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5 Summercourt

Penryn, Cornwall (Ref. 976498)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at summercourt, Penryn."

    The property was a perfect base for us to explore this part of Cornwall. It has everything we needed for our family of 5, very comfortable beds, all facilities, was lovely and clean. Thanks!

    Reviewed by TammyApr 2022

  • "We stayed in this property 3 years ago to visit family in the area and were happy to return."

    Ideally placed with a parking space, important in Penryn, the property seemed to have been neglected. No hot shower in the morning, only later in the day. No dishcloth or kitchen scrub and the view onto the river spoiled by greenery growing from the wall, all of which were mentioned in the visitors book but obviously ignored. Generally tired.

    Thank you for your feedback and for returning to Summercourt. We apologise for the dishcloth oversight and for the lack of hot water during your stay. The hot water is set to all day but the en suite shower can be temperamental. We are in the process of changing it to an electric shower. The buddleia bush in the back garden attracts local wildlife so we are keen to let it grow. However, we will endeavour to keep it trimmed back so as to not spoil the view to the river. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VincentMar 2022

  • "The property was beautifully-prepared when we arrived."

    However, we have a few niggles with the facilities, which is a pity:- Only 1 toilet roll in each of the two bathrooms to supply three of us for the week. Only one towel each (plus a small hand towel in each bathroom.) No small saucepan suitable for heating milk or boiling an egg. The potato peeler was blunt and virtually unusable. Similarly, the can-opener was completely useless. All the wine glasses were different sizes. The only baking tray was rusty. It was a dark art getting the shower to run hot and took us two days to master! Sorry to sound so negative about such apparently trivial things but this property is large, comfortable and expensive to rent so every detail should be right!

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are saddened to hear that the property was lacking in some areas. We have taken on board your comments and have addressed the issues in the kitchen and bathrooms. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TerenceAug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and the house was beautifully clean."

    It was a real shame the WiFi did not work though (although we did not report this at the time).

    Reviewed by VickyAug 2021

  • "A beautiful house, spotlessly clean with everything we needed and in a great location."

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2021

  • "Nice house as described everything we required was available location good Penryn and Falmouth was lovely as always"

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "Floor boards extremely noisy, towels needed replacing, only one hand towel per room."

    Hannah was very helpful. Front gate was not hung. Lovely setting with views and walks for the dog. Close to nice pub and excellent pizza restaurant. Easy reach of the town,marina, and beaches.

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2021

  • "We loved the position of the cottage , the river running by , the swans , the quaintness of Penryn ."

    ...We thought the accommodation was very well equipped. Lots of thought had gone into Covid 19 with prior emails etc . The Famous Barrel pub was a stones throw away , the Mariners fish and chip bar a few minutes away. It was a lovely break. The hot water wasn’t plentiful... but was OK We loved the cottage.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2020

  • "The shower in the en-suite was, at times, hit and miss to get hot water."

    It would be beneficial if the hand held shower over the bath, could have a bracket to affix it to the wall, and either a shower curtain or screen. I had read from previous reviews that parking was tight, which it was, although I appreciate that you cannot control where other drivers park. The welcome pack was much appreciated. All in all, we had a nice few days away. .

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay at 5 Summercourt. Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, we have taken your comments on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MelanieSep 2020

  • "We have just spent a wonderful week in the cottage."

    It was perfectly located to explore Penryn, Falmouth and the Helford River. The house had everything we needed, the welcome biscuits, milk and chilled bottle of wine were a lovely touch. The beds were extremely comfortable and we all slept well. The house was lovely and clean when we arrived. Parking was actually fine, we have a large car and had no problem getting in and out of the space. The only thing worth mentioning is the noise from the pub across the river on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night but it was all stopped by 11.30pm and the children slept through it and was nothing more than chatter and laughter from the beer garden. We wouldn't hesitate to re-book 5 Summer Court and recommend to anyone looking for a base to explore the area.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2020

  • "If a family has 2 or more vehicles then they will have to endure the Falmouth curse of finding an alternative parking space nearby due to the location of this cottage being within its own quaint setting."

