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Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
4
Dining
20
  • Weekly price
    Contact Owner
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 600
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 750
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 150
Property Type: 
Bunkhouse
Comfortable and affordable bunkhouse sleeping 20 with plenty of space for family and friend groups, near Sudbury

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Old Brooder Bunkhouse, Lavenham, Suffolk, sleeps 20 in 4 bedrooms.

Available from mid-February 2017.

The Old Brooder Bunkhouse is situated down a quiet farm track but within 3 miles of historic Lavenham, 1.25 hrs from London by train and 1 hr from Stansted airport. It is peacefully surrounded by wildflower meadows and hedged countryside, with Grade II* listed hall farmhouse and aisled barns. Here, friends, walkers, cyclists, civilised hens, teams on tour, schools and those with a relatively modest budget can get together on our environmentally friendly farm.

Newly kitted out, we've tried to be really practical with the sleeping space. There is an upstairs bedroom that sleeps 8 (conventional beds) and downstairs there are two twin-bunk bedrooms for those who want more privacy or for staff with a school group, and a bedroom that sleeps 8 in extra-wide bunk beds with thick comfy mattresses. There are four showers and four loos, including a downstairs wet shower room for less mobile guests.

A kitchen/dining area provides simple communal eating facilities for 20 and we will happily unpack a supermarket delivery for you or you can pre-book delivered meals that you simply get out of the fridge/freezer on arrival. There's a drying room for wet clothes. Upstairs the cosy sitting room with TV can seat 20.

Here you can enjoy our ancient meadows, ponds, woods and hedges - bring your binoculars, check out the birds and butterflies, run, hug trees, pond dip, read, bike, photograph, paint and, at the end of the day, eat together and on a summer evening you can barbecue outside and play ping-pong, croquet, badminton or table football - or cycle to one of the many excellent local pubs. For parties, concerts, yoga, dance or indoor classroom if it's wet, ask about our huge Tudor barn - a beautiful space.

Beyond, you can explore on bike (BYO or hire them from us) the local medieval Wool Towns on the peaceful village roads of the South Suffolk Cycle Route and our own planned circular cycle and footpath routes, hire boats (canoe or kayak) on the River Stour, Go Ape in Thetford Forest, or visit the Suffolk coast. Or simply potter around local National Trust properties, gorgeous churches or antique shops.

Facilities

Well-equipped kitchen (double electric oven, 5 hotplates) to cook for 20 guests - we can unpack a food delivery or get a chef in to cook for you.
Part of the open plan kitchen - with long farmhouse tables to seat 20 guests all together.
Cosy upstairs sitting room for 20 - TV, board games, book shelf, local tourist info, planned cycle/walk routes, farm activities.
TV (link to Netflix); small, portable sound system/iPod dock for indoor use only.
Digital black hole, some 3G hotspots but if you need WiFi urgently you can pick up email/use the internet from farm office.
Table football, table tennis, croquet, boules - all outside. 20 adult bikes available for hire - book ahead. Tennis court sometimes available - ask.
Central heating.
Upstairs 1 x 8. Downstairs bunk bedrooms: 2 x 2, 1 x 8. All 3ft wide single, pocket-sprung comfy mattresses.
Linen provided, beds made up. Towels available @ £1.
Total 4 showers, 4 loos: Downstairs - 2 showers, 2 loos, 1 wet shower room/loo for less mobile guests. Upstairs - 1 shower/loo room.
Accessible wide external/internal bedroom/wetroom doors. Ground floor bedrooms but not huge for manoeuvring wheelchairs. Ask for details.
Limited for those under the age of 10. Age-appropriate board/outdoor games, books, planned farm and wildlife activity ideas.
Picnic tables to seat 20, charcoal BBQ, outdoor table tennis, table football, boules, badminton. And explore the farm and enjoy the wildlife on foot!
There is no swimming pool.
Plenty - and somewhere to store your bikes under cover.
No smoking inside. Covered area outside for smokers.
Sorry, no pets allowed.

Location

1/2 a mile down Milden Hall's signposted farm drive/track. 3 miles from Lavenham, 1.25 hrs train from London Liverpool Street (from Sudbury train station 15 mins), 1 hour from Stansted airport.
Lavenham, 3 miles with small supermarket, butcher, baker. Sudbury, with train station 6.6 miles, supermarkets, market day.
Monks Eleigh community post office 2 miles.
The Swan Inn, Monks Eleigh 2 miles. Several others a bit further in all directions.

Booking Information

Ask for a quote. Flexible booking periods but usually: 2-night w/e Friday 4pm - Sunday midday, or 3-night to Monday midday; midweek flexible. Damage deposit £400. Read t&cs for what is included, booking procedure, notes esp on noise, children, rowdy groups. Sorry no stags or really rowdy groups.

Self Catering
Yes
Outside Caterers
Yes
Breakfast
No
Other Meals
Yes
Full Board Only
No
Wi-fi
Yes
Games Room
Yes
Hot Tub
No
Swimming Pool
No
Tennis Court
No
Pets
No
Open Fire
No
Disabled Access
Yes

Getting here

Milden
Lavenham
Suffolk
CO10 9NY
United Kingdom
Sudbury train station - 6.6 miles, 15 mins, £12+ taxi journey.
Milden - 0.5 miles Tuesdays only! Lavenham - 3 miles.
Stansted Airport - 39 miles, 1 hr drive, £55 taxi journey or less.

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The Old Brooder Bunkhouse, Lavenham, Suffolk
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Juliet Hawkins

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Milden
Lavenham
Suffolk
CO10 9NY
United Kingdom

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