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Front of the building and conservatory
Main hall showing dining tables and conservatory at Holifield Hostel
The Pizza Dock at Holifield Hostel
Pizza oven orders at Holifield Hostel
Our lily pond at the bottom of Holifield's ancient woodland
Firepit and stage at Holifield Hostel
Upstairs balcony and valley view at Holifield Hostel
This shows the long dining table in the main hall, seats up to 30
Room 3, showing two out of three of the bunkbeds
Our big fire pit - bonfire can be made with plenty of wood if booked ahead
Sunset at the tumulus field (ancient burial mound)
Clear view of the Milky Way
Pizza oven at Holifield Hostel
Free use espresso machine at Holifield Hostel
Main hall showing dining tables and conservatory at Holifield Hostel
The Pizza Dock at Holifield Hostel
Pizza oven orders at Holifield Hostel
Our lily pond at the bottom of Holifield's ancient woodland

Holifield Hostel, Gweek, Helston, Cornwall

Sleeps 2 - 20 3 Bedrooms 20 Dining

Accessible bunkhouse near Helston sleeping 20 with a games room for holidays with family and friends and special interest group stays

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Holifield Hostel, Gweek, Helston, Cornwall, sleeps 2 - 20 in 3 bedrooms.

Holifield Farm Project was founded in 1992 as an education centre, providing a forest school and a day service for adults with learning disabilities. The hostel was completed in 2018 with over 90% of its materials coming from recycled sources, including wood salvaged after the Falmouth Docks fire, and heated with solar PV.

Holifield Hostel sleeps up to 20 guests in 3 bunkrooms of different sizes, either available by the room or with exclusive sue of the whole building. This is a venue and setting perfect for rest and relaxation or adventure and fun days out with family and friends, community groups and groups from other organisations.

There's plenty of space for cooking and socialising in the large vegetarian communal kitchen and dining area, or spend time relaxing in the bright and spacious sun-room. Function rooms can also be hired out for special interest group activities and events.

The hostel is fully accessible for wheelchair users and guests with mobility impairments — we have a lift, ramps, disabled parking, grab rails, wide doors, wet rooms and a hoist.

The main social space is a large dining hall which has catered for up to 50 people in the past, and is fully kitted for self-catering. In here is a piano, a sound system, a video projector, TV, and a freely available espresso machine.

In the conservatory is a pool table and table tennis, and outside we have a large outdoor shelter (Pizza Dock) with a pizza oven (pizzas available to order), picnic tables, BBQ, and a big firepit with firewood ready to reserve. Our new sauna will be up here too!

Holifield Hostel sits within 20 acres, with great views and home to a wonderful range of wildlife. There's a woodland trail through the ancient woods, down to the lily pond, up and along the stream, and looping around the Tumulus field. We're by the Helford estuary and so very close to excellent beaches along the Lizard and to the west as well as big stretches of broadleaf woodland.

Holifield is 20-25 mins from Falmouth, 30-40 mins from St. Ives, 30 mins from Lizard Point, 30 mins from Marazion (St Michael's Mount), 30 mins from Truro, 35 mins from Penzance, and 1 hour from Land's End.



Free WiFi. Poor mobile phone signal at the hostel but plenty by the entrance to the site.


Accessible bathrooms, ramps, lift, grab rails, disabled parking, hoist.

Dog Friendly

No pets as a general rule, please enquire if you would like to bring one.


6 gas hobs, electric oven, fully kitted with large pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, oil & salt. 3 fridges and a freezer. Microwave, toaster, kettle.

Dining Room

Long tables and plenty of chairs, room for more than 20.

Sitting Room

TV, video projector and screen easy to use, sound system, piano, books. In the same space as the dining room and kitchen.

TV and Music Facilities

40in flatscreen, HDMI ready projector, Firestick to use with either TV or projector, sound system. Silent disco available for free hire!

Games Room

Pool table and table tennis in the conservatory.

Heating and Open Fires

Central heating powered by solar PV in the summer and our Biomass boiler in the winter.


3 rooms with bunkbeds: 1sleeps 8, the others sleep 6 each. USB ports for each bed, lamps, curtains, sink.


Beds made up — towels and extra pillows available on request.


2 wetrooms with a toilet and shower and 1 upstairs with a toilet and bath upstairs. 4th toilet downstairs.

Children's Facilities

Travel cot available.


A big car park outside, woodland walk, outdoor shelter and patio with picnic tables and pizza oven, big firepit, sauna, barbecue.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool but fabulous beaches are nearby.


10-20 spaces directly at the hostel.


Outside only please, ashtrays provided.

Booking Information

50% of booking cost to be paid as deposit to secure booking
Final payment due before checkout
Minimum two night stay
Check-in from 4pm, checkout at 12pm.

Show Availability

Find the availability for each of our units.

Exclusive Booking of Whole Hostel

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Weekly Price
From £2975
2 Night Weekend
From £990
3 Night Weekend
From £1425
Midweek per night
From £500


A left turn quite far along Bonallack Lane. Local village is Gweek with a shop and Helston is 10-15 mins away. Near the Helford river and great beaches.

  • Gweek.
  • Penryn Train Station or Redruth Train Station.
  • Helston - has a woodland walk to the beach, Loe Bar, a few shops, Tesco, Sainbury's, Lidl. 10 - 15 mins away.
  • Gweek Village Stores, 5 min walk.
  • The Black Swan in Gweek, 5 mins walk. Trengilly Wartha, 5 min drive. Halzephron in Gunwalloe, 15 min drive.
  • Newquay Airport.

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