Farm stay accommodation near Lavenham in rural Suffolk


Old Brooder Bunkhouse, The Hall, Milden, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9NY

: Old Brooder bunkhouse is situated down a long drive on our environmentally-friendly working farm in rural Suffolk within three miles of historic Lavenham, but accessible by train and within an hour or so from London, and 16 miles of Colchester, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich. The bunkhouse is surrounded by ancient wildflower meadows, ponds,hedged countryside, and ancient listed barns and Milden Hall farmhouse. The bunkhouse sleeps 20 single guests in two 8-bed rooms and two 2-bed rooms with 3ft wide, joiner-made oak bunk beds and conventional beds with comfortable mattresses, all made up with linen. 4 WC, 4 separate showers. You can all cook and eat together in the kitchen or relax together in the cosy upstairs sitting room. The bunkhouse is perfect for friends, walkers, cyclists, school or church groups, and civilised hens to get together, BBQ on a summer evening, play croquet, badminton, ping-pong,table football, rounders, football – and beyond explore the tracks and enjoy the wildlife around our lovely farm. Bunkhouse hire includes the use of 20 adult road bikes so you can explore the local historic towns on the peaceful village roads of the South Suffolk Cycle Route and our own planned circular routes and Wool Town Quiz. Alternatively use the bunkhouse as a base and hire boats and kayak down the River Stour from Sudbury, Go Ape in Thetford Forest, visit local National Trust properties, enjoy Gainsborough House art exhibitions and print workshop courses, explore local castles (and our own castle earthworks) or re-enact different eras at nearby Kentwell Hall or the West Stow Anglo Saxon village, go to the bird reserves on the coast and nature reserves closer to home – or spend a wet day at Colchester Zoo. If you have a larger group or a bigger budget consider the completely the separate Tudor barn which sleeps 22.

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Old Brooder Bunkhouse |  Farm stay accommodation near Lavenham in rural Suffolk


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01787 247235

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Rooms & Beds:

20: 2×2, 2×8


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Price per night:

W/ends: 2nts from £1200, 1nt (occasionally) from £900. 3nts Bk Hols £1750. Xmas-New Yr (3nts+) £1750+. Extra nts from £300 m/wk: 2nts £600. Small groups/1 nt stays negotiable at short notice. Ask for a quote


By email or telephone, non refundable deposit required.



Ask for:

Juliet Hawkins


0.6 mile farm drive is opposite telephone box in village of Milden, fork right in farm yard, bunkhouse car park on left. 0.3 mile front drive on sharp bend (and quite easy to miss, especially in the dark) on the B1115 between Milden crossroads and Little Waldingfield village.

Public Transport:

Train: from south to Sudbury (15mins) change at Marks Tey on Liverpool St-Colchester line, from north and west to Bury St Edmunds (25 mins).

This accommodation is available only to groups, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is an 'Eco Hostel' and has availability this Christmas.

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January in Suffolk

January in Suffolk

Post Xmas meet-up in Suffolk

Hop on a train for a short ride to Suffolk and meet up with family and friends you didn’t get to see at Christmas.  The cosy, newly kitted out – and still secret – Old Brooder bunkhouse is really conveniently close to London …. you can catch up round the kitchen table, play games and relax in the upstairs sitting room, or shed the extra Christmas pounds with a hearty winter walk or borrow our 20 bikes to explore the quiet country lanes, go and antique hunt in Lavenham and Long Melford. 5-7th and 12-14th January still available – call with details of your group and we’ll send a quote.

Comfortable family Christmas

Comfortable family Christmas

Large family Christmas gatherings

Newly kitted out in 2017 – and still a secret …. come and discover the very comfortable Old Brooder bunkhouse on our Suffolk farm.  Extended family of up to 20 guests can cook and feast together, relax and play games together in the cosy upstairs sitting room, catch up late into the night by candle-light – and borrow our 20 adult road bikes to explore the quiet country lanes and local pubs by day.  Christmas and December weekends still available.

Pre-Christmas break

Pre-Christmas break

30% off Suffolk bunkhouse November weekends

Come and enjoy rural Suffolk in the autumn – glorious walks or borrow our 20 adult road bikes and explore country lanes, local nature reserves, local pubs with roaring fires and warming Suffolk cider.  Special 30% late availability discount  (and more for smaller groups) for last two weekends in November – 17-19th and 24-26th – and midweek too.  Hop on a train from London and you’ll be here in 1.5hrs – and return  feeling refreshed by the fresh countryside air!

Contact Old Brooder Bunkhouse:

01787 247235MessageView website