Tudor Barn, The Hall, Milden, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9NY

Call Juliet Hawkins on 01787 247235


The Tudor Barn provides a very unusual Suffolk hostel location, off the beaten track, but accessible from London, the north and west by train. The barn sleeps 23 in four private bedrooms and in the huge, open plan 16th century barn where you can also feast together at long oak banquet tables, relax in the large sitting area and in the winter gather around the roaring woodburner. You can sleep in singles, doubles, Tudor four-posters and truckle beds. Huge, well-kitted out kitchen. Two bathrooms, four showers and seven more WCs. Friends, walkers, cyclists, can get together in spacious, beautiful, ancient and unspoiled surroundings, amidst the mixed farm landscape with hedges, old meadows, woodland and ponds. At Milden you can bring your own bikes, or borrow the 23 adult road bikes, and explore the local Wool Town villages on the quiet country roads of the South Suffolk Cycle Route and Constable Country or go kayaking down the River Stour. Alternatively go further afield to the Suffolk coast or explore historic houses closer to home. However, many that stay don’t go far .... they walk, run, hug trees, pond dip, read, lie about, play tennis, croquet or ping-pong, draw, paint, sing, play rounders and picnic on the farm. Some guests borrow our costumes and dress up for a Tudor evening, feasting and making merry Tudor style. The barn is surrounded by more historic buildings including the Grade II* Milden Hall farmhouse with extra rooms, another large ancient barn and a modest museum. Bantams scratch about amongst the herbs, two farmyard pigs grunt contentedly, lambs skip in the spring, newts swim in the ponds, yellowhammers sing from the hedges. Come and visit this enchanting and historic spot in rural Suffolk, you will be made very welcome. Larger parties can also stay at the Old Brooder Bunkhouse on the same site (also featured on this website). Up to two well behaved dogs welcome by arrangement. This accommodation is featured on our map of South of England and South East England and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    23+: 3x2, 1x1, 1x16. (+cots)
  • Open:

    Check booking arrangements
  • Price per night:

    W/ends: 2nt £1,500 to £2,640. 2nt midweek £1,150 ask for quotes for small groups/1 night stays.
  • Booking:

    By email or telephone, non refundable deposit required.
  • Directions:

    0.6 mile farm drive is opposite telephone box in village of Milden, fork right in farm yard, barn car park on left. Or ... 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).
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available only to groups, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance, has availability this New Year and is on the available autumn half term page and the Luxury Barn page.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
pClothes washing facilities
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only
9Best Price Guarantee


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New Year in the 16th century Suffolk Tudor barn will be one to remember

October 6th 2019

Celebrate New Year with family and friends. Dress up Tudor, feast at oak banquet tables, dance Tudor … but sleep in 20th century comfortable ‘Tudor’ beds.

If you want something different for a mixed age group of family and friends, then try the Tudor barn where there is lots of space to gather together to cook, feast in style, dance, play games and cosy up around the woodburner. The Tudor barn is definitely not a hotel but we have costumes, 16th century atmosphere and a memorable place to see the New Year in – and comfortable, cosy beds including Tudor style four-posters, truckle doubles, and single box beds. Large kitchen with plenty of space to cook a feast. Contact us for more details.

Space to dance, sing, feast at candle-lit oak banquet tables or space to walk on your own on the farm and beyond.  Sit together around the roaring woodburner playing games or charades – or just to read a lovely book. We can offer a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere, a party atmosphere and a wonderful historic Tudor atmosphere – dress up in our costumes, borrow our Tudor tableware, dance music, quiz (and perhaps menus) and go Tudor for New Year’s Eve!


Stay at The Tudor Barn and visit nearby Kentwell Hall’s Halloween Family Festival

October 1st 2019

There are two free tickets for the first group who book! For witches, sorcery, wizards & werewolves treat your family and friends to a weekend at The Tudor Barn in spooky Suffolk

Kentwell Hall’s Halloween Family Festival has loads of fantastic halloween activities.  There’s the School of Sorcery where you can make a wand, take classes and graduate as an official wizard, brave the Witches Walk, visit Werewood where you can watch out for dragons and werewolves, or go to the Haunted Hedgecastle to get top scaring tips from their resident ghost and brave their dungeon. Autumn on the farm is glorious – at day or night! Autumn leaves, fruits and fungi in the woods; and look out for fallow deer crunching on horse chestnuts and the barn owl hunting at twilight; or later in the night hedgehogs feeding up for hibernation. and foxes on the prowl! The weekends of 18-20th and 25-27th October are available for up to 23 guests but if your group is smaller, send details and ask for a quote!




October half term at Tudor barn

Hostels and guests can all help the planet

September 20th 2019

We fully support the youth climate strikes and passion of the younger generation to stand up for a greener, more sustainable, wildlife-rich planet. But we can ALL play our part – hostels and guests!

World leaders know about climate change and are just not listening and acting. Our daughter Holly is marching today in London for the future of our planet. We have a robust environmental policy and green incentives for our guests to encourage them to choose the greener options too. We can all do something. Donate to Greenpeace or WWF to help them fight the forest fires in the Amazon; write to your MPs on plastic pollution …. get involved.

Historic Tudor Barn Hostel at Milden Hall, nr Lavenham, Suffolk

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