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A very relaxing New Year's break for our 2 year old and ourselves. Visiting for a very special friend's wedding but also managed to explore the delights of St Ives, Lands End, Sennen Cove, Port Isaac, and Falmouth itself. Gorgeous take-away fish from Rick Steins on Falmouth Harbour. A very well equipped cottage for a young family and the 'welcome' bottle of red wine and box of mince pies were a real treat. We really appreciated your flexibility on our stay dates too, thank you! Happy New Year! Nick, Rose and Emilia Riley (Derby).

Three night break 26th to 29th December 2011. Perfect cottage for our family of four! Nice and warm, good facilities and the best shower I've ever had! Good location and would definitely consider returning! Many thanks Tom and family.

A beautiful cottage and an excellent base for exploring. We had never been to this part of Cornwall before and it was a revelation. The boys loved the Seal Sanctuary and the wild seals at Godrevy. We had a great meal at The Cove and an even better one at the Royal Standard in Flushing - great gastropub about 10 minutes away. Sad to leave.

A beautiful, warm, and welcoming cottage with a continental feel. We had a lovely stay here and it is the perfect base from which to explore West Cornwall. Would really recommend Trebah Gardens as they are breathtaking! We will definitely recommend this cottage to others. Kate and Soph Kirk.

We had a lovely relaxing week here at Sorgente thanks chiefly to the lovely home and welcome. The scones were such a favorite my husband stockpiled from Rowe's bakery in Penryn, we will be eating them when we get back to London. The cottage is charming and does feel like home away from home. Everything we needed was here and our son who isn't walking yet, enjoyed crawling everywhere, under the table being a favourite hiding place. Cornwall was lovely, the weather picked up the last few days. St Mawes was a favourite destination for us all and Trevarno Estate gardens. Favourite place to eat turned out to be the Mariners chippie, they knew our orders by the end of the week. We did have problems with the taps, they seemed to have a mind of their own, eventually we worked it out. Thanks for a lovely stay, Linda Ellia and Daniel Mensah.

Thank you for a lovely stay! We found the cottage very tasteful and well equipped and in a good location. The welcome tray was a lovely thought. We thoroughly enjoyed the cream tea. Recommendations: Kynance Cove, Pendennis Castle, St.Ives and huge beach to the east, St Agnes - very pretty with small cove and Porthleven. Favourite place to eat was Miss Pedpods in Penryn - great breakfasts and a happy hour hour on Fridays (6-7pm). Mariners (Penryn) and Harbour Lights for fish & chips. had a great stay! The Jennings Family.

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.

We have had a super week's holiday - but a holiday is not only visiting, walking, discovering it's also having a lovely, comfortable and well equipped place to come back to at the end of each day and where we have felt totally relaxed. Many thanks. Petra and Pascal Narcy and Mark Thornhill. P.S. Many thanks also for the welcoming touches - we really appreciated it.

We had a lovely time here at Sorgente. The house was great for the four of us and was a brilliant base for exploring Cornwall. Couldn't fit it all into one week though! Our recommendations for a day out at St.Michael's Mount, Trelissick Gardens (National Trust or historic Scotland memberships came in handy!), the beaches at Gyllyngvase and St.Mawes. Our girls (aged 6 and 3) also enjoyed the train to St.Ives and the Park and Float into Falmouth. Thanks! Jennifer, Ross, Amy and Heather. We had a great holiday, thank you! Amy (6) and Heather (3).

This is our second time staying in this beautiful cottage. It was just as perfect as last year. We have had a fantastic holiday, the weather has been kind to us. Thank you for the cream tea and wine - yum! We will be sad to leave this peaceful sanctuary - we feel so relaxed now - not sure how long that will last when we reach the mayhem of Manchester! Thanks once again for allowing us to stay here. Sara, Dan, Ellis and Louie - Manchester. P.s. for the little ones (or big ones) that love trains - good places to visit: Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway and model railway train museum, Mevagissey.
18/05/2011Such a nice house made our holiday even more special! It has everything you might need. Cornwall is beautiful and Fowey is a must! Thanks!

We have really enjoyed our stay here. The cottage is very well equipped, we wanted for nothing. Also thanks for the welcome cream tea and wine! The cornish coast is beautiful with many wild flowers everywhere - we were walking from Porthleven to Porthluney Bay so this made a good base for us. The weather was perfect - like summer. Thanks again. Cathy Pat, Joyce and Juliet. N.Yorkshire/Manchester/Weymouth.

We've had a really lovely week, been very lucky with the weather and have thoroughly enjoyed staying at Sorgente. Its a really lovely cottage, so tastefully decorated and well equipped. Loads to do in the area, we've had a great time and don't want to go home! Jo, Henry and Holly O'Connor. April 2011.

Beautiful holiday home - Thank you! Very modern and clean. Loved all the personal touches - made us feel welcome. Also loved the upstairs bathroom taps... Thank you. Karina and Mark Barnicoat. March 2011.

A lovely holiday in a cosy and hospitable cottage, a relaxing week in a beautiful part of the country, we hope to return. Suzanne, Mathew, Olivia and Maddy.

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 place to stay, had everything I needed. Would definitely book here again."

Alisa 25/03/16

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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