Petlake Alpacas was founded five years ago on the site of an existing farm, in the beautiful surroundings of the New Forest National Park. We now run one of the larger herds in the area, with over 80 alpacas.
Petlake has been a farm for many years. It has previously been used as a dairy farm, pig farm, beef cattle farm and for equestrian grazing.
As well as alpacas, we keep other livestock, including pigs, donkeys, chickens and ducks.
We farm alpacas for their fleece, not for meat. Although we have invested in high quality award winning breeding stock, we rarely take our animals out to shows, focusing more on our own on-site events and facilities.
We now run an on-site shop and an on-line shop. We offer an alpaca walking experience, alpaca adoption, alpaca hire for events, long term alpaca hire and alpacas for sale, stud services and livery.
Petlake Alpacas is a family run business, with family ties in the local parish going back to at least the 1800's. We also have a team of part time staff and volunteers. We provide regular work experience to a number of students, particularly those training for a career in agriculture or veterinary medicine. Several of our current volunteers are students at Sparsholt agricultural college.
How to find us...
Please use the map below to find us. Note that although the postcode is centered north of the A336, we are actually on the south side of the road.
Our shop is normally open from 10am to 4pm, 7 days per week. However, if you're coming a long way then it's worth calling first to check, as we do close occasionally for activities such as shearing.