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.
Cottage in Penryn, Next to Falmouth. Sleeps 5
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 20, 2019
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. We have a dog and can give you local insight on all the best dog-friendly places.
Sarah Redfern purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Sarah Redfern chose Penryn
The cottage has many original features and is decorated in a style which appeals to both young and old.
What makes this Cottage unique
Excellent location for exploring Cornwall.
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely, clean, well-equipped house in good location
Had a great holiday at Sarah’s house. It’s a lovely cottage with decent sized rooms and a well-stocked kitchen. Location also really convenient as a short walk away from Penryn town with shops and restaurants, and then a 10-Mum drive from all the amazing beaches in Falmouth. Would recommend. Sarah also a great host, quick to respond and went out of her way to help us by finding a second baby cot!
A lovely, peaceful cottage.
Sweet Pea cottage is lovely - comfortable and well-equipped. We especially enjoyed sitting in the sunny courtyard.
cozy cottage in a great location
We loved staying at the Sweet Pea Cottage. Was a perfect setting for getting the feel of historic Cornwall, and a great location from which to explore different sites. The owner was awesome in responding to all emails and the check in and check out was incredibly easy. We certainly hope to come back someday!
We loved having you as a guest Cynthia and pleased that you had a great stay! Sarah
Charming cottage, great location
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!
Pretty Sweet Pea Cottage
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!
Sweet Pea Cottage
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.
Conveniently located for a variety of Cornish beaches. Several local beaches are a 10/15 minute drive. Beaches in Falmouth are also accessible by bus/train and boat. South coast beaches are a mixture of sandy and rock pools. North coast beaches, which are great for surfing are 30 minutes by car. The rugged Lizard peninsular is a 40 minute drive to the tip. You will be spoilt for choice!
Newquay airport 40 minutes by car
Penryn station 10 minute walk
Exeter airport 2 hours
Bus stop on route to Falmouth and Truro 1 minute
A vehicle is recommended but not essential
Falmouth 2.3 miles
Truro 9 miles
Ponshardon park and float less than 1 mile
Eden Project 27 miles
Penryn hosts many facilities including Miss Peapods Kitchen Cafe which is very family friendly. It shows live bands and serves local, organic food. There is a choice of pubs and a wine bar. Several takeaways including Mariners Fish & Chip shop, The Chilli and Rowe's pasties which we believe are the best in Cornwall. The town has a bank, post office, a doctors surgery and a museum. For groceries there is a local convenience store, a health food shop and a farm shop. There is a farmers market in the town hall on Friday and fresh fish can be bought at Islington Wharf. There are two large supermarkets 15 minute walk or 5 minutes in the car.
Additional information about rental rates
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.