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Combining at Milden Hall


Milden Hall is a glorious, unspoilt and much-loved family farm that has been in the Hawkins family for seven generations – over 200 years.  We offer the following options for large group self-catering and celebratory gatherings:

The Tudor barn - a magnificent,16th century barn sleeps up to 23+ in a one-group booking. Despite the Tudor atmosphere and surroundings, rest assured, the barn has plenty of modern conveniences and comfort but a sense of adventure is essential! Seats up to 80 for wedding receptions, Tudor banquets and other celebrations.

The Old Brooder - a quirky, comfortable modern bunkhouse, together with a Victorian shepherd's hut, sleeps up to 22 for those on a more modest budget.

Milden Hall – private bedrooms for ‘overflow’ 6+ guests in the 16th century farmhouse.

All properties are situated down our quiet farm drive, but within a few miles of historic Lavenham and Long Melford - and surrounded by our 500-acre working farm with beautiful ancient wildflower meadows, ponds, woods, castle earthworks, 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, picnic, 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 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, solar-powered electricity, environmentally-friendly farm and lots more!


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Late availability JUNE 17-19th in the Old Brooder bunkhouse @ £1,800 for up to 22 guests

Please contact us with group size, occasion, approx age range of group and we'll get back to you.  Very occasionally enquiries end up in our junk folder in the sky so do phone if we haven't got back to you!

  For more info and to book: call 01787 247235 or email  

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Juliet and Christopher Hawkins, The Hall, Milden, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9NY
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