Llanerchaeron 18th Century Welsh Gentry Estate National Trust

Llanerchaeron is not just a rare example of a self-sufficient 18th-century Welsh minor gentry estate with its own service courtyard comprising dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house, and walled kitchen gardens (with all its produce for sale when in season) …….

but it also has extensive pleasure grounds, ornamental lake and parkland providing peaceful walks. The Home Farm complex has an impressive range of traditional, atmospheric outbuildings and is a working organic farm with Welsh Black cattle, Llanwenog sheep and rare Welsh pigs.

An ongoing wildlife survey at Llanerchaeron gardens has found the following:

Fungi 10 species of wax caps and three species of fairy clubs, including the Amethyst Fairy Club, on a small area of heathy lawn on the south side of the house. Of national importance.

Bats Breeding Brown Long-eared Bat and Pipistrelles in wall cavities in the walled garden. No Lesser Horseshoes (rare in Ceredigion).

Birds Herony in the restored lake.

Insects The walled garden has many excellent nectar sources, particularly strands of herbs such as Marjoram, which attract numerous butterflies and hoverflies. Common Blue breeds in some of the lawns.

 

Llanerchaeron, Ciliau Aeron, near Aberaeron, Ceredigion SA48 8DG

Telephone: 01545 570200

 

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