Hello! We are Tom and Emma Jessop, owners of Arran Alpacas and Balmichael Glamping. In 2019 we left behind the hustle and bustle of work on the mainland and relocated our young family to Balmichael on the beautiful Isle of Arran. Whilst researching potential accommodations, we came across an alpaca herd and were instantly smitten.
We set about learning all we could about these adorable animals and Arran Alpacas was born. Our herd of six boys are travelling to the Isle of Arran in March 2020. After a short while getting them settled into their new island life, we will be offering treks with these placid animals. Like alpaca nature, treks are laid-back and gentle; a complimentary addition our natural and rustic site.
Arran Alpacas is based at Balmichael Glamping in the heart of Arran, a 15 minute journey from Brodick. Our traditional farm buildings and the surrounding working fields make this the perfect location and day out for groups of all ages. As well as our alpacas we also have some chickens and ducks around our site. You are also likely to meet Rosa, our super-friendly springer spaniel puppy who moved to Arran with us - she is partial to a belly rub!
Please look around our website, which will hopefully answer your questions, if you would like any further information please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.