Glamping at West Lexham Manor has just reached new heights with the launch of two new luxury treehouses which have been added to the growing list of accommodation options at the stunning countryside site.
Camping and glamping holidays in huts, bell tents, barns and holiday cottages, are just one aspect of the site which is also a venue for weddings, corporate events and retreat breaks for activities such as yoga.
And this weekend sees the return of West Lexham Convergence, a micro festival designed for people interested in learning more about wellbeing. It will include workshops focused on dance, meditation, yoga, painting, walking in nature, massage, coaching, art and nutrition.
West Lexham was set up five years ago, by owner Edmund Colville, and now offers accommodation for up to 100 people at the 21-acre site located in the Nar valley.
The new treehouses sleep six and are the most lavish to date, said marketing manager Emily Nichols. “They have been carefully handcrafted by local craftsman, using local materials and run on 90 per cent renewable energy. They are heated for use all year round and are sympathetically nestled in the tree canopy, which really offers a sense of getting back to nature with all the creature comforts,” she said.
Both of the treehouses have fully fitted kitchens, en suite bathrooms, radiators and covered decks. Each treehouse has its own individual character. The bed in one of them has been hewn out of green hazel creating an unusual four-poster.
All the buildings introduced at the site have involved using traditional skills and eco-building techniques using natural or reclaimed materials. The Convergence weekend, which starts 2pm on Friday, September 23, is centred around wellbeing workshops led by enthusiastic leaders, said Emily. “People will have unlimited access to a really diverse mix subjects, including guided meditation, tantra, yoga, hot stone massage, life coaching and even ukulele song writing. Or people may just want to relax by the pool, enjoy a round of tennis or take one of our boats out onto the lake.”
Pirces vary and only 100 tickets are being released which cover the cost of accommodation, unlimited access to workshops, use of facilities and all meals. In addition, a further 25 all-inclusive day tickets costing £69 are available.
For details about the venue and the Convergence visit www.westlexham.org