West Lexham Treehouses and Glamping
For a touch of magic, how about a stay in an utterly charming tree house or bell tent, adorned with fairy lights and lanterns, and nestled in the Norfolk woodland? Tempted...?
A small, boutique glamping site, West Lexham has developed an outstanding reputation for unique accommodation and second-to-none facilities. Only 30 minutes from the beautiful coast of Holkham and surrounded by other Norfolk highlights including Swaffham, Castle Acre and Fakenham, relaxation and enchantment await families and couples alike.
West Lexham's tree houses immediately evoke thoughts of Enid Blyton's ‘Faraway Tree' adventures, and a stay in one of these fairy-tale homes will make memories that kids (and even big kids!) will cherish. With each tree house allowing the tree to sway naturally, these stunning, hand-built homes don't only make for enchanted nights, but also offer warmth and comfort beyond belief.
Each is unique in its design, although all are fully furnished with bohemian and rustic pieces, oozing with character, and come with added luxuries including a wood burning stove and BBQ.
Sunrise Tree House - the largest on offer - is truly a spectacle to behold. Sleeping six between two double beds and two twins, this is not your average tree house; with French doors, an open-plan living room, two bedrooms, and even Georgian sash windows, it offers specifications that many ground-level homes would be proud to boast!
Tinker Tree House, the country's first to be made available for overnight stays, offers a more intimate retreat for two, and is perfectly packaged as a cosy treetop bolthole, with heavenly views across the lake from the balcony.
Quercus Tree House is a real showstopper, complete with wood-fired kitchen, with an open-plan mezzanine design and four poster beds, giving a real sense of space - level with the squirrels and birds! Tilia is a similar design to Quercus and stands the tallest but with its own unique design and sunny south facing view over the treetops.
The tree temples are ideal for families with small children; being built only a little way off the ground, they offer an eclectic mix of a tree house, yurt and safari tent! Ash Tree Temple sleeps four between a double bed and two twins, and even comes with stained glass windows, while the smaller Owl Tree Temple sleeps two to three, with its double bed and optional extra child's bed.
For those who prefer their holidays on good old terra firma, West Lexham's cute and quirky bell tents are the perfect answer. With each one sleeping between two and four people, they are perfect for couples or families, but larger groups can hire pairs of tents, with four of the six bell tents available offering this option.
Regardless of where you choose to stay, all guests have the use of West Lexham's superb facilities. The fully equipped Garden Kitchen, which even includes its own wood-fired pizza oven, is a true delight - prepare for arguments over who will be camp cook! To save the hassle of bringing your own food, pre-book an organic hamper, with choices ranging from breakfast hampers to Champagne hampers, all sourced locally. Alternatively, order sumptuous dishes by the meal, and don't forget to save room for dessert!
The bathroom blocks with their piping hot showers are in easy reach of all accommodation. Guests are also invited to use the huge campfire, perfect for watching the sunset over the valley. And don't forget that all water onsite comes from the site's own well that springs from the ancient chalk aquifer - just one more unique aspect of this place!
So, for the young, the not-so-young, and the young-at-heart, West Lexham offers a blissful and enchanting experience you'll want to relive - long after you come back down to earth.
Things to note
Raised Tree houses sit in line with the tree tops whilst Tree Temples are closer to the ground, making them perfect for toddlers.
Each of the unique Tree Houses, Tree Temples and Bell Tents are priced differently depending on size, facilities and the time of year/day of the week.
Tinker Tree House sleeps 2 and has use of the Garden washroom and Garden Kitchen. Prices start from £75 a night during the week in low-season and go up to £200 a night on a high-season weekend.
Tilia & Quercus tree houses sleep 6 people with a luxury en suite bathroom and fully-equipped kitchen. Prices start from £225 a night during the week in low season and go up to £400 a night on a high-season weekend.
Bell tents start at £87 per night midweek
7 night stays are available starting on Friday or Monday. Minimum 3 night stay at weekends, arriving Friday and departing Monday. Midweek short breaks for 2 or 4 nights (arriving Monday) or 2 nights (arriving Wednesday). Check in from 4pm/check out by 11am.
Region: Nr. Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Cost (from): £100 per night
Sleeps: 2-6 per unit
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 122
Treehouses: Hand-built rustic insulated treehouses with log burning stove, bed, rugs, furniture and lights. Private BBQ. Towels provided. Please check individual treehouse pages on the owner's website for specific details.
Bell Tents: spacious luxury canvas bell tents with wooden bed, rugs, furniture and lights. Private BBQ. Towels provided. Please check individual bell tent pages on the owner's website for specific details.
Site facilities: Firebowl with chopped and seasoned logs, fully equipped kitchen with fridges, gas hobs, oven, wood fired pizza oven, cutlery, crockery etc. Tea, herbal teas, coffee, sugar, olive oil, sunflower oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper free to use. Local mineral water on tap. Board and lawn games. Toilets and hot showers. Boating lake and tennis court. Occasional courses and events. Extensive beautiful gardens. Various food options from hampers and drop-off meals to catering.
Please contact the owner directly with any questions.
Walking, beaches, cycling, castles, Ecotech, The Peddars Way, Holkham Hall, local shops and restaurants.
At a glance
- Small, boutique glamping site in Norfolk countryside, offering hand-built tree houses and enchanting bell tents
- Bell tents sleep 2-4, with option for groups to book tents together; tree houses vary in size, sleeping 2-6
- All uniquely furnished to the highest quality, offering additional luxuries including wood burners with hot plates
- Shared use of fantastic Garden Kitchen (with wood-burning pizza oven), bathroom block with toilets and hot showers; option to pre-book luxury organic food and hampers
- Ideally located for exploring rural Norfolk, as well as the beautiful Norfolk coast, 30mins away