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Sorgente Cornish Holiday Cottage

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Discounted ferry tickets for visitors, plus local guides and maps, visit the Fal River website.

Falmouth estuary

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To buy discounted ferry tickets, local guides and maps, visit the Fal River website.
Using the Falmouth Park & Ride and Park & Float can get a discounted entrance to the Maritime Museum and savings in many of the towns shops and eating places. Park & Float - Fri, 1 May - 31 Oct Ponsharden. 01872 861910 (Winter) 01326 319417 (Summer) Travel time 10 minutes to the Maritime Museum. With GPS devices - TR10 8AD.

Falmouth estuary

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In the surroundings of Sorgente

Some other places of interest easily reachable from Sorgente

Approximate times and distance are by car.

Within 10 mins.: Mylor & Carrick Roads | Flushing | Ponsanooth

Within 30 mins.: Truro | Helston & Lizard | Praa Sands | Porthleven

Useful numbers local and further afield - the Stay Guide.

For discounted ferry tickets, local guides and maps, follow this link to the Fal River website.

FLUSHING 2.3 miles/6 mins. (Bus, Car, Cycle, Walk)

Flushing lies across the water from Falmouth and rumour has it that this atmospheric village enjoys the mildest climate in the country. With sandy beaches, friendly pubs, a great restaurant (The Sticky Prawn) and lush, green woodland surrounding it; Flushing is a wonderfully relaxing oasis at any time of year.
Flushing Regatta Week is held annually during late July or early August, and features water-based activities such as bathtub racing, rowing, swimming and sailing races, sand-castle building contests, a mini-marathon through Mylor and Flushing, an open-air church service, a pub quiz, crab catching, and a carnival on Saturday night, and has achieved marked popularity locally.

The popular Nankersey Male Choir perform regular concerts throughout the year raising money for various local good causes, and classical concerts and recitals are often held in the Methodist chapel. The village has two gig clubs, Nankersey Rowing Club and Flushing & Mylor Pilot Gig Club.

MYLOR & CARRICK ROADS 2.3 miles/7 mins. (Bus, Car, Boat, Cycle, Walk)

Boasting some of the finest sheltered waters in the UK, the Carrick Roads offers a great base for sailing. There are many yacht racing events, both local and national, that take place throughout the season in the area.

Carrick Roads is protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, from the mouth which has Fraggle Rock and Pendennis Castle, to the tree lined creeks and rivers to all the way to Truro. Home to many wading birds, seals and otters, not to mention all the basking sharks and dolphins that come into the Roads to feed.

There are numerous tiny water ways and tributaries to explore and so many different ways to explore them-walking, cycling, sailing and kayaking!

Mylor Boat Hire have a range of small sailing and motor boats available for hire to explore the Carrick Roads in.
They also run the Mylor Shuttle that links Mylor with Falmouth. It runs 3 times a day during the summer. Also the Aquacab, a taxi service on the water, will take you to the more inaccessible places such as the Pandora Inn (tide permitting) as well as the main ports like Falmouth and St Mawes. To book the Aquacab ring 07970 242 258.

PONSANOOTH 2.8 miles/7 mins. (Bus, Car, Cycle)

Kennall Vale Gunpowder Works
Tucked away in a wooded valley near the village of Ponsanooth, the old Gunpowder Works were in operation from the 1800s until the early 20th Century, when they were forced to close due to the invention of dynamite. Today, the remains stand in a nature reserve maintained by The Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The old ruins, beech woods and Kendall river make for a pleasant walk. Park in the village of Ponsanooth, walk past the shop and up the steep hill. The reserve entrance is on your right.
In the 18th and 19th Century the banks of the Kennall River were throbbing with industry, ranging from corn milling to iron founding. In a 7-mile stretch of the river there were 48 water wheels. It may be doubted if, within the same short distance, another such stream can be found in England.

TRURO 8.9 miles/18 mins. (Train, Bus, Car, Boat, Cycle)

Truro is the centre for administration, leisure and retail in Cornwall, with a population of 21,000. It is the only city in the county, and the most southerly city in Great Britain.

