So the weekend just gone was so fabulous! I spent two nights in an Ash Tree Temple at West Lexham in Norfolk and it was as magical as you can imagine. The temple was named after the large ash tree growing through the middle of it which is incredible. I’d been so excited about going ever since myself and my boyfriend booked it back in November, it looks like how you dream a treehouse to look when your a child. Ok, this wasn’t technically a treehouse but a tree temple is just as bloody good!
We chose Norfolk because it wasn’t too far to drive after work but also far enough away to visit a place neither of us had been before. West Lexham is a small village past Thetford and around the corner from another village called Castle Acre where there is a great ruined priory which we also visited for a spot of something historial. We arrived at West Lexham in the dark and the rain but that wasn’t going to dampen our spirits, it’s January in England we were expecting the weather to be rather rubbish!
As we walked up the steps to our gorgeous tree temple, we opened the door and the heating had been put on for us so it was lovely toasty and warm. The next thing we noticed is that it looked exactly like the pictures on the website, it was as beautiful as we expected it to be. They had turned on the fairy lights and lit the log burner, the whole temple was so cosy and a lot bigger than the pictures make it look. This temple has its own ensuite bathroom, fridge and a bunkbed as well as the double bed.
The grounds are as lovely as the temple and great to walk around, even in the rain. You do have a kitchen available to use as well and its a garden kitchen, how cool is that!? The garden kitchen is exactly like a normal kitchen but outside and they have everything you need to cook a meal. We only used the garden kitchen once while we were there just to make an omelette (because we’re cool) but it was really nice to have it there and if you were staying for longer than two nights you’d end up using it much more.
On Saturday we went to Castle Acre Priory and castle which is a 10 minute drive down the road. If you’ve never been to Castle Acre before and your into British history I’d highly recommend a visit! It is a English heritage site so you do need to pay to get into the priory however the castle is a free site.
If your looking to go away this year and want a unique experience for two nights or a week, I can’t recommend West Lexham anymore! It’s a very romantic, relaxing and tranquil.
In fact West Lexham have a Valentines offer on at the moment so if your feeling in the romantic mood book yourself a treehouse escape. Get 10% off stays between 19th Feb and 30th March 2018 with the code Valentine. If you end up booking a break let me know!
Much love x