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Sorgente Cornish Holiday Cottage

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Welcome to Sorgente, a traditional Cornish cottage set snugly in a row of granite stone terraced cottages that ooze old world charm in the ancient town of Penryn. Our 2016 season was very popular with most weeks being booked well in advance, especially the school holiday weeks and summer. Keep an eye on our special offers for 2017.

Once a thriving port and a center for commerce, Penryn is reputed to be one of Cornwall's oldest and best surviving historic towns.


Accommodation Sleeps 4
Ground Floor: Open Plan Living Room with woodburner;
Kitchen/Diner; Enclosed Garden.
First Floor: Bedroom 1 Double; Bedroom 2 Twin;
Bathroom with Bath, Rain Shower, Bidet and WC.
Other amenities: Towels, bed linen, high chair, infant bath and stair gates provided.
Gas central heating included. Wireless broadband for email/internet.

Rated 4 diamonds by Cornish Cottage Holidays Sorgente Holiday Cottage sleeps 4 Babies are welcome at Sorgente Holiday Cottage Children are welcome at Sorgente Holiday Cottage Pets are not permitted at Sorgente Holiday Cottage Smoking is not permitted at Sorgente Holiday Cottage, including the garden. Wood burning stove for use at Sorgente Holiday Cottage Friday is normal change-over day at Sorgente Holiday Cottage Free Wifi Internet connection available at Sorgente Holiday Cottage High chair available for babies at Sorgente Holiday Cottage



Completely refurbished ready for our first season in 2010, Sorgente (sleeps 4) combines the beauty of period features with state-of-the-art amenities such as a heat recovery system (benefiting allergy/asthma suffers) and a Pozzani water filter. New gas central heating system, solid oak flooring, double glazed traditional sash windows and thick stone walls create a timeless backdrop for a modern interior with a distinctly Mediterranean flavour, inspired by our time spent in Italy.

March 2016 (guest review)
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 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.


Natural light

Overall we have tried to let as much natural light into the property, to give a fresh contemporary feel whilst not losing focus on its traditional features, character and charm with its thick stone walls and traditional sliding sash windows (double-glazed).

The spacious open plan living room is equipped with a wood burning stove and leads to the fully equipped kitchen which also serves as the dining area. It is well lit due to the large patio windows which open directly into the sunny enclosed garden... an ideal spot for a morning coffee or to read the papers, but a real sun trap at midday through to the afternoon in mid summer.


Bedrooms and bathroom

Upstairs there are a double and twin bedroom providing a high level of comfort with quality mattresses and bed linens. A luxurious Italian-styled bathroom complete with large bath, overhead rain shower and bidet, is the focal point of the second floor accommodation sat between the two bedrooms. Ideal for families, Sorgente Holiday Cottage also appeals to couples for breaks throughout the year. There is on-road parking for one car and space for surfboards, wetsuits and bicycles in the garden area.


Clean air

The heat recovery system helps to meet targets of low energy consumption but also importantly keeps the home fresh and dry removing condensation and dust, ideal for those whose may have an allergy such as asthma or hay fever. It also helps prevent steamy mirrors in the bathroom. We are pleased that we are able to offer self catering accommodation more suited to asthma and allergy sufferers and therefore have a strict non-smoking, no pets policy. Sorgente does not 'suffer' from damp like so many traditional granite cottages in Cornwall, this is thanks to the heat recovery system, it is therefore not necessary to 'ventilate' the house by leaving windows open and thereby losing heat.


An excellent touring base, the secluded beaches and quaint fishing villages of the Roseland Peninsula, the lizard Peninsula and the renowned Eden Project are within easy reach.

We are sure that you will enjoy staying in our home away from home as much as we do, please leave us comments in the guest book during your stay, online in our Blog http://sorgente.incornovaglia.it, or directly with Cornish Cottage Holidays, House Trip, or Airbnb or write a review on Trip Advisor.

Also be sure to check for any special offers on this website!

Happy holidays!
Alex, Sabrina & Oliver

Photo of Sorgente cottage owners, Alex & Sabrina

Reviews Airbnb

October 2016
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.

April 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.

March 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

January 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.

December 2015
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

October 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!

July 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

February 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!

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Sorgente comments 2016

"Thank you for a fab little holiday cottage to stay in. We have had an amazing time. My first visit to Cornwall and now I understand why my cousin moved here 5 years ago. We really can't wait to come back."

Natasha 22/07/16

Sorgente comments 2015

"A wonderful week. Lovely cottage. A great base for exploring the area."

Carol, Kevin, Julie, Russ 14/08/15

Sorgente comments 2014

"We have had a great time here in Cornwall, the weather has been very good only a couple of days with a few showers. We have found this a great place for touring around Cornwall in the car or using the train. The Pandora Inn is a great place to eat as is The Royal Oak at Perrenwell. The local Gardens Enys were lovely and the bluebells such a nice sight to see. All in all a really enjoyable holiday."

Thanks, Craig and Nicola (Cumbria) 23/05/2014