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Cornish Cottage In Medieval Town

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Penryn, Falmouth, Cornwall, England - An Excellent Location For Exploring Cornwall, Situated Between The Towns Of Falmouth And Truro

Sweet Pea Cottage dates back to the 18th Century and retains a wealth of character. It has been sympathetically renovated and contains many character features; beamed ceilings, stained glass windows and a private sunny courtyard to name a few. The cottage oozes charm and it's style is a combination of vintage, retro and English country cottage. Sweet Pea Cottage is moments from the River Fal and a fifteen minute walk from Ponshardon Park & Float where you can enjoy a boat trip to many great locations or simply cruise into Falmouth.

Sarah Redfern
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About Sarah Redfern

Hello we are Rob and Sarah and we have lived in this house for seven years. Rob was born in Penryn and his family have lived in Penryn for several generations, we can provide a wealth of knowledge on the local area. We have three children and live 10 minutes away in Penryn.

Sarah Redfern purchased this cottage in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely week in your cottage which is really lovely and pretty. Thank you for the dog walk idea, very useful info. Thank you so much for the cream tea and the scones were delicious! We enjoyed having a breakfast on the terrace outside, we hope we can come back some time.

Hi Sarah we have had a super week many thanks the house has been ideally placed for us to get around and we have really enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much for the cream tea it was a lovely touch and we devoured it. The cottage is really gorgeous. We hope to come back some time.

Thanks we had a great stay. The cottage is lovely (too lovely actually as my wife now wants changes to our home!

We've all had a lovely week stay. The cottage had everything we needed and we will be recommending to friends and family.

We had a fantastic time at your cottage in Cornwall. We loved having our breakfast in your courtyard. It was so nice that it made it hard to leave and explore.....
May 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penryn in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • river
  • town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath & mixer shower, hand basin and wc. Cupboards for extra linen and towels if required
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 King size or 2 single beds (please advise of your preference) Bedroom 3 sleeps 2 in full size bunk beds
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Well behaved small dogs are welcome on the ground floor of the property. Parking permit for one vehicle in car park at the rear of cottage. Further parking is available in a free car park close by. Outside: Outside there is a private courtyard garden, which is paved in Delabole slate and reclaimed granite. It enjoys most of the days sun, with views looking up to the clock on the town hall. There is a seating area, bbq and a shed with some beach toys and space for bikes. Utility Room: There is a sun room with double doors leading to the garden, providing a laundry area and seating. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Charming cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

A family of 5 (teenage/young adult children) shared the cottage for a week. The property is old and quirky, furnished in a way which younger and older alike found appealing and comfortable, and spotlessly clean. There is only one main ground floor space, but an attractive yard and small cosy conservatory provide some additional space if different people have different wishes. Wifi reliable for our purposes. The internal staircase might be difficult to negotiate for the very young or less mobile people and the street to the town centre is a steep one. We never met Sarah, but she dealt with minor queries quickly and very pleasantly. The old centre of Penryn is most attractive - the town has an interesting history. Don't miss out on the fish and chip shop near the top of the street! Quieter than Falmouth (but it's easy to go there if you want) and a great centre for getting around the area, including the coast for walks, canoeing, boat trips etc. We had a car with us which was fine with parking not far away, but public transport is also very good. We hope to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pretty Sweet Pea Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Can't believe how lucky we were to find Sweet Pea Cottage available for a last minute short break. Everything worked so smoothly and efficiently. The cottage is so easy and relaxing to stay in with convenient parking and a well stocked kitchen. The courtyard was so pretty with lots of lovely flowers and a peaceful, lovely sunny place to sit. The cottage was also dog friendly. All in all it could not have been better and we would love to return. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Sweet Pea Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous stay at Sweet Pea Cottage - it has been a perfect base to explore Cornwall. We had 2 small dogs with us and the garden is completely secure which has been great for the 2 little roamers as we didn't need to worry about them! We had a number of BBQs in the evenings and enjoyed sitting on the patio surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers and in the sun room. Everything about the cottage is magical and it is finished to a very high standard with plenty of space for 6 people. Fresh scones, jam and clotted cream waited for us on arrival - just what we needed after the journey down. We definitely hope to return someday and visit the numerous other sights there are to see within a short drive and spend some more time in this real gem of a cottage. If you have dogs there are so many dog friendly gardens and beaches nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Sweetpea Cottage and hope to be back one day. The cottage is full of character, and was perfect for our first family holiday with little one.

Loads to to see & do locally, we walked into Falmouth a couple of times and it's a nice walk.

Really recommend :)

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Secluded, sunny cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday in sweet pea cottage last year was lovely. It exceeded our expectations, especially the sunny courtyard and conservatory, which were so lovely it was difficult to prize ourselves away to go sightseeing.

Penryn is a great location to stay. There are good food shops and a markey nearby and quite a few cafes and gastropubs.

The river is just at the bottom of the street and you can saunter all the way to Falmouth on one side, past trendy dockside boutiques and cafes. The other side of the river is more rural. We took several lovely morning walks there.

The cottage is very well appointed. The kitchen is spacious and looks onto the garden. In the evenings we retreated into the cosy lounge, with a TV and CD player. There are loads of guidebooks and games in there too.

Because the ground floor is open plan, cooking and washing up is convivial.

Upstairs a steepish staircase leads to bedrooms and a spacious and modern bathroom.

The cottage is located very close to the town centre, but it is a quiet street and the courtyard, with high walls surrounding it, is very private. The perfume of Sweet peas blossom permeated the evening air.

We couldn't have had a lovelier holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sweetpea Delight!

  • 5 of 5

I love Sweetpea Cottage! It is even more lovely in reality than I was expecting. The cottage was so cheerful and welcoming and the homemade scones left for us were a real treat! The design and decor is beautiful and stylish and makes the cottage feel comfortably chic!

The little courtyard garden is a delight - private and beautifully planted (with lots of sweetpeas!)and a real suntrap. It was a perfect place for us with our little dog - as the garden is completely secure. The owner, Sarah was friendly and helpful and I would definitely recommend a stay at her lovely cottage (although at the same time, I'd like to keep it a secret and just book more holidays there myself!)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early summer
19 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
24 Jul 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
29 Aug 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
6 Sep 2017 - 18 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£250 deposit payable on booking with balance due 6 weeks before arrival or full amount can be paid on booking.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is usually Saturday. However this has some flexibility depending on other bookings. Please ask us....

Arrival 3pm onwards, please depart by 10.30am.

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