    However the allocated space is fine for one vehicle and the little welcome pack was a nice touch.Looking forward to our next visit in October staying in Flushing at Puffin Cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter JohnAug 2020

  • "Positive: Great location, warm and safe environment."

    Great local shops and takeaway restaurant options. Sights and sounds of Cornwall in easy reach. Improvement: Some fittings in the bathrooms are mouldy and rusted and need replacing. The chairs and sofa both need replacing as the cushions are not supportive.Plug sockets in living room are in strange positions. Extension cables would be useful.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at 5 Summercourt and we have taken your comments on board and made improvements to the property. We wish you to welcome again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by DJul 2020

  • "Very comfortable stay, close to many amenities."

    Reviewed by JillFeb 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Highly recommend. Also great location for exploring Cornwall.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2019

  • "Nice house with relatively modern facilities in an excellent location."

    Suited us as we were meeting family who live in Penryn and they could visit us at the house. The bottle of wine, the bottle of milk in the fridge and the box of biscuits on arrival was a very nice touch.

    Reviewed by VincentSep 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Parking is actually easier and more convenient than suggested on the description. There is a dedicated house car space just 10 meters from the front door. It is tight but nonetheless convenient. The sleigh bed frame has a hard end and is 6ft 3in. I am 6;4 so could not lie out straight in the night. Shame. Similarly light fittings in the hall and living room are head bashers.

    Reviewed by CharlesJul 2019

  • "Lovely clean house, kitchen fully equiped, once the guy next door had straightened up we managed to park out quashi no problem - could do with a number 5 plaque on the parking bay."

    We stupidlypicked up the back doors keys and couldnt get back in, this was 8pm on a sunday night, but it was soon thankfully rectifyied. Would definately rent again.

    Reviewed by GailFeb 2019

  • "The locks on the doors and windows and also the key safe badly need some maintenance."

    Also some directions to the supermarkets for when you first arrive would be helpful. Somewhere to dry your clothes . No use having a washing machine if nowhere to hang them out . Otherwise 5 Summer Court accommodation very good. ****Owner Response**** Thank you for your feedback, we have addressed the issues about the key safe and locks. We are sorry that you did not find the clothes drying rack; its location is stated in the house information folder.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "The location is excellent and the property is well maintained and comfortable."

    Lovely welcoming touches on arrival were also appreciated.

    Reviewed by TracyJun 2018

  • "Well presented and comfortable house in very quaint/nice location."

    Only quibble is the size of the reserved parking space. Very tight for larger cars meaning car cannot be loaded/unloaded in the space and made worse by inconsiderate parking of others making it impossible to turn in and out without shunting forward and back several times. OK for Astra/Focus sized cars but tricky for an SUV/people carrier.

    Reviewed by RobinApr 2018

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  • Over three floors.Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor double with sleigh bed and en suite shower-room
  • 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor single
  • Open-plan sitting area with dining area and French windows to rear courtyard
  • Kitchen
  • First floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Central heating with electric fires
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request
  • Off road parking for one car in a reserved parking space however, the allocated parking space is on the small side and access to it might be difficult in larger vehicles
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property

The property

5 Summercourt is a townhouse on three levels, situated on the edge of Penryn town, on the banks of the Penryn River and just a five minutes stroll from the harbour.

From the small front garden, step up to the reception hall and then through to the kitchen, following through to the living-dining room which has French windows to rear courtyard.

Head upstairs to the first floor and a double bedroom with en suite shower-room and balustrade with a view of the river; at this level there is the family bathroom.

Go on up more stairs to the second floor and two more bedrooms - a twin and a single.

The snug courtyard garden has garden furniture and BBQ and is enclosed by a low stone wall, looking over the tidal river where ducks and swans swim at high tide.

A great base for exploring Cornwall, with good sandy beaches nearby.

There is good walking to be found in the area but why not take the water taxi to Flushing, Mylor, Falmouth and St Mawes, or explore Cornwall's capital city, Truro.

For the energetic there is an outdoor adventure centre (water sports, climbing, zip-wire, bushcraft) at nearby Halvosso.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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