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Florin | Luxury Self-Catering Country House | Aberaeron, Ceredigion


Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Wales, UK

A treasure trove of curiosities awaits at this extraordinary country house in Ceredigion; from the flamboyant décor to the five acres of grounds featuring a grand design barbecue house and hot tub hidden in the trees. Pull open Florin’s heavy wooden door and enter a world of roaring fires, hot toddies and secret doors disguised by bookcases. Just a few miles from New Quay and the Heritage coast of West Wales, this grand self-catering retreat along the coast is sure to capture the minds and hearts of the whole party.



Florin fuses the grandeur of a Victorian country home with all the enchantment of a true wonderland. From the elaborately styled bathrooms, to secret 'Les Dandys' bookcase and dramatic living spaces such as the banquet-style dining room complete with candelabras, this luxury self-catering manor in west Wales is every inch the perfect homestay. Spend hours basking in the scenery and exploring the never-ending gardens before returning to your favourite spot, be it in the hot tub or in front of the roaring fireplace, toes warm and cheeks rosy.


Impressive inside and out, this flamboyant country home provides a visual and sensual feast, richly decorated and sumptuously furnished. Offering both a haven of tranquillity and space for celebration, gather together over wine and chatter or find a quiet corner to lose yourself in a book. After long walks in the country, sink into a bubble-topped bath tub before towelling off and slipping between the sheets of one of Florin’s seven spacious bedrooms, each one as luxurious as the next.


The tree-lined driveway on approach to Florin hints at the grandeur to come. With romantic gardens featuring ornate fountains, secret pathways and a hidden children's treehouse, the gardens are every inch enchanting. The jewel in the crown is the rustic glass-fronted garden house complete with woodburner, television, pizza oven, stone charcoal barbecue, fridge, wine cooler and hanging chair - a stylish space for entertainment in every season. Want to venture further? Embrace the Victorian spirit and relish a traditional day at the seaside.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 14 guests
    From £3,850 per week, £2,895 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative group optionsUp to 8 or up to 10 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThe first floor has three double bedrooms each with king-size beds, one with an en suite bathroom with claw-foot bath, separate walk-in shower, and another with an en suite bathroom with bath and handheld shower attachment. The second floor has three double bedrooms with king-size beds, one of which has an en suite bathroom with overhead shower. The twin bedroom also sits on the second floor, in addition to a separate wet room with shower.
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  • FeaturesHot tub, treehouse for children, library with pool table, modern garden house with pizza oven
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome, a third is welcome on prior request
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyYes, children are very welcome, one cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for up to five cars at the side of the house, as well as a car park which will take 30 cars. The butler´s pantry is equipped with extra cupboard space and a dishwasher, while the outside utility room has a washing machine and tumble dryer. For those looking for an exclusive wedding venue, Florin has a civil ceremony licence. If there is a wedding booking following your own, a marquee may be erected in the grounds on the Thursday of your stay.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper with wine from a local vineyard, TV and DVD player, WiFi internet, linen, towels, logs and kindling to get you started. There is also a separate garden house with a woodburner, pizza oven, kitchen, sofa, TV and dining table...
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  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner
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Designed with celebratory gatherings in mind
Garden views can be enjoyed from the light-filled sitting room


A wildly attractive stately home turned exclusive wedding venue, Florin has Victorian bones, editorial interiors, and five acres of enchanting gardens; a romantic destination for intimate weddings and all-out celebrations alike.

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Known as one of west Wales’ most popular regions, Ceredigion is the perfect escape for couples, families or large groups looking for a break beside the sea. With a collection of award-winning sandy beaches and charming welsh cottages, Ceredigion is a unique destination for luxury self-catering holidays in Wales.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Llanarth is a small village in Ceredigion, Wales, located on the A487 between Aberystwyth and Cardigan, within three miles of both Aberaeron and New Quay.
  • By Car The house is approximately four hours from London, or two hours from Cardiff.
  • By Train Aberystwyth is half an hour away, and has regular trains from London Euston or Watford Junction, taking around four hours. Train journeys take around four hours from Manchester and three hours from Birmingham New Street.
  • By Air Cardiff International Airport is 95 miles (just over two hours) from the property.

From the owner

“Our gardens are simply exquisite and definitely have a romantic ´Alice in Wonderland´ feel to them; from the ornate fountains to the secret gardens and magical pathways entwined with roses, you can almost expect to turn the corner and see the Mad Hatter´s tea party in full swing!”

From the owner

The house was built back in the 1890s by Lloyd Daniel Lewis, the Bishop of Bangor. Ordained in 1867, he played an instrumental role in Dolgellau Grammar School as well as schools in Bangor and Brecon. He was known as the first Welsh-speaking Bishop in 200 years, and his own hymn book ‘Emyniadur yr Eglwys’ is still used to this day; we like to think that he wrote some of his beautiful hymns beneath our very own roof!

The house was later owned by William Lewis, a local solicitor who was related to the Liverpool based Lewis’ chain of department stores, the very chain that acquired Selfridges of Oxford Street in 1951. Since 2012 the house has passed into its most recent set of loving hands.

When decorating the house, we wanted to create a fun environment for adults, children and big-kids alike! We fused the traditional features of this historical home with some modern and personal touches: there is a Welsh dresser that has been passed down to the daughter in the family for five generations, and china that my grandmother bought in auctions, all of which is mixed with French antiques and contemporary pieces.

