Lakeham Alpacas

Lakeham Alpacas is situated in a high position overlooking the beautiful Teign Valley just a few miles from the city of Exeter, Devon, England.

Alpacas for all reasons

Lakeham Alpacas is the realization of a dream that began in the 1950's when Liz Brookes first saw beautiful garments made from Alpaca yarn, brought back from Peru by her businessman father.  When the opportunity arose in 2000 to acquire a starter herd she took it up enthusiastically and from an initial 7 females bought from Bozedown Alpacas, developed on to over 50 before we retired( for the first time!}  

Much mainstream alpaca breeding is aimed at white fleeced animals which give processors maximum choice in dyeing.  Lakeham Alpacas has instead a policy of developing alpacas that display the wonderful range of natural fleece colours, in conjunction with breed improvement through the use of top quality stud males from major breeders including Classical MileEnd Alpacas, Bozedown Alpacas and Alpha Alpacas.

Making contact with other breeders and introducing a wider public to alpacas and their qualities has led us to attend County and Agricultural shows.  Most people seeing alpacas for the first time ask “What do you do with them”?  This led us to develop our banner ‘Alpacas for All Reasons’

After 18 years of breeding alpacas, we have joined forces with other local breeders to offer a wider choice of animals to our Clients.  Our first venture was the formation of the Dartmoor Alliance with West Webburn Alpacas  This is a loose Co-operative which enables us to share resources and offer support to Clients in the Dartmoor Area.

Alpacas are famous for their superfine non allergenic fleece. We now offer everything from raw fleeces for hand spinners, through balls of yarn from our herd, those of our partners and Clients and garments ranging from simple scarves to cardigans and other knitwear. Our fleece is processed by The Natural Fibre Co of Launceston who have real expertise in converting raw fleece to top quality worsted yarn. 

Come and see us and get to know about alpacas and love them as much as we do, but be warned, they are addictive.  Once you’re hooked you’re hooked!

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Another boy babe
12/09/2019 - news
We now have 3 boy babes, all born in the last month. A super group buy 6 months from now! Watch this space.

New boys on the block
22/08/2019 - news
Our latest boy. Lakeham Oris joins Harry

Summer Shows 2019
22/07/2019 - event
Together with Dartmoor Llama walks we will be at the Yealmpton Show on 31 July, Chagford on 15th August and Widecombe Fair on 10th September.

More Shows - and no rain
10/09/2017 - event
Chagford and Kingsbridge Shows were dry - well, almost

Kingsteignton Garden, Craft & hobby Fayre
30/07/2017 - event
English Summer strikes again, again!

Yealmpton Show
30/07/2017 - event
English Summer strikes again

2017 Shows
19/07/2017 - event
Together with West Webburn Alpacas we will be at 3 Summer Shows

Jazara and Ella
05/07/2017 - event
Mother and babe doing well.

We're not quite retired ....
04/07/2017 - event
Ella our firstborn 2017 cria

It's Shearing Time!
01/07/2017 - event
Shearing has commenced here at Lakeham Alpacas. Shown here is Headland Warren Cassim, unshorn and shorn. What a difference! Please see the 'alpacas for sale' section for further details on which alpacas we currently have for sale.

New Arrival
14/06/2017 - news
This is Ella at 2 hours old. Our first cria in 2 years.

Retirement - postponed!
30/08/2015 - news
After 8 months of "official" retirement, the boss, i.e. Liz, has decided she misses the cria and is now willing to sell her current "pets" to enable new matings while keeping overall herd numbers (more or less) stable!

29/01/2015 - news
We have now retired completely from alpaca breeding. Our herd is now reduced from 50 to 14 and we have only 4 left available for sale. The remainder will stay with us as pets as we don't want to be alpaca free.

28/07/2014 - event
We are now seriously into the throes of retirement from alpaca breeding.

The Show Season
14/08/2013 - event
Why does it always rain at Agricultural Shows?

The Cria Season
14/08/2013 - event
We are expecting 16 new arrivals this year. So far 7 - 6 brown and 1 black - unbelievable!

Open Day 26th May
28/05/2013 - event
Super weather, lots of interest in the alpacas offered for sale at our Open Day.

05/02/2013 - event
2013 will see us reluctantly retire from alpaca breeding

Michaelmas Fair, Powderham Castle, Thursday 8th November 2012
25/09/2012 - event
In Support of ABF The Soldiers Charity

Our New Alpaca - Kappucino
15/05/2012 - news
Though retirement is still in the picture we went to an alpaca auction - and bought this little beauty!

Collabear Isabella
04/05/2011 - news
Isabella is REALLY different, a "fancy" with a superb fleece and lovely nature.

04/05/2011 - news
How you can call a really spectacular Stud "Humming Rolex" is beyond me.

Retirement in distant sight
11/02/2011 - event
We thought that 2011 would be be our last complete year of alpaca breeding. After 10 years involvement in this thoroughly rewarding occupation, we are becoming "crumblies" more suited to going to Shows as observers not participants ...... but!

Widecombe Fair.
30/08/2010 - event
We will be at Widecombe Fair again this year with our Dartmoor friends West Webburn Alpacas. 14thSeptember

Choc Ice
13/05/2009 - news
A first for Choc Ice

SWAG Spring Show and Sale -April 2009
09/01/2009 - event
Come and see us at the BAS (SWAG) Spring Show and Sale. We will have alpacas both in the Show and at the Sale. We would be really pleased to meet you to talk about alpacas - and maybe to establish you with a Starter Herd

10/01/2008 - news
llama to join the alpaca family




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Lakeham Josephine
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Lakeham Jazara
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Lakeham Joely
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