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Coronavirus update


Due to future guidance we may receive from local or national government and health advisers, we may cancel your stay. In those cases you would receive a full refund or credit towards another booking with us.

Stay home, keep others safe!

If you do not believe in following all the Covid rules and restrictions, please do not book this cottage.

You must be registered for track and trace - we have our own QR code in the cottage.

We accept bookings only if all of the guests in the group come from one household not exceeding 4 including infants. All adults over 16 will be required to provide their name and address details and/OR scan our NHS QR code on first entry to the cottage. Extra visitors or guests are not allowed under any circumstances. You must state at the time of booking how many guests there will be and their names. It will not be possible to add guests later. If you book for two guests then ONLY those two guests may enter the property.

We also ask that guests do not put themselves at risk and therefore those guests which arrive after their departure. Face masks should be worn over nose and mouth at all times outside of both your home and ours. Avoid crowded places and take home all your litter from the beach or other places of interest.

We understand that booking a holiday may be a difficult decision for many due to the restrictions of cancellation policies. Please take out a suitable insurance policy before you book. We are offering all new direct bookings (effected by lockdown rules or contracting Covid-19) the flexibility to change their bookings at anytime up to one week before check-in without further charge, or a credit towards a future booking taken within 18 months of cancellation. Our agent's will have their own booking terms.

Our cottage will undergo full sanitization at the end of each stay, however we ask that guests now remove all bedding, towels, bath mats, oven gloves etc and place them in a tied sack at the end of their stay prior to departure. You no longer have to sort the recycling as our waste management company does that for you. So ALL waste now goes into the same dustbin sack, including part-used hand soaps, and tied securely. This will help reduce the risk to our staff and next guests.

Thank you and happy holidays!

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If you are interested in visiting the locations where films and TV series have been filmed in Cornwall then the following list may help you find what you are looking for. Most are easily reachable by car from Sorgente.


Cast: Asa Butterfield, Eva Green, Samuel L Jackson, Dane Judi Dench and Allison Janney.
Locations: East Portholland, nr. St Austell.

ABOUT TIME (2013) - Richard Curtis

Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lindsay Duncan, Tom Hollander, Lydia Wilson, Richard Griffiths, Richard E Grant, Lisa Eichhorn, Margot Robbie.
Locations: Porthpean House nr. St Austell | Vault Beach nr. Gorran Haven | St.Michael Penkivel Church nr. Truro | Portloe, Roseland Peninsula.

WORLD WAR Z (2013) - Marc Forster

Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, Fana Mokoena, James Badge Dale, Elyes Gabel, Peter Capaldi, Moritz Bleibtreu, John Gordon Sinclair, Matthew Fox, David Morse.
Location: RFA Argus berthed at Falmouth.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2010) - Tim Burton

Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Tim Pigott-Smith, Lindsay Duncan, Christopher Lee, Eleanor Tomlinson, Marton Csokas.
Locations: Anthony House, Torpoint, Plymouth | Charlestown Harbour.

KEEPING MUM (2005) - Niall Johnson

Cast:  Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze, Tamsin Egerton, Toby Parkes.
Locations: Bodmin railway station. Bodmin | St. Michael Penkivel.

LADIES IN LAVENDER (2004) - Charles Dance

Cast: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Daniel Brühl, Natascha McElhone, Miriam Margolyes, David Warner.
Locations: Cadgwith, Helston, St. Ives and Prussia Cove.

SAN ANTONIO (2004) - Frédéric Auburtin

Cast: Gérard Lanvin, Gérard Depardieu, Lucy Harrison, Patrick Médioni, Valeria Golino, Marc Faure, Michèle Bernier.
Locations: Widemouth Bay, Bude.

JOHNNY ENGLISH (2003) - Peter Howitt

Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia, Oliver Ford Davies, Tim Pigott-Smith, Kevin McNally.
Locations: St Michael's Mount, Marazion.

007 DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002) - Lee Tamahori

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Judi Dench, Toby Stephens, Rosamund Pike, Rick Yune, John Cleese, Michael Madsen, Madonna.
Locations: Holywell Bay nr. Newquay | Eden project, Bodelva.

