Port Eliot House and Garden
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.
2016 Opening times:
Port Eliot, St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 5ND
Opening times: 2 - 5.30pm. Last admission at 5pm
Port Eliot Long Gallery Tea Room open from 11am - 6pm for homemade lunches and cream teas.
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@example.com
Group visits welcome by appointment only. For more information please call 01503 230211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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29th Feb - Sunday 26th 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 Earl and 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. Coaches welcome by appointment. Open 1400 – 1730hrs, excluding Saturdays and 3-5 Jun. Long Gallery Tea Room open 1100 – 1800hrs. House & Gardens; Adult: £8.00 Child: £4.00 (16 years and under)
Public Transport / Groups / Seniors: £7.00
Gardens Only; Adult: £5.00 Child: £2.00
Season Ticket; Adult: £20.00
Sunday 27th March; Port Eliot Easter Egg Hunt and Trail
The annual Port Eliot Easter Egg Hunt and Trail for children young and old to explore the wonderful gardens – a dragons den was found last year!! Starting at 2pm on Easter Sunday from the main entrance hall – normal admission price applies.
Saturday 30th April; East Cornwall Hunt One Day Event
East Cornwall Hunt will be hosting their third British Eventing One Day Event which consists of all three disciplines namely dressage, show jumping and cross country. For more information, please visit http://www.britisheventing.com/asp-net/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=4683
Friday 13th - Saturday 14th May; Museums at Night Event
On Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May Port Eliot will be lit by candlelight and filled with music. Come and join us for a night that will cast you back to a time before electricity when the Lords and Ladies of the past would hold lavish banquets and dances for hundreds of guests. We are very excited to have the fantastic local composer, Paul K Joyce, playing piano in the Round Room (complete with 40ft 'riddle mural' by Robert Lenkiewicz) and the esteemed guitarist, Russell Bell, plus other musical delights performing at various points throughout the evening all through the house - the basement, the drawing room, the entrance hall to name a few. Port Eliot’s knowledgeable stewards will be taking fascinating tours of the house throughout the evening, or perhaps you would rather soak up the atmosphere with a glass of wine at Port Eliot’s fancy pop-up bar, the choice is yours! House Open 19.30 – 22.30 hrs, Adults £8, Children £4, Concessions £7