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
This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available only to groups, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is an 'Eco Hostel' and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the page of accommodation near Castles, the map of accommodation for school groups and the Luxury Barn page.
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The Tudor barn in Suffolk will be re-opening for sole hire groups from 4th July. 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 of up to 12 guests can book at discounted rates in July and when restrictions ease we can offer correspondingly larger group bookings. 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.
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!