The Great House
OX44 7PD Driving Directions: You will find us situated opposite St. Mary's Church in Church Road, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, 1.5 miles from Junction 7 on the M40. (Junction 8 coming from the North)
Having bred alpacas since 1995, we are extremely proud of our exceptionally fine animals which come in a wide range of colours.
Standing at Stud we have a full range of both White and solid Coloured animals. All have dense fleeces with low micron counts and great conformation. Our particular pride and joy is Accoyo Shere Revenge who we imported from Australia after he had become Champion Adult Huacaya Male at the 2006 Royal Melbourne Show. His sire is Accoyo Rasputin, who in turn is son of Don Juio Barreda's number one Sire Shere Kahn.
High quality females are usually sold pregnant, with or without the current year's cria at foot. Should a female be open, the purchaser may choose from our males as to which sire is desired to father the next cria.
We also have Peruvian and Chilean stud males for sale, along with good pet quality animals, all at attractively competitive prices.
We halter train all our alpacas and they are well used to handling.
Friendly on-going support and advice always available.
Visitors are most welcome and encouraged to view our beautiful herd without obligation. Do come and spend some enjoyable hours with us and our wonderful alpacas!
Please telephone Louise Claydon on 07778044811 to arrange an appointment.
As well as being halter trained, all our animals are micro chipped, tagged and registered with The British Alpaca Society.
You will find us nine miles south of Oxford and less than two miles from the M40.
Latest News Last Updated: 2nd of March 2014:
We will be showing alpacas at the OXFORD COUNTY AND THAME SHOW, at Thame Show Ground on Thursday 18th September from 8am to 6pm.
We will be situated next to the main show ring, exactly opposite the President's Tent.
This is the largest one day Agricultural Show in the Country, with endless animal competitions from horses, sheep, cattle, dogs, rabbits, birds and more. There will be a Craft marquee, flower competitions, vintage cars, vintage tractors along with the latest in modern machinery, plus a variety of food venues. Bands and exciting displays also take place in the main show ring. There is plenty of close-by parking.
In fact, the THAME SHOW makes a wonderful day out for all the family whatever their interests so do hope to see you there!
Services Offered by this Breeder
Yes Animals may visit the Great House for mating, or the male can be taken to your farm within a radius of 50 miles. A charge for fuel used will made.
Yes Back up support and on going advice is always available. It is essential to be able to discuss any concerns or queries after purchasing an animal and we are very happy to help as much as possible.
Runs Husbandry Courses:
Yes Anyone purchasing an animal from us is welcome to come and spend as much time as they wish in order to learn about alpacas, feeding requirements, how to cut toe nails, etc.
Yes We do export to the Continent of Europe, but expect the purchaser to cover any extra costs involved i.e. all the health checks involved.
Sells alpaca yarn/knitwear:
Yes We make wonderful rugs/throws from our natural alpaca fibre. Designs depend on how much of each colour is clipped annually. Currently we have 18 different designs in three sizes, namely Scarves £32.50, Knee Rug approx.148cm x 84cm at £79, Throw/Blanket approx.175cm x 155cm at £150 and a large double Blanket approx.220cm x 150cm at £200
These are all made entirely from fibre from our own animals which is then spun locally.
We also have knitting yarn available in white, fawn and grey, in balls of 50 or 100 gms, in double knit and 4 ply.
Alpaca fleeces for sale:
Yes We always keep a number of baby alpaca fleeces, in various colours, for hand spinners.
Should you wish for a particular colour, a visit here to Great House Alpacas is encouraged, and you can choose which animal you would like to purchase the fleece from come shearing time. If you are unable to visit, a telephone call, or email, to discuss the colour/shade is an alternative suggestion.