Hostel for sale in Helston

YHA Coverack, Helston, TR12 6SA, Cornwall | Ref: 93776
For sale
This property is marketed by:
Sidney Phillips


  • Location: Helston | Cornwall
  • Price: Freehold £750,000

Key Features

38 Bed Hostel in picturesque Cornwall fishing village

Located at the top of a hill with fantastic sea views

Victorian country house converted from a hotel

Well Appointed Communal Kitchen & Lounge Areas

Ideal base for coastal walkers & tourists

Plot circa 1 acre with orchard Campsite



YHA (Youth Hostel Association) have an established network of hostels across England and Wales operated by in-house YHA managers and independent business owners under the Franchising scheme.   Financially strong, YHA generates in excess of £50m turnover and competes favourably as a provider of affordable accommodation appealing to independent travellers, families and groups.

YHA continually invests to raise its already world class standards, the result of which has pushed YHA to No 1 in the world. Investment in digital marketing and the online booking system ensures YHA Hostels are accessible from anywhere improving global reach to international customers and streamline the booking process. Run on social enterprise principles with hostels uniquely located YHA’s success enables it to deliver its charitable objectives.


The hostel is situated on raised elevations on the western side of the picturesque fishing village of Coverack, located on the Lizard Peninsula. The village is home to a beautiful beach, quaint harbour and many local businesses. The local area is a centre for water sports, particularly wind surfing, sailing and diving. The nearby rocks known as ‘the Manacles’ have been the site of many shipwrecks and as a consequence are now a favourite diving destination. The South West Coastal Path also runs through the village. Coverack is situated about 12 miles south east from the town of Helston which has a population of circa 11,000. 

YHA Coverack occupies a Victorian country house that was previously a hotel has panoramic sea views overlooking Perprean Cove and Chynhalls Point. It is a detached three storey property with a pebble dash rendered finished under a pitched tiled roof. The plot size is approximately 1.1 acres.



  • RECEPTION HALL with parquet flooring and reception counter (office behind counter). Store Cupboard. Storeroom. LOUNGE, with fitted carpet, coffee table and sofas to seat circa 13 guests. DINING ROOM and connected GAMES ROOM, fitted with parquet floor, pool table and table and chairs to seat 18 guests.
  • RESTAURANT with wood floorboards and furnished with tables and chairs to seat 30.
  • SELF-CATERING KITCHEN, fitted with non-slip floor, hygienic wall cladding, and a range of stainless steel equipment. Appliances include two cookers and array of fridge freezers. CATERING KITCHEN with non-slip floor and hygienic wall cladding. Equipped with a range of stainless steel equipment. STOREROOM.


  • BEDROOM 1: Seven-bed room with en-suite shower. 
  • BEDROOM 2: Four-bed room
  • BEDROOM 3: Three-bed room
  • BEDROOM 4: Four-bed room
  • BEDROOM 5:Five-bed room with en suite shower room
  • BEDROOM 6: Four-bed room
  • BEDROOM 7: Five-bed room with en suite shower 
  • Staff WC & SHOWER ROOM with non-slip flooring and hygienic wall cladding. Communal SHOWER ROOM containing, two WCs, and two shower cubicles.


  • BEDROOM 8: Four-bed room with en suite shower
  • BEDROOM 9: Two-bed room with en suite 


Self-contained Managers flat comprising of, a LOUNGE KITCHENETTE DINER, BATHROOM and two single BEDROOMS.


  • Front lawned GARDEN with picnic benches to seat circa 30 guests.
  • STAFF CAR PARK for 4 vehicles. Garage. GUEST CAR PARK for circa 15 vehicles.
  • CAMPING AREA with picnic bench seating for circa 30. 


  • KITCHEN with washing machine.
  • Three WCs

Another condemned outbuilding, known as the old potting shed has not been used in many years.

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