Working at West Lexham is a lifestyle choice more than a job. We aim to grow personally as well as collectively by seeing our team as an extended family. Our team motto is well being by well doing.
Edmund’s vision and passion are behind the transformation of the estate. Previously Edmund ran a landscaping and architectural design business and helped establish Clear Water Revival, a leading natural swimming pool company. After taking a Masters in Sustainable Architecture in C.A.T. he decided to focus his design skills on transforming this redundant farm.
Edmund has studied many healing and facilitation techniques, notably Vortex Healing. Enabling him to keep the space at West Lexham energetically clear and energetically enhancing it where possible.
Isabelle joined Edmund at West Lexham in 2012, having trained as an interior designer at the Inchbald School of Design and studied at the Coaches Training Institute in London and New York. With these skills, she’s been a powerful catalyst for developing West Lexham’s vision, bringing her dynamic knowledge of wellbeing, personal development and creative trends to the drawing board.
Isabelle looks after our social media and digital content to ensure you are at the heart of West Lexham and see the personal insight into what is going on.
Joining us as a housekeeper in 2015, Tara was quickly promoted to head of housekeeping and stepped into management of operations in 2019. A site-wide expert with supreme organisation skills, an eye for detail and energetic leadership, Tara’s experience with every facet of Lexham Life, from behind the scenes to front of house, makes her a shining star of the team.
BOOKINGS AND EVENTS MANAGER
Georgia brings an extensive knowledge of event coordination and guest satisfaction to West Lexham. She has worked for some of London’s top hotels, and has moved to Norfolk with her husband and gorgeous four legged best friend Fiddich. Whether you are booking a retreat, wedding, corporate away day or family holiday Georgia will ensure she gives you the confidence in us, and allow you to relax and enjoy your stay.
Colin joined us with ten years’ experience working on private estates. A self-sufficiency enthusiast with a real love of the ‘great outdoors’, his talents include baking bread, growing produce and preserving. He also likes to turn his hand to woodland crafts, wood carving and sculpting. Happy as long as he’s outdoors, Colin shares knowledge and his love of nature with the team and guests alike, advising on such things as the best foraging areas
Meticulously organised, naturally structured and with a mind for numbers, Emma works behind the scenes to keep all our financial nuts and bolts in order. She balances all that seriousness with a ceaselessly cheerful attitude and infectious sense of humour, bringing a daily dose of laughter to our office.
SCOTT TAMPIN & STUART COOPER
Our gardening team ensure that the diverse areas of the estate are maintained to a high standard at all times, whilst deploying the most efficient and effective organic practices. Whether they are tending to our Japanese garden, formal lawns, our vegetable garden, large mixed herbaceous plantings, meadow areas, orchard trees or woodlands.
Joining us with a host of skills, Darren soon became an indispensable team member. From the swimming pool to the pizza oven, log burners and gas bbq’s, it’s a distinct possibility that Darren has had a hand in many of the high standards you’ll experience around the estate – he’s even a fully-fledged cheese maker!
MONIKA SZEWC & SARAH DREWERY
Our housekeeping supervisors, Monika and Sarah, are integral to the smooth running of West Lexham; assuring every property is cared for to the highest standard, ready for your arrival. From collecting wild flowers for the dining table to folding the crispest of hospital corners, they’re masters of every detail. You’ll often see them around the site accompanied by their special helper, Roxy the Yorkshire terrier.
JO FORSTER & HAILEE BANNON
Our housekeeping duo work together to ensure every guests expectations are exceeded.
Jo ensures everything (and everyone) maintains a sense of order. A natural multi-tasker, she will put her hand to anything – including the very special task of baking birthday cakes for each member of the team.
Hailee’s passion is the environment and is committed to sustainable living and wellbeing make her a natural partner on our journey.
MARGARET, MAYA AND COSIMA COLVILLE
Together with her husband, Margaret spent many years restoring West Lexham’s original but neglected buildings and gardens, as well as lovingly creating the lakeside shell house, all of which has helped make this such a special place. A barrister’s training is put to good use as a partner, but she is more often found working in the garden or even making curtains or lamenting her son Edmund’s far flung ideas!
When on site it is likely you will meet Maya and Cosima – Edmund and Isabelle’s daughters; our onsite experts of every wild and adventurous corner to be explored!
WEST LEXHAM’S RESIDENT PUP
Trixie worked a short tenure as a puppy in the kitchen, before graduating with a Diploma in House Training Studies. She is a Springador, a cross between a Springer Spaniel and a Labrador, so is happily both energetic and enthusiastic, with liberal political views. Blessed with a good nature and a remarkable intelligence, she has learnt to open doors literally and metaphorically. She now enjoys her position of Chief Dog Officer, representing the needs and demands of on-site canine constituents. She is keen to meet and greet other doggy guests, dispensing with formalities fairly rapidly, and is more than happy to play with humans who are interested. She thinks that Maya and Cosima are her sisters, so is great with kids.
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