The Thorn alpaca herd is situated in a beautiful and tranquil valley between Dartmouth and Stoke Fleming in Devon.
Thorn alpacas came into being when I purchased one pregnant Huacaya and a companion Suri in 2007. From then on I was totally enchanted with these inquisitive, gentle and funny animals, and have gradually increased the herd to twenty! Their fleece colours range from black, grey, brown to light fawn. All the alpacas are regularly handled, inspected, vaccinated and halter trained. They are registered with the British Alpaca Society and the South West Alpaca Group. Most of the herd have been shown over the years and won rosettes at Devon County, Bath and West, Three Counties Malvern and Somerset County shows. Thorn Alpacas have also raised funds for local causes. Our knitwear is solely from Thorn alpacas and is spun locally or in a mini mill in Scotland and it is knitted locally in Devon.
Enjoy some of our pictures from shows we have attended, including Nina's championship win at Three Counties show 2019. We have also had great success at Devon County and Bath & West shows. Sadly no halter shows in 2020 or in 2021. 2022 Halter and Fleece Shows are happening again all over the country. They are always interesting even if you`re not an alpaca owner.
Also below: National Alpaca Day 2021.
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Truffle - The baby Alpaca named at our open day. As he approaches 9 months old, his training is going well and he walks nicely on the halter. He is growing up to be very lovable.
We`ll be showing some of our alpacas at the Three Counties Show, Malvern, on 18th June. If you are going to be there come and say `hello`. .
Natiional Alpaca Farm day is coming up again in September. Watch this space for more information shortly.
If you would like any further information on Thorn Alpacas, or would like to book a private visit to meet the alpacas please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Clarence Cottage, once a threshing barn, is set within a small group of converted farm buildings in a delightful, secluded valley surrounded by rolling Devon farmland just minutes from the superb coastline of this very special part of South Devon. This charming, detached and tastefully decorated cottage is ideal for two, and is a very peaceful and attractive spot to escape to. Set in a wonderful rural location, walkers will delight at the coastal paths nearby, and there is ample opportunity to explore Dartmouth with its river boat trips, excellent restaurants, and boutique shops - or idle days away on the beautiful beaches nearby. With a level lawn area, planted banks, and a garden table and chairs opposite the front door, It's an ideal spot for enjoying the evening sun setting over the valley below and watching the alpacas in the paddock.