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

House Opening Season 2017
Port Eliot House and gardens are open until Tuesday 20th June 2017. Tours start at 2.15pm and 3.45pm. Gardens open 2-6pm. Port Eliot’s delightful tea room, Craggs, is open 2-5pm offering a wonderful selection of homemade cakes and cream teas by House Cook Kay. 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.

RECENT UPDATE - Please note, due to filming, the house and grounds will be closed to the public (except for pre-booked tours) from 20th June. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

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


Saturday 17th June 2017

The Port Eliot Dog Festival celebrates its success in the delightful grounds of Port Eliot. Last year, over nine hundred people and hundreds of dogs came along and we aim to welcome even more in 2017.
For dogs there will be some wonderful classes to enter, including an old favourite ‘Dog who most looks like their Owner’. Plus a highlight of the annual event is Roo and Lark's Whippet Tea Party where an invitation for lunch and canapés is extended to all whippet friends. The Dog Festival is once again being held in support of the incredible charity Children's Hospice South West.
Entry to the wonderful show is £4.00 per adult, Children under 11 free, and £1.00 per class entry in the dog show. All proceeds to the CHSW.

Port Eliot at Night

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...