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The Gallery Room
Ponds in Milden, Suffolk


Milden Hall offers homely bed and breakfast accommodation in the Hall farmhouse and completely separate 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 from 2017 a new bunkhouse, The Old Brooder Bunkhouse, will offer more simple self-catering accommodation.

The Hall is a listed and much-loved Georgianised 16th century hall farmhouse, 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 use our 20+ 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

We can offer b&b accommodation for up to six guests in the hall farmhouse in a relaxed family atmosphere. 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 barn large group self-catering experience …the 16th century barn with cartlodge sleeps 2-22+ 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 or even a civilised hen.

From January 2017 we can offer completely separate farm 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) will have comfortable bunk beds, kitchen and dining space to eat together, a large sitting room and garden for BBQ, croquet and badminton.

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 events/exceptional circumstances up to 130 guests). Click here for details.


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