PORT ELIOT 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
Port Eliot House and Gardens are about to reopen the gates for our annual House Open Season. From 1st March - 28th June visitors will be able to roam freely in the gardens and explore the ancient treasure chest of a house that Lord and Lady St Germans call home.
We are open every day of the week except Fridays from 2pm-6pm (also closed 6th and 7th June) Tickets cost £8 for adults (concessions £7) and £4 for children Groups are welcome and private tours are available on request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guided tours of the house are available throughout March from 2 pm and 3.30 pm, included in the normal entry price. Also included in this price are guided tours on Mondays of the Georgian kitchen and the fascinating basements with the china closet and candle lit wine cellars to explore. The basement reveals some of the oldest parts of the house with 9th century walls and 12th century lancet windows from the monastery. We are still open for private tours in 2014 from 1st March to 30th June except Fridays.
Port Eliot Tearoom in the Long Gallery The delightful tearooms will be open from 4th April to 25th June, 12.30pm to 5pm (closed Fridays) serving a variety of hot and cold drinks and snacks along with delicious homemade light lunches. Groups are advised to book in advance. Please contact email@example.com for more information..
PORT ELIOT FESTIVAL - 30th July to 2nd August
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. More
Dogs welcome on leads in the grounds. Garden ticket required.
The gorgeous Long Gallery Tea Room also welcomes dogs and is open for afternoon tea from 1st March to 31st March and then for lunch and afternoon tea, from April to the end of June.
RECENT AWARDS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Hudson's Heritage awarded Port Eliot their "Best Picnic Spot" 2012. Judge for yourselves how gorgeous it is! Thanks also to Urlaub Cornwall for recommending Port Eliot to their German readers "Empfohlen von Urlaub Cornwall".