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Sorgente Cornish Holiday Cottage in Penryn near Falmouth

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You may book to stay after that date, however, due to future guidance we receive from local or national government and health advisers, we may have to 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, do not book this cottage.

We accept bookings only if all of the guests in the group come from one household not exceeding 4 including infants. 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 to 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.

Please register for track and trace - we have our own QR code in the cottage.

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 unused hand soaps, and tied securely. This will help reduce the risk to our staff and next guests.

Thank you!

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Thank you for a wonderful stay here at Sorgente. We've really enjoyed our winter break in Cornwall and this has been the perfect base for exploring - most importantly it was warm, cosy, comfortable and well-equipped and a joy to come back to every afternoon. I'm sure subsequent visitors will add more about what to visit in the area but we enjoyed Cadgwith (crab sandwiches from a local boat), Alba restaurant in St.Ives, the 3 Mackerel in Swanpool and the Maritime Museum in Falmouth. Our New Years' resolution is to come back again and we look forward to all the lovely touches that we've enjoyed at Sorgente and seeing more of this end of Cornwall! Nadine, Domonique and Pascale (8 months).

It has been a delight to stay in such a carefully thought-out holiday property. Everything to hand and so clean and light. Very relaxing – particularly the stars through the bathroom skylight. We've emailed friends and relatives to let them know of Sorgente. You have brought a little of the Meditteranean atmosphere and light. We would like to come again. Your agents and caretaker could not have been more helpful and welcoming! Carol and Lucas.

Sorgente è una bella casa e la regione è anche moltissimo bello! E' buona dèsere vicino l'università ma anche la spiagia perchè amo guardare l'onde. A lovely cottage with thoughtful touches throughout. Great bathroom once we'd mastered the controls! Val, Charlie and Elie.

A beautiful cottage. So very comfortable - a home away from home but nicer! A week definitely wasn't long enough. The highchair and stairgates especially useful for us, but not advertised on the website. Worth mentioning as you'll get more families. Sarah and Dan Parkman.

To be translated from German.

The Breen Family Holiday. We have had a fantastic holiday. The cottage is really really special. Thank you for choosing to make it into a holiday home for everyone to enjoy. It's beautiful. My 8 yr old boy has never been so clean, he loves the rain shower! Weather has been fab, so we've spent many days on the beach. For all those nautical loves, the Maritime Museum is brilliant. We love Cornwall, we love this cottage. We will definately be recommending it to our family and friends. Thank you very much. Sara, Dan, Ellis and Louie from Manchester. P.s. Mariners in Penryn is the best chippy ever!!

The Breen Family Holiday. Louie age 3 and Ellis age 8.

Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful cottage. We have had a great week with wonderful weather. We have been able to unwind and relax, it has been lovely. Diana and Tony.

We loved this place - thanks. Especially appreciated the extra touches such as the rain shower! Jessie.

We had a lovely holiday, cottage was great, loved the little touches. We recommend “Fifteen”; at Watergate Bay and Gilly Beach Restaurant. The folder was really useful to work the appliances, but some top tips for the local area would be fantastic alongside some practical info like where to put the rubbish/recycling etc. We worked out that its collected on Wednesday but nothing about recycling. A fun time had by all, especially Fi (16 months) who enjoyed looking at the attractions in the Maritime Museum. A lovely cafe and great view for a rainy lunchtime. Great value for money! Thanks again, Neil, Han & Fi and Nanny & Gramp.

Beautiful cottage, lovely holiday despite all the weather and illness could throw at us, just goes to show how nice this cottage is. Russell & Miranda.

P.S. Lovely shop down the road for any ladies who like shopping for nic nacs for the house. I could have spent hours in there!

We have loved staying at your cozy cottage, the bathroom is lovely and kitchen well equipped. We had three lovely days of sunshine and our favourite beaches were Gyllyngvase (sand) and Swanpool (stones but lovely). Spent a brilliant morning at Ships and Castles pool, the boys (7 & 8 yrs) loved the slide and wave machine. So desperate for somewhere for boys to play when pouring with rain and found " Raze the Roof " a fabulous indoor play area, the kids chose this as their favourite place of our whole holiday! Thanks so much. Jo, Justin, Callum and Zach.

