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Civilised hen parties - barn or bunkhouse

We welcome civilised hen parties who want somewhere rural and different - you can opt for either the Tudor barn which sleeps 22+ in Tudor splendour, or the Old Brooder Bunkhouse which sleeps 20 for those on a smaller budget.

In the enormous Tudor barn you can cook for yourselves or change into costume and get a chef in to serve a Tudor feast, borrow our 20+ barn bikes and do the Wool Town bike trail quiz, walk to historic Lavenham and back, get a dance tutor in to teach Street, Tudor or Tango, gossip around the woodburner ... and sleep in the quirky, ancient Tudor barn all together like a big sleepover with three private rooms for those who like a bit of privacy (3 x 2, 1 x 16).

Alternatively, further down a quiet farm track, from 2017 you can sleep up to 20 guests in our newly kitted out and very cosy Old Brooder bunkhouse in four bedrooms (2 x 2, 2 x 8) in single beds or bunkbeds.  Here you can do much the same as the Tudor barn but in more simple and less vast surroundings.  You can feast together, all be together in a large upstairs sitting room, enjoy a BBQ, play croquet or do yoga in the garden, borrow the 20 bunkhouse bikes to tour the Wool Town villages or hire a kayak and boat down the River Stour.

We send a full list of activities on booking but here’s a taster of what you can do here and locally. In addition, past hens have made cheese, Sumo-wrestled, got in a nude male model for life-drawing or to serve a cocktail, played apple-bobbing ... Click here for more activity ideas and feedback.

Flexible booking periods - two or three night weekends, one night and longer midweek gatherings  ....

What the hens said .... a perfect place for a hen-do

If I had dreamt of my favourite place for a hen do, I would not have been able to come up with a place as gorgeous as here. (Sans, January)... such a wonderful venue! It surpassed all expectations and was possibly the best venue you could wish for on a hen do - big kitchen, beds all in the same room, beautiful setting - it was nothing short of perfect. (Rebecca + 20 cheese-making hens, March)

.. fantastic barn ... I can't think of anything about the barn and the area which would have improved things. (Karina for 20 strong hens who cycled, dressed Tudor and danced, June)

... I am already talking to people at work as we speak about how great the barn was. Your website does not do it justice! (Juliet, October)

The set up you have at the barn is fantastic and so professional. It's an incredibly beautiful and special place. (Caroline, March)

We had a fantastic time, the barn is amazing and ten times better than the website shows, it took me about ten minutes to close my mouth from starting dumb struck at it! (Rebecca, April)

… your amazing barn. The hens haven't stopped talking about it! I'm sure you will be seeing us again one day.........!! (Katie & Emily, April)

We had the a fantastic time, the barn is amazing and ten times better than the website shows, it took me about ten minutes to close my mouth from staring dumb struck at it! All members of the party where racking their brains for the next event we can hold there ... (Rebecca, April)

The barn was amazing. Everyone loved the Tudor fancy dress, and we all had a really nice day out in Lavenham thanks to the bikes! (Lucy, April)

Juliet and Christopher Hawkins, The Hall, Milden, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9NY
Tel: 01787 247235      Email: hawkins@thehall-milden.co.uk