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Combining at Milden Hall


Milden Hall farm offers two large and completely separate self-catering options and separate bed-only accommodation in the Hall farmhouse as an overflow to either of the self-catering options.  Our huge Tudor barn can be used for large group, unusual self-catering, or an occasional small and peaceful summer celebration or a multitude of other things in the big barn space.  Further down the farm track and completely separate (with no shared facilities), is the Old Brooder Bunkhouse, which offers simple but very comfortable self-catering accommodation for smaller groups or 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. All properties are peacefully surrounded by our working farm with much loved 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 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!

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 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!  Click here for details. Alternatively a setting for a celebratory gathering - a 50th, golden wedding anniversary, a christening, or a concert.

New in 2017, we can accommodate up to 22 in completely separate but really lovely bunkhouse accommodation with less space and grandeur of the Tudor barn.  The Old Brooder Bunkhouse with lovingly restored Shepherd's Hut immediately adjacent effectively has five bedrooms, with a mix of conventional beds and super-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 - and 20 adult road bikes for guests.  Click here for details.

Farmhouse rooms

Milden Hall is a listed and much-loved Georgianised 16th century hall farmhouse (pictured top left) where we offer accommodation for 6-9 guests as overflow accommodation to the barn or bunkhouse on a bed-only basis. We have beautiful period furniture and tapestries decorating the spacious three bedrooms - but don't expect any en-suite bathrooms in this ancient listed house! Click here for details.

Summer celebrations, Tudor banquets and other events

We let our Tudor barn and walled garden out for a limited number of small summer celebrations for 80 guests or less (we are no longer licensed for civil ceremonies/partnerships) including wedding receptions, handfastings and christenings in the walled garden in good weather - and for Tudor feasts in the barn at long banquet tables.  We can often accommodate midweek funeral wakes in the Tudor barn at short notice.  Click here for details.

Picnic on the farm


Up until January 2021 (and maybe beyond!), we're offering short-stay self-catering for small household bubbles (as per Covid regs) in either the underfloor-heated Cartlodge end of our Tudor barn (for up to 5, at a pinch 6 guests) or our cosy Old Brooder (whatever your household size). 

Due to a cancellation Christmas is suddenly available for a 3-household Christmas bubble in the Tudor barn but booked in the Old Brooder and we have some availability before and after and some availability for New Year (but sorry no to one- or two-night stays).

Contact us with group size, bubble age range, and preferred dates for further details and a quote.

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

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Bird identification courses at Milden 2021

With Steve Piotrowski
(Author of The Birds of Suffolk)

Winter birds (half days inc lunch) Mon 8th March & Tues 9th March

Spring birds awakening (one day courses inc breakfast & lunch) Wed 21st April and if this gets too full ... Thursday 22nd April

 For more info and to book or buy a gift voucher:  

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Juliet and Christopher Hawkins, The Hall, Milden, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9NY
Tel: 01787 247235      Email: