Welcome to PortEliot Estate


has the rare distinction of being a Grade 1 listed house with a Grade 1 listed park and garden. Like most houses, Port Eliot has a front door and about there the similarity ends. There are 11 staircases, 15 back doors and 82 chimneys. The roof covers half an acre and not once in living memory has it been completely watertight. More


Friday 19th - Saturday 20th May 2017

On Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May, Port Eliot will be lit by candlelight and filled with music.
Come and join us for a night that will cast you back to a time before electricity when the Lords and Ladies of the past would hold lavish banquets and dances for hundreds of guests. An eclectic arrangement of acoustic music will be performed at various points throughout the evening and all through the house - the basement, the drawing room, the entrance hall to name a few.
House open 19.30 - 22.00hrs. Tickets are £10 adults, £5 children, £8 concessions and can be bought here.

Port Eliot at Night

House Opening Season 2017

We are delighted to announce that the house and gardens are open from Monday 13th March to Thursday 29th June 2017 (by guided tour until Easter Sunday; tours start at 2.15pm and 3.45pm). Gardens open 2-6pm. The house and gardens are open every day except Saturdays and the 2-5 June 2017. Dogs on leads welcome in the gardens but not in the house.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding house visits, please email the Visitors Service Manager, Lynne Holman, at lynne@porteliot.co.uk.

Port Eliot Festival 27th - 30th July 2017
Every summer Port Eliot throws open its gates for the Port Eliot Festival, a four-day celebration of music, literature, fashion, food and entertainment across 18 venues and stages. Find out more about camping in the parkland, events in the children's area, activities for teens, arts and craft workshops and fun on the river by visiting www.porteliotfestival.com

Port Eliot Weddings Port Eliot Festival

Port Eliot – history:

The House at Port Eliot has been lived in for over 1000 years and believed to be the oldest continually inhabited dwelling in the UK. The earliest written reference to Port Eliot is from the 5th century AD, Augustinian monks were there from the year 937, while the earliest remaining evidence of a dwelling on the site is a 1500-year-old glazed tiled floor, dating from the late Iron Age. In the 18th century, Sir John Soane remodeled the Grade I-listed priory and house and landscape gardener Humphrey Repton created the gardens and park. Port Eliot is full of the accumulated treasures of its long history, from works by Sir Joshua Reynolds and Van Dyck to a mural by South West England’s most celebrated 20th century artist, Robert Lenkiewicz.



We are Dog Friendly!

Dogs welcome on leads in the grounds. Garden ticket required.

St Germans Priory Church
, adjacent to Port Eliot is the finest, oldest historic church in Cornwall. more...