We first came to Cornwall on our honeymoon many years ago and fell in love with the magic of the County. It was always our dream to make Cornwall our home and five years ago, the stars aligned, and we moved to the Rame Peninsula. Lorraine had a long career as a nurse in the NHS. Steve worked in education as a teacher. During the Covid 19 pandemic we decided to move away from our very demanding jobs and set up Millbrook House Bed & Breakfast. This opportunity has also allowed Lorraine to focus on her reflexology practice and Steve to pursue his writing ambitions.
What we offer
As a family of five, we know how difficult it often is to find suitable and cost-effective accommodation in Cornwall. With that in mind, we believe Millpool House is a great location for families and groups of friends travelling together. We offer a suite of three, individually styled comfortable bedrooms with a beautifully renovated shared bathroom. All rooms are close together on the first floor. This area is for the exclusive use of our guests. We also offer a choice of full English or Continental breakfast.
How to find us and Parking
Millpool House is located on the ‘main’ road into the village. These directions may look quite detailed, but we know how frustrating it can be at the end of a long and tiring journey when you cannot find your final destination! You will arrive at the village and drive down Hounster Hill and then through the ‘narrows’ at Dodbrook. This is a novel experience if you have not been here before! You will then see a sign directing you to turn left towards the village centre. This road is Millpool Head, and you are then only seconds from Millpool House. The road then curves to your left where you will see a modern property with two large garages on the right. We are next door to this house and opposite a distinctive house with a round turret. You need to look up and right to see Millpool House. If you carry on down the road, you will see the Devon & Cornwall pub on your left, this will mean you have passed us. You will then need to turn around. But do not worry, as we will always come out to guide you in and help with your luggage.Like many places in Cornwall, parking is always an issue. Please note that we do not have parking at Millpool house, however we are lucky enough to have a Cornwall Council car park (there is a daily charge) only a couple of minutes’ walk away. Guests can stop outside the house to unload their luggage.
There are six ‘steepish’ steps from the pavement up to the house.
Wi-fi and Communication
There is free Wi-Fi in the house however due to the thickness of the walls we do not receive mobile signals (for many people this is a good thing!!). We encourage guest to contact us by email or landline (how old school!). WhatsApp also works well.
Millpool House & Surrounding area
Millpool House was originally the Millbrook farmhouse and is believed to be built around early 1700's. It is located within the Rame Peninsula an area of outstanding natural beauty. This area is often referred to as, ‘Cornwall’s forgotten corner’. Millpool House sits in the heart of Millbrook village only one mile from the twin seaside villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. All three villages are steeped in history including the Ancestral homes of the Mount Edgecumbe Estate, Port Elliot and Antony House. Visitors can enjoy lovely coastal walks including the South West coastal path that runs through the Peninsula. No visit to Millpool House would be complete without a visit to the beautiful, unspoilt beaches at Whitsand Bay or a walk up to the Chapel on the summit of Rame Head where you can enjoy panoramic sea views. There is a wide variety of pubs, cafes, and wedding venues.If you want to travel a little further, visitors can use a seasonal passenger ferry that runs from Cawsand beach to the vibrant Plymouth Barbican. There is also the Cremyll passenger ferry that takes visitors across to the Royal William Yard with its host of restaurants, shops, and galleries. Millpool House is ideally situated for lovely days out to visit places such as Polperro, Looe, Cotehele, Lanhydrock Estate, Mount Edgecumbe Estate, Antony House and the Eden Project to name just a few.
In addition to being a qualified nurse, Lorraine is also a qualified Reflexologist and has been practising for thirteen years. She uses a fusion of Chinese foot massage and reflexology. Many of our guests like to pamper themselves whilst on a weekend break with a session of deep relaxation.