Beware of the Alpacas!

South American Alpaca in SnowdoniaTwo alpacas have been introduced at a farm in Nant Gwynant here in Snowdonia. The theory is that they help protect the new born lambs from foxes and other predators. They bond quickly with other grazing animals, have excellent eyesight and their protective instincts are well documented. Cases have been recorded in Australia of alpacas bravely standing in front of females and their young in the corner of a paddock fending off multiple animal attacks.

More locally I’ve heard how a donkey will protect lambs and chickens from foxes. I guess south American alpacas are probably more suited to our rugged terrain. So why not. Arwyn Owen, the farmer responsible, certainly seems convinced. [Read more…]

May Discounts

Spring Lamb JumpingMay is probably my favourite months here on the farm but we always have a bit of a lull with our B&B guests between Easter and the Bank holiday at the end of May. So, to encourage more people to come and stay with us at this time, we’ve reduced our prices by 10%.

A typical 3 night stay in one of our studio cottages would cost £190 including breakfast for example. If your tempted, fill in our [enquiry form..] and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.