Our new location | Youth Cancer Trust Holidays

Our new location

Manor Farm Barn, Dewlish, Dorchester DT2 7LR

Accommodation for your Youth Cancer Trust holiday will be at Manor Farm Barn and the adjacent cottage Churn House. Both are located on the private land of a working farm. 

Between the 2 buildings is a courtyard patio area with a swimming pool and a large games room. 

On Site Facilities

  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / patio area with pagoda
  • Games room with table tennis, pool table and table football 
  • Broadband / Wifi
  • BBQ
  • Central Heating 

The Local Area

Manor Farm is located in the quiet village of Dewlish. The nearest town is Dorchester. 

Much of the beautiful surrounding landscape featured in Thomas Hardy’s novels.

We are 1.8 miles from the nearest shop, but there will be plenty of opportunities to visit shops when we are out on activities. The team will also keep a supply of essentials if there is anything you’ve forgotten. 

Accommodation At Manor Farm Barn 

  • Ground floor toilet
  • Fully equipped kitchen 
  • Washing machine / tumble dryer
  • Dining room 
  • Lounge
  • Central heating 
  • 2 x TV’s 
  • Stereo / CD player
  • Bed linen and towels included

Bedrooms at Manor Farm 

1 x ground floor twin with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC

7 First floor bedrooms:

2 x double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 

1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC,

2 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC,

1 x twin with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC 

1 x single with en-suite shower, basin and WC (Staff) 

Accommodation at Churn House  

  • Fully equipped kitchen/diner
  • Lounge
  • Central heating and electric coal-effect fire
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer
  • 2 x TVs
  • Stereo/CD
  • Broadband /WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels included 

Bedrooms at Churn House

Four Ground Floor Bedrooms:

  • 2 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twins on request)
  • 2 x double

Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC, shower room with shower, basin and WC


Want to book a holiday?

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If we have confirmed you can come on a holiday, we will send you the full application form to complete.

The Youth Cancer Trust offers a simple booking procedure. As long as there is a free space, a new guest can be booked in. We take bookings up to a year in advance.

We tend to get booked up very quickly so please get in touch as soon as you think you know when you would like to come and stay.

Patients, parents or hospital professionals are welcome to contact us, by phone (01305 584064), email, or by letter to discuss the holidays and available dates in more detail.

We will discuss a suitable date over the phone or contact you on receipt of an application.

***If you are under 18, we will need to speak to your parent or guardian and the form will need need to be completed by them.

Once the dates are confirmed, the holiday will be confirmed in writing.

Everything at the Youth Cancer Trust is designed to be straight forward and hassle-free.


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Travel Arrangements

If you are able to arrange and fund your own travel to us, that’s great, we appreciate it. 

Equally if you require assistance with costs and arrangements, such as booking train tickets, please contact Wendy and she will help you

Patients and/or their parents are asked to confirm the arrival times and mode of transport with us at least 7 days prior to their holiday, either by email or by telephone on 01305 584064.

We can send you an information pack all about Youth Cancer Trust holidays – email us with your contact details or telephone 01305 584064.