Hi, We are James and Jo and we own Abbotts View Alpacas CL. Our objective for the CL was to provide a peaceful haven. Watching the alpacas play and graze, the wildlife and red kites over head and the stars at night when you can hear a pin drop. This place has been so therapeutic for us. It has changed our lives and we love to be able to share that with others. Meeting customers and making new friends has ben a real privilege and we are absolutely delighted that you voted us CL of the Year 2023, Most Unique.
Open from 28th March until 30th September.
Abbotts View Alpacas CL is an adult only site where the focus is on peace, quiet and relaxation. We are located in Aston Abbotts, the winner of bucks best kept village.
We breed alpacas and also have ducks, ponies, rare breed sheep and pigs, pygmy goats, guinea pigs and rabbits at the farm. The CL is next to our alpaca paddocks where you’ll be able to watch alpacas and their cria (baby alpacas) gently grazing. Due to their very inquisitive nature you will no doubt have them watching you too and they are particularly fond of laughing at people's reversing techniques!
There are 18 National trust attractions within a 30 minute drive of the site with Waddesdon manor just 10 minutes away and Ascott House just 4 miles. Woburn Abbey and Safari park is a 20 minute drive. There are many other attractions within easy reach including the very popular Bletchley Park (home of the code breakers) which is just a 25 minute drive or a 10 minute train ride from nearby Leighton Buzzard train station and drops you on the doorstep of Bletchley Park.
London is just a 30 minute train ride from nearby Leighton Buzzard. We are just 5 miles from the market towns of Leighton Buzzard and Aylesbury and 17 miles from Milton Keynes (25 minute drive or the local Bus).
There is access to several countryside walks via the public footpaths just outside the main gate, one of which leads to the village green with easy access to the church. The neighbouring villages of Wingrave and Cublington are within walking distance and both have excellent pubs (with many more village pubs and restaurants just a short drive away). We have put in a private style so you can access the footpath to the Cublington directly from the site.
Aston Abbotts is a well known cycling route. Many cycling competitions include Aston Abbotts on their route. Please see the cycling maps available on this site.
The site is on high ground with beautiful views of the 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 and extremely quiet except for the noises of animals at night and the church bells during the day.
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 green toilet disposal point. The elevated location gives wonderful views but you are advised to use storm straps on your awning if strong winds are forecast.Power:
The farm is an eco farm and is 100% powered by solar and wind. Electrical hook ups are 16 Amps and FREE OF CHARGE!! But no electrical heating.
Kettles, toasters, televisions etc can all be used. However, we do not produce enough electricity for you to use electrical heating. So no electrical heating is permitted, heating must use an alternative fuel like Gas or Diesel
. All our power is stored in a large battery bank but just one unit using electricity to power their heating will drain the system and cause a power cut making you very unpopular with other guests! To date this has only happened once in ten years! So a huge thanks goes out to all our guests for embracing our green credentials! There is no charge for electricity and this is provided on a trust basis. Please be conservative with electricity usage and switch off what is not needed/currently being used and use alternative fuel where you can.Chemicals:
Please ensure you read about our Chemical and Power policy
before booking. We only accept BlueBio Clear (A synthetic product that feeds treatment plants) or SolBio (100% natural and smells wonderful of eucalyptus). We can supply both onsite and you can reserve a bottle when you book. If you have used any other additive then please ensure that your chemical loo and flush is empty of any anti bacterial toilet chemicals before arriving as we cannot dispose of chemicals on site.
We have two onsite toilets, one of which is wheelchair accessible. We have our own ecological sewage treatment system which produces clean water for the local pond. It digests waste using naturally occurring bacteria and requires that you use an environmentally friendly toilet additive (or maybe use no additive at all). There are still not many truly green products on the market. However, we always have plenty (Blue Bio Clear and SolBio) in stock onsite should you need to purchase some. We buy it in bulk and pass the savings onto you.
The site is secure with CCTV cameras and an electric gate. A key fob will be provided for the electric gate.New for 2024
- Free WiFi. We have superfast broadband available with a Wifi hotspot next to each pitch.
- Rent our Caravan. If you don't own a caravan/motorhome or you'd like to bring friends who do not have a caravan then we have a caravan available for hire for £60 per night (including pitch, electricity and gas).
We have additional parking available for visitors or an extra car by arrangement. Please ask first for visitors.
There is no charge for a motorhome with an additional car in tow.
Minimum stay: No minimum stay but we kindly request that single night bookings try and avoid weekends and bank holiday weekends. We have a 2 night minimum stay for the Rental Caravan.
Children: No Children, Adult Only
Dogs: No dogs as the CL is surrounded by alpacas and free range ducks. We do have two small dogs of our own but they are not allowed near the CL.
Other pets: Please ask. For example, we have successfully had people with house cats (that stay in) but cats that go out have caused the alpacas to alarm call all night which keeps everybody up and causes the animals stress.
Cost: £20 per night per pitch.
Rental Caravan £60 per night. (£20 pitch plus £40 for the caravan).
Power: All pitches include an electrical hook up. (16 Amp) but no electrical heating is permitted. Please use Gas for heating or cooking.
All pitches are grass (please call ahead to check ground in wet weather, especially for Motorhomes).
Last entry at 20:00 please.
Depart before 11:00 AM please.
All bookings are made online.Click here to Book Now or Check Availability
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This website is purely for our caravan site.
If you're interested in booking one of our popular Alpaca Walks please visit www.abbottsviewalpacas.co.uk
For our onsite cattery please visit www.abbottsviewfarmcattery.co.uk