House and Gardens 2020

The renovations will be continuing throughout the year so the house and gardens will not be fully open during this season.

Areas of the gardens will still be accessible during public ticketed events and limited access to some areas of the house when appropriate to the event.


By Car
From the A38 take the B3249 and follow the signs for St Germans
The postcode for the estate is PL12 5ND

By Train
Great Western Railway has regular trains to St Germans on the Exeter to Penzance line
The railway station is a short walk to the estate

By Bus
Plymouth City Bus runs a regular service between Plymouth and Liskeard no. 71 & 72
The bus stops at St Germans railway station and the Eliot Arms pub

Vehicular Access

The entrance to Port Eliot House & Gardens is signposted off the B3249, this entrance is also known as the Tideford Cricket Ground entrance. A gravel drive leads to the car park, which is approximately 500m from the house.

Registered drivers with disabilities

There are spaces for vehicles of registered drivers with disabilities beside the house. Please enter the car park in the normal way and continue towards the house where you will be directed to a space.

Mobility Vehicle

A vehicle is available, on request, for those who require assistance between the house and the car park.

Accessibility to the house and gardens

There is one gentle flight of stairs in the house. If you have restrictions or need any other advice on access to Port Eliot House & Gardens please contact us in advance of your visit,
All visitors using the paths and grounds are asked to take care and to wear appropriate footwear. The paths are rough and uneven in places but there are stunning grounds and views of the viaduct and estuary.

Disabled Access

We like to welcome people of all ages and ability to Port Eliot to enjoy our wonderful house and gardens. However because of the age and structure of the house, disabled access is limited. We therefore ask anyone needing a wheelchair or other assisted access to please contact us in advance of your visit so that we can do our very best to ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place for you. Without prior notice we may not be able to assist you. Please e-mail or telephone 01503 230211 opt 5 to speak to one of our stewards.

St Germans Priory Church

Adjacent to Port Eliot is the finest, oldest, historic church in Cornwall. Once a cathedral and part of the Pilgrim’s Way, it is an architecturally fascinating building with a well preserved Norman doorway and Burne Jones’ windows as part of its fine features. Still a parish church, it is now undergoing some renewal and innovation as a resource for the community for education and events. For more information please visit