History of Port Mill

Spanning some 150 years, Port Mill has housed a flour mill, an engineering workshop and is now home to the vibrant Port Mill Bed & Breakfast accomodation

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  • Great location Great location, comfortable and quiet. Top place for a weekend away. Excellent breakfast at the cafe across the road.

    peter

    Absolutely charming ambiance Every little detail was exceptional

    Patti

    Location was great & the manager Marie was very helpful.

    SakoJane

    Exceptional Just brilliant!

    Robyn

    One of the best places we stayed in Western Australia Excellent large continental breakfast included in our stay.Very close to attractions, Very quiet location right near the centre of Fremantle. Can recommend to anybody.

    James
  • Excellent location Fabulous location and setting. Loved having a balcony. Friendly staff.

    Angeka

    Very good Great location. Very easy access. Breakfast was lovely.

    Susan

    Exceptional As above It felt like been in Europe

    Gary

    Exceptional Very french provincial Nothing

    Ivor

    Fabulous accommodation and location, the courtyard was beautiful. Everything... perfect Nothing

    John
  • Excellent location, good rooms The location was superb Nobody was at the desk during the day

    Srinath

    Lovely place to stay in a secure location, close to all that Fremantle has to offer Gorgeous place in a fantastic location

    Diane

    A touch of France in Fremantle Quiet, quaint and well positioned in the middle of town. A perfect getaway retreat.

    Expedia user

    Good place to stay Great location to explore Freemantle

    Richard

    Exceptional Loved everything

    Michelle
  • Good facilities great location Breakfast was great Noisy fan in bathroom and the aircon rattled

    Peter

    Value: Affordable; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Pleasant; Location Outstanding

    Stuart

    Exceptional Great room lovely view of the court yard excellent breakfast Nothing

    Angela

    Exceptional I loved everything about it .... the location was great ... as was the breakfast .... friendly staff

    Judi

    Beautiful B&B and great location but rate would be better lowered

    Expedia user
  • Enjoyed our stay Location was great .. nice breakfast Pillows hard... space in room tight.. too much furniture

    Pamela

    Good for a quiet getaway. Great for couples, close to free CAT bus and all attractions. Next door is a chocolate shop and a wine bar.

    Expedia user

    Great location Within walking distance to shops, harbour, markets, etc. Overnight parking easy to get too.

    Expedia user

    Handy to everything Very nice place. Would stay again but get a ground floor carrying two bags up 2 flights of stairs was not fun

    gail

    Friendly host. Good location. A comfortable and homely B&B with good on site parking and helpful friendly hosts.

    Expedia user
  • NIce, comfartable small hotel in central area On my way to Tasmania, made a stop at Fremantle for acupuple of days, nice small city, with harbour, market, prison etc

    inger

    Close to markets and restaurants

    Jenny

    Good Very charming accomodation!

    Bruni

    Great central location in fremantle Beautiful room and amazing courtyard!!!

    Sanders

    A good choice Well located and good service. The rooms are comfortable and we enjoyed our stay.

    Damien
  • Excellent location and lovely breakfasts.

    Expedia user

Spanning some 150 years, Port Mill has  housed a flour mill, an engineering workshop and is now home to the vibrant Port Mill Bed & Breakfast accomodation

From flour mill to engineering workshop, and now luxury bed and breakfast accomodation,  17 Essex Street, Fremantle has a history spanning some 150 years.  The building’s rich history and prime location make Port Mill B&B the perfect place to stay on your next visit to Fremantle.

Originally built in 1862 by William Cornish,  the 2-storey limestone building was originally used to mill flour for the Fremantle colony and for export.  T.&H. Carter & Co. leased the mill in 1865 and in 1866 entered a bag of flour milled on site to the Intercolonial Exhibition in Melbourne.

Thomas Oakley, son-in-law of William Cornish, leased the mill in January 1868.  The mill was upgraded in 1871 to include an 8hp engine.  At this time the lot was described as being occupied by a house and mill.  Oakley ran the mill until his death in 1883.

Following his death Port Mill was purchased by prominent Fremantle businessman, E.H. Higham whose family owned the mill through to 1893.

In 1897 new owners Mrs William S. Pearse and George Yorke Hubble subdivided the property into a dwelling, two warehouses, a mill and stables.

The mill remained a working mill until 1910, when owners Ockerby Lehman and Co. Ltd. closed the mill, removing the machinery for use at their new Kellerberrin mill.

The building was described as a foundry in the early 1920’s and workshops from 1925 onwards.  In 1938 engineering workshops were established by Port Foundry and Engineering Co. Ltd.  The workshop made tank wheels and other parts for the army during the second world war.

The property was added to the Register of the National Estate by the Australian Heritage Commission in 1974.

