Near Lavenham in central Suffolk


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

The Old Brooder Bunkhouse is situated in Milden in Suffolk, down a quiet drive three miles from historic Lavenham but only about an hour from London. Surrounded by ancient wildflower meadows and hedged countryside it is one of the Grade II listed Milden Hall farm buildings. The bunkhouse has two 8-bed dorms and two 2-bed rooms. The beds are comfortable “bunk-pods” and conventional beds. There is a self-catering kitchen, sitting room, drying room and plenty of showers. The bunkhouse provides quirky, comfortable group self-catered accommodation for 20 and a separate Tudor barn provides unusual self-catering for 22+ if the bunkhouse is full and you have a bigger budget!. Perfect for friends, walkers, cyclists and civilised hens to get together, BBQ on a summer evening, play croquet, badminton, ping-pong or table football. Enjoy the wildlife, explore the local historic towns on the peaceful village roads of the South Suffolk Cycle Route or hire boats on the River Stour. Prices from July 2017 includes use of 20 adult road bikes.

This accommodation is featured on our map of South of England and South East England and here is its own website.
Old Brooder Bunkhouse | Near Lavenham in central Suffolk


or call Juliet Hawkins on
01787 247235

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Rooms & Beds:

20: 2×2, 2×8


Reception times vary check your booking arrangements

Price per night:

1 nt w/e from £400, 2 night w/e from £600. 3 nt Bank Holidays £1200. Xmas-New Year (4 nts) £1750 Additional nights either side of w/e from £150. Midweek 2 nts from £500 (2 night min booking). Individuals can book at short notice.


By email or telephone, non refundable deposit required.

Ask for:

Juliet Hawkins


Back drive is opposite telephone box in village of Milden go down 0.6 mile drive, fork left in farm yard, bunkhouse on the right.

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 and is an 'Eco Hostel'.

News & Offers

September weekend in Suffolk

September weekend in Suffolk

Two late September weekends available in newly kitted out Suffolk bunkhouse

Our newly kitted out and very comfortable Old Brooder farm-stay bunkhouse has two weekends available in early autumn.  22-24th September and 29th Sept to 1st October are both available with 25% discount – or more for groups of less than 20.  The bunkhouse sleeps up to 20 guests on our environmentally-friendly working farm and includes the use of 20 adult road bikes.  Come and enjoy the Suffolk countryside in autumn – it’s an easy escape from London with trains to Sudbury 12 minutes away.  Lovely walks and bike rides – and the sun is still shining!  Check us out our own website here, on Facebook here and Tripadvisor here.


Stour Valley Bunkhouse is not accepting any more bookings

Stour Valley Bunkhouse is not accepting any more bookings

The nearest similar accommodation is the Old Brooder Bunkhouse near Sudbury in Suffolk.

The popular Stour Valley Bunkhouse is closing its doors at the end of December and is fully booked for the rest of this year.   Once part of the YHA network and known as YHA Stour Valley Bunkhouse this accommodation will be much missed by youth hostel members and readers of the Independent Hostel Guide.  The good news is that the Old Brooder Bunkhouse in the Independent Hostels network provides similar accommodation nearby at Lavenham near Sudbury, Suffolk.   The Old Brooder Bunkhouse welcomes a groups of up to 20 people and has a fleet of cycles and a bike treasure trail on the farm. 


Tudor Barn, modern facilities

Tudor Barn, modern facilities

One of the newer bunkhouses in one the older buildings.

Old Brooder Bunkhouse, near Lavenham in Suffolk isn’t really near anywhere. And that’s part of the attraction. Down a quiet drive well away from the road and surrounded by ancient wildflower meadows and hedged countryside, it is one of the Grade II listed Milden Hall farm buildings.  

Old Brooder is one of the newer bunkhouses and it is a charming irony that it is in  one of the oldest buildings. This groups-only accomadation  is particularly good for cyclists – in fact from now on prices include cycle hire! Suffolk has great cycling with surprisingly few big hills or you can hook on to the South Suffolk Cycle Route.


Contact Old Brooder Bunkhouse:

01787 247235MessageView website