Tudor Barn - Lavenham, Suffolk, England

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Tudor barn interior Tudor Barn - thumbnail photo 1
The Tudor barn at night - beds and banquet tables
Grade II listed selfcatering barn Tudor Barn - thumbnail photo 2
The cartlodge with adjoining Tudor barn behind
Milden Hall illustration Tudor Barn - thumbnail photo 3
The Tudor barn next to Milden Hall and another ancient barn
Letchworth ladies celebrate 50th birthday Tudor Barn - thumbnail photo 4
Borrow our 20 bikes to explore the countryside
Musicians at the Tudor barn Tudor Barn - thumbnail photo 5
A large sitting area for 20 around the woodburner
Walking on the farm Tudor Barn - thumbnail photo 6
Enjoy our planned circular walks on the farm and beyond
Common blue butterfly Tudor Barn - thumbnail photo 7
Bring your binoculars - enjoy the buzzards, bees, butterflies - and newts!
Four-poster bed Tudor Barn - thumbnail photo 8
One of the four-poster Tudor oak kingsize beds
Civilised hens enjoying a tennis challenge Tudor Barn - thumbnail photo 9
A civilised hen party enjoy tennis ...and croquet, badminton
The Guildhall at Lavenham Tudor Barn - thumbnail photo 10
Explore Lavenham and other local villages
The Tudor barn interior Tudor Barn - thumbnail photo 11
The Tudor barn interior - where you can sleep, eat and dance
The millennium pond with newts and dragonflies Tudor Barn - thumbnail photo 12
Enjoy the wildlife of our many ponds, woods and meadows
Ladies in Tudor costume Tudor Barn - thumbnail photo 13
Borrow our 50 or so Tudor costumes for an evening
Barbecue Tudor Barn - thumbnail photo 14
Barbecue in the garden, on the farm, for a wedding or for two
Wedding at the Tudor barn Tudor Barn - thumbnail photo 15
Humanist ceremony in the Tudor barn, feast and dance

Key Cottage Information

price
£750 - £4550 weekly price range
bedrooms
Sleeps  2 to 24 people in 5 bedrooms 
bathrooms
7 bathroom(s)
pets welcome
Pet Friendly (2 dogs welcome)
short breaks
Short breaks offered (min. 2 days)
family-friendly
Family-Friendly: Cot, High Chair available.
Rating: Not assessed
Accessibility information: sorry this property has no disabled accessible features.
Number of units of accommodation: 1
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Listed grade II spacious, unusual, rural Tudor barn and cartlodge sleep one group of up to 24 in comfortable, whacky and breathtaking accommodation (this is not a bunkhouse barn), tucked away down a long farm track on an environmentally-friendly farm surrounded by ancient wildflower meadows and ponds, with safe enclosed garden for barbecues, croquet.  Licenced for weddings. 

Unconventional, comfortable accommodation for the more adventurous - the huge aisled 16th century barn with roaring woodburner, gas heaters and large banquet area adjoins the cosy, under-floor heated cartlodge. There are three conventional bedrooms (one downstairs with own bathroom)and the barn sleeps up to 16 in a massive space (curtains can divide one end) - in comfortable, hand-made Suffolk oak beds (2 massive four-posters, 2 truckle doubles, 8 singles), moved where you want them.

The cartlodge has a huge, sunny, well-equipped kitchen, big lobby for muddy boots, upstairs TV sitting room and two smart bathrooms. Outside a hop, skip and a jump away is a posh new loo and power-shower block.

An enclosed herb garden with lawn, croquet and barbecue means children can be supervised without straying off. Further afield is a meadow to play ball games.

Friends, families, walkers, bird-watchers can get together in spacious, beautiful, ancient and environmentally-friendly working farm to paint, pond dip, hug trees, play tennis, walk, bike, explore nature, go slow, relax, feast and celebrate.

Outdoors bike (we have 20 bikes)or walk on planned circular routes, play tennis, croquet, barbecue, peacefully paint, explore our castle earthworks, visit the happy pigs, feed the bantams, try out pond dipping, tree hugging or other activities from our family activity pack, visit our modest museum.  Pet-friendly.

