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 will be open to the public from 11th March to 6th June, and 10th June to 15th July 2013 (closed 7th – 9th June). The house and gardens will be open daily, except Fridays, from 2pm to 6pm (last admission at 5pm). Port Eliot will be open for private group tours from March to July 2013. For more information or to book a group tour please contact the Estate Office or click here.
For 2013 there is a touring exhibition, with Port Eliot being the only venue outside of London. ‘Marking the Line Ceramics and Architecture’, four leading ceramic artists respond to Sir John Soane from 21st May to 15th July (opening times as above). A stimulating and educational journey where the old and modern are mixed with contemporary ceramics juxtaposed in the classical interiors of Soane.
PORT ELIOT FESTIVAL
Although the festival is taking a year out in 2013, this amazing event is back in July 2014.Ostensibly a literary festival, however with the feel of a garden party, mixed eclectically with music, fashion, and an alternative flower show. More
As one of the most enchanting places in Cornwall, Port Eliot can provide an exclusive and magical wedding location.
Dogs welcome on leads in the grounds and off lead to run free on the Park on Wednesdays. Garden ticket required.
The gorgeous Long Gallery Tea Room also welcomes dogs and is open each day for lunch and afternoon tea.
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".
The exhibition is open from 2pm to 5pm each day except Fridays and 7th to 9th June. More