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 2018
Port Eliot House and gardens will open in April 2018. Further information and times to be announced soon.

Saturday 28th October 2017


Enjoy a spellbinding night that will cast you back to a time when the Lords and Ladies of the past would hold lavish banquets and dances for hundreds of guests.  On Saturday 28th October, the beautifully imposing Round Room at Port Eliot will be filled with music of myths and legends as the acclaimed Canoryon Lowen choir (one of Cornwall’s most innovative and versatile choirs) interpret some of our county’s most magical stories. A cappella music and a warm welcome will greet you as you wander through the main rooms of the house
The choral writing in A Story of Cornwall interprets the myths, history and culture of this extraordinary county in music, which is in turn lyrical, foot-tapping, classical and contemporary - and is infused with a passion for the beauty of its landscapes. It is narrated by local actor Kevin Kibbey and illustrated throughout with poetic photography.
Marvel at the treasures inside, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a glass of wine or warming autumnal punch at Port Eliot’s bar in the Dining Room. Delicious complimentary nibbles by house cook Kay will be served before the main performance of A Story of Cornwall.
The evening promises to be a spellbinding experience in one of South East Cornwall's most historical homes. Doors open at 7.15pm. All Tickets are £15 and limited, so to avoid disappointment; please do not hesitate to book yours; https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/porteliotestate

Port Eliot Festival 26th - 29th July 2018
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

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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...