In May 1993 planning approval was given for the restoration of the old mill into residential units.  The project included the restoration of all surviving parts of the old mill, including all external elements.

Port Mill B&B offers guest a luxury travel experience set in a heritage listed building nestled in the heart of Fremantle.

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PORT MILL ROOMS

Port Mill’s Bed & Breakfast accomodation in Fremantle includes four suites.  Each suite has its own private ensuite and Juliet balcony.  As a boutique bed and breakfast hotel, each room has an individual style.  For longer stays we recommend booking the Zyutdorp Suite which includes a full size bath tub, washing machine and clothes dryer.

Batavia Suite

BATAVIA SUITE

The Batavia Suite has a queen bed and balcony view of the courtyard garden and fountain

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Duyfken Suite

DUYFKEN SUITE

The Duyfken suite has a king bed that can be converted to singles

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Leeuwin Suite

Leeuwin Suite

The Leeuwin Suite has a queen bed & balcony with courtyard views

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Zuytdorp Suite

Zuytdorp Suite

This suite has a bath, washing machine & clothes dryer, perfect for longer stays

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PORT MILLS ROOMS

Port Mill’s Bed & Breakfast accomodation in Fremantle includes four suites.  Each suite has its own private ensuite and Juliet balcony.  As a boutique bed and breakfast hotel, each room has an individual style.  For longer stays we recommend booking the Zyutdorp Suite which includes a full size bath tub, washing machine and clothes dryer.

Leeuwin Suite

Leeuwin Suite

The Leeuwin Suite has a queen bed & balcony with courtyard views

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Zuytdorp Suite

Zuytdorp Suite

This suite has a bath, washing machine & clothes dryer, perfect for longer stays

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Batavia Suite

BATAVIA SUITE

The Batavia Suite has a queen bed and balcony view of the courtyard garden and fountain

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Duyfken Suite

DUYFKEN SUITE

The Duyfken suite has a king bed that can be converted to singles

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Location
  • 3/17 Essex Street
    Fremantle WA 6160

Port Mill B&B

Your home away from home while you're staying in Fremantle, Western Australia

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  • Felt like Europe The accommodation had a lovely European feel. It felt safe and the ambient feel was calm. Shopping, dining and driving was easy and convenient. A good selection of teas and coffee satchels, biscuits and sweet treats. Love it!

    Cheryle
  • Exceptional Great room lovely view of the court yard excellent breakfast Nothing

    Angela
  • Excellent location, good rooms The location was superb Nobody was at the desk during the day

    Srinath
  • Lovely property, great location, front office a bit casual but recommended & return a definite. Room cosey; balcony overlooking beautiful courtyard; comfortable. No bath mat provided. Supply of two butter pats, one per person at breakfast; chair on balcony broken, poor housekeeping.

    Escapees
  • 5 star rating

    Fabulous Stay We arrived in Fremantle and checked into the very stylistic Port Mill B&B, fabulous stay and charming reception from Kelly, very friendly and informative. Recommend a stay very highly when visiting Fremantle.

    Ken B
  • Enjoyed our stay Location was great .. nice breakfast Pillows hard... space in room tight.. too much furniture

    Pamela
  • Superb The interior was gorgeous. We were located on the first floor and had a balcony to the courtyard which was full of trees and flowers with little fountains. Great!

    Corinna
  • Lovely room with very nice straight touches The room was lovely and had great coffee making and extras like fruit and biscuits. Only issue was that I had early risers upstairs and it was a bit noisy but not the hotels fault! I enjoyed my stay.

    Cathrine
  • Facilities: Nice ; Value: Moderate; Service: Sufficient; Cleanliness: Spotless; Central No car parking and up two flights of narrow stairs Perfect

    Margaret
  • Good The bed was super comfy and bathroom was clean and spacious. It would have been better if they supplied clean towels on second day.

    Yu
Location
  • 3/17 Essex Street
    Fremantle WA 6160

Port Mill B&B

Your home away from home while you're staying in Fremantle, Western Australia

Agoda.com
4.3 Stars - Based on 5 Guest Reviews
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Booking.com
4.5 Stars - Based on 318 Guest Reviews
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Expedia.com
4.5 Stars - Based on 77 Guest Reviews
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TripAdvisor
4.1 tripadvisor stars
4.1 Stars - Based on 55 Guest Reviews
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Location
  • 3/17 Essex Street
    Fremantle WA 6160

Port Mill B&B

Your home away from home while you're staying in Fremantle, Western Australia

Agoda.com
4.3 Stars - Based on 5 Guest Reviews
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Booking.com
4.5 Stars - Based on 318 Guest Reviews
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Expedia.com
4.5 Stars - Based on 77 Guest Reviews
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TripAdvisor
4.1 tripadvisor stars
4.1 Stars - Based on 55 Guest Reviews
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