Farmhouse holiday cottages in a tranquil rural hideaway Ceredigion, West Wales.

Aberaeron has rows of colourful painted Georgian houses

28 Mins from our holiday cottages
18 Miles from our holiday cottages
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Aberaeron, Ceredigion
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North beach is dog friendly all year.


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"The jewel in Ceredigion's crown"

Aberaeron is situated on the Cardigan Bay coast between Cardigan in the south and Aberyswyth in the north.  It contrasts with its neighbour New Quay just a few miles to the South in that it is flat, has shingle rather than sandy beaches, fewer caravan parks on its doorstep and generally has a less brash style.

The architecture of Aberaeron is unique in this part of Wales.  It has rows of colourful painted Georgian houses clustered around the stone harbour which is the focal point of the town. 
The River Aeron flows under the bridge over the main A487 coast road which is the towns main street.  Alongside the road bridge is a picturesque wooded footbridge over the river which flows on into the harbour
South of the river are Ceredigion’s Council HQ, the Aberaeon Yaught Club , south beach and the coastal footpath to New Quay, (6.5 miles of wonderfully scenic walking). 

North of the river lives the town centre, shops, restaurants, pubs, the walled harbour, the north beach promenade and the coastal footpath to the quaint village of Aberarth (about 1 mile of easy walking)

Near the inner harbour is a fish and chip shop, a honey ice cream parlour, the Hive restaurant and an excellent fish mongers.

Near the harbour entrance is The Harboumaster Inn & Restaurant a high class bistro type restaurant & pub and there are plenty of other pubs and restaurants to choose from.

Aberaeron host a series of events during the season, Festival of Welsh Ponies and Cobs,  the Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival, Aberaeron Regatta, Beer & Wine festival, harbour tug of war, Rugby 7’s, a carnival and The mackerel festival.

See the local town guide brochure (available from the Tourist Information Centre near the harbour entrance, north) which also has maps and details of the Aberaeron town trail.

Walking & Cycling
See the town guide for details of the woodland trail and the cycle path along the Aeron valley to Llanerchaeron,  an 18th century gentry estate, designed and built by the architect John Nash. Owned by the National Trust, the residence, pleasure grounds and ornamental lake are open to the public, entrance fee applies.

An act of Parliament dating from 28 July 1807 gave permission to Reverend Alban Thomas Jones Gwynne, Lord of the Manor of Aberaeron to develop the town you see today.
Aberaeron grew around the harbour and what was once a small fishing village gradually grew into one of the major trading ports along the Cardigan Bay coast.      
The planning of the town was claimed to be "one of the best examples of a planned township of small scale in Wales". Many of the houses were owned by the local sea-captains and named after far flung destinations around the world Gambia, Melbourne.
Ship building industry was a major industry. With the expansion of the harbour came the expansion of local enterprise at its height Aberaeron boasted some 35 public houses. Today only 9 remain.
The success of the town's harbour began to dwindle with the introduction of the Railway in 1911 and this spelt the end of Aberaeron's great seafaring traditions.
Today one of Aberaeron's main industries is tourism and it often described as the 'Jewel of Cardigan Bay'.



Stay in the Mill

Stay in the Mill

The Mill holiday cottage is a luxury barn conversion.

  • Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms
  • Private enclosed garden
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi Broadband
  • Plus much more...

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Stay in the Byre

Stay in the Byre

The Byre holiday cottage is a single storey barn conversion.

  • Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
  • Private enclosed garden
  • No steps or stairs
  • Wi-Fi Broadband
  • Plus much more...

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Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages

Stallion Valley has been designed to be properly dog friendly, and has a wide range of dog friendly facilties.

Dog Friendly

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