West Lexham

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Swaffham

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A beautiful old complex of farm buildings set around woods and a lake that feels cut off from the world.

It doesn’t get much more rural than this 21-acre Breckland estate, which has been developed by festival entrepreneur and sometime garden designer and horticulturalist Edmund Colville and his team as a ‘creative social enterprise’ to great effect. A collection of farm buildings set among woods in the heart of the village, it’s basically a magically situated camp-and glampsite and complex of holiday cottages. But the vision goes much further than this: they run courses and workshops in all sorts of topics – everything from cookery and yoga to ‘permaculture design' and 'the art of collaborative leadership’. But the great thing is you don’t have to buy into all this to get something out of West Lexham: the camping fields are wonderfully private, and you can be as separate as you want from the main body of the complex; and there are 4 rather lovely and beautifully constructed tree temples and tree houses in the woods; one with two bedrooms, a living dining area, mezzanine and large deck. There’s a small lake and couple of rowing boats – and a swimming pool up by the main house, which is still a private home and available for use to renters of the cottages. Above all, it’s a wonderful spot for old-fashioned holidays with the kids, an idyllic place that has the feel still of somewhere ‘discovered’ – hard to get to, but even harder to leave.



We are open from February 2016 to November 2016. 


It varies depending on the type of accommodation you choose. You can check availability and prices on our booking page.

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

Whole Cottage = £238-407 for up to 3 nights and £310-£690 for a week, Indoor Camping = £66 for two sharing, Furnished bell tent = £110 - £130 Unfurnished bell tent = £50


  • Sleeps up to 95 whole on whole site.


West Lexham, West Lexham Norfolk PE32 2QN

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Getting There

West Lexham is in Norfolk to the east of Kings Lynn. The nearest town is Swaffham, to the South. It is close to rail and coach stops, and we strongly recommend coming here by public transport rather than driving, as there are plenty of easy links.


Our nearest train station is Downham Market. Trains run from London Kings Cross to Downham Market every hour and every half hour at certain peak times. Journey times are approximately 1h 25m. Check here for times. Network Railcards give you a 1/3 off fares. If you are taking more than one train journey in the South of England or are travelling in a group it is well worth investigating it here


From Downham Market:

PJ Taxis-  01366 385904 (our taxi partner - £30 fixed fair from Downham Market to West Lexham)

Barry's Cars - 01366 385 888

From Swaffham:

Viking Rose - 01760 339 499

Al's Cabs - 01760 720002


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