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' and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Luxury Barn page.

It has availability at Easter and Christmas.


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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News & Offers from Tudor Barn

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.

Easter time tree

Tudor barn in Suffolk suddenly available for Christmas

November 21st 2019

Enjoy Christmas in an atmospheric Tudor barn with space to cook, be together … and apart. Celebrate at feast-laden oak banquet tables, play games around the fire, enjoy bracing walks on the farm.

Due to a bereavement and guest cancellation, the Tudor barn is available 23-27th for a short 2+ night stay for a large (or relatively small!) group who want a gathering in wonderful surroundings. Contact us with details of group size, ideal length of stay and we’ll send you a quote.

Late Availability

Quirky (comfortable) barn for winter break in Suffolk

November 18th 2019

Hoping to book somewhere different for 2020? Four-poster beds, Tudor costumes, 400 year old oak beams in a cathedral-like roof, Harry Potter barn owls, heraldic shields – the Tudor barn has it all!

How many barns can you sleep in a really comfortable, warm four-poster bed and look up at a cathedral-like roof? Or roll out a Tudor oak double truckle bed on wheels? And feast at long banquet tables with wooden platters and pewter spoons? And dance where wheat and barley were once threshed? The history of the barn and farm since Domesday has been meticulously researched and painted heraldic shields of every family who has owned the manor line the high walls with swords and other weapons. We can offer ancient atmosphere, feasts, dancing in Tudor costumes, dreams of centuries long gone. In the depths of winter … in the comfort of warm duvets and electric blankets!
Contact us for discounts in January.

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

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