The Alpaca Paddock

Carnforth, Lancashire

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Carnforth, Lancashire, North of England, LA6 2QY
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11 May 2021
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Holiday homes£125.00-£695.00

Alpaca holidays are unique and memorable. Heartwarming, educational and family-friendly, a holiday with alpacas offers a wonderful way to learn about these gentle animals while exploring the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

The Alpaca Paddock is situated on the edge of Melling Village in the heart of the Lune Valley, just 5 miles from the popular town of Kirkby Lonsdale in the beautiful Lancashire countryside.

Book your very special country retreat at this holiday home in a private 3/4 acre paddock with its resident three gentle alpacas and incredibly cute Silkie chickens.

Enjoy the sunshine and beautiful views from the private outside decking area while watching the Alpacas and chickens roaming freely alongside the wonderful wildlife including hedgehogs, bats and nesting birds.

The alpacas are friendly, inquisitive and quite shy. They love being fed (and don't worry, your fingers will be safe.) Similar to llamas, alpacas are smaller and known to be more sweet-natured.

The 2-bed holiday home sleeps 6 and is open-plan with a lounge, dining area and fully fitted kitchen complete with a dishwasher, microwave, fridge and gas cooker. There's a double bedroom and a single bedroom, both with fitted wardrobes as well as a pull-out bed in the lounge and a spacious shower room.

The TV has a DVD player, and although there is no TV signal, the Chrome Cast means you can watch your favourite programmes from your mobile phone or tablet with super fast broadband. The retreat is also double glazed with central heating for a warm, cosy and quiet stay.

Ideally situated for exploring Lancashire as well as the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria & the Lake District, the caravan is just two miles from Hornby with its castle, tea rooms and village store which offers a good range of food.

Kirkby Lonsdale is nearby and boasts the famous Ruskin View as well as a fabulous range of shops, an artisan market on Thursdays and a fantastic range of pubs and eateries.

Other places of interest nearby include the Yorkshire Dales town of Ingleton with its famous waterfalls and caves (7 miles), Morecambe Bay (14 miles), Forest of Bowland Area Of Natural Beauty (25 miles), the popular Lake District town of Kendal (18 miles) Windermere (25 miles) and the historic city of Lancaster (9miles) with its medieval castle, theatres, galleries and cinema.

Book a stay at the Alpaca Paddock in Lancashire today.

More about the parkHide
  • Disabled access
  • Pets not allowed
  • Designated / private parking
  • Wireless internet
  • Breaks near water
  • Coastal breaks
  • Hiking breaks
  • Romantic breaks for couples
  • Walking breaks
  • Wildlife

Cornvale fine foods 200 yards pre order all your food requirements for collection or delivery
Lunesdale bar and restaurant (1.5 miles)
Highwayman bar and restaurant (2.5 miles)
Hornby Tea Rooms (2 miles)
Hornby Store (2 miles)
Hornby Swimming (Indoor) (2 miles)
Swimming (Outdoor) (8 miles)
Golf at Kirkby Lonsdale, Casterton, Bentham
Spa and gym at Whoop Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale
Horse riding and sailing, sports ground, tennis and cycle hire.


The Alpaca Paddock

Alpaca Paddock, Station House, Melling
Lancashire, North of England
United Kingdom


From the south
Leave the M6 at Junction 34 and follow A683 towards Kirkby Lonsdale for 11miles. After passing through the village of Melling, go under the railway bridge and turn first right & Alpaca Paddock is immediately on your right.

From the north
Leave M6 at junction 36 follow the A65 Kirkby Lonsdale, Just through Kirkby Lonsdale turn right onto the A683 heading towards Lancaster drive 5.4 miles And turn left just before the village of Melling and the railway bridge Alpaca paddock is immediately on the right hand side.

Nearby attractions

  • Beach
  • Boat launch
  • Cycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding holidays
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (Indoor)
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • Tennis
  • Organised Entertainment
  • Sports Ground
  • Water Sports
  • Internet Access

Things to do in Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale is a small and relatively unspoilt market town situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Flanking the three counties of Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire, the town offers a tranquil and picturesque base from which to explore the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland.

Kirkby Lonsdale itself is a historic, quaint market town with a growing reputation for high-quality independent shopping, as well as excellent restaurants, cafés and bars.

The town is notably home to the 14th-century Devil's Bridge, as well as Ruskin's View, which inspired a painting by artist JMW Turner in 1822, and poet John Ruskin to declare ‘I do not know in all my country, still less in France or Italy, a place more naturally divine.’

With so much to see and do in the area, you can choose to keep yourself busy or perhaps simply relax and enjoy the peace and beauty that Kirkby Lonsdale has to offer.

Morcambe Bay

Home to ITV's The Bay - Morcambe Bay is a great place to experience amazing sunsets, discover natural landscapes and unearth your adventurous side with an incredible range of exhilarating outdoor activities.

The Bay is one of the best places in the UK for high adrenalin outdoor activities from sailing, to powered paragliding, parachuting, windsurfing, mountain biking, horse riding and kitesurfing.

Morcambe Bay stretches from the south-west coast of Cumbria to Fleetwood in Lancashire, taking in coastal towns such as Grange Over Sands, Morcambe and Heysham.

The headlands of Morecambe Bay offer spectacular, seascape views; the hardy and adventurous can experience a guided walk across the sands, taking in the wide-open vistas across the tidal sand and mudflats towards the Lake District and the Bowland Fells.

Morecambe Bay has some of the most beautiful coastlines in Britain and several long-distance walking and cycling routes start in the Bay area, including the Way of the Roses (long-distance cycle route from Morecambe Bay to Bridlington Bay), and the Lancashire Coastal Way. If you are looking for something more gentle, then try cycling on Morecambe Promenade or one of the Cycle and See routes within the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Bay also offers opportunities for a range of amazing wildlife experiences, like watching the oystercatchers and other waders march up the shore at Hest Bank, Bolton-le-Sands, in front of the advancing tides, or even looking for seals lazing around the south tip of Walney.

With golden sandy beaches and plenty for children and adults alike to discover, Morecambe Bay is the perfect place to relax, explore and enjoy.

Other places to explore in the surrounding area include The Lake District, Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Lancaster.

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