Abbotts View Alpacas

Once met, never forgotten

Coronavirus


Coronavirus
Due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic we are unable to open to Visitors. We have postponed all Alpaca Walks, Private Alpaca Experiences and Private Group Visits up until the middle of May. You are still able to redeem vouchers or book for Alpaca Walks from end of May onwards, but we will obviously monitor advice given by the Government and postpone again if necessary. We want all of our visitors, staff and animals to be safe. You can still buy Gift Vouchers which are emailed to you and can be redeemed at a later date.

We will update this page and our booking system as events unfold.

Stay safe & well,
Jo & James

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We are James, Jo, Amy, Jess and Rosie and we share our family run farm of 22.5 acres in the beautiful Buckinghamshire village of Aston Abbotts with Alpacas, Greyface Dartmoor and Manx Loaghtan rare breed sheep, 2 guinea pigs, a rabbit, khaki campbell and indian runner ducks, Buckthorn, our RSPCA rescue pony, Sapphire the miniature pony, Pepper, our cavachon dog, Poppet our Schnauzer cross and Loki our tabby cat. We are frequently visited by a barn owl or two, hares, muntjac deer, foxes and badgers.

We bought Abbotts View Farm in 2012 as 22 acres of grass, with planning permission to build a farmhouse. We completed building our Eco Farmhouse in January 2013 which is off grid so we rely on the sun's energy to provide us with electricity, heating and hot water. We have rainwater harvesters to collect the rain which supplies water to our animals and our loos and washing machine. We feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to build the house of our dreams and love being able to look out over our land and animals. It really is very beautiful and we love to share it with others.

We breed alpacas for their luxurious fibre, for their inquisitive nature and as pets for sale. Once you've met and spent time with an alpaca you'll never forget them! Our aim is to raise calm, friendly animals who are a pleasure to be around. We host our ever popular Alpaca Walks, Private Alpaca Experiences and Farm Tours, but be warned, it's hard not to fall in love with these fascinating creatures! Jo teaches Needlefelting Workshops from Autumn to Spring from her farmhouse kitchen. Jo has also published two books about alpacas, "And.. are alpacas REALLY scary?!" is aimed at children aged 3-7years and is a rhyming story book which perfectly demystifies alpacas! And her second book "So... what IS an alpaca?" is a photo fact book, included in all of our Gift packs and the perfect preparation for your visit. Follow the links to buy both on Amazon.

In 2018 Alex & Wesley joined us to work on a Saturday to help deliver our Alpaca Walks. Their passion and enthusiasm is contagious and they are very welcome members of our team. Julie, our wonderful volunteer, is here one day a week helping to halter train our babies and attends care homes with James. She is worth her weight in gold!

In 2019, Alice & Jess joined us to lead our Alpaca Walks on Sundays and they are doing a fantastic job! Each one of our Group Leaders has a full time job, but being here at the weekends with our lovely animals just brings a smile to their faces and a spring to their step which overflows to our customers. We are very lucky to have them on board.

In 2014 we gained permission to use a small paddock as a Certificated Site with the Caravan Club. This allows us to take bookings for a maximum of 5 caravans or trailer tents at any one time through Spring and Summer. For more information click here


In July 2017 we opened our new luxury cattery: Abbotts View Farm Cattery.

About Alpacas


About Alpacas About Alpacas About Alpacas
Alpacas are one of the camelid species, closely related to the llama. There are four species of South American camelid: Llamas (Lama glama) and Alpacas (Vicugna pacos) are domesticated and Vicuna (Vicugna vicugna) and Guanaco (Lama guanicoe) remain wild and are protected species.

All four are found mainly in Peru in the Andes, with smaller numbers in Chile and Bolivia. Alpacas were domesticated from the wild vicuna into alpaca six to seven thousand years ago. The Incas were very successful in further refining the alpaca for better fibre quality. When the Spanish invaded Peru in 1532, they destroyed the breeding programmes and the alpacas were decimated in numbers and quality in favour of sheep.

There are now thought to be about 3.5 million alpacas in South America and they are now being successfully bred in North America, Australia, Britain, New Zealand, South Africa, China and throughout Europe.

To find out more click on the links below or buy Jo's alpaca fact book "So .... what IS an alpaca?

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Contact


  • Abbotts View Alpacas
  • Abbotts View Farm, Moat Lane, Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire HP22 4NF