Llanerchaeron, a few miles inland from Aberaeron on the Cardigan Bay coast, is centred round a Regency Villa designed by John Nash. The self-sufficient country estate, villa, service courtyard, grounds, working organic farm and outbuildings remain virtually unaltered. The 18th-century estate features the Walled Garden and farm complex, mature woodland and ornamental lake, vast parkland and farmland containing Llanwenog sheep and Welsh Black Cattle. Produce and plants from the walled gardens are sold in the visitor building. Please telephone for details of events running throughout the year.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Upstairs of villa not accessible
- Facilities: Ramp access to villa, wheelchair, Braille guide
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Whole property open daily, 18 Mar-4 Nov, 10.30-5. During winter, farm, garden, café & shop only open. Please check website for details
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About the area
The name ‘Ceredigion’ takes a bit of explanation. The town of Cardigan gives its name to the surrounding bay, but the county now uses the Welsh word for Cardiganshire – Ceredigion, pronounced with a ‘dig’. Cardigan Bay itself is a large inlet of the Irish Sea and stretches from Bardsey Island to Strumble Head. With many beaches and a unique marine life, it’s the place to come to spot bottlenose dolphins, porpoises and Atlantic grey seals. The area is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), designated under European law to protect its species and habitats. The Ceredigion coastal path is also a major attraction.
Much of the surrounding land is fertile farmland, dotted with towns and seaside resorts such as Fishguard, New Quay, Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Borth, Aberdyfi, Barmouth and Porthmadog. It’s also a section of coast that major rivers flow into, including the Afon Glaslyn, Teifi, Rheidol, Dyfi, Aeron, Dysynni and Mawddach. Historically, the area supported a strong maritime industry. Cardigan was a major hub, once having more than 300 ships registered in its port, seven times as many as Cardiff. Due to being something of a backwater, in many ways this area remains charmingly unspoilt. The nearby heather-clad Preseli Hills are an additional delight.
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