Sorgente a Cosy Cornish Holiday Home near Falmouth – Home 2524023 Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Sorgente a Cosy Cornish Holiday Home near Falmouth – Home 2524023
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 4
- min stay varies
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 4 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
Completely refurbished and extended for our first season in 2010, with major improvements and further refurbishments in 2016. Sorgente 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. Solid oak flooring, traditional sash windows and thick stone walls create a timeless backdrop for a modern interior with a distinctly Mediterranean flavor, inspired by our time spent in Italy. The spacious open plan living room is equipped with a wood-burning stove and leads to the fully equipped kitchen with patio doors opening to a sunny enclosed garden and BBQ area. 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 additional hand-held shower, large bath, bidet and Italian porcelain tiles is situated between the two rooms.
Note - the bath is high-sided and we do not have a walk-in shower, this should be considered by those who are elderly and/or physically infirm.
We welcome babies and young children too, there are stair gates at the top and bottom of the stairs and a highchair is always available. We do not offer any cots for infants or a changing table/mat. However we do provide a baby bath which can be used in the bath.
We are pleased that we are able to offer accommodation more suited to asthma and allergy sufferers and 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.
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, or write a review on Trip Advisor.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £150.00
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.
8 weeks before
25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support
This property is for 4 guests only, plus an infant under 24 months at time of holiday check-out.
About the owner
- Calendar updated:
- 14 May 2020
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, German, Italian
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Jun 2014. Located in Falmouth, it has 9 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £455 to £1039.
The property’s calendar was last updated on 14 May 2020.
Map and how to get there
– based on 9 reviews
- Very Good
The location of the cottage is good, Falmouth is a short drive away as are several lovely beaches and gardens. The cottage is well equipped with essentials and was clean. However, we had some issues regarding the bathroom, parking and the garden due to a disability problem. The shower has no curtain or screen and water floods the floor and sometimes leaks outside onto the landing. Also, the bath is very deep and has no handle, again an issue for someone with Multiple Sclerosis who therefore needed assistance when getting in and out of the shower. This caused a number of problems. Parking outside the property is not always guaranteed and often tricky to navigate. We would say that this cottage isn't entirely disability friendly.
Owner's reply: We understand about the hand rail, it is something that we already have on our list of changes. This will be done as soon as there is a time when we have no guests. With regard to using the shower, in the eight years that we have been running Sorgente, we have never had this issue, water splashing has never been so bad that it forms puddles or, as it seems in this case, flows out of the bathroom door and into the hallway. Any guests comments about the bathroom have been complimemtary and in fact they like the open stylish design. The floor gets wet yes, under normal use even with very enthusiastic kids the amount it has always stayed inside the bathroom, and dries quickly. The bathroom floor is sealed. On our description page, second paragraph: "Note - the bath is high-sided and we do not have a walk-in shower, this should be considered by those who are elderly and/or physically infirm." The whole house and garden can be seen on Trip Advisor, therefore the suitability of the garden should have been apparent to you. We are limited to the amount of text we can place in our descriptions, therefore we cannot add every detail and every issue that a guest may encounter. However I shall revisit the text and clarify where I can. As I said, we have nothing but glowing reviews and comments, only our location is sometimes marked down because we are not on a beach or have spectacular views. We are honest and do not wish to mislead people. We do our upmost to help guests. Stated in the cottage welcome information: "contact us or the property manager immediately if anything is not to your liking, missing, not working correctly or for anything else you are not sure of. Please do not wait until the end of your holiday to tell us." This is because we genuinely want to solve anything AS and WHEN it arises and not have guests put up with something that may not like during their holiday. Telling us after the holiday does not help them. It is unfortunate that you did not inform us of this issue before or during your stay, we would have been able to help and have prevented all this happening. Drying a wet carpet with a hair drier is not approiate and in fact dangerous. I am truly sorry that lost your deposit but for our future guests we had to replace the burny carpet. It is unlikely that in the future we shall install a shower curtain or screen, however should you choose to stay again, we would endeavour to provide a solution to cope with the access water on the floor. As you are now familiar with the property, you know what to expect, although judging from your recent comments you may well have changed your mind about staying in the future. This would be unfortunate, as originally you did say that it was perfect and you all enjoyed it so much and wanted to return. You are welcome anytime!
“A wonderful and relaxing place to stay!”
We stayed 1 week at the beginning of November at the Sorgente Cottage. We enjoyed every single minute of our stay. Everything in the house is arranged to make the guests` stay as comfortable as possib… More
Owner's reply: Hi Gilbert, we are very happy that you enjoyed Sorgente so much. We put much attention into the details and try to make the experience as relaxing as possible for our guests. It was a pleasure to have you, we look forward to seeing you and your family again!
“joli cottage à Penryn”
Nous avons passé une semaine en juillet dans ce cottage que nous avons apprécié. Il est très bien équipé (il y a une machine à laver) et très pr… More
Owner's reply: Merci beaucoup! We're very happy you enjoying staying at Sorgente! You were perfect guests too!
The cottage was beautifully furnished and finished to a high standard. It was in easy reach of Falmouth and there is a good bus service. Lots of various activities in the local area. Perfect place fo… More
Owner's reply: Thank you! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Sorgente and would welcome you back at any time.
“Fabulous place, very clean!”
It was our first holiday together as friends and we absolutely loved it so much that we are all saving up ready to book again for next year! The house is beautiful and that bathroom is to die for! All… More
Owner's reply: We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you coming again. The bathroom is, for many guest, a favourite part of their holiday experience at Sorgente. The stairs are indeed steep, the cottage was built c.1850 as an orchard workers home and as such necessity was more important than practicality, designed to take up as little space as possible. We kept these in this way but with open tread to allow more space and light into the modern interior. Whilst the cottage holds many traditional features our aim in the future is to reverse the stairs to create a more gradual angle with a closed tread. This may impact on the light a little but give better, more useable storage space for guests for things like beach furniture, toys and maybe even a surfboard! Future guests should view the images online to take the stairs into consideration. Only those who have difficulties with normal stairs should perhaps consider this property as not suitable for them. We also installed child safety gates at the top and bottom to increase safety.
“Maison très bien équipée, bonne literie, belle salle de bain, petite cour privative pour déjeuner par beau temps, cette”
Maison très bien équipée, bonne literie, belle salle de bain, petite cour privative pour déjeuner par beau temps, cette location est avant tout bien située pour circ… More
Owner's reply: Merci beaucoup!
“Brilliant accommodation. A real cosy retreat.”
Like many little places in Cornwall, you just never know what lies beyond the front door. Had a wonderful stay at this cottage. It's so convenient for getting around. Very warm and cosy. Loads o… More
Owner's reply: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Sorgente.
“Sehr gemütliches und super eingerichtetes Haus. Die einrichtung wurde mit viel Liebe zum Detail zusammengestellt und”
Sehr gemütliches und super eingerichtetes Haus. Die einrichtung wurde mit viel Liebe zum Detail zusammengestellt und alles war sehr sauber. Sehr gerne wieder und weiter zu empfehlen.
“Wir hatten wunderschöne Flitterwochen in Sorgente. Das Haus war für 11 Tage unser "zu Hause" es fehlte an nichts. Alles”
Wir hatten wunderschöne Flitterwochen in Sorgente. Das Haus war für 11 Tage unser "zu Hause" es fehlte an nichts. Alles war geschmackvoll und gemütlich eingerichtet. Nur das B… More
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