New event spaces | Group accommodation | Wild swimming | Kitchen Garden | New Reference Library (coming soon) | Sanctuary Garden | Lakeside walks | Chalk Stream | Abundance of wildlife | Naturally filtered swimming pool (opening September) and much much more …
You can only truly understand the magic once you have immersed yourself in West Lexham.