SAVING GRACE (2002) - Nigel Cole

Cast: Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clunes, Valerie Edmond, Tcheky Karyo, Jamie Foreman.
Locations: Port Isaac | Boscastle | Trebarwith Strand.


Cast: Randy Quaid, Whoopi Goldberg, Roger Daltrey, Colm Meaney, Caroline Carver.
Locations: Watergate Bay | Bodmin Moor.

MANSFIELD PARK (1999) - Patricia Rozema

Cast: Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, James Purefoy.
Locations: Charlestown.

THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1993) - Stephen Herek

Cast: Chris O’Donnell, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Oliver Platt, Tim Curry, Rebecca De Mornay, Michael Wincott, Julie Delpy, Paul McGann, Hugh O’Conor, Gabrielle Anwar.
Locations: Golitha Falls, Bodmin Moor | a nature reserve - the River Fowey flows in a series of cascades through a steep-sided valley gorge | Charlestown Harbour | Rumps Point, Polzeath.

DRACULA (1979) - John Badham

Cast: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Kate Nelligan, Donald Pleasence, Trevor Eve.
Locations: St.Michael's Mount, Marazion | Mevagissy | Tintagel.

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED (1976) - John Sturges

Cast: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Maurice Roëves, Anthony Quayle, Judy Geeson, Treat Williams.
Locations: Charlestown Harbour | St.Mawgans RAF airfield, now Newquay Airport.

STRAW DOGS (1971) - Sam Peckinpah

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, David Warner, Peter Vaughan, Colin Welland
Locations: St.Buryan nr. Penzance - Village Square and churchyard | Lamorna.

MURDER AHOY (1964) - George Pollock

Cast: Margaret Rutherford, Lionel Jeffries, Charles Tingwell.
Locations: St.Mawes nr. Penryn and Falmouth.

SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC (1948) - Charles Frend

Cast: John Mills, Diana Churchill, Harold Warrender, Anne Firth, Derek Bon, Reginald Beckwith, James Robertson Justice, Kenneth More.
Locations: Falmouth Docks.

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1940) - Ludwig Berger

Cast: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin, Rex Ingram
Location: Gunwalloe nr. Mullion | Kynance Cove (The Lizard Peninsula) | Sennen Cove nr. Land's End.

JAMAICA INN (1939) - Alfred Hitchcock

Cast: Charles laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Leslie Banks, Marie Ney, Robert Newton, Horace Hodges, Hay Petrie, Frederick Piper, Herbert Lomas, Clare Greet, William Devlin, Emlyn Williams, Jeanne de Casalis, Mabel Terry-Lewis, A. Bromley Davenport, George Curzon, Basil Radford.
Location: Jamaica Inn Pub | Bolventor | Bodmin Moor.

Swept from the Sea (1997)

Locations: Crackington Haven, Bodmin.

Oscar and Lucinda (1997)

Locations: Boscastle | Port Isaac | Bossiney

Rebecca (1997)

Locations: Charlestown

Poldark (1996)

Locations: Rinsey (The Lizard Peninsula) | Lansallos (near Looe) | Penrose Estate (Helston) Moll

Flanders (1996)

Locations: Falmouth | Charlestown

Twelfth Night (1996)

Locations: Trebarwith Strand

Blue Juice (1995)

Locations: Newquay | St Ives | Mousehole | St Agnes | Godrevy

The Three Musketeers (1993 film)

Locations: Boconnoc The Witches - Headland Hotel, Newquay

When the Whales Came (1989)

Locations: Bryher, Isles of Scilly.

The Devil's Foot (1988)

Locations: Kynance Cove (The Lizard Peninsula) | Mount's Bay | Lanyon Quoit, West Penwith.

Doomwatch (1988)

Locations: Mevagissey | Polperro.

Dracula (1979)

Locations: Carlyon Bay.

The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

Locations: Newquay | Charlestown.

Malachi's Cove or The Seaweed Children (1974)

Locations: Trebarwith Strand.

Straw Dogs (1971)

Locations: St Buryan | Lamorna.

Magical Mystery Tour (The Beatles) (1967)

Locations: Newquay.

