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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.

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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.

Reviews Airbnb

We had a great time at Sorgente cottage

The communication was super easy and quick and the place looks exactly like it does on the pictures. The neighbourhood is very conveniently located and although it’s a lively neighborhood the apartment is very quiet! Would absolutely recommend to stay there!
October 2019


Fantastic little place

felt like a home from home. Everything thought of.
November 2018


Sorgente liegt ideal, um den Süden Cornwalls zu erkunden

Das Haus verfügt über alles, was man braucht, um sich im Urlaub wohl zu fühlen. Es war sauber und wie in der Beschreibung ausgestattet. Die Kommunikation mit Alex verlief schnell und problemlos.
October 2018


A great base from which to explore Cornwall. Clean, cosy and welcoming

Thank you Alex for your quick responses, we had a great family holiday.
September 2018


Very clean and well equipped cottage.

Tastefully done out with fantastic bathroom and shower. Really felt welcome and enjoyed our stay. Loved the Muddy Beach cafe just down the road.
September 2018


We had a lovely stay at Sorgente

When we first arrived we noticed how well the cottage had been refurbished and also loved the welcome pack including wine, scones and fresh flowers. Our favourite part of the cottage had to be the bathroom with its waterfall shower and relaxing decor. Although we had our own car, Alex is very helpful with car hire if you need any. Overall we had a fabulous stay at Sorgente and have already discussed returning again in the future. Would highly recommend.
June 2017


A lovely house close to Falmouth and Flushing

The house is beautifully decorated with a cute courtyard. There's a lovely near on the Marina a short walk away. Alexs communication was great I'd highly recommend this house.
May 2017


We had a great stay at the cottage!

As most people likely arrive in car, we were able to get parking right outside every night, which was very convenient. Great location for exploring Cornwall.
April 2017


Lovely property, clean, quiet and well located

Good location, a clean, tranquil cottage. Well equipped and very accurate, understandable instructions for usage of all the facilities. Would recommend and would stay there again.
March 2017


Sorgente is a lovely Cornish cottage with a mixture of period charm and contemporary facilities

The cottage is extremely clean and well equipped. A lot of thought has clearly gone in to making this a home away from home. The neighbourhood is quite, but also very handy for transport links, both by road and rail. The town of Penryn is only a few minutes walk away. We enjoyed a great holiday with Sorgente as our base. Most definitely highly recommended. Thank you.
October 2016


Sorgente was a well located and clean house to stay for our holiday

It was comfortable for our family - (2 kids 8 & 12.) The bathroom is lovely and spacious and the kitchen was pretty well equipped for the size. Really pleased as it was allergy free which is not always that easy to come across.
April 2016


Lovely cosy stay, spacious for a couple

Very well maintained, luxury bathroom. Made to feel very welcome, even had a high chair out for us on arrival. Quick walk into penryn local shops or supermarket 1 mile away. We will definitely be back, thank you Alex
March 2016


We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Sorgente over the New Year!

The cottage is delightful in every way: comfortable and modern, functional and welcoming, clean and cosy. It was exactly what we wanted in a wonderful area of Cornwall that we were able to explore despite the weather. We would love to come back in the summer and experience the loooooong days instead of the long nights. I am sure Sorgente would be equally as excellent! Thank you.
January 2016


We really enjoyed our stay at Sorgente Cottage over the christmas period

The cottage is exactly as described and we wouldn't hesitate the stay again in the future. Alex ensured that we had all the information we needed and even arranged for a Xmas tree for our stay...thank you Alex! The cottage is close to the local shops and park and in a quiet area. Thank you for our lovely holiday. Alex & Kelly
December 2015


What a lovely place to stay

Quiet and homely and very well equipped (the bathroom was my favourite!) .. Definitely felt like a home away from home. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling to Cornwall. Thank you!
October 2015


Sorgente is a very nice appartment which is well-fitted and clean!

