A creative, sustainability-focussed social enterprise offering a unique immersive learning experience as well as a beautiful rural setting to relax, eclectic accommodation including tree houses to suit all budgets and an open, friendly vibe.

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Rooms: 28 twin/double rooms, 4 single dorm spaces, 2 ensuite twins
Price:

from £246

Meals: We provide basic self-catering facilities, hampers and food delivery. Nearest restaurant 2.4 miles.
Open: All year round
Address: West Lexham Education Centre, West Lexham, nr Kings Lynn, Norfolk, pe322qn
 

Why we've chosen West Lexham:

You can come on a glamping holiday as a couple or family and stay in a treehouse or bell tent. Or come as a group and take either the Village Hall and Cottages (sleeps 24) or the Barn and Courtyard rooms (sleeps 28). You can hire them both together or with treehouses to sleep large groups up to 95. With the choice of luxury en-suite rooms, holiday cottages with shared bathrooms, treehouses or glamping bell tents there is something for everyone. There are two flexible events rooms, and plenty of breakout space, gardens and nature to use in whatever creative way you like. Event planning, food or holiday activities can all be arranged so please ask if you have anything special in mind.

How does West Lexham minimise its impact on the environment and contribute to a sense of place?

Solar powered lighting is used around the campsite, treehouses and in bell tents. A solar array has been installed to meet all or most energy needs. There is recycled newspaper insulation lining the roof of the village hall and a wood fire to heat it. Separated recycling facilities for guests and a compost heap. Only eco friendly cleaning products are used and an extensive rainwater collection is in progress as well as a grey water reed bed system. Where food is offered, local caters are employed and the food is sourced locally from the Norfolk Food and Drink food co-op. There is also local produce available for purchase from the garden.

The owners strongly encourage guests to travel by public transport and arrange shared minibuses to transport guests from the nearest train station. They have also put together a cycle guide of the area, including a route from the station, several guests already travel this way and the aim is to encourage more to follow suit. They also champion the use of reclaimed materials in all development on site, and do so in a creative and attractive way. They run courses on sustainable building and permaculture and are members of the local food cooperative.

Top Eco Features at West Lexham

 
  • Recycled newspaper insulation lining the roof of the village hall & a wood fire to heat

  • Separated recycling facilities for guests & a compost heap

  • Uses ecover cleaning products & are planning extensive rainwater collection and a greywater reed bed system for next year

  • Where food is offered it is sourced locally from the Norfolk Food & Drink food co-op. Where possible food is organic & seasonal

  • Strongly encourages guests to travel by public transport & arrange shared minibuses to transport guests from the nearest train station

  • Champions the use of reclaimed materials in all development on site, & doing so in a creative & attractive way. Courses on sustainable building & permaculture

 

Location

West Lexham, Norfolk, England
Nearest train station: Downham Market/ Kings Lynn

Directions from station:
To cycle from the station takes about 1h 30 mins and there are some picturesque villages en route including the historic Castle Acre. Alternatively there is the X1 bus service which comes to Swaffham from Kings Lynn every half hour. We can arrange mini bus taxis for large groups, or provide local taxi numbers. It takes 30 minutes by car to get to West Lexham from the station. Please see our website for more details http://www.westlexham.org/contact/travel-to-west-lexham/.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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