General Information

The Dunton Centre is a former flint built village school situated on a rise of land just outside the village of Shereford in North Norfolk, surrounded by open fields with access from the village to the nearby river. The accommodation, which is centrally heated via an oil fired boiler, is run as a self-catering, self- programming property available primarily for voluntary youth groups with bunk bed sleeping accommodation for 23 people.

There is an access ramp to the rear of the building for those with disabilities.

A field at the rear of the property can be used for camping. There is a hard surface area (formerly the school playground) to the side of the building.

Address & Contact Details

The Dunton Centre
The Street, Shereford
Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7PN

O.S. Map No. 132 Reference 885 293

Bernadette Keddie
Manor Farm
The Moor
Norwich, Norfolk
NR10 4NL

Mob: 07340 215652

Important Information

Please ensure that you have fully read the following important information:

  • The adjacent fields are used by local farmers for their livestock, it is important that the fencing surrounding these fields is not damaged by anyone climbing on it or damaging it in any way, thereby allowing livestock to wander.
  • Group leaders are requested to ensure that young people in their charge, as well as any adults in the group, are mindful of this request.


Ground Floor

  • Kitchen: Large and modern with fridge, freezer and 6 ring gas cooker.
  • Dining Area: Fully carpeted and adjacent to the kitchen.
  • Main Hall: Carpeted lounge area and open area for activities.
  • Bedrooms: Two rooms each containing 1 bunk bed open off the main hall with access directly to the rear access ramp for those with disabilities
  • Shower/toilet room for those with disabilities.
  • Annex: Centrally heated. Sleeps 3 in 1 bunk bed and 1 single bed

First Floor

  • Room One: sleeping 2 in a bunk bed
  • Room Two: sleeping 6 in bunk beds
  • Room Three: sleeping 8 in bunk beds
  • Separate toilet
  • Shower room with 2 showers, 2 wash basins and toilet.


Kitchen Equipment: All necessary equipment in the kitchen is provided as are tables and chairs in the dining area.

Mattresses: Mattresses meeting the necessary regulations are provided in the sleeping areas.

Bedding: Sleeping bags, blankets / sheets / pillows / pillowcases are not provided.

Towels, tea cloths, toilet rolls, washing up liquid etc., are not supplied at Dunton.

There is no TV licence for the Dunton Centre, however should you wish to bring a video player / DVD player together with a monitor to view pre-recorded videos or DVDs, this will be acceptable

Telephone: There is no telephone at the Centre.

First Aid Facilities: Hirers are asked to note that there are also NO FIRST AID facilities on site and groups are advised to ensure that adequate First Aid equipment is available and have a competent First Aider with them.

Outside Facilities

Field / Campsite: The campsite can accommodate a good number of tents on a grassed field to the rear of the main house.

To serve the campsite is an outside tap and outbuildings containing 1 shower, 2 washbasins and three toilets plus a washing up area.

Bar-b-que: The brick-built bar-b-que is sited to the rear of the building and overlooks the field. This facility is available to all hirers.

There is a camp fire area which is also available for use by groups.

Groups are asked NOT to use any other area of the field for camp fires other than the designated area NOR to use wood from trees or hedges surrounding the field for burning.

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Please ensure that you have also read the terms of hire and print a copy for your records.

Download and print the Booking Form:
DOC [111 KB]External Link | PDF [126 KB]External Link

The only way to book the Dunton Centre is by contacting the Administrator as below. Please confirm your telephone/provisional booking as soon as possible by submitting a deposit of one night's booking fee with the booking form, or on request, to:

The Administrator
Red House Youth Trust
12 Spruce Avenue
Ormesby St. Margaret
Gt. Yarmouth
Norfolk, NR29 3RY

All provisional bookings whether received by telephone, email or post will be held for 3 weeks unless prior arrangements have been made to retain the provisional booking for longer.

PLEASE NOTE: Cheques to be made payable to Red House Youth Trust

The Trustees hope you have an enjoyable stay at Dunton and are happy to receive any comments from users following their visit.

Need further help?

If you have any queries please contact Marguerite on:

01493 731976