Port Eliot House

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 and Augustinian monks were here from the year 937. 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 remodelled 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.

port eliot History House interior Drawing room