Cozy Retreat Close To Falmouth, Contemporary Interior, Traditional Cottage
- English, German, Italian
This is our main home when we return to Cornwall. We now spend most of our time in the Italian Alps but return to Cornwall as much as we can. Our little boys are growing fast and the beaches in Cornwall are so much better than in Italy... really!
Alex purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why Alex chose Penryn
On the main route (fast road or country lanes) between Falmouth and Truro. Close enough to Falmouth without having the bother with traffic, and easy to go further afield, the Lizard peninsula is very accessible. Eyns botanical gardens is only a walk away up the hill.
What makes this Cottage unique
Ultra clean, and with a heat recovery system, both of which help us provide a place suitable for those with air-borne allergies and asthsma. Also, you'll not find many cottages in the area which have a bidet and rain shower in a luxurious bathroom.
No parties, no deep fat frying, no candles, incense, no outdoor shoes in rooms, no food to be consumed on sofas, only seasoned dry logs to be used in woodburner, no other solid fuels.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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.
Thanks for your comments Mark. A pleasure to host you, and would welcome you back anytime.
Nice house well maintained
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.
Thanks for your review Nick, it's always good to hear what guests have to say about their experience. A few guests have raised the point about water on the bathroom floor due to lack of curtain, however, there is no need for concern as the floor is sealed. The amount of water is minimal and soon evaporates with the help of the heat recovery system. The tiles are non-slip and the bath mats keep it comfy underfoot. To install curtains or a door would impact on asthetics and reduce the size of luxury bath since it is curved. Most guests do so love the bathroom as it is and prefer the openess.
We have tried lamps in the living room. Due to space they became either extra clutter or get knocked over. In the future we may install a wall mounted reading lamp with dimmer. Using only the alcove lighting provides subdued lighting but enough to read by. We use LED throughout the property and yes, they are bright, but they help keep our carbon footprint to a minimum.
We also hope you enjoyed the complimemtary welcome goodies :-) and that you choose to stay with us in the near future, you are most welcome! Thanks again.
Really great spot and location will def be back to Cornwall!
Thank you! You are welcome back anytime!
very well situated for exploring the area
Cornwall is beautiful at this time of the year and we did make the most of it
We are very pleased you made the most of your stay, glad we could help!
Very comfortable, clean, airy, attractive home
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!
Thank you for your comments, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and your appreciation of our attention to detail is most welcome :-) We hope to have you stay again in the future!
Sorgente - The perfect location for exploring!
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 :)
Thank you Richard, Michelle (and Olive) for taking the time to write a review, it's alwasy good to hear the views and experiences of guests staying at Sorgente. We are very fortunate to have Andrena as our fantastic house keeper who is always attentive to our guests needs. We are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful holiday and hope to have to come and stay again.
Alex, Sabrina and Oliver
The parking and traffic can be frustrating in Falmouth centre so...
Park & Float - May to September from Ponsharden TR10 8AD
01872 861910 (Winter) 01326 319417 (Summer)
Travel time 10 minutes to the Maritime Museum.
Park & Ride, same place.
NB: Using these services may give discounted entrance to the Maritime Museum and
savings in many of the towns shops and eating places. Times may change so call first.