Night of the Eagle (1962)

Locations: Cape Cornwall | Porthcurno Beach.


Locations: Tintagel.

Treasure Island (1950)

Locations: Carrick Roads, River Fal | Helford River | Falmouth.

Johnny Frenchman (1945)

Locations: Mevagissey.

Miranda (1948)

Locations: Carlyon Bay | Polperro | Looe.

Love Story (1944)

Locations: Minack Theatre.

The Mystery of the Mary Celeste (1935)

Locations: Falmouth.

The Uninvited (1944)

Locations: Stretches of Devon, Cornwall and Ireland shores.


Filmed in Cornwall for Television

POLDARK (2015-2018) BBC Series 1, 2, 3, 4

Brooding drama set in 18th-century Cornwall. Ross Poldark is passionate about turning round the fortunes of his late father's estate. Adapted from Winston Graham's novels.
Cast: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed, Jack Farthing, Luke Norris, Gabriella Wilde, Beatie Edney, Tom York, Harry Richardson, Ellise Chappell, Christian Brassington, Josh Whitehouse, Max Bennett, Rebecca Front.
Locations: Charlestown  | Botallack (National Trust) | Levant Mine and Beam Engine (National Trust) | Holywell Bay (National Trust) | Bodmin Moor | St Agnes Head (National Trust) | Porthgwarra  | Porthcurno (National Trust) | Gwennap Head | Kynance Cove (National Trust) | Gunwalloe (National Trust) - Dollar Cove and Church Cove | Predannack Wollas, The Lizard (National Trust) | Park Head and Porthcothan (National Trust) | Padstow area | Turnaware Point

THE SHELL SEEKERS (2006) Die Muschelsucher (ZDF) - Piers Haggard

Written by: Rosamunde Pilcher (A copy of the book is at Sorgente Cottage)
Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, Sebastian Koch, Victoria Hamilton.
Locations: Lamorna | Port Isaac | Prideaux Place (Padstow) | St.Michael's Mount | Marazion.

COMING HOME (1998) - Giles Foster

Written by: Rosamunde Pilcher
Cast: Emily Mortimer, Peter O'Toole, Joanna Lumley.
Locations: Lelant | Prideaux Place (Padstow) | Marazion.

Hornblower (2002)

Falmouth | Charlestown | Pendennis Castle | St Mawes | Rame Head.

Echo Beach

soap opera about surfing starring Jason Donovan and Martine McCutcheon to be filmed in Newquay.

Doc Martin

Comedy series starring Martin Clunes as a London doctor who comes to work in Cornwall. Set in Port Isaac

Wild West (2002)

Comedy series starring Dawn French, filmed at Portloe

A Seaside Parish

A documentary about the Rector of Boscastle


Cornish detective series based on the novels of W. J. Burley - various locations.

Frenchman's Creek (1998)

TV version of Daphne du Maurier's famous story

The Camomile Lawn

Wartime drama set in Cornwall, filmed at Veryan and Portloe


BBC series about the lives of a Cornish family spanning the years from 1867 to 1940, from the novel by Susan Howatch

Poldark (1970s)

Popular series based on the novels of Winston Graham

The Onedin Line

Started in 1971 at Charlestown

A Dorothy L Sayers Mystery

1987 in the episode Have His Carcase the murder is filmed on Holywell Bay Beach


Sorgente comments 2018

"Thank you so much for letting us have your lovely cottage for an excellent week of wonderful weather and sightseeing. Also thanks for the Welcome Pack, went down a treat."

The Ridouts 29/06/18

Sorgente comments 2017

"A very comfortable and happy stay in Sorgente, enabling us to celebrate our grandchild's first birthday. Weather mixed, but we managed to re-visit old haunts - Trelissick, Gwithian Beach, Mylor, amongst others - A lovely stay - thank you."

Philip and Sandra, Cumbria 23/02/17

Sorgente comments 2016

"We stayed 1 wonderful week in your amazing cottage. Thank you for all your hard efforts to make this such a comfortable place. Whats more we were lucky with the weather and love Cornwall. Let's hope we will be allowed to come back after the Brexit. Greetings and lots of love from"

Gilbert and family - Belgium and Germany 06/11/16