In this episode we will be considering how alpacas and holiday-lets can work together to make a great experience for visitors and how alpacas can be added in to what you are already doing.
I first met Nick and Joe Davies at one of our home-farm open days. They had a look in their eyes and asked the kind of questions that suggested alpacas had grabbed their attention. They had relatively recently moved into a property with some land and an established barn conversion holiday-let. This lifestyle choice to move from Buckinghamshire in south east England to rural carmarthenshire in Wales was following a dream and Nick’s passion for alpacas suddenly seemed like a possibility.
They subsequently bought four castrated males alpacas and did some husbandry training to get started with alpacas alongside their holiday destination.
The farm has woodland, meadow areas and a stream, as well as the main field up near the accommodation and house, now home to the alpacas and often the mini-horses.
- You need enough knowledge in advance to give you confidence and make keeping alpacas easier
- some skills and experience are transferable
- It pays to invest time in working with your alpacas
- It takes time to work with alpacas but don’t give up
- alpacas are amazing
GUEST INFORMATION – Nick & Jo Davies
Facebook Page for holiday-let – Gelli Secret Escapes
Holiday let – bookings
Here are some links to other things that were mentioned in the episode.