Llanerchaeron

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Llanerchaeron near the coastal town of Aberaeron is managed by the National Trust. It is a traditional welsh estate with a villa, servants' quarters, stables, farm buildings and walled garden, set in a landscape which is both beautiful and productive.

For over three centuries the Llanerchaeron estate was home to ten generations of the same family. Each generation contributed to the estate as you see it today with a villa, servants' quarters, stables, farm buildings and walled garden, set in a landscape which is both beautiful and productive.

Llanerchaeron was purchased in 1634 by Llewellyn Parry, who could claim his lineage all the way back to the Welsh Princes. At this point the estate comprised of a small farmhouse with 500 acres of land, and a small formal garden, possibly the first in Wales. The estate would continue to grow over the following 100 years, with purchases of more land and an advantageous marriage to the Lewis family of the neighbouring estate at Ciliau Aeron.

The villa is a complete example of the early work of John Nash. John Nash was employed as the architect and work started in the 1790s to the house. It was transformed, under Nash’s vision, from a small farmhouse into the elegant Villa that we have today. It has its own service courtyard with dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house, giving a full 'upstairs, downstairs' experience.

THE WALLED GARDEN
Built in the late 18th century the walled gardens at Llanerchaeron have been producing fruit and vegetables for over 200 years. Originally a high tech hive of Georgian industry the gardens have a much more romantic and dreamy feeling about them today.

Within the walls you will find productive kitchen gardens, ancient fruit trees, remnants of horticultural technology spanning the lifetime of the garden, herbaceous borders and a wonderful herb garden.

The south facing walls were all heated by fire pits when first built and evidence of these remains as well as 2 beds heated by hypocausts which were used for fruit production. In the frame yard you will find a fire pit used to heat cold frames.

Along the south facing walls is a Victorian greenhouse heated by circulating hot water systems which remain in place though not now heated and also a gently decaying concrete greenhouse from the 1950s.

THE HOME FARM
The Home Farm complex has an impressive range of traditional, atmospheric outbuildings. A working farm, with a resident pair of Welsh cobs, rare Welsh pigs as well as chickens, geese and doves. Sheep and cattle can be seen in neighbouring fields, assisting with conservation grazing. 

Disabled access - Ground floor of Villa fully accessible - no access to other floors - grounds largely accessible. Video of upstairs playing in Butler's room. 

 

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult incl. Gift Aid£9.90 per adult
Child incl Gift Aid£5.00 per adult
Family£22.50 per family
Family | I Adult & 2 Children£13.50 per family

Group Adult £8.00 (Minimum group size 15 )

Events

Saturday, 20th April 2024 - Sunday, 28th April 2024

LlanerchaeronFestival of Blossom at LlanerchaeronThe Festival of Blossom is an annual National Trust moment to help people connect with the beauty and meaning of blossom through activities and seasonal highlights
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Saturday, 25th May 2024 - Friday, 31st May 2024

LlanerchaeronMay Half Term at LlanerchaeronLlanerchaeron has an action packed 7 day half term with events and activities every day to keep both you and your kids entertained...
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Thursday, 6th June 2024 - Thursday, 6th June 2024

LlanerchaeronDear Future: I Leave This Place For You | LlanerchaeronLearn more about how a gift in your will could help us carry out crucial conservation work at Llanerchaeron.
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Saturday, 22nd June 2024 - Saturday, 22nd June 2024

LlanerchaeronEstablishing an Orchard talks | LlanerchaeronHave you ever watched a sheep get a haircut? The 22nd June is Shearing Day at Llanerchaeron, and we've got shearing demonstrations in our Pole barn...
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Saturday, 22nd June 2024 - Saturday, 22nd June 2024

LlanerchaeronSheep Shearing Day | LlanerchaeronHave you ever watched a sheep get a haircut? The 22nd June is Shearing Day at Llanerchaeron, and we've got shearing demonstrations in our Pole barn...
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Saturday, 7th September 2024 - Saturday, 7th September 2024

LlanerchaeronCadw Open Day at LlanerchaeronThis September, more than 200 of Wales’ historic sites, landmarks and hidden gems will offer visitors free entry...
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Friday, 27th September 2024 - Sunday, 29th September 2024

LlanerchaeronApple Weekend at LlanerchaeronCelebrating the humble apple with apple displays, orchard talks, children's activities and much more!
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Facilities

Other

  • Accessible Toilet

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Autism Friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Ear defenders available
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Video/virtual tours
  • Wheelchairs available

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing

Parking

  • EV Charging
  • Free Parking - The car park is free and there’s a 50 yard walk to the house.

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs on leads welcome in walled gardens, lake, pleasure grounds, carpark and visitor centre & cafe. Not allowed in Villa (House) or on farmyard.
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • National Trust Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups - Min. group size is 15 persons
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Eco-Friendly

Map & Directions

Road Directions

 Llanerchaeron is situated 2.8 miles east from the centre of Aberaeron, along the A482. 

Public Transport Directions

Aberystwyth Railway station is 18 miles.

Llanerchaeron

Type:Historic House

Approved Visit Wales Stars Visitor Attraction
Ciliau Aeron, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA48 8DG

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Opening Times

* The house, gardens, farmyard, lake, second-hand bookshop & Conti’s cafe (outdoor seating and takeaway) are open from Wednesday to Sunday each week (Please note last entry is at 3:30pm)

Gradings

  • Approved Visit Wales Stars Visitor Attraction

Awards

  • Other AwardsNational Trust National Trust 2019

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