The Appleton-Jones Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Ceredigion with an insider’s perspective.

The Hive, Aberaeron

To Eat

The Hive, Aberaeron

This restaurant tempts with great food and plenty of outside space for the kids to enjoy. They serve delicious coffee during the day and are most famous for their honey ice cream, which you can take away in big, mouth-watering scoops.

Ceredigion Coastal Path

To Do

Ceredigion Coastal Path

The Ceredigion Coastal Path follows a 60-mile route between the Teifi and Dyfi estuaries - starting just south of Cardigan and heading northwards towards Ynyslas. Spot pretty wild flowers, seabirds and wildlife along the way.

Adventure Beyond

To Do

Adventure Beyond

A professional and environmentally-aware adventure company, Adventure Beyond organises activity trips for novices and pros, including canoeing, kayaking, coasteering, surfing, climbing, bush-crafts and much more.


To See


The pleasure grounds, ornamental lake and parkland of this 18th century estate provide peaceful walks. The Home Farm complex has an impressive range of traditional, atmospheric outbuildings and is a working organic farm.

Guest Testimonials

This house is the most beautiful, magical setting for the most amazing weekend away for us girls! The grounds are stunning, the house itself is like stepping into the pages of a book. Our Bride to be was amazed by the property as it was a surprise for her. We had gorgeous weather so took full advantage of the hut, lawn, and hot tub areas. This has been such a lovely weekend that all 12 of us will remember for life. Thank you again.

What a fantastic week we´ve had! Everything was fabulous for our very large family group. Adults and children all had great fun, can´t thank the owner and the team enough.

Thank you so much for a great stay, we have had so much fun! The hot tub was great and everything was just gorgeous. You will certainly leave Florin feeling extremely relaxed and refreshed!

Florin felt like we were stepping into a fairytale - a special and magical place. We loved everything about this outstanding house and the gorgeous grounds it´s set in. In what has been the strangest of times, Florin proved the perfect setting for us to gather together and create fabulous memories that will stay with each and every one of us for the rest of our lives. We were sad to leave to be honest, but happy in the knowledge that some day we may be able to return to somewhere we fell in love with - a unique and truly wonderful home.

This was our second visit to Florin and it was just as stunning as the first. After a pretty horrendous drive from London, arriving to a house with fires lit, and our shopping already unpacked was an absolute relief, everyone felt like they were coming home. The ´hut´ is a fantastic addition and beautifully finished, and would be particularly incredible in the summer. We love the personal touches from the owners too, and the Saturday bacon delivery. The beds are insane, like sleeping on clouds. We loved it!

Everything about our stay was phenomenal! Florin ticked every single box for me and was the perfect venue for making my partner´s surprise birthday an incredible experience. The location, quality, facilities and finishing touches everything were above and beyond! As well as the property being perfect, having the opportunity to meet the owner was extra special, they are wonderful. The owner showed us around the property and it was lovely to meet a part of the family behind the house! Thank you for taking the time to do this.

Absolutely brilliant property, fantastic location, really wonderful place to stay and the owner was exceptionally friendly and welcoming.

A fantastic property. Everyone really enjoyed their stay and we had a wonderful time celebrating at the property. We would love to come back again one day.

Many thanks for the fantastic hospitality. Great house, awesome facilities and such welcoming people. We will be back!

A fab house, perfect for a big birthday celebration with your nearest and dearest. Fancy dress on the Saturday night was hilarious! We had superb food cooked by Tom Holden catering! The house is superbly equipped, everything you could ever need is here and in plentiful quantities. A really chilled and relaxed weekend, thanks so much for having us as your guests, we have had a weekend to remember!

Florin was a wonderful house and the owners were extremely hospitable and always available to help if there was a problem or a question. The house had everything one could wish for and the little thoughtful details were greatly appreciated.

A wonderful house! Many thanks for opening the doors of this most amazing building, we loved our stay.

Florin was just simply a very beautiful house and really exceeded our expectations in every way. The outdoor eating area is stunning. The owners who we met were lovely and simply could not do enough in the run up to our stay to ensure we had a very special time.

Fabulous period property in an amazing setting and fabulous grounds. Basically it had it all! Especially as we had our Texan sister-in-law with us who was blown away by the history and style of Florin.

We all spent a really wonderful and unforgettable weekend at ´Florin´ and perhaps you could pass on our thanks to the owners for all the extra little touches that made our stay so extra special.

The property itself is stunning, and with the grounds around it as well, it is a fantastic, private location. The owner of the property met us with the keys on arrival and immediately made us feel at home. There was nothing he could not help us with and he was a pleasure to deal with. I will highly recommend this property to my friends and family.

The property was lovely and far better than we had expected. We are very pleased. The owner was very helpful and always available if required.

We had a family get together at The Florin for my daughters 40th. Ages from 14yrs to mid 80s and we all had a fantastic time. The house was fabulous, the owners very kind and helpful. A lovely welcome on arrival. All the little extras, the Hamper, the bacon, the bread, the cakes. It was all delightful. Nice and clean too. Will certainly use U.H.S. again. Straight forward and easy to book, pleasant and agreeable service.

The owners were most helpful and made us most welcome. We were made to feel very special. The many little extras like the cakes for tea on arrival,the delivery of bacon from the butcher for our breakfast next morning and the beautifully presented hamper were a joy to receive. It was all tip top and perfect. Left us all with smiles on our faces.

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From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


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