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Sorgente Cornish Holiday Cottage

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Sorgente Cornish Holiday Cottage - something a bit different!

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 2019 season is well underway but we still have a few rare weeks available for THIS SUMMER, it's also a good time to start thinking about securing your holiday weeks for 2020. We get a large percentage of our bookings for the year in the next six months so don't miss out in getting the dates you want. Book Christmas and New Year early to benefit from our special offer including free bubbly. Click on the 'Book our best prices' button above to view availability.

Keep an eye on our special offers for 2019 and 2020

Accommodation Sleeps 4

--- Ground Floor ---
    Open Plan Living Room with woodburner
    Kitchen/Diner
    Enclosed Garden.
--- First Floor ---
    Bedroom 1 Double
    Bedroom 2 Twin
    Luxury bathroom - Bath, Rain Shower, Bidet and WC.
--- Other amenities ---
    Towels, bed linen, high chair, infant bath and stair gates.
    Gas central heating included.
    Free wifi.
Rated 4 diamonds by Cornish Cottage HolidaysSorgente Holiday Cottage sleeps 4Babies are welcome at Sorgente Holiday CottageChildren are welcome at Sorgente Holiday CottagePets are not permitted at Sorgente Holiday CottageSmoking is not permitted at Sorgente Holiday Cottage, including the garden.Wood burning stove for use at Sorgente Holiday CottageFriday is normal change-over day at Sorgente Holiday CottageFree Wifi Internet connection available at Sorgente Holiday CottageHigh chair available for babies at Sorgente Holiday Cottage

Why choose Sorgente Holiday Cottage?

Contemporary redesign of a traditional cottage

Period features

State-of-the-art amenities

Luxurious bathroom

Heat recovery system (allergy-free clean air)

Wood burning stove

Infant/Child safe

Pozzani water filter

Solid oak flooring

Quiet due to thick traditional stone walls

Modern interior, distinctly Mediterranean flavour

Meticulous house-keeping with attention to detail

Lots of natural light

Excellent touring base


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 - March 2016

Front of Sorgente Cornish Holiday Cottage

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 midsummer.

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.

Filtered fresh 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

Secluded beaches and quaint fishing villages of the Roseland Peninsula, the lizard Peninsula and the renowned Eden Project are within easy reach.

Your hosts

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, by email on our website,  directly with your chosen booking site, or write a review on Trip Advisor.

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

Happy holidays!
Alex, Sabrina, Oliver & Thomas

Photo of Sorgente cottage owners, Alex & Sabrina

Sorgente living room

Sorgente bathroom

Sorgente master bedroom

Sorgente kitchen and dining room

Sorgente twin bedroom

Sorgente cottage garden

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 for a lovely stay in your little cottage. We enjoyed Cornwall immensely and hope to be back soon."

Maria & Family 31/03/17

Sorgente comments 2016

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

Alice and Jacob 08/04/16

Reviews Airbnb

Fantastic little place

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 HomeAway

HomeAway, OwnserDirect, FeWo-direkt

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Very well situated for exploring the area 4/5

Aufenthalt im Mai 2017
LOIS B.

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

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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

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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

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Sorgente - A source of delight 5/5

Aufenthalt im Feb. 2016
Jane&DenisWiltshire

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

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