Port Eliot is situated on the banks of the Tamar estuary system in Cornwall, 10 miles to the west of Plymouth, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The house is almost unimaginably old having been continually inhabited since the fifth to sixth century. It became a religious settlement in the 10th century and remained so until the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century, at which time it became the property of the Eliot family.
The house is set in a mature and softly undulating landscape which was much ‘improved’ during the 18th century by the landscapist Humphrey Repton and the architect Sir John Soane who undertook extensive alterations to the ancient buildings.
This property offers free access to Historic Houses Association Friends and Members during normal opening hours – please check opening times.
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Port Eliot, St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 5ND
Tel: 01503 230 211