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Port Eliot House & Gardens

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Fascinating place

The house is fascinating and has an interesting story, the shabbiness added to the charm and gives... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Frances A C
Redruth, United Kingdom
Port Eliot Festival

One of the best literary/music festivals despite the mud. A real family event for all ages... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
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Port Eliot is one of the most beautiful places in Cornwall and is a perfect outing for all the family. Children love to run free in the vast lawns. Others prefer the calm and dappled shade of the spring woodland gardens. Explore the treasures in the...more
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Port Eliot House Port Eliot Estate | Saltash, Saint Germans PL12 5ND, England
+44 1503 230211
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Port Eliot provided the best possible backdrop for the delightful wedding of good friends on a warm September afternoon. Easily accessible, a gentle walk up to the Orangery for a touching, relaxed and upbeat ceremony before pouring out into the sheltered garden to kick start...More

1  Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We were told that trolleys would be provided to transport camping equipment from the carpark to the camp area which is a long walk up and down hill from the cars. Rubbish, 2 trolleys for hundreds of campers! Totally inadequate. Due to appalling weather -...More

4  Thank Maggie F
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Visited today with my Mum, moved to area recently and wanted to see... Lovely welcome and very informative guides especially "Maggie". House absolutely lovely, very informative and as I love history absolutely fascinating...so much better than any NT property I have ever been in...and local...More

2  Thank Carolyne G
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We visited Port Eliot for the gardens and did not go into the house. The grounds are large, and while there were a number of interesting and colourful trees and bushes, there were large parts of the grounds where there was nothing of particular interest....More

1  Thank Alan C
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The house is fascinating and has an interesting story, the shabbiness added to the charm and gives a better insight into how much of 'the landed gentry' lived than the sanitised NT offerings. We also saw the cellars and tunnels. Shame about the tearoom being...More

1  Thank Frances A C
Reviewed 31 July 2017

One of the best literary/music festivals despite the mud. A real family event for all ages, especially the young.

1  Thank crown_house
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Our visit was only about three hours, which was definitely not long enough. Set in over 6,500 acres near St Germains in Cornwall the House is reputed to be the longest continuously inhabited building in the UK. Originally a monastery it is clearly still used...More

1  Thank lerryn
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We went as Friends of the HHA, specifically on the under-stairs tour (we had been to the house several times before). The tour was terrific, the steward(ess) who showed us round was hugely knowledgeable, humorous and interesting. The under-stairs was absolutely fascinating - National Trust...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We had a very interesting tour of the house with helpful and informative stewards. The most interesting room was the Round Room on the entire wall of which is a mural by Robert Lenkiewicz. The grounds were the location for the wonderful Elephant Fayre in...More

1  Thank bestwasthebest
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is the second time I have been here and it is still as stunning as the first time I went. The staff & volunteers are extremely knowledgeable about the House and it's history. They are so helpful. I found the tunnels under the House...More

1  Thank Kendra78
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19 October 2018|
Response from Frances A C | Reviewed this property |
we liked it, plain-ish but beautiful and lovely architecture. I believe there were regular opening times but we weren't sure what they were as we were running a bit late and actually found the gate to return to the car park... More