Abbotts View Alpacas

Abbotts View Farm, Moat Lane, Aston Abbotts, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4NF

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Why stay here ...

Abbotts View Alpacas is a working ECO farm where we breed alpacas. The farm is off grid and is 100% powered by solar and wind. This means our electric hookups are limited to 6 Amps/1.4KW (enough for everything but a household kettle and heating, for which you will need to use gas). Being an ECO site we have a strict chemical policy where we can not dispose of anything antibacterial. This includes your usual blue toilet additive and pink rinse. We have an eco friendly additive (Blue Bio) available to purchase on site.

Please ensure that your chemical loo is empty and rinsed before arriving as we cannot dispose of chemicals on site.

Our Certificated Location is surrounded on three sides by small alpaca paddocks with alpacas and their cria (baby alpacas) gently grazing. Due to their very inquisitive nature you will no doubt have them watching you and they are particularly fond of laughing at people's reversing techniques!

The site is flat and laid to lawn (awnings with breathable groundsheets only please). There is a freshwater point within the field and direct gated access to the toilet disposal and recycling point.

The farm is unique as it is an eco farm with no national grid electricity connection. All electricity and hot water is produced through harvesting renewable energy.

There is a separate toilet block nearby which includes a wheelchair accessible toilet. Being off grid means our sewage is also treated locally using a system that requires naturally occurring bacteria so no traditional toilet chemicals are permitted. Instead we have to use a natural environmentally friendly toilet additive. The only suitable one that we are aware of is called Blue Bio. We can provide it at a discounted price.

We also have ducks, ponies, rare breed sheep and pigs, pygmy goats, guinea pigs and rabbits at the farm and, depending on the season, we may have free range duck eggs and home reared pork available. Beyond the alpaca paddocks you will enjoy viewing the beautiful Chiltern Hills and Dunstable Downs. Overhead are many species of bird including red kites, barn owls, tawny owls with many other species in the nearby woodland including bull finch, chaffinch and woodpeckers. Light pollution is very low which allows for some spectacular skies at night. Due to the wonderful open vista and elevated location you are advised to use storm straps on your awning in strong winds.

There is access to several public footpaths just outside the main gate, one of which leads to the village green with easy access to the village pub and church. The site is 5 miles from the nearest towns of Leighton Buzzard and Aylesbury and 17 miles from Milton Keynes. London is just a 30min train ride away from Leighton Buzzard.

Woburn Abbey and Safari park is a 20 minute drive and Waddesdon Manor is just 10 mins. There are several other historic buildings within easy reach.

The site is secure with CCTV cameras and an electric gate. A key fob will be provided for the gate (refundable deposit required).

Additional Car per night by arrangement.

Dogs good with livestock and ducks are welcome.

Children from 10 years upwards accepted.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Information room
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

0.5 acres

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Postcode:
HP22 4NF
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GPS:
Lat 51.874763 / Lon -0.778013
OS field ref:
SP842203
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Aylesbury, Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes

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Alpacas - what's not to like?

After a change of travel plans due to traffic and roadworks - we rang up this CL on the off-chance we could get in for a couple of nights - we were lucky. For once the site wasn't busy - when we arrived we were the only ones there - so we had a choice of where we wanted to pitch - so we chose the pitch closest to the Alpacas - which was lovely. We were made very welcome, and the lady who was tending to the rabbits when we went on walkabout came over and spoke to us about the Alpacas. She was very informative - and asked us if we would like to feed them - which was lovely. The lack of a chemical waste disposal on site was no problem to us (they have an eco-friendly waste disposal system) - but had it been we always carry a spare toilet cassette anyway. We used the site loos as much as possible. Staying on the site afforded us 10% off food in the village pub - we booked a table and after a 6 mile walk - the pub grub ticked all the boxes. The website states from £18 a night - they must have put their prices down as we certainly didn't pay that much, but can't remember how much we did pay. This site is perfect for visiting local attractions, one of which is Bletchley Park - which we revisited on our way home on the Sunday.
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Fab site, friendly welcome.

Had a short stay here & we would all love to come back! Our children really enjoyed the animals & Alpacas. Clean, tidy & well maintained site. The hosts made us feel very welcome & permitted the children to feed the animals which they loved. Thank you 😊
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What a gem and right on our doorstep

Just come home after spending a really lovely May BH weekend at Abbotts View, it is only a few miles from home but so picturesque and peaceful we felt like we were miles away. We arrived Saturday mid-morning and despite being very busy with a group about take some of the Alpacas for a walk made us feel very welcome. When we arrived Jo directed us to where our pitch was and then came back with a welcome sheet with lots of info for places to visit and eat with a key fob for the gate so as to allow access when locked, really nice touch for people new to the area. James & Jo the owners made us feel very welcome and took time to talk to us at different times over the weekend. It was a delight to watch the Alpacas they were so amusing we were invited to join a group who were about to feed them. Took some delightful pictures of the Alpacas. Not a problem for son & family to visit on Sunday morning a small donation appreciated as this is a working small holding not a public paying viewing animal farm all visits by the public are pre-booked which is for the walking of Alpacas. There are pygmy goats, pigs, rabbits, sheep but it is definitely the Alpacas taking the main stage. The CL paddock was a good layout and nicely placed for watching the antics of the Alpacas. There were toilets on site which were exceptionally clean. As we are local to the area we stayed on site all weekend as wanted to recharge our batteries with a peaceful relaxing chill, it was that and more, definitely will be on our list to return.
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Lovely Stay at a lovely site!

We have recently returned from an 8 night stay at Abbotts View. A great location and very friendly owners. It was lovely to look out on all the animals, the Alpacas are very assuming and the younger ones seemed to have a mad run about in the evening which was lovely to see. Jo, James and their girls work very hard with someone always doing something on the farm, but not a disturbance at all. It is well set-up with recycling and waste areas are close to the Caravan field and very easy to use. Perfect TV signal - best we've ever had according to my husband but we didn't watch TV once!! We visited lots of places locally but didn't need to travel for more than 30 mins. Would def stay again if we are in that area.

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had a wonderful peaceful weekend away at Abbotts farm. all the family were friendly and chatted to us ( even on daughters birthday). it was fantastic to see the animals and walk around at our leisure. we will definitely be back with our grandchildren. an eco home and farm to be proud of. many thanks for the welcome. and extra thanks for heading us to the pub for the largest sunday lunch we have ever had
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