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Glamping • Treehouses • Venue Hire • Retreats • Weddings • Quirky Accommodation

We provide the perfect rural retreat venue for hire. Whether you are looking for a yoga retreat centre, spiritual retreat venue, group hire venue or a course or workshop venue we can provide the tools and the setting. Let nature soothe your brow and drop into utter tranquility in our 21 acres of gardens, woods, rivers and lakes. The heritage buildings and hand crafted furniture lift the spirits and inspire people to unfurl to their full potential. It is an immersive experience where you can walk the talk of how life could be. Powered by solar, sustainably sourced wood, community spirit and fresh local foods, just allow the fresh air and verdant nature to work its magic. We take care over every detail from the shell mosaics, to the bonsai forests and original artworks. As well as using only eco and allergy friendly products throughout, we energetically clear and change the spaces and rooms.

“It’s been a pleasure staying in this amazing venue for the last week.  Amazing atmosphere, venue and most importantly the people.  I felt welcomed and at home.” 

~ B.T.

Planning a retreat? 

We are passionate about supporting all forms of spiritual growth, creative awakening and sustainability (though we prefer thriveability as a word). If needed we can offer you help with organisation and event planning and have a list of partners who can deliver anything from massage to group facilitation and painting workshops.

Or we can simply point you in the direction of the best beaches or exciting walks to ruined castles and other local attractions. Food – we offer our facilities for self catering, but if you need we can provide organic and local ingredients or fully cater for you. We specialise in healthy, delicious menus, with a focus on the seasons and optimum nutrition for any type of diet.

Our Venue:

Countryside Venue

West Lexham is a unique venue for rural retreats or countryside holidays, 2 hours from London, 75 minutes from Cambridge and 45 minutes from Norwich. It is a work of passion and is crafted out of the heritage building that are the legacy of over 1000 years of farming and stewardship of nature. Set in a protected valley with the UK's cleanest chalk stream it is verdant and bursting with nature. We have floating water meadows, ancient trees, lakes and formal gardens for you to explore. We are 90% run on renewables with solar panels for power and a woodchip boiler for heat. All our water is fresh from the chalk aquifer making it rich in minerals and taste delicious.

Listed in ‘The best holiday Treehouses in the UK’ by the Guardian

Treehouse Holidays & Glamping 

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. We have two flexible events rooms, and plenty of breakout space, gardens and nature to use in whatever creative way you like. We can help you with event planning, food or holiday activity so please ask if you have anything special in mind. 

Listed as one of the UKs 6 best treehouses in The Independent Travel - May 2016 and as one of the '50 best nights under canvas'.

Ethical Venue

Our passions are creativity, sustainability and personal growth. We like to think that the world and everyone in it has a bright future and we like to do what we can, and help others do what they can to help build that future. To set the scene we have built using traditional skills and eco building techniques using natural or reclaimed materials. We have hand made furniture and filled everywhere with as much artistic flair as possible. We have made an oasis in which to actually live that creative, healthy and empowered future, to bring out the best in everyone. Come and meet our dedicated team and see how we, and our space can inspire you. You can hire our venue for a corporate event, wedding or special occassion.

Mentioned in the Mail Online - Camping the stylish way!

“I really enjoyed our retreat in this inspiring and very nice venue.  The staff have been awesome.  The treehouse has been a unique experience.  I just feel relaxed and welcome here.”  

~ R.S.

Retreat Centre Capacity:

Tranquil Retreat CentreLarge yoga & workshop spaces in the Barn & Village HallBarn & courtyard bedrooms – sleep up to 28Village Hall & holiday cottages – sleep up to 24Hire them together sleeping up to 45Sleep up to 95 people by adding in the treehouses, bell tents & Manor HouseNon-residential venue hire, events & meals for up to 150Massage rooms & garden settings available for sessionsGroup Bookings. We welcome a wide variety of formal and informal groupsConference Room for courses and workshops“It is such a special thing for us to be able to come here.  Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness.  The young people have had an amazing, life changing time.”

~ N.I.T.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Because I sometimes work up to 16 hours a day, and need time to stop and breathe. Mary

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.