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Port Eliot House

Port Eliot, Saltash, Cornwall

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Type: Historic House/Palace

Port Eliot is an ancient hidden gem, a Grade 1 Listed house and gardens which was once a monastery and is the home of the Eliot family for 500 years. The contents of the house reflect the accumulation by the ever prospering family with masterpieces by Reynolds, Van Dyck and an eclectic mix of fine furnishings. The Park and gardens designed by Repton are magical.


Family portraits including those by Reynolds, Hoppner and Ramsey
Robert Lenkiewicz’s masterpiece in the Round Room
Grade I listed park improved by Humphrey Repton
Grade I listed Medieval Priory remodeled by Sir John Soane
Spring garden with bulbs, camellia, rhododendron and azalea
Estuary views

Port Eliot opens on 12th March to 16th June and 20th June to 7th July 2011, each day except Fridays. Entry is from 2pm to 6pm ,with last admission at 5pm. The Port Eliot Tea Room is open from 12.30pm to 5.30pm in the Soane stables. The tea room is open on the same days as the house, both to visitors and non visitors.

House and Gardens

Adult £ 7.00, children 16 and under accompanied by a paying adult go FREE.

Gardens only

Adult £ 4.00, children as above

Group entry (20 or more) £ 6.00.

Private group guided tours £ 12.00 per person

Contact Details

St Germans
PL12 5ND

Tel: +44 01503 230211

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Group Adult£5.00 per ticket
Group Child Under 16yrsFree
Standard Adult£5.00 per ticket
Standard Child Under 16yrs£2.00 per ticket

Group Size
Minimum 20
Maximum 60|c

Opening Times

Open All Year
12 Mar 2016 - 16 Jun 2016
11 Jun 2016 - 8 Jul 2016

* Last admission to house 5pm
Fridays open 2pm - 6pm

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Venue Facilities

  • Garden/grounds available for photography
  • Lawn area for marquee
  • Licenced for civil marriages

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals