The Tudor barn lends itself well to a civilised hen gathering, seeking somewhere very rural and different - not a nightclub in sight but masses to do here and locally. The barn is set amidst our peaceful and environmentally friendly farm down a long drive with meadows, bantams scratching, space to roam, space to be together and apart.
This ancient, beautiful barn is very definitely not a 'bunkhouse barn' but sleeping arrangements are quirky! Most hen gatherings want to all sleep together in the big barn in the four-posters and singles sleeping 16, but there are also three private bedrooms for those who want to escape the party - and three more in the adjacent farmhouse. You can gather around the giant woodburner on sofas and armchairs, feast at the candle-lit oak banquet tables and sleep well in the comfortable beds beyond. The huge kitchen is well equipped and we usually unpack a supermarket delivery before you arrive, or organise good, wholesome local food to be delivered. There are two bathrooms and a warm loo and shower block; and a smaller, upstairs, sitting room with TV/DVD.
You can borrow our Tudor costumes and feast Tudor style with wooden platters and Tudor glazed pottery; get a dance tutor in (street, Tudor, tango); gossip while you make a willow basket; borrow our 23+ bicycles and try our Wool Town bike trail quiz in teams; or play tennis or croquet; sumo wrestle; have a pampering session at a nearby spa; or try life drawing. In the summer laze in the herb garden and barbecue; walk to beautiful historic Lavenham and back on footpaths; canoe down the River Stour from Sudbury to Wissington and get a minibus back; take a coastal river cruise; take a tour of the National Stud at Newmarket; or Go Ape in Thetford Forest.