Tudor Barn, The Hall, Milden, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9NY
Call Juliet Hawkins on 01787 247235
OverviewThe 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.
Beds & Rooms: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 Walks
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A Tudor themed experience where dogs are welcome
January 3rd 2020
If being transported through time into a Tudor wonderland sounds like your kind of getaway, the Tudor barn is the ideal place for you and your dog.
The Tudor barn welcomes up to two well behaved adult dogs that won’t eat our chickens, chase the lambs or be invited to share the beds and furniture! Dogs can be walked on the miles of tracks on our farm or further afield on circular footpath routes we have planned for guests that take in dog-friendly pubs and nature reserves. However, be warned, that at the end of the day in winter, you might find they hog the best spot by the woodburner!
Feb half term in Suffolk – large group accommodation and entertainment sorted!
December 18th 2019
We’ve got lots of ideas for fresh air activities and indoor challenges to keep a large, mixed-age group entertained without spending a fortune whilst staying in the Tudor barn on our lovely farm.
If you want to stay put and enjoy the big outdoors on our lovely farm, families can enjoy our farm trail quizzes, scavenge hunts, tree-hugging and den-building in the woods (and check out the rest of our farm activity pack) – or bring their own bikes and enjoy the farm tracks. And if it’s horrible weather you can retreat inside the Tudor barn to make rustic lanterns, dive into the dressing up box and put on a play, hone your table tennis and table football skills or settle down to play board games by the cosy woodburner. At night you can check out the hunting barn owl, try barn dancing, cook and feast together.
Beyond our farm, Tolkien enthusiasts can enjoy the Lord of the Rings themed family challenge ‘Ring Quest’ (15-23 Feb) at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village or try a tailor-made archery course. Thrill-seekers can Go Ape with treetop adventures, Segway through forest or go karting. Nature-loving families can go bird- watching at RSPB Minsmere on the coast where large flocks of ducks gather, along with occasional birds of prey such as marsh and hen harriers, peregrines and short-eared owls, or visit one of Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves and centres where they run activities for all the family.
A few minutes down the road your children can book a slot to do glass painting, ceramic painting, bear building, sand art and other crafts. And for those with really mixed age groups, there are local centres where some can roller-skate while the younger children clamber through tunnels and over obstacles in the soft play area.
Spring into action, Easter at the Tudor Barn
December 3rd 2019
The average Easter experience can usually be summed up with two words; chocolate coma. Tudor barn would love to offer an alternative way to enjoy the advent of spring
Stay on our Suffolk farm at Easter – organise your own Easter Egg Farm Hunt, and get the whole family doing our Easter on the Farm activity … where are the lambs, are the queen bumblebees up and about, is the pussy willow out, are the mad March hares boxing each other, are the cowslips flowering yet? Brush off the winter blues, and check out spring at the Tudor barn in Suffolk – Easter weekend 10-13th April is available.