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

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Farm stay hostel in Lavenham in rural Suffolk

The Tudor Barn provides a very unusual Suffolk hostel farm stay location, off the beaten track, but accessible from London, the north and west by train.

The barn sleeps 25 in four private bedrooms plus 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 wood burner. You can sleep in singles, doubles, Tudor four-posters and truckle beds. Huge, well-kitted out underfloor-heated 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 20+ adult road bikes, and explore the local Wool Town villages on the quiet country lanes of the South Suffolk Cycle Route and Constable Country or go kayaking down the River Stour. Alternatively explore historic houses or go further afield to the Suffolk coast. However, many that stay don’t go far - they walk the farm trails, run, hug trees, pond dip, read, play tennis, croquet or ping-pong, draw, paint, sing, play rounders, enjoy al fresco wine-tasting and picnic on the farm. Some guests borrow the barn's 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 sometimes sleep 22 extra guests at the Old Brooder Bunkhouse 100m down the track (also in this guide).

Up to one well behaved adult dog welcome by arrangement.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

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

    Check booking arrangements
  • Price per night:

    W/ends: 2 nights £1,500 to £2,285. 2 nights midweek from £1,150. Enquire 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
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2023 Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


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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Large group Christmas in The Tudor Barn, Suffolk

November 3rd 2023

Looking for a short, magical and very different Christmas break with a big family of up to 25 guests? Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with your family in our enchanting Tudor barn in rural Suffolk! Min 2-nights: Sun 24 (3pm) to Tues 26 (midday) Dec 2023 @ discounted rate £2,200 for up to 18 guests and extra guests @ £120. Post-Xmas 2-nights: Wed 27 (4pm) to Fri 29 (11am) Dec 2023 @ £1,800 for up to 18 guests ie £50pppn and extra guests @ £100pp. Add-on days available.

Cook up a storm in the spacious kitchen, feast together Tudor style (and in optional Tudor costumes) at gorgeous oak banquet tables, bond over family games by the fire with fairy lights and big Christmas tree twinkling. Enjoy hearty walks on our farm trails or pedal through quiet country lanes and sample local beer and cider at pubs along the way! Whether you opt for a two-night festive escapade starting on Christmas Eve or a joyous post-Christmas retreat, our Tudor barn promises to be an adventurous location for your yuletide celebrations.

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5 reasons why everyone should be holidaying like the Tudors!

September 1st 2023

At The Tudor Barn in rural Suffolk, everyone is made to feel like Tudor royalty.

1. The Tudor Barn is a 16th century barn in rural Suffolk

2. You get to feel like a tudor nobleman but with the ammenities for present day; feast together at long oak banquet tables, relax in the large sitting area, in the winter gather around the roaring woodburner and sleep in 4 poster beds.

3. You can hire up to 23 adult road bikes and explore the quet lanes of Suffolk.

4. There is so much to do on the grounds of the barn: walk the farm trails, run, hug trees, pond dip, read, play tennis, croquet or ping-pong, draw, paint, sing, play rounders and picnic on the farm.

5. There is an extensive Tudor dressing up box, why not spend the evening banqueting and dancing in true tudor style?

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