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 is now closed for 2014. We reopen on March 1st to 28th June 2015. We are open each day from 2 pm to 6 pm (last admission to the house at 5 pm) and are closed each Friday and 6th & & 7th June.
For the next year there is our regular Dog Festival on 9th May 2015, raising funds for the Children's Hospice SW and later that month, Museums at Night from 16th May 2015.
The Long Gallery venue is now a beautiful space. This year there will be artwork on display from students at Plymouth Art College, the work will be based on their interpretation of Port Eliot House.
PORT ELIOT FESTIVAL - 25th to 27th July
The festival took a year out in 2013 and returns 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
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 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".