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Welcome to Insworke Mill Quay

Marina and Bed & Breakfast

Built in 1598 Insworke Mill is a Grade 2 listed building at the head of Millbrook Lake overlooking the classic boat quay and the estuary to the rolling hills and woods beyond. The Mill was one of the largest tidal mills built in Cornwall and used to grind corn.

Millbrook is positioned centrally on the Rame Peninsula giving an excellent starting point for circular walks through the beautiful Mt Edgcumbe Park and accessing the Cornish Coast Path, passing through Kingsand and Cawsand, then along Penlee Point and Rame Head with stunning views over the sea further along Whitsand Bay towards Tregantle Fort.


The Mill itself is positioned next to Millbrook Lake nature reserve leading to the village centre which is a five minute walk away.

The Rame Peninsular is a very welcoming place. It is a hub for people that love music, arts and crafts.  Local pubs regularly offer live music and jam nights.

There is a number of good restaurants for eating out and an Indian take-away and fish&chip shop for eating in.

Access into Cornwall and Devon is easy and most sights can be reached for a day trip out, but please be aware that traffic can be very busy throughout the main holidays in Cornwall.


Welcome to Insworke Mill Bed & Breakfast

The Mill has been restored to a very high standard using traditional materials and crafts. The restoration started in 2011 and completed in 2015.


The mill is one of the most outstanding architectural statements in the village and is a blend of old and new keeping to the principles of its industrial heritage combined with contemporary design which has created a unique and beautiful space.


Your hosts Darren and Alex work in a nearby boatyard and are available for any queries during your stay.  Alex is fluent in English, German and has some knowledge of French, Italian and Spanish, she has a passion for reading, gardening, walking and yoga.


Darren loves to cook and enjoys the local music scene, sailing and trail biking. He can recommend some great routes if you have bikes or want to walk the local countryside.


We have two rooms available, the Loft and the Corn Store both in their own unique style but each a comfortable space to relax in.


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Both Alex and Darren are very approachable and easy going and are very proud of their home and look forward to sharing it with you.


Breakfast is served in a open plan kitchen and dining area which has stunning views over the estuary where you can see the world go by, watching bird life or the tides turning.


  • Two nights minimum stay
  • Check-in from 4.00 pm, check-out by 11.00 am
  • Help yourself breakfast is available till 11.00 am and we offer homemade bread, toast, jams, marmalade, fruit, yogurt, cereals, tea, coffee, herbal teas etc. We can cater for gluten free/allergies on request
  • The use of the kitchen/lounge is not available from 11.00 am onwards
  • Dogs are unfortunately not allowed, Sorry!
  • No Smoking inside
  • We have a travel cot with bedding and towels etc. available on request.

The Corn Store

Private Room From £80


The Corn Store is located on the 1st floor of Insworke Mill and was once was a storage area for corn. With timber floors, natural stone and lime rendered walls and an oak beam ceiling the room retains its natural and rustic feel with a touch of luxury. The bedroom has an adjacent bathroom for your own use.


Access: There are two access points, one via the main internal stairwell and the other via an outside staircase which to gives views across the quay and the estuary.

The outside staircase also provides private access and is an emergency exit.

Bedroom Spec:


  • King size bed
  • Bedside tables
  • Wardrobe
  • Chest of drawers


Snug area:

  • Wood burner
  • Twin sofa
  • Armchair



Room Facilities:


  • Under floor heating
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Fridge
  • TV with DVD
  • Free WIFI
  • Hair dryer
  • Safety card


The Loft is positioned on the second floor accessed via a central stairwell.  The oak beamed roof structure and large skylights are combined with classic features and contemporary furniture.

The bedroom has an adjacent wet-room for your own use with fantastic views down the estuary so you can shower with a view.


Bedroom Spec:


  • King size bed
  • Oak futon sofa bed
  • Bedside tables
  • Pull out clothes rack
  • Chest of drawers
  • Chair


  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • TV with DVD
  • Free WIFI
  • Hair dryer



The Loft

Private Room From £80


Price List

2 Nights minimum stay

Prices from £80 to £110 per room/per night depending on season.

Please contact us for prices and availability.

Short Breaks

We offer special deals for longer stays and are totally flexible as to what day you arrive and leave and how long you stay.

Please contact us for prices and availability.



Mobile Alex: 07813 186540

Landline: 01752 822165


E-mail:   (in case one or the other doesn't work)

  • Special offers throughout the year
  • Reduced prices for longer stays
  • For availability and prices please give us a ring to confirm



Room Quay
Smoke Alarm
Coffee Making Facilities
No Smoking
Tea Making Facilities
Free Car Parking
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer


Shower rooms:

Kingsize Bed
Baby Cot on Request
Wardrobe and Hangers
Coffee Making Facilities
Soap & Shampo
Tea Making Facilities
Free Wifi

The Garden

Our garden leads to one of the pontoons, it is right on the water's edge with a fantastic view down the estuary and is a perfect place to sit and and relax with a glass of wine after a day's excursion.


You are welcome to use the garden and enjoy it.

Rame Peninsula & Local Area

The Rame Peninsula, Cornwall's Forgotten Corner remains mostly unknown to people who visit Cornwall every year.

The Rame Peninsula is an area of outstanding natural beauty with quiet secluded beaches, magnificent scenery and spectacular walks. The Cornish Coast Path starts at Cremyll and winds its way along the coast line through Mount Edgcumbe Park and the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, past Penlee Point towards Rame Head, along Whitsand Bay and towards Tregantle Fort.


Millbrook (the largest village in Cornwall) has a number of shops, including a Co-op and Premier which are open late, Widdicombe's Fayre is a great veg shop and has a vegetarian cafe in the back with a beautiful garden to sit in. There is a small Indian restaurant which does take-away's and Posh Nosh is our local fish and chip shop which also serves pizza and Chinese food and we have a newsagent/hardware store.


There is a good choice of cafés around the Peninsula, The Canteen at Maker, the Cliff Top cafe at Whitsand Bay, Southdown Cafe, the Honey Rooms in Millbrook, the Orangerie and The Stables at Mt Edgcumbe Park.


For dining out in the evening you are spoilt for choice whether you want pub food or a restaurant with a Michelin star chef looking over the ocean for a special romantic occasion. We can advise you to find the right places for your evening meal.


Other attractions include the arts with galleries in Millbrook, at Maker Heights and Kingsand.  There are a number of local artists and we can advise you if you are looking for a special gift from this area.

If you are attending a wedding at Polhawn Fort the Mill is ideal for accommodation, taxis can be booked and we can also provide a baby sitter for the evening if needed.

Plymouth is about two miles away as the crow flies and provides direct rail and coach links to the rest of the country. It has historic and cultural links around the world and a long naval history which can be seen around its extensive waterfront which plays host to:


The Royal William Yard:

A former Grade 1 listed Royal Naval victualling yard is undergoing an award winning restoration and has come alive with cafés, bars, restaurants, museums, art galleries, offices and residential spaces. The yard is also easy to access via the Cremyll Ferry which runs every 30 minutes each way. In the summer you can take a ferry from the Royal William Yard to the Barbican and it makes for a stunning boat ride along Plymouth's waterfront.


Plymouth Hoe is the natural heart of Plymouth with its stunning views across one of the most perfect natural harbours in the world, which has played host to some of the greatest yacht races and sailing adventures throughout history.


Plymouth Barbican with its many cafés, restaurants and bars, a beautiful marina, tourist attractions and family-friendly events taking place throughout the year, all in the stunning setting of Plymouth’s dazzling waterfront, Sutton Harbour is a must see visitor destination for anyone spending a day in Plymouth.


The Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of theatre in the South West.




Insworke Mill Quay lies at the end of a sheltered tidal estuary close to Plymouth Sound. The quay is the ideal base for cruising the UK’s beautiful South West coastlines with easy access to the whole of the length and breadth of Devon and Cornwall.


The sub-tropical Isles of Scilly, the South West Approaches and the Atlantic Ocean are also close by if you are feeling more adventurous.

We offer a warm welcome to visiting sailors, with pontoons and quayside moorings for both long and short-stay yachts. Local services, shops and facilities are available within walking distance.

The rest of our beautiful Rame Peninsula - comprising Maker Heights and the picturesque villages of Kingsand and Cawsand - offer cafés and restaurants when you don't feel like cooking.

Whitsand Bay is just around the corner for day trips. All in all there is plenty to do ashore as well as afloat, with beaches, woodland, country walks, excellent live music and food and drink to try.

Insworke Mill Quay

You are welcome to go onto the Quay but please respect people's privacy and keep children under supervision at all times as traditional work and crafts still happens on it.

Quay Berthing

Insworke Quay has a number of quayside berths to rent all year round.  If you are interested in booking a berth please ring Darren to discuss your requirements.


  • Greyhound Spec:
  • Length on deck 63’6”
  • Length overall 108‘
  • Beam 19’5”
  • Draught 10’9”
  • Tonnes Displacement 49.47
Insworke Mill Quay, Bed and Breakfast, Airbnb, The Corn Store, Marina, Yacht Berthing, Millbrook, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Insworke Mill Quay, Bed and Breakfast, Airbnb, The Corn Store, Marina, Yacht Berthing, Millbrook, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Pontoon at Insworke Mill Quay, Bed and Breakfast, Airbnb, The Corn Store, Marina, Yacht Berthing, Millbrook, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Pontoon Berthing

Insworke Quay has a number of pontoon berths to rent all year round for local and visiting yachts and boats.

The pontoons can take a range of sizes from large 18m LOA catamarans with a 8.25m beam to much smaller. Powercat's, monohull's or dinghies. For details on availability and prices give us a ring.

The History & Archaeology of Insworke Mill

In 2009 we applied for planning permission to restore Insworke Mill and as part of this restoration process we undertook an Archaeological and Building Report on the building and the quay. The study was developed by Cynthia Gaskell Brown, Martin Watts and with the help of Keith Bousfield, Carl Newton and Pete Dunstone and his Jack Russell 'Alfie' who did most of the hard labour removing the beams and tonnes of earth.


Insworke Mill was built as a tidal powered corn mill in 1598 to produce flour and grist meal for cattle feed for over three centuries.


It was rebuilt in 1800/1801 and in the late 19th century the millers diversified and sold coal, fertilizer and grain.


Milling stopped around 1914 and the building was partly converted for use as a coal store and used as the base for the Millbrook Steamboat Company.

The adjoining 7 hectare (16 acre) tidal Mill Pool was bounded by a wall with two sets of sluice gates. It was in-filled by Caradon District Council in the 1960s. It is now a football field and recreation area which still retains the footprint of the Mill Pool.


The mill is stone built and by the early 20th century has had a corrugated iron roof. The main building consists of two floors and a loft and a basement which contained the waterwheels and sluice gates. An extension on the North side has two floors and a loft. No machinery survived.

Insworke Mill & Quay Restoration

Contact & Directions...

If you come by car/motorbike from Exeter, stay on the A38, going through Plymouth and Saltash, keep going until you get to Trerulefoot roundabout (with the Kernow Mill on your left). Turn left onto the A374, stay on it going through Polbathic, keep going, it is quite a windy road, then you will see a sign to Millbrook/Crafthole on the right (A3247), turn right there, you will go through Crafthole, turn left at roundabout, then follow signs to Millbrook. When you drive into Millbrookk, just stay on the road and follow it round, at the church, go into Millpool Head on your left and follow that road along, again it winds through the village. Stay on it, keeping the lake to your right, at the end turn right at the mini roundabout, then take the next right, into Mill Road, by the football field/tennis courts.


You see a big stone building on the left, you can park to the right or left of it, Entrance is on the right, first door.

If you come from West Cornwall, follow the same directions from Trerulefoot roundabout.

If you arrive by public transport into Plymouth, the best thing to do is take a taxi to the Cremyll Ferry (see timetable on-line), then we can pick you up on the other side or take the bus into Millbrook. This is also great if you come by bicycle, as it is  a foot passenger ferry only.

If you come by boat, please speak to Darren beforehand as mooring is  tide dependent.

Safe Journey.

Contact: Miss Alexandra Frodel

Mr Darren Newton



Insworke Mill

Mill Road, Millbrook, Cornwall. PL10 1EN

United Kingdom


Tel/Text: 07813 186540

Landline: 01752 822165




Contact: Miss Alexandra Frodel

Mr Darren Newton



Insworke Mill

Mill Road, Millbrook, Cornwall. PL10 1EN

United Kingdom

Tel/Text: 07813 186540

Landline: 01752 822165



E-mail:   (in case one or the other doesn't work)

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