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 at Penryn, but also because it can be extended to mean 'source of energy' - the very substance of a relaxing and re-energising holiday.
Newly refurbished to a high standard, Sorgente combines the beauty of period features with state-of-the-art amenities such as a heat recovery system (benefiting allergy/asthma sufferers) and a Pozzani water filter.
Solid oak flooring, traditional sash double glazed windows and thick stone walls create a timeless backdrop for a modern interior with a distinctly Mediterranean flavour, inspired by the owner's time spent in Italy.
The spacious open plan living room is equipped with a wood burner and patio doors leading to a sunny enclosed garden (please supervise children).
Upstairs is a double and twin bedroom providing a high degree of comfort with quality mattresses and bed linen.
A luxurious bathroom with a rain shower, bidet and Italian porcelain tiles completes the first floor accommodation.
An excellent touring base, the cathedral city of Truro, the secluded beaches and quaint fishing villages of the Roseland Peninsula are within easy reach.
The renowned Eden Project is within one hours drive.
An excellent holiday location, Penryn is one of Cornwall's most ancient towns and is now a conservation area bestowing a wealth of old world charm, character and history, most evident from its impressive Tudor and Georgian architecture.
Within a short drive is Falmouth, Cornwall's internationally recognised seaport and home to the world's third largest natural harbour.
This is a vibrant year round resort offering something for everyone with world class beaches, restaurants, shops and a coastal golf course.
It boasts a flourishing contemporary arts scene with numerous galleries and embraces its cultural heritage with the celebrated National Maritime Museum.
Parking can be found nearby.
Over two floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom, bath with shower over, basin, bidet and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with wood burning stove.
About the location
Falmouth 1 mile; Truro 9 miles.
One of the oldest market towns in Cornwall, the pretty port of Penryn boasts a wealth of historic architecture and harbour heritage with attractive granite buildings steeply sloping along the cobbled streets down to the sea. There’s a good choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs in the town, along with a museum offering free entry, and the tranquil Enys Gardens on the outskirts of the town, providing a range of grounds and a peaceful haven. Further along the Penryn River, just one mile towards the sea you’ll find the famous seaport of Falmouth, with a host of things to keep you entertained including harbour-side pubs and eateries offering spectacular views, stunning Blue Flag beaches and a bustling town centre. Visit the National Maritime Museum for a taste of Cornwall’s sea-faring history, or the fine Tudor fortress of Pendennis Castle, superb set gazing out to sea. You don’t have to venture far from Penryn to discover Cornwall’s many sights, delights and stunning coastline, and this is the perfect character base from which to see it all.