Truro initially grew as an important centre of trade from its port, and then as a stannary town for the mining industry. The city is well-known for its cathedral (completed in 1910), cobbled streets, open spaces and Georgian architecture, and places of interest include the Royal Cornwall Museum and the Hall for Cornwall, the largest theatre in Cornwall offering a mix of live theatre shows from musicals, children's shows, gigs, drama, plays and music shows.

The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican cathedral located in the town centre. It was built in the Gothic Revival architectural style fashionable during the period, and is one of only three cathedrals in the United Kingdom with three spires. The central tower and spire stands 76 m tall, while the western towers reach to 61 m.

HELSTON & The Lizard Peninsula 11 miles/19 mins. & 19 miles/30 mins. (Bus, Car, Cycle)
The Lizard is the most southerly point in Britain, huge cliffs and rocky outcrops dominate the peninsular.

You can visit the old lifeboat station where rescuers took to the high seas through perilous rocks, currents and swells, risking their own lives to save others. Some of those saved are listed on the outside of the station. In 1907 the largest ever rescue in UK maritime history was undertaken just off the Peninsula when the SS Suevic was wrecked. The Lizard lifeboat was one of 3 local lifeboats who rescued 456 of the 524 crew and passengers. The station closed in 1961 and services transferred to a better launching point further up the coast.

The coastal path also winds it's way passed a collapsed cave called 'Lions Den' - a place for climbing enthusiasts, and on to the Lizard Wireless Station, the oldest Marconi station in the world to survive in its original state. Recently restored by the National Trust, it looks as it did in 1901. In 1900 Guglielmo Marconi stayed the Housel Bay Hotel in his quest to locate a coastal radio station to receive signals from ships equipped with his apparatus.
The Lloyds Signal Station is next along the coast is where Lloyds employees used to contact city underwriters that one of their ships had safely reached the England.

Other places to visit are:
* Flambards Theme Park, Helston
* Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, Helston
* National Seal Sanctuary, Gweek
* Godolphin House, Helston
* Poldark Mine & Heritage Centre, Helston
* Flora Day, Helston (8th May)
* Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith
* RNAS Culdrose Air Day, Helston (July or August)

PRAA SANDS (beach) 17 miles/30 mins. (Bus, Car, Cycle)

West of Helston and Porthleven. The beach at Praa Sands has good surf and is popular with surfers. It is well used, even in the winter and it
The beach at Praa sands is about the only rock-free surfing beach on the south coast of West Cornwall. When the winds are northerly and waves blown out on the north coast this is where you will find the surfers, even in the winter months.

At each end of the beach are rock pools and depending on the shifting sands, important geological features can be seen. It is recognised as a Regionally Important Geological/Geomorphical Site.

PORTHLEVEN 13.7 miles/26 mins. (Bus, Car, Cycle)

Porthleven is an historic and picturesque fishing harbour overlooking Mounts Bay, West Cornwall. Ideally located between Lands End and Lizard Point, a beautiful place to visit on your holiday in Cornwall.
Porthleven beach is unspoilt and uncommercialised, helping to make Porthleven ideal for a relaxing family holiday. The beach is separated from Porthleven harbour and all its facilities by a magnificent granite pier which was constructed two hundred years ago. The South West Coast Path runs through Porthleven.
Near Porthleven is the Penrose Estate owned by the National Trust. The natural grandure of the Loe Bar sandbank , which forms the large freshwater lake behind, is within walking distance. You can also walk along the coast path to the mines at Trewavas Head.

Sorgente comments 2018

"Another lovely week here at Sorgente! All as good as the last time. Thank you!"

The Toohey Family 31/05/18

Sorgente comments 2017

"We had a really lovely week staying at Sorgente Holiday Cottage. The welcome package was a very nice touch, the wine and scones lasted all of five minutes! The cottage has been refurbished to a very high standard, we love the waterfall shower and enjoyed using the garden on a sunny evening. We will definitely recommend Sorgente to family and friends! Thanks for a lovely stay"

Nick, Emily, Meg and Rich

Sorgente comments 2016

"A fantastic place to stay! We have had a wonderful holiday with some beautiful weather. Would definitely recommend visiting the castle at Pendennis. Falmouth beach is lovely and our toddler loved the seal sanctuary in Gweek. We would definitely stay again."

Emma, Nick and Lucas 19/08/16