Luxury hotel and spa for sale on historic St Austell estate


A luxury hotel and spa, set in 43 acres of beautiful parkland and woodland in St Austell, Cornwall — and which also has planning permission for 36 holiday lodges — has been brought to the market by Christie + Co.

The Cornwall Hotel & Spa is set on the Cornwall Estate which has its origins in the Anglo-Saxon period. In the early 19th century the estate was acquired by the Coode family and the striking house which is now the Cornwall Hotel was built for the successful St Austell banker in 1834.

Today, the Cornwall Hotel provides luxury 4-Star accommodation across 65 guest bedrooms — nine of which are situated in the imposing Grade II listed Manor House, with 56 located in the adjoining Woodland Rooms that was constructed in 2008 & 2009 and is seamlessly connected to the Manor House, effortlessly blending the old and the new.

Accommodation is in a contemporary style with minimalist, modern elegance, with south-facing private balconies providing views over the estate’s sweeping parkland.

In addition to the guest rooms, the hotel has an AA Rosette-endorsed fine dining restaurant called Arboretum and brasserie restaurants, along with bars and terraced areas — again, with views over the estate.

The Leisure Club and Spa

The original stable block, located a short distance from the main hotel, has been converted and developed to provide a luxury spa with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, aroma steam room, whirlpool, gymnasium and five treatment rooms providing a variety of health, beauty and relaxation treatments.



Within the grounds are also 22 detached, two-storey lodges, and a refurbished Edwardian cottage. While the freehold to all the lodges and the Edwardian cottage have been sold, the hotel provides a lettings management service to lodge owners, which provides a significant revenue stream to the hotel. Twenty of the 23 owners currently rent their homes through the hotel. The hotel also manages the estate and collects the lodge share of the maintenance through a service charge.

Furthermore, planning permission exists for an additional 36 holiday lodges.

Matthew Smith of Christie + Co in Exeter is handling the sale of The Cornwall Hotel & Spa. He says: “This is a very exciting opportunity for existing country house hotel operators or new investors to acquire a luxury hotel and spa on a beautiful estate. Its 65 bedrooms, food & beverage facilities, spa and holiday lodge potential all come wrapped in a fantastic position — not just in terms of the estate itself, but also in its location in the heart of many of Cornwall’s most popular visitor attractions, such as the Eden project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.”

The freehold for The Cornwall Hotel & Spa is available for £7.5 million.