Port Eliot House and Garden
Springtime at Port Eliot is sensational. Wander amongst thousands and thousands of daffodils, find the ravishing camellia glade, and be stunned by drifts of wild garlic, primroses, hellebores, hyacinths, crocuses and snowdrops.
Others prefer the calm and dappled shade of the woodland garden. Wander amidst the rhododendrons and camellias; get lost in the maze, picnic on the national heritage award winning Best Picnic Spot! Marvel at the landscaping designed by Sir Humphrey Repton in the Grade I Listed garden, as you walk along the hidden gems of the estuary walk and the viaduct.
The house and gardens are extremely ancient as the site was once a monastery; the passage of time can be felt as you walk around the estate. Amongst the camellias and other flowers are old magnificent trees. There is also a beautiful Orangery which dates from the Georgian period with chandeliers romantically entwined with flowers.
2017 Opening times:
Port Eliot, St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 5ND
We are delighted to announce that the house and gardens are open until Thursday 29th June 2017. House viewings by guided tour until Easter Sunday; tours start at 2.15pm and 3.45pm. Gardens open 2-6pm. Closed Saturdays and the 2-5 June 2017. Dogs on leads welcome in the gardens but not in the house.
House & Gardens
Child: £4.00 (16 years and under)
Public / Green Transport Discounts: Visitors arriving at Port Eliot by rail, bus/coach, boat or bicycle qualify for a discounted ticket as follows: Adult: £7.00; Child: £3.00
Further visitor information www.porteliot.co.uk 01503-230211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Group visits welcome by appointment only. For more information please call 01503 230211 or email email@example.com
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5th March - 29th June; Port Eliot House & Gardens Open
An ancient hidden gem in the village of St. Germans in South East Cornwall. A beautiful Grade 1* listed house and gardens recently opened to the public. The home of the Countess of St. Germans with an eclectic collection of art and antiques. Port Eliot also won a national award for Best Picnic spot of heritage attractions in 2012. House open by guided tour until Easter Sunday; tours start at 2.15pm and 3.45pm. Gardens open 2-6pm. Closed Saturdays and the 2-5 June 2017. Dogs on leads welcome in the gardens but not in the house. Please contact the Visitors Service Manager via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 17th June: Port Eliot Dog Festival and Whippet Tea Party
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 6th TO 17th JUNE
The Port Eliot Dog Festival celebrates its success in the delightful grounds of Port Eliot. Last year, over nine hundred people and hundreds of dogs came along and we aim to welcome even more in 2017.
For dogs there will be some wonderful classes to enter, including an old favourite ‘Dog who most looks like their Owner’. Plus a highlight of the annual event is Roo and Lark's Whippet Tea Party where an invitation for lunch and canapés is extended to all whippet friends.
For humans there will be an array of fabulous artisan food traders, The Shellfish Pig and Harding & Scoots Coffee to name a few, plus cream teas, other refreshments and fantastic live musical entertainment later on in the afternoon.
The Dog Festival is once again being held in support of the incredible charity Children's Hospice South West.
Entry to the wonderful show is £4.00 per adult, Children under 11 free, and £1.00 per class entry in the dog show. All proceeds to the CHSW.
On Friday 19th & Saturday 20th May, Port Eliot House will be candlelit and filled with music for Port Eliot at Night.
Port Eliot has been lived in for over 1000 years and is believed to be the oldest continually inhabited dwelling in the UK. On May 19th and 20th, it can be visited by candlelight as part of the national initiative ‘Museums at Night’. Explore the Eliot family's treasures, including an exquisite furniture collection and masterpieces by Reynolds, Van Dyck and Lenkiewicz. Step back in time and admire the stunning John Soane Drawing Room, marvel at the Round Room, spiral down the staircase to the Basement and peek in to the butler's pantry, the china closet and the amazing cellar.
Acapella group Con Brio, festival favourites Canoryon Lowen choir plus the fantastic pianist, Jacob Kodicek, will be filling the house with music. Port Eliot’s knowledgeable stewards will be available to regale fascinating tales of the house if requested, or perhaps you would rather soak up the magical atmosphere with some nibbles and a glass of wine at Port Eliot’s bar.
Tickets are £10 adults, £5 children, £8 concessions and available to purchase https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/porteliotestate.
Sunday 11th June 2017; Parkinsons UK Fundraising Walk
Parkinsons UK will be holding their annual sponsored walk at Port Eliot to raise money for their incredible charity. Walkers will follow either a 2-mile or 5-mile route around the stunning grounds. All funds raised from the walk will go towards research to help us find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Click here for more information or to register click here.
Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th July 2017; PORT ELIOT FESTIVAL
The four day Port Eliot Festival is a magical combination of books, food, music, art, comedy, fashion, films, flowers, wildlife and water, which defies categorisation. Held in the spectacular grounds of the ancient Port Eliot estate in southeast Cornwall (the oldest continually inhabited dwelling in the UK), the festival provides inspiration and surprises for all ages at every turn. Over the years new areas have been added, broadening the appeal to younger audiences and others who might never have considered coming to a literary festival before – including the immensely popular Cabaret Tent (where you’ll dance late into the night) the Caught by the River stage and The Hullabaloo. For full details see website.