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7 Nights  

  • £3850  to  £6000

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Short Breaks From

  • £450 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £650 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Next OfferMore offers

£2300 Fri, 21 Jun 2024
2 nights - Save £550 - For up to 20 guests. Extra guests @ £85pp. Extra nights available

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    5 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About The Tudor Barn

The Tudor Barn will amaze and delight you and 24 of your family and friends. Situated on the environmentally-friendly working farm of Milden Hall in rural Suffolk, the Grade II* listed 16th century timber building sleeps 25 people in five bedrooms with lots of space to relax and socialise. An aisled, oak-timbered barn hewed by hand from oak trees planted at least a hundred years before Henry VIII is complemented by bricks made from local clay and long oak tables with plenty of space for dancing and games. Contemporary touches include underfloor heating in the cartlodge end, a modern kitchen well-equipped for self-catering, and contemporary bathrooms. The Tudor barn is great for a holiday with a difference and also for civilised hen weekends, multigenerational gatherings, art or music workshops, school groups studying the Tudors and WWII, yoga or wellness retreats.

Milden is a small country village that lies above the Brett Valley with picturesque lanes lined with hedgerows, and a charming church that makes The Tudor Barn seem modern by comparison. The barn's owner thoughtfully provide a fleet of bicycles and an array of laminated maps to help you discover historic Wool Town villages and countryside. More adventurous guests can kayak or paddleboard along the River Stour or tackle the high ropes at Go Ape in Thetford Forest. The Painter's Trail and three long-distance Sustrans routes are easily accessible from the end of the drive, as are a wealth of footpaths for those who prefer to explore at a more sedate pace.

Lavenham is only four miles away, with supermarkets, cafes, pubs and other amenities. Local attractions include National Trust Lavenham Guildhall and Ickworth House. You're also within an hour of the Suffolk coast and beaches like Aldeburgh and Felixstowe. You don't have to leave the grounds of Milden Hall to have a fantastic day out. Wander along farm trails, stop for a lazy picnic in the meadow, or set up a game of croquet in the garden. The owners have a pack of fun, family-friendly suggestions, and there is ample space in the house and garden for classes in yoga, cooking and dancing. Guests can even borrow the owner's Tudor costumes and dress up and go Tudor one evening.

Please see the owner’s website for more details and their other completely separate property, The Old Brooder Bunkhouse, which sleeps 22 guests.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Juliet Hawkins joined Independent Cottages in October 2022

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Tennis Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Piano
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Family Activity
  • Eco / Green
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Suffolk)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Tudor Barn has two parts: the open-plan barn and adjoining cosy converted cartlodge.


  • Enormous space with oak banquet tables and benches running down the middle with space for dancing and other activities at one end and a comfortable sitting area around the woodburner at the other end. The high ceiling is lit with rustic-styled chandeliers, a log burner and candles adding warmth and atmosphere. A piano, 50+ Tudor costumes and a small sound system help you make your own entertainment.
  • Along the sides of the barn is a mix of double and single Tudor style oak beds to sleep 16 guests, including two king size four poster beds, two truckle double beds, and six single beds. The overlooking gallery has two more single beds and the private ‘potting shed’ double bedroom at the end of the barn has its own WC and basin.
  • A separate building has modern showers and WCs.

Adjoining Cartlodge:

  • Huge kitchen fully equipped for group self-catering with high-quality appliances and ample utensils to cook and serve meals en masse. You can arrange with the owner to have your groceries delivered and unpacked before your arrival. They can also put you in touch with a local chef to make your stay even more stress-free. The kitchen table seats 14 and is great for relaxed breakfasts and smaller groups.
  • Ground floor double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.
  • Ground floor family bathroom with a bath, shower and a WC.
  • Upstairs, there is a twin room with an adjacent sitting room with a day bed.

Outside: There are private gardens either side of the barn with seating and a barbecue. Guests also have access to meadows, woodland walks and farmland around Milden Hall. There is ample parking, a tennis court, and space for ball games.

Additional Information: Utilities, bed linen and bath towels are included. There is no WiFi but there is 4G. One well behaved dog is welcome. Smoking is not permitted.

The Tudor Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 25 in 5 bedrooms (2 private doubles, 1 private twins, 1 private triple + open plan in main barn 2)
1 dog welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £3850
To £6000
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1787 247235 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Juliet Hawkins
Member Since October 2022

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Special Autumn offers and Winter Eco-tariff available.

Last Minute Offers

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 for 2 nights, £2300
Save £550. For up to 20 guests. Extra guests @ £85pp. Extra nights available

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The Tudor Barn 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 14th June 2024
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