1st March 2017
After a busy Christmas we are coming into the quiet time for sales of knitwear and yarn so we are now offering a click and collect or phone and collect service for customers who live or are holidaying locally. This will give our customers a chance to see and compare all our produc.....more
We are Alpaca Farmers on the Devon/Somerset border in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Situated on the Main A358 between Chard and Axminster with stunning views of the Devon countryside. Easy access from the M5 and A303.
In 2004 we bought a 15 acre smallholding in Tytherleigh, near Axminster in Devon, and over the years have transformed it from a derelict overgrown site covered in scrap iron, rusting pig arcs and shoulder high weeds, into a viable and enjoyable living and working environment. All whilst making the most of the stunning views, which have been an inspiration right from the start.
We brought with us a small herd of 5 alpacas, and once Laurel Farm was ready to receive inhabitants we went to Chile and imported a further 15 females who, when paired with UK stud males, started Laurel Farm Alpacas.
Here at Laurel Farm Alpacas we are always happy to supply as much useful information as we can. See our Alpaca Information page which gives a short history of the alpaca together with a summary of the current state of the alpaca industry. We also supply Gina Bromage’s excellent Guide to the Management of Llamas and Alpacas, which we have found covers all the information which the new alpaca owner is likely to need. Click here to find out why Alpacas are so rewarding.
All alpacas leaving Laurel Farm will be up to date with all their husbandry such as worming, vaccinations, and trimmed toe nails. They will be used to being handled and walking on a lead rope and halter.
and garments made from our own very fine alpaca wool are available at Laurel Farm, in our farm shop and online.
The farm shop sells a selection of alpaca hand knits in the natural colours of the alpaca, as well as alpaca socks make in the UK and colourful South American alpaca imports.
Our alpacas are sheared once a year and the fleece is sent to be spun into high quality knitting wool for sale or hand knitted into a selection of hats, scarves, snoods, and jumpers.