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 1st March to 30th June 2014, closed Fridays and May 31st, June 1st, 7th, 8th and 28th. The house and gardens will be open from 2pm to 6pm (last admission to the house at 5pm). For more information or to book a group tour please contact the Estate Office or click here.
NEW FOR 2014
Guided tours of the house are available throughout March from 2 pm and 3.30 pm, included in the normal entry price. Also included in this price are guided tours on Mondays of the Georgian kitchen and the fascinating basements with the china closet and candle lit wine cellars to explore. The basement reveals some of the oldest parts of the house with 9th century walls and 12th century lancet windows from the monastery. We are still open for private tours in 2014 from 1st March to 30th June except Fridays.
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".