Milden Hall farm offers three options: homely bed and breakfast accommodation in the Hall farmhouse; a huge Tudor barn which can be used for large group, unusual self-catering, an occasional wedding celebration venue and a multitude of other things in the big barn space; and further down the farm track, completely separate and newly kitted out in 2017, the Old Brooder Bunkhouse, which offers more simple but very comfortable self-catering accommodation for those on a more modest budget.
Milden Hall, the Tudor barn and the Old Brooder bunkhouse are situated down a quiet farm drive, but within a few miles of historic Lavenham and Long Melford. It is peacefully surrounded by our working farm with ancient wildflower meadows and beautiful barns, walled garden, hedged countryside and historic landscape.
Friends, families, school children, musicians, cyclists, walkers, wildlife enthusiasts or would-be re-enactors can get together in spacious, beautiful, ancient and unspoiled surroundings and amidst our sensitively farmed landscape.At Milden you can walk, run, hug trees, pond dip, read, lie about, write, draw, paint, sing, eat and be merry in 21st century style – and if you’d like to, dip one foot into the 16th century. We have full bookshelves, maps and local information; healthy, energetic and environmentally friendly things to do; and a family self-guided pack of 20 fun farm activities. Guests can go slow ... use our 40+ bikes, play tennis, delve in the dressing up box, check out our ideas for indoor and outdoor activities at Milden and beyond.... or just enjoy the peace of the place. We have curriculum-linked programmes for schools.
We are hugely aware of our responsibilities to the environment and our green policy guides much of our approach to what we offer our guests – home grown food, bikes, woodburner heating and lots more!
Bed & breakfast
Milden Hall is a listed and much-loved Georgianised 16th century hall farmhouse (pictured top left) where we offer b&b accommodation for up to six guests in the hall farmhouse in a relaxed family atmosphere - or overflow accommodation to the barn or bunkhouse on a bed-only basis. We have beautiful period furniture and tapestries decorating the spacious three bedrooms and cosy but large, woodburner-heated hall sitting room. Click here for details.
Large (and small) group self-catering in the Tudor barn and the Old Brooder Bunkhouse
Need a big house to gather your friends or family together under one roof? We offer a quirky historic Tudor barn large group self-catering experience …the 16th century barn sleeps up to 22+ in a one-group booking. Despite the Tudor atmosphere and surroundings, rest assured, the barn has plenty of modern conveniences and comfort! Click here for details. Alternatively a setting for a celebratory gathering - a 50th, golden wedding anniversary, a christening, a concert or occasionally a smallish wedding reception.
New in 2017, we can offer completely separate bunkhouse accommodation for up to 20 guests who don't have the budget for the space and grandeur of the Tudor barn. The Old Brooder Bunkhouse (with four bedrooms) has comfortable, sturdy, joiner-made oak bunk beds, kitchen and dining space to eat together, a large sitting room and garden for BBQ, croquet and badminton. Click here for details.
Wedding celebrations, Tudor banquets and other events
We let our Tudor barn and walled garden out for a limited number of wedding celebrations (we are no longer licensed for civil ceremonies/partnerships) including receptions, humanist ceremonies and handfastings in the walled garden in good weather. We welcome weddings for 80 guests or less (and occasionally for other local occasions/exceptional circumstances up to 130 guests). Click here for details.