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Sorgente Cornish Holiday Cottage

Entire cottage hosted by Alex
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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A traditional Cornish cottage completely refurbished for our first season in 2010, with more improvements carried out in 2016 along with our annual redecoration. Sorgente (sleeps 4 + 1 infant under 18 months) combines the beauty of period features with state-of-the-art amenities such as a heat recovery system (benefiting allergy/asthma suffers). The gorgeous luxury bathroom is a favourite with our guests, with large bath, rain shower and bidet.

The space
*COVID-19 - WE ARE ACCEPTING BOOKINGS AGAIN. However, our check-in/out times have changed to allow more time to clean between lets. We also now ask that on check-out, guests strip bedding and place in a sealed sack provided, along with all towels and items that need washing.
Helping all of us stay safe!

Friday is our prefered day for check-in and check-out. Depending on circumstances check-in only may be on Saturday, Sunday, Monday.(service fee may apply)*.

Full welcome pack includes: Wine, Cornish Cream Tea (scones, jam, clotted cream), local newspaper, fresh flowers, tea, coffee, sugar, fresh milk - with our compliments for 2019 all 7 or 14 night bookings with check-in on Fridays.

The spacious open plan living room is equipped with a wood-burning stove (although there is full central heating too) and leads to the fully equipped kitchen with patio doors opening to a sunny enclosed garden with BBQ and furniture. Upstairs there are a double and twin bedroom providing a high degree of comfort with quality mattresses and bed linens. The luxurious, well lit, bathroom which includes a rain shower with addition hand-held shower, large bath, bidet, contemporary fittings and Italian porcelain tiles is situated between the two rooms.

We welcome babies and young children too, there are stair gates at the top and bottom of the stairs, a highchair and a fire guard with safety gate. We ask that guests bring their own cots, bedding and changing mat for infants, plus protection against bed-wetting for the beds where necessary.

We are proud that we are able to offer accommodation more suited to asthma and allergy sufferers and therefore have a strict non-smoking, no pets policy.

The name Sorgente, an Italian word meaning 'water source', is quite befitting for this traditional character cottage because not only is it within a short stroll of the scenic river and quayside in Penryn, but also because it can mean 'source of energy' – the very substance of a relaxing and re-energising holiday.

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

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, on our online Blog, or write a review on Trip Advisor, House Trip or Cornish Cottage Holidays.

Also be sure to check for any special offers, and view the 100% positive guestbook entries on our website!

You will have sole access to this property, there is no sharing of any amenities with other people. The garden is small but becomes a sun trap in summer.

We are available to you by phone during your stay for any queries or help with any of the cottage amenities, and there are full instructions to all appliances plus other information available at the cottage.

A car is recommended. There are bus services and a train station. It can be hilly in the area but many people do cycle, Falmouth is within easy reach.

The wood burner uses only dry seasoned logs, no other fuel may be used or damage will occur. Logs are available for purchase from us as the correct size and quality are not always readily available locally. Please ask. Parking is free however it is not private. Usually on-road in front of the house is available but sometimes this may be taken. More parking can be found close by.

Guest access
You will have sole occupancy of this property and garden. In 2016 the garden was enlarged slightly with a BBQ area built into the Cornish Hedge (dry stone wall). Suitable for portable/disposable BBQ trays.
Note that the bath is high-sided and the shower is not walk-in, no curtains or panels are installed. Elderly or infirm guests should consider this before booking.

Other things to note
In January 2016 we redesigned the livingroom layout by reversing the stairs to allow a more comfortable angle of ascent. Some guests may have found the original open-tread stairs to the bedrooms and bathroom a little steep and challenging. We do not have access for wheelchairs, the bath is high-sided and do not have a walk-in shower. There isn’t a shower curtain but the floor is sealed and will not cause problems with splashing from the rain shower head.
Due to providing accommodation suitable for asthma and allergy sufferers we cannot accept any pets, sadly even guide dogs.
There is free on-road parking in front of the cottage, this is public so we cannot guarantee that the space will always be free, however in general there is not a problem parking.
A traditional Cornish cottage completely refurbished for our first season in 2010, with more improvements carried out in 2016 along with our annual redecoration. Sorgente (sleeps 4 + 1 infant under 18 months) combines the beauty of period features with state-of-the-art amenities such as a heat recovery system (benefiting allergy/asthma suffers). The gorgeous luxury bathroom is a favourite with our guests, with large…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Washer
TV
Hair dryer
Laptop-friendly workspace
Essentials
Heating
Iron

Accessibility

Bedroom

No stairs or steps to enter

Bedroom 2

No stairs or steps to enter

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Penryn, Cornwall, United Kingdom

PENRYN (Cornish: Pennrynn, from Pen-ryn meaning 'promontory' One of Cornwall's most ancient towns, it was once a thriving port and a centre for commerce and is reputed to be one of Cornwall's oldest and best surviving historic towns. In the medieval period it was an important harbour in its own right, exporting granite and tin. Now a conservation area bestowing a wealth of old world charm, character and history, most evident from its impressive Tudor and Georgian architecture. It is a vibrant place giving home to quaint streets, small passageways, galleries, a restaurant, a wine bar, pubs and cafes. Within walking distance of the cottage is the town quayside on the creek that leads to the wide stretch of sailing waters of Carrick roads and Falmouth Bay. Here a variety of traditional craft are moored next to the modern Jubilee Wharf with its café and shops.
PENRYN (Cornish: Pennrynn, from Pen-ryn meaning 'promontory' One of Cornwall's most ancient towns, it was once a thriving port and a centre for commerce and is reputed to be one of Cornwall's oldest and best su…

Hosted by Alex

Joined in November 2014
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(Trying) to keep life simple, less is more :-) I live most of the time in Italy with my wife and two children, we love staying at our home in Penryn when we can and miss it when we leave. I have traveled extensively over the years, for work and fun so I understand the needs of our guests when they arrive for the first time in Cornwall. We welcome all, young and old and are happy to read your comments in our visitors diary.
(Trying) to keep life simple, less is more :-) I live most of the time in Italy with my wife and two children, we love staying at our home in Penryn when we can and miss it when we…
During your stay
If we are not available then our house-keeping and management service is there to help, if you have any queries during your stay please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help. If a linen and towel change is required this will be done on a Friday shortly after 10am. Other times maybe pre-arranged directly with us. We have friendly neighbours too!
If we are not available then our house-keeping and management service is there to help, if you have any queries during your stay please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always…
  • Languages: English, Italiano
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $189