Living on the Rame Peninsula

If you have short-listed the Rame Peninsula from our specific area information, we can help you find exactly what you are looking for when you view property for sale on the Rame Peninsula. Marchand Petit Estate Agents Millbrook offices are located at King Street, Millbrook, Torpoint, Cornwall.

Millbrook is a busy working village of some 1000 households and a population of over 2000, reputedly the second largest village in the country.

Attractions/Things to do in the Area

Penlee Battery Nature Reserve a disused Napoleonic fort is on the site of a former defensive Battery, offering stunning panoramic views of Plymouth Sound and includes woodland and grassland to explore and enjoy. It is an excellent site for bird watching.

The Whitsand Bay Hotel, is a stunning Victorian manor house with sweeping sea views 50 miles east to Rame Head and West to the Lizard, overlooking the beach. The distinctive building is built of Cornish dressed limestone in a Tudor / Gothic style with a medieval tower.

Antony House, a superb early 18th century mansion set in parkland and fine gardens is well worth a visit. This classically beautiful house in the care of the National Trust is still a family home.  The picturesque grounds running along the Lynher estuary feature a number of attractions including a formal garden with topiary, modern sculptures and Woodland Garden with splendid rhododendrons and camellias to name a few.

About the Area & History

Millbrook is a village on the Rame Peninsula – known as ‘Cornwall’s Forgotten Corner’. Bounded by the Lynher and Tamar rivers, by the Hamoaze and the sea, the area in which Millbrook lies is deeply rural and designated as one of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Rame Peninsula is just across the border from Devon, in South East Cornwall and boasts quiet secluded beaches, magnificent sweeping scenery, picturesque villages and spectacular walks.

The South West Coast Path starts its journey at Cremyll, where there is a historic foot ferry offering an 8 minute commute across the River Tamar to the Devonport area of Plymouth. The coast path continues on its way through the 865 acre Mount Edgcumbe Estate, probably one of the most beautiful parks in England and listed as Grade I Cornish Gardens.

Transport information

To get to the Rame Peninsula via the Torpoint ferry take the A38 to Plymouth, leave at the Manadon junction following signs to Torpoint, take the ferry to the A374 leading to the village of Antony and you soon reach Millbrook and Whitsand Bay. The Tamar Bridge also offers a route to the Peninsula from the A38.