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Our Farm

We have been transforming Balmichael back to a charming farm holding with animals and glamping accommodation with sustainable choices and homely feel.

Unfortunately we are not open to just see the alpacas; as a working farm with glamping guests, our farm is managed for guest & animal safety. Experiences can be booked if you would like to visit our alpacas and use our facilities.



Please park at the sign-posted car park and wander down the path to The Courtyard and check in at The Ben.

The Courtyard is steeped in history and hosts a collection of beautiful farm buildings including an old mill (refurbished into a games room which you are very welcome to use).

WCs are located in The Courtyard where warm water is available for hand washing after touching animals.

Path from car park to Courtyard
Our sign on The String
Car park sign
Valais Blacknose Sheep
Walk down the path to The Courtyard
The Courtyard as you arrive
Some of the barns in The Coutyard (including the alpaca indoor barn)




The Ben

The Ben is where complimentary refreshments (tea, coffee and juice) is served with some indoor seating. We set up alpaca fibre crafts in this barn too!

Should you wish a token memory of your visit we have a little alpaca-themed shop. Many products support local creators and charities. We even have our very own 'Arran Alpacas' range including mugs, coasters and tea towels.

Our little farm and glamping site
The Ben where we serve some refreshments
'Dougal the Alpaca' range by Ballarie Designs
Little shop display
Corrie's Capers story books with proceeds going to Mary's Meals
Picnic, play and enjoy those views!





picnic and play

The play area with its wooden trim trail and slide will keep the kids entertained. It is positioned on a grass area next to a fenced-off duck pond. There is a small football area with goals - you might even get our own kids joining in a game or two. All we ask is that you please supervise your children for their safety.

You are welcome to bring along your own snacks. We do sell some small treats on site. We want you have a fun-filled and fabulous time!

Picnic benches
Wooden trim trail
Free roaming hens
Football pitch
Slide at the play park
Arran Ice Cream availablr




It's not just alpacas that everyone loves to see here at Balmichael. We have a growing range of animals - you never know who might come to stay here next!!

Valais Blacknose Sheep are super-friendly and LOVE a bit of attention! It's easy to see why they are known as "the cutest sheep in the world!"

See our ducks down by the pond or wandering around looking for dropped treats! You are welcome to feed them. This gang are a growing, happy-quacky family!

The Hens do believe they rule the roost! They will also be on the scrounge and will happily enjoy treats too!


Hamish & Innis - our Valais Blacknose lambs
Cute lamb alert!
The ducks in their pond
Our call ducks (they are the little ones)
The Hen Hoose - we sometimes have a fresh egg supply too!
The chooks enjoying their chicken gym
The pekin ducks find some shade on a sunny summer's day



Please do extend your day with us, enjoy your complimentary refreshment and make the most of your visit to Arran Alpacas!