We really enjoyed our stay here. The location was within a few miles of the beautiful coastline for us to explore the sandy beaches, and the idyllic gardens of Glendurgan and Trelissick. The accommodation was comfortable, cosy and bright and Eleanor loved the deep bath and rain shower. Just needed to master the controls ! Many thanks. Nigel, Helen and Eleanor.

Drawing by Eleanor.

A lovely cottage and a week of good weather what more can you want? I've appreciated all the facilities provided and the fresh and cosy feel. It's been a delight to enjoy. Thank you. P.S. Good evening meal to be had at Olivers in Falmouth (probably open lunchtime too). Park and Ride into St.Ives worth doing.

Had a lovely first holiday with our 18 month old son. Gyllyngvase beach and cafe. Maenporth - best beach. There's a Sainsburys on a round-a-bout on the way into to Falmouth for those needing a supermarket. The museum was brilliant for a rainy day and Harbour View in Falmouth do awesome burgers! Thanks for having us! Suzi, Phil and Nathan. P.S. Careful on those stairs!.

Wonderful holiday in a beautiful cottage. The coastal walk to Flushing is interesting - look out for the swing in the woods. Went on many walks, however the most beautiful walk was around Kynance Cove - wonderful caves. Thank you. Katie, Vanessa, Helen. P.S. The slippers were a lovely touch. 19th to 26th November 2010.

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

"Thank you very much for a great time away. I grew up in Truro Hill next door! I am now back with my husband for our honeymoon and it was great showing him where I grew up. The house is amazing. A great home away from home. Thank you!"

Callum & Kelly Shearer 05/05/17

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

Reviews HomeAway

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Perfekte Unterkunft für eine kleine Familie 5/5

Aufenthalt im Juli 2019
Frank K.

Das kleine Häuschen ist ein guter Ausgangpunkt um Cornwall zu erkunden. Etwas unscheinbar in einer Seitenstraße gelegen, bietet die Unterkunft alles was es braucht für einen angenehmen Aufenthalt für eine kleine Familie mit bis zu zwei Kindern. Es hat uns hier wirklich an nichts gefehlt. Der Vermieter hat sich sehr viel Mühe gegeben die Nutzung der Einrichtung mit kleinen Hinweisschildern und Anleitungen zu versehen. Die Treppe in die erste Etwage ist etwas steil, aber beidseitig durch Schutzgitter abgesichert. Insgesamt ist das Haus relativ modern und hell eingerichtet.
Obwohl die Kommunikation mit dem Vermieter ausschliesslich über SMS lief, war sie sehr herzlich und hilfreich. Besonders gut haben uns die kleinen Aufmerksamkeiten gefallen, die man nicht unbedingt erwarten kann. So stand ein frischer Blumenstrauss auf dem Tisch und eine "Überlebensration" Spaghetti im Schrank. Alles in Allem haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt und würden jederzeit wieder hier her kommen.
Veröffentlicht: 7. Aug. 2019


Toller Aufenthalt in Penryn 5/5

Aufenthalt im Dez. 2018
Friederike H.

Hervorragende Unterkunft mit viel Liebe zum Detail. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt, waren mit 4 Erwachsenen und hatten genug Platz. Penryn ist mit seiner Lage perfekt, um Cornwall zu erkunden.
Veröffentlicht: 21. Jan. 2019


Perfect Location 4/5

Aufenthalt im Juli 2019
Mark B.

The property was easy to book and Alex made the whole process simple. Property was exactly as advertised, clean and well located. Parking can be a bit of a problem especially if you have a large car. Overall a great place to stay.
Veröffentlicht: 12. Juli 2019


Nice house well maintained 4/5

Aufenthalt im Feb. 2018
Nicholas B.