All rooms are comfortably furnished with modern amenities! Pennryn is a nice village with everything needed nearby and in the heart of Cornwall. Our tipp: Have a relaxed day at the St. Ives Bay beach near Hayle (search for Blue Bay Cafe)! Matthias and family.
July 2015


Sorgente is a great place to stay: very clean, modern, warm and comfortable

It's well located in Penryn and dealing with Alex was great. I was working while in town, so it was great to come back to such a lovely place each evening. I particularly liked the choice of artwork!
February 2015

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Reviews Trip Advisor

"Good location"
July 2017
The location of the cottage is good, Falmouth is a short drive away as are several lovely beaches and gardens. The cottage is well equipped with essentials and was clean.


"A wonderful and relaxing place to stay"
November 2016
We stayed 1 week at the beginning of November at the Sorgente Cottage. We enjoyed every single minute of our stay. Everything in the house is arranged to make the guests` stay as comfortable as possible. The cottage is very clean and when we arrived, fresh flowers, scones and clotted cream were waiting for us. A large folder with all the instructions explains how everything works. The location is close to Falmouth and close to a range of supermarkets (by car). We had a very enjoyable time at this wonderful place. All communication with the owners was excellent.


"Joli cottage à Penryn"
August 2015
Nous avons passé une semaine en juillet dans ce cottage que nous avons apprécié. Il est très bien équipé (il y a une machine à laver) et très propre, très bien aménagé. Au rez de chaussée un espace à vivre très confortable avec une cuisine très bien équipée, une salon avec deux canapés, la TV et le wifi. A l'étage deux chambres et une salle de bain super. Le cottage est très calme et paisible. Il y aune petite cour extérieure. Il faut y venir en voiture pour profiter de la région. A Penryn il y a à proximité pour les courses un Lidl. A quelques minutes en voiture Falmouth.


"Perfect retreat"
June 2015
The cottage was beautifully furnished and finished to a high standard. It was in easy reach of Falmouth and there is a good bus service. Lots of various activities in the local area. Perfect place for a llovely week of peace and relaxation. Highly recommended.


"Fabulous place, very clean!"
February 2015
It was our first holiday together as friends and we absolutely loved it so much that we are all saving up ready to book again for next year! The house is beautiful and that bathroom is to die for! All very clean and labels everywhere to help with all the appliances. It is situated on a hill so parking was tricky but nothing extreme. Lots of beautiful beaches; very close as well! And a Londis right at the bottom of the street in case of any emergency things we needed. The only "negative" thing I can say is that the stairs in the holiday home were very difficult and somewhat dangerous to go down on but other than that it is near perfect. I was also under the impression that the house keeper was going to meet us before we arrived but none the less I'm sure that if we did have any problems she would be there for us. Very much enjoyed out stay, wanted to stay longer! We would all like to say a big thank you and we will most definitely be coming again.

UPDATE: the stairs were reversed in 2016. They are no longer steep.


"Maison très bien équipée, bonne literie, belle salle de bain, petite cour privative pour déjeuner par beau temps, cette"
November 2014Maison très bien équipée, bonne literie, belle salle de bain, petite cour privative pour déjeuner par beau temps, cette location est avant tout bien située pour circuler en Cornouaille sans faire trop de route. Bon rapport qualité prix.


"Brilliant accommodation. A real cosy retreat"
October 2014
Like many little places in Cornwall, you just never know what lies beyond the front door. Had a wonderful stay at this cottage. It's so convenient for getting around. Very warm and cosy. Loads of nice towels. Comfortable beds. Beautiful bathroom. VERY clean. Logs were supplied, on request for the great little woodburner. The bottle of wine was a nice extra! I would highly recommend this accommodation to fellow travellers. Many thanks.


"Sehr gemütliches und super eingerichtetes Haus"
August 2014
Die einrichtung wurde mit viel Liebe zum Detail zusammengestellt und alles war sehr sauber. Sehr gerne wieder und weiter zu empfehlen.


"Wir hatten wunderschöne Flitterwochen in Sorgente"
July 2014
Das Haus war für 11 Tage unser "zu Hause" es fehlte an nichts. Alles war geschmackvoll und gemütlich eingerichtet. Nur das Bett war für meinen Mann zu kurz. Da es kein Fusstteil hat konnten wir es einfach auspolstern... Der Standort des Hauses ist optimal für Touren in ganz Cornwall. Vielen Dank für unser "Honeymoon".

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