I’m Helen the owner of the alpacas at Meifod Valley Alpacas.

I run holiday accommodation on site at Maesnewydd known as (Maesnewydd Cottage). If you’d like to follow my progress as my business grows, visit my facebook blog (Escape to Wales).

I wanted to offer something different for guests, so I introduced a small herd of alpacas at the smallholding in Meifod. The herd is growing with 5 pregnant females who will deliver in June, July & August 2023.

I was first introduced to alpacas whilst trekking in Peru in 2004 for charity but didn’t think she could get any in the UK. After discovering that a herd was just down the road she set about creating an area for them to live, but didn’t purchase any until after moving to Meifod.

The ambition is to grow the herd further, create products from their gorgeous soft hypoallergenic fleeces and introduce health and wellbeing experiences.