Welcome to our eco-friendly paradise, run on +90% renewables and organic principles in a pocket of Norfolk bursting with wildlife. Guided by holistic living, inspired by nature, informed through personal development and devoted to community, we call our way of life Lexham Living.
We are a social enterprise that has repurposed the historic farm buildings to recreate the rural livelihoods and local networks that farming used to. We aim to be a rural idyll that explores the best ways of living, working and being and attracts like-hearts and minds, so that we can explore and learn together.
We are proudly committed to sustainable values and hope you’ll join us in striving to be kind to the environment.
The heating and hot water is powered by a wood chip biomass boiler, with solar panels helping to provide renewable electricity. All our electrical goods are highly efficient and our taps and shower heads are largely water saving.
Our ethos is to reuse, rebuild and recycle. As you wander around our site, you’ll spot many details that have been repurposed from a former life.
Our delicious drinking water is drawn from a fresh chalk well, available at every tap.
We work with organic ingredients and locally-sourced food where possible, with plans to create our own organic kitchen garden in 2019.
The biological waste treatment is powered by microorganisms, meaning we don’t use harsh chemicals. For this reason, we are careful to use only organic, natural cleaning products and encourage guests to use the natural soaps and shampoos provided in each property.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE VENUE
We are run on principles of social enterprise. Having repurposed otherwise redundant historic buildings, we have set ourselves the goal of transforming West Lexham into a valuable contributor to our local community and economy. In particular, we want to create local employment opportunities centred around a positive culture of personal development and team building.
As our project grows, we plan to provide increased support to charitable schemes. Our commitment to continual reinvestment of profits will help us in this mission.
NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT
You’ll find every type of tree and shrub indigenous to the UK growing happily on our 22 acre estate. The ecology of the floating water meadows has earned it title as an ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’, with the restoration of our rare chalk stream and surrounding wildlands creating an active habitat for biodiversity.
AT WEST LEXHAM WE HAVE A WEALTH OF FACILITIES ON OFFER:
Flying Pig Café | 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 and much much more …
You can only truly understand the magic once you have immersed yourself in West Lexham.