Inside the award-winning Grade II listed 16th century barn, crammed full of exposed oak beams, there is space to dance, play table tennis and table football, put on a play or re-enact Tudor times (dressing up box for children, and Tudor costumes for adults, Tudor tableware, games and even a murder mystery written for the barn).

Ideal for family self-catering, large group gatherings, birthday celebrations, civilised hen parties, wedding receptions, reunions - or just getting away, secluded and relatively remote but close to London, off the beaten track, to somewhere peaceful. For corporate away-days and team building stays we have cryptic clue bicycle treasure hunts around the local medieval villages, Go Ape in nearby Thetford Forest, canoe down the River Stour, weave willow baskets and ideas for other team bonding activities - and the barn doubles as a conference room for a meeting.

 

 

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More Information

Tudor Barn  - Lavenham,

Our 'History, Archaeology & Natural History of Milden Hall' book (in draft at present!) summarises the interest of this much-loved home and small country estate, since Domesday and lived in by different family ancestors since 1485!  

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Property Facilities

Special Features:
  • Historical Property
  • Grade II listed Barn
  • With Exposed Beams
  • Drying room
Entertainment Facilities:
  • TV
  • Video or DVD
Kitchen & Dining:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Washing Machine
  • Type of Cooker: Leisuremaster electric
  • Dining Table Seats: 50
Bedroom(s):
  • 2 Kingsize Bed(s)
  • 4 Double Bed(s)
  • 11 Single Bed(s)
  • 1 Sofabed(s)/Futon(s)
  • 10 Z Bed(s)
  • Romantic Four Poster Bed
  • Bed Linen Provided
Bathroom:
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Bath
  • Power Shower
  • Towels Provided
Heating:
  • Central Heating
  • Wood Stove
Garden and Outdoors:
  • Enclosed Garden: Herb garden, lawn, with barbecue, farm beyond to roam
  • Parking
  • BBQ
Special Facilities:
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room: Inside games inc table tennis, table football, digital piano
Setting:
  • Views of ancient listed barns, park grassland and hedged countryside.

Local Attractions

Lavenham, Long Melford, Kersey - world-famous medieval wool towns, some guided tours. Beyond Constable Country (Dedham Vale, Flatford Mill), Bury St Edmunds with millennium cathedral tower. Kentwell Hall (Tudor/WWII recreations), castles (Framlingham, Orford, Hedingham), church trail, Sutton Hoo & numerous other National Trust properties. Go Ape in Thetford Forest - high wire adventure Farm shops, canoe hire on the River Stour, boat trips, boats to hire, walks, riding, golf courses, fishing, nature reserves, open gardens, museums, Anglo-Saxon village reconstruction.

Nearest Train Station or Airport: Sudbury rail station 10 minutes, Colchester 25 minutes. Taxi or bus links - just ask us for details.

Recommended Places to Visit: Suffolk Coast (nature reserves, Orford castle, Sutton Hoo, coastal boat trips to see wildlife). Cambridge (inc Fitzwilliam Museum) National Trust properties Sutton Hoo on coast, Blickling & Felbrigg in Norfolk

Annual Events: Art exhibitions at The Wildlife Art Gallery, Gainsborough House and others throughout the year. Kentwell Hall Tudor and WWII re-creations mid June-mid July; open Apr-Sept. Open gardens - villages and schemes throughout the year. Chelsworth,Lavenham, Sudbury & Cornard - June. Lavenham Tourist Info Centre: 01787 248207

Recommended Places to Eat Out: The White Horse, Edwardstone. The Red Rose, Lindsey. The Bell, Kersey. The Angel and The Great House, Lavenham.

Local Sports: Leisure centre, golf, river canoeing, tennis, horse-riding, Go Ape hi-wire adventure, go-karting, clay pigeon shooting

Lavenham

Medieval & world famous, Lavenham was the fourteenth wealthiest town in England in Henry VIII's day. It is full of beautiful timber-framed buildings, enormous church, National Trust guildhall, winding lanes and shops to explore.



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