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

Festive Feasts at Port Eliot in association with Amélies events
7th 8th 15th December 2018

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry this Christmas at Port Eliot Estate's Feast Nights hosted by Amélies Events.
Kicking off a new series of extraordinary experiences at Port Eliot, prepare to indulge yourself at our inaugural feast nights on the 7th, 8th, 14th, & 15th of December. Stocked with Knightor Winery fizz & wines, Tarquin's Cornish GinJUBEL Beer, your evening begins at our vintage bar in a luxury yurt where you can warm your cockles by the fire over a spiced mulled wine.





The House and Gardens are closed all day every Friday and Saturday

Open:   16th April - 15th July
Closed: 16th July – 15th August for the Port Eliot Festival (www.porteliotfestival.com)

 ** We are sorry to announce that the Port Eliot House will not be reopened this year.
Please check the website early 2019 – Thank you for you interest**


Ticket prices 

Private tour £15pp
Adult: £10
Concession £8 OAPs and students

House *Closed*
Adult: £15.00
Child: £5.00  (16 years and under)
Public Transport / Groups / Seniors: £7.00

Gardens Only
Adult: £5.00
Child: £2.00

Season Ticket
Adult: £25.00 
Family £55.00

The Gardens remain open until 18.00hrs


Port Eliot Festival 25th - 28th July 2019
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...