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Sorgente Cornish Holiday Cottage in Penryn near Falmouth

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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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I really liked the rain shower! It was like standing in the rain. I normally hate the shower! By Libby Age 10. The cottage is lovely, and I would like to stay here again! I also liked the slippers!

A nostalgic trip down memory lane for my partner - who came regularly to Falmouth as a child. A first for myself and our daughter - and we would love to come again (I'm sure we will). St Mawes for cream tea; Pendennis Castle and Point - amazing views, a coastal walk along from Maenporth - beautiful. We managed to get a lot in from this excellent location. The cottage suited us down to the ground and we felt very at home here. The welcome tray was lovely to arrive to and our first cream tea of many during our stay. I will miss them greatly. Our little girl - Chloe - seems to have felt very happy here too - and loved the enormous bath. Many thanks and hope the next visitors have as good a time as we have. The Hairsines.

Our first visit to Cornwall for a long time and a great cottage for a fantastic part of Cornwall. Highly recommend Mylor Boat Hire and going to Pandora Inn by boat, and swimming in the creek around there, was a great day out. Highly recommend Swanpool beach over Gylly or Maenporth, lovely cafe, water sports, easy, cheap all day parking. Now we've been here, I just wish we booked for a fortnight! Many thanks, The Egans.

We had a very nice time here and we enjoyed staying at your nice little house. Everything was really clean and at it's place! Thanks for the scones and the flowers! All the best from Walter, Lili and Andrea from Germany.

We had a lovely week even if it was raining nearly all the time! :-) We spontaneously decided about our daily plans according to the current weather conditions. We managed to visit Glendurgan and Trebah gardens (can recommend it) and also Eden Project. Some nice little villages have been on our tours as well. Thanks and all the best, Britta and Claudia (Germany).

A great little cottage with everything you could need and nicely decorated. We are grateful for recommendations left by the others. Places we recommend are Ferryboat Inn (Helford Passage), Towan beach near St Mawes, St Ives for beaches, shops and the Tate. Also for a local trip Mylor harbour and the Pandora Inn at Mylor Bridge are worth visiting. We also took a day trip to beautiful Scilly Isles but beware it is a 6 hour round trip by boat from Penzance so may be worth taking helicopter if the budget will stretch to it. Miss Peapods is as good as everyone says - a real find. Thanks Jon and Laura (Bristol) P.s. Thanks for cream tea and wine.

We've had a very special last-minute holiday at Sorgente, and struck lucky with this lovely cottage, and a week of great weather. Very thoughtfully equipped with generous touches - thanks for the cream tea on arrival, fresh flowers and wine. It was also a great cottage for our 17 month old with stair gates and highchair coming in very handy. The cottage inspired her to start walking properly for the first time, and she hasn't stopped since! Particularly enjoyed: Helford Passage - lovely little quiet cove and beach, watched the ferry coming to and fro, had brilliant lunch at the Ferryboat Inn, delicious sea-food. We walked down to Helford from Glendurgan Gardens, which were beautiful, huge steep valleys of tropical plants, excellent maze, a lovely pace to explore. Also our trip over to Roseland Penninsula via the King Harry ferry - beautiful drive to St Mawes harbour, visited the castle there and enjoyed fabulous view, great walk along cliff top to coved beaches from St Anthony Head, lighthouse over at Place. Eden Project we visited 7 years ago, just as great this time and our toddler loved it too. Another wonderful day in ST Ives, visiting the Tate, Barbara Hepworth Garden, amazing golden beach with turquoise water. This area is so beautiful and has lots to offer, but also very well placed for these trips further afield - about 45 minutes to St Ives and Eden. Thanks again, Helen, Colin and Lucy Welch (Shoreham, Sussex). P.s. Also lovely meal at Miss Peapods Cafe overlooking estuary 5 minutes down the road.

Thank you for the wonderful accommodation, very well equipped place. We have enjoyed our week stay! Thank you for the welcoming tray, we really enjoyed it! Many thanks Sarah, Daniel and Amelia Metherell.

This is our second visit to the cottage and it was as we remembered it - a place to relax and unwind. We have really enjoyed our week here and managed to dodge the showers. Thank you very much for the use of your cottage. Diana and Tony.

We've had a lovely stay at Sorgente. The wine and scones were a lovely touch and went down a treat. The location is good for getting around and we visited many place during the week. I would recommend the Bissoe Cycle path to anyone, we had a great day out and it was suitable for the children for the children. Thank you Liz, Graham, Alex and Daniel Jones (Wirral). P.s. Pandora Inn in Mylor is a must, great food and great location.

Really enjoyed our stay at Sorgente. The cottage is beautifully finished - especially love the rain shower. It was very nice to be welcomed with scones, cream, jam and a very nice bottle of red! The week truly felt like we'd picked up our house and moved it to the coast - everything you needed was there including the washing machine and hair dryer! Wouldn't think twice about coming back! Thank you so much. Richard, Lorraine, Thomas and William.

Another lovely stay at Sorgente (our third) it is a great base for us when visiting our daughter at Tremough Campus. Our routine includes cocktails at Number 20, dinner at Wheelhouse and breakfast at Miss Peapods. New for us this week was the Barbara Hepworth museum at St Ives - fantastic! Many thanks Matthew and Suzanne.

We have had a lovely time here. We've enjoyed: a circular walk around Mawnan Smith and the river, ending at Glendurgan Gardens - outside cafe a bit chilly despite blankets so we had lunch at Trebah instead. Woodland walk around Trelissick - although sadly, the ferry from Falmouth wasn't operating in February. The seal sanctuary at Gweek - penguins too! Pendennis castle - short walk from Falmouth Docks station - then short walk to Gyllyngvase beach and cafe, train back from Falmouth town. Fantastic walk starting at Carwinian Gardens, out to Rosemullion Head, Tollpoint and back up the Carminian valley. Owner is happy for car to be parked at gardens if you're visiting them after a walk. Several beaches for stone skimming towards end of walk! Raze the Roof followed by Maritime Museum! Seth, Michelle, Nathan and Millie - Bristol.

Thank you, we had a warm, comfortable stay here in Sorgente, which is a lovely well-thought out, well-equipped and contemporary home. Sorgente has suited us all very well - a fantastic, tranquil and relaxing environment. So wish we were all staying longer. With best wishes, Sonia, Mike and Sofia.

Sorgente comments 2018

"We have had a very pleasant stay here at Sorgente. It was an ideal base for touring around the area and we have packed quite a few places into our short stay. The cottage was homely and had everything we needed except reading lamps, which would have been a welcome addition for evenings in front of the fab log fire !! Thanks for the welcome pack too!"

Best wishes, Debbie, Paul, Isaac and Ronnie 23/02/18

Sorgente comments 2017

"A huge thank you for letting us enjoy your lovely cottage. We shall recommend this cottage to all (from young to old), as it caters for comfort, lovely surroundings and amazing beaches. Our stay was peaceful and funful. Looking forward to coming back again."

Debasish, Atreyi and Rina 11/08/17

Sorgente comments 2016

"Lovely, relaxing stay before our first baby arrived!"

Alice and Jacob 08/04/16

Reviews VRBO

VRBO - HomeAway, OwnserDirect, FeWo-direkt

A Few Days in Cornwall 5/5

Stayed: October 2020
Liam C.

Excellent location for exploring beautiful parts of Cornwall. Great property to stay in. No problems with anything. Cheers!


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


Perfect Location 4/5

Stayed: July 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.


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


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