Nice place well situated. Clean, tidy and well equipped.
Plenty of room.
Well place to walk into Penryn and about 45 minutes walk from Falmouth.
Parking was restricted but we parked directly outside the property and left the car there apart from one day when we went to the Eden project about 50 minutes drive away.
The road outside is busy and some drives seem to consider it a race track so be careful when crossing the road.
Limited pavements going up the hill so again take care if walking.
Nice log fire which was lovely when we used it for the night.
As other users have noted, a standard lamp next to the sofa for reading would benefit as it's either very bright or dim in the lounge area.
Good cooking facilities and suitably sized fridge.
The bathroom looks nice but the rain shower does tend to leave sprayed water all over the bathroom floor as there's no shower guard or curtain.
Bed is fine with plenty of storage space.

All in all a pleasant stay.
Veröffentlicht: 23. Feb. 2018


Really great spot and location will def be back to Cornwall! 4/5

Aufenthalt im Juni 2017
Neil A.

Everything great
Veröffentlicht: 28. Juni 2017


Very well situated for exploring the area 4/5

Aufenthalt im Mai 2017

Cornwall is beautiful at this time of the year and we did make the most of it
Veröffentlicht: 17. Mai 2017


Very comfortable, clean, airy, attractive home 5/5

Aufenthalt im Sep. 2016
Sarah B.Chicago

This is a very well cared for property; everything is in perfect condition - it's like staying in a show home.
The waxy wooden floors feel wonderful beneath your feet, the rain shower is lovely and the beds are comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and the living room is warm and welcoming. We enjoyed our stay and felt at home. Thank you Alex!
Veröffentlicht: 24. Sep. 2016


Sorgente - The perfect location for exploring! 5/5

Aufenthalt im Mai 2016
Richard H.

My wife, baby and I found the property whilst looking for a family holiday in Cornwall to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
We were automatically drawn to it by the immaculate pictures and fantastic location! When we arrived we were not let down!
We had a long drive down through rain and wind (with a 17 month year old in tow it is not easy!) but as soon as we opened the door it felt like home.
Penryn is the perfect location for exploring the beautiful Cornish countryside. Everyday after breakfast we packed the car and headed out to explore! We were even lucky enough to have sunshine the whole week. We went from Falmouth to Penzance to St Ives and so much more! All these trips were a maximum 30-40mins drive away! Our favorite place to visit was the stunning Kynance Cove... a must visit if you can!
We only had to contact the housekeeper Andrena once and she answered the call quickly and fixed our problems straight away.
I could not recommend staying at Sorgente enough, not just for the quality of the house but also for the perfect location in Cornwall!
We will be returning very soon!
Thank you again for a memorable stay!

Richard, Michelle and Olive :)
Veröffentlicht: 9. Juni 2016


Sorgente - A source of delight 5/5

Aufenthalt im Feb. 2016

My sister and I needed somewhere in Penryn to stay for a week whilst sorting out family matters. So, we had not come for sea, sun and sand, but more looking for a comfortable refuge to retreat to at the end of the day. Sorgente couldn't have been better at providing this; in spadefuls.
It is the most delightful and tastefully renovated cottage. It retains old world charm with modern day comforts.
The cottage was well equipped and everything, including all the linens and towels, were of a very high standard. Both bedrooms are spacious and we had plenty of room to hang clothes, with plenty of drawer spaces too.
It also has a superb bathroom with all modern/new fittings. The vast overhead shower was divine. Also all the little goodies which included soaps and bath gels.
Of an evening it was very cosy. We didn't light the wood burner, but can imagine that would be great on a really dismal wet and windy day. We only used the CD player, but you could bring your iPod, DVDs as well and of course there is a TV. The free WiFi was a real bonus and made it very easy for us to carry out research and find local services.
The communications and ease of booking and all the information provided by the owner was also top notch. The online description of the cottage is perfectly correct and the photography is truly representative of the accommodation.
As we were not on a holiday we didn't visit local attractions - but of course one absolute must, if you enjoy good food, is a visit to Ricky Stein's restaurant and take away near the Maritime Museum in Falmouth. The most sumptious dinner was greatly enjoyed and appreciated.
We can highly recommend this cottage.

Jane & Cherry.
Veröffentlicht: 21. März 2016