Tudor Barn - Lavenham, Suffolk, England

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Wedding at the Tudor barn Wedding at the Tudor barn
Humanist ceremony in the Tudor barn, feast and dance
Grade II listed selfcatering barn Grade II listed selfcatering barn
The cartlodge with adjoining Tudor barn behind
Milden Hall illustration Milden Hall illustration
The Tudor barn next to Milden Hall and another ancient barn
Tudor barn interior Tudor barn interior
The Tudor barn at night - beds and banquet tables
Letchworth ladies celebrate 50th birthday Letchworth ladies celebrate 50th birthday
Borrow our 20 bikes to explore the countryside
Walking on the farm Walking on the farm
Enjoy our planned circular walks on the farm and beyond
Common blue butterfly Common blue butterfly
Bring your binoculars - enjoy the buzzards, bees, butterflies - and newts!
Four-poster bed Four-poster bed
One of the four-poster Tudor oak kingsize beds
Woodburner sitting area for 20 Woodburner sitting area for 20
Enjoy the cosy (giant) woodburner in winter
Civilised hens enjoying a tennis challenge Civilised hens enjoying a tennis challenge
A civilised hen party enjoy tennis ...and croquet, badminton
The Guildhall at Lavenham The Guildhall at Lavenham
Explore Lavenham and other local villages
The Tudor barn interior The Tudor barn interior
The Tudor barn interior - where you can sleep, eat and dance
The millennium pond with newts and dragonflies The millennium pond with newts and dragonflies
Enjoy the wildlife of our many ponds, woods and meadows
Ladies in Tudor costume Ladies in Tudor costume
Borrow our 50 or so Tudor costumes for an evening
Barbecue Barbecue
Barbecue in the garden, on the farm, for a wedding or for two
Booking and Enquiries
phone 01787 247235 or
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payment options Payment Options: cheque, bank transfer
Contact: Mrs. Juliet Hawkins
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Key Cottage Information

Price range from £750 to £4550 per week
Number of units of accommodation: 1
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 6 bedrooms 
Number of bathrooms: 7 
Short Breaks: Yes - The minimum number of days for a short break is 2
Suitable for the disabled:  no
Children are welcome:  yes Cot, High Chair available.
Pet Friendly:  yes(2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
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The owner/agency for Tudor Barn has been advertising with Country Cottages Online for more than 11 years. Read More

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. 

This owner/agency has featured on countrycottagesonline.com since 2007

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

    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.

    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!  

    Please visit http://www.thehall-milden.co.uk to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Suffolk.

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    The price range for this holiday cottage is from 200 to 3000, for information and advice on exact prices please get in touch with the owner direct.
    Availability updated on 09/12/2017

    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 (organic, own microbrewery), 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


    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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