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Welcome to Carthvean Alpacas. We have been breeding alpacas since 2000 and have a well-established name and reputation. We are located in the beautiful South West of Cornwall.

Visitors are always welcome to visit our farm and see our herd by appointment; we can show you our selection of alpacas for sale, give you advice about keeping alpacas and tell you all about fleeces!

In our shop we stock Fairtrade South American items, Alpaca scarves from our own herd, a range of beautifully soft Alpaca and Llama yarns and an extensive range of wonderful alpaca socks.

You can also buy the full range of Camelidynamics alpaca and llama training equipment.

All these items are also available in our online store.


carthvean farm shop

                            Carthvean Alpacas farm shop


Carthvean Alpacas is run by Julie Taylor-Browne. It is the home of CamelidSense Training for llamas and alpacas.

Julie qualified as a Camelidynamics Instructor with Marty McGee Bennett, the leading camelid trainer in the US and is also a TTEAM Practitioner1 for horses. She is also a TAG Teacher and is studying to be a Feldenkrais Practitioner. She gives courses throughout the UK, Europe and Scandinavia. Julie qualified as a judge with the British Alpaca Society and the British Llama Society and has judged alpacas and llamas in the UK, France and Finland. Julie writes regularly for smallholding magazines and for llama and alpaca publications. You can see some of her articles here.

We are the UK stockists for Camelidynamics equipment and run CamelidSense and other courses here on the farm.

We usually have a number of animals for sale in a range of ages, colours and prices and will talk through with you the practicalities of purchasing alpacas. 

We offer a full aftercare service for owners and help you to learn all aspects of looking after these beautiful animals including shearing, toenail clipping, vaccinating, training and stud services. We also have agistment (livery) at very reasonable terms, for owners without land or who need their animals looked after while they are away.