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

Call Juliet Hawkins on 01787 247235

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 23 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 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 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 and picnic on the farm. Some guests borrow the barns 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 one well behaved adult dog welcome by arrangement.

This accommodation is featured on our map of South of England and South East England and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

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

    Check booking arrangements
  • Price per night:

    W/ends: 2 nights £1,500 to £2,2750. 2 nights 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
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Easter 2023


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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The Tudor Barn suits any UK holiday needs

January 26th 2022

The Tudor Barn is a magnificent 16th century restored barn on environmentally friendly working farm for adventurous guests who love unspoiled, ancient farm buildings. There are so many different holiday types of holiday available at The Tudor Barn so there is something for everyone. Here is a selection of that is available!

1. Cyclists welcome – adult road bike hire included in barn fee. We have laminated circular routes, local links to Long Distance cycle routes, bike storage for cyclists.

2. Green stay options, incentives and rewards. Solar energy, woodburner using our own coppiced seasoned wood, adult road bikes for guests, farm trails, green activities for children.

3. Tudor experience – dress up in Tudor costumes, borrow our Tudor tableware and music and enjoy a Tudor feast.

4. Sporty guests – borrow our adult road bikes, play tennis on our court and rounders in the meadow, kayak down the River Stour, play croquet, badminton and other garden games in the garden.

5. School/youth stays – with/without activities. Can sleep up to 60 using all accommodation with/without catering.

Tudor dancing in historic Tudor Barn Hostel at Milden Hall, nr Lavenham, Suffolk

Tudor Barn farm stay in Suffolk

June 24th 2020

The Tudor barn in Suffolk is available this Autumn. We will be offering this huge barn to smaller Covid-restricted sized family groups with corresponding discount.

Whilst the barn usually sleeps one group of up to 23, smaller groups can book at discounted rates and when restrictions ease we can offer larger group bookings once again. Masses of opportunities to picnic, bike ride, play tennis, walk and picnic in beautiful countryside. Contact us for the New Normal offers and what we are doing to keep you safe.



Celebrate in rural style – accommodation for 50+ on Suffolk farm

January 23rd 2020

The Tudor barn (sleeping 23+), the Old Brooder bunkhouse (sleeping 22) and some overflow guests in our Suffolk hall farmhouse – combined, you can sleep 50+ guests for a special farm stay.

Fifty can feast together (and dress up Tudor) at the Tudor barn’s long oak banquet tables, explore the country lanes and villages on our 40+ bicycles, barbecue or picnic in the woods or by a lake, play tennis, croquet, football, pond dip, paint, kayak down the River Stour, walk on lovely footpaths, chase butterflies …. or just find a quiet spot in a wood or wildflower meadow to read a book or meditate. Contact us to discuss your accommodation, activity and catering options.

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

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