Moonacre Alpacas

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Moonacre Alpacas

Key Features
Observe alpacas, rare animals and lake
Eco-friendly – composting and separate showers and toilets
Fishing, local amenities and closeness to Dartmoor National Park and Devon Coast

Escape to the serene countryside of Devon and relax surrounded by nature and alpacas! Moonacre Alpaca Farm is a small, family-owned campsite located in the beautiful Winkleigh region. Here you can observe around 30 Huacaya alpacas in their natural habitat, walk around the lake which is regularly visited by ducks, and if you are lucky enough you might also spot other rare animals.

This eco-friendly site is proud to promote sustainable camping, offering composting facilities and separate showers and toilets. To make your glamping experience even better, barbecue and campfire are both allowed.

In the area surrounding Moonacre, you can take advantage of many walking and cycling routes such as the famous Tarka Trail, and within a short drive, you will find carp and coarse angling lakes perfect for fishing enthusiasts.

For those who fancy exploring, Moonacre is just a twenty-minute drive away from Dartmoor National Park and half an hour away from the pleasant Devon Coast. You can have all the tranquillity you desire – but only a mile and a half away local shops and three miles away pubs, restaurants and shops of Winkleigh and Dolton provide all the necessary amenities.

FAQs About Moonacre Alpacas

    • Q: What kind of animals can be found at the Moonacre Alpacas campsite?
      A: Moonacre Alpacas is a small and sustainable farm in the Devon countryside with its own herd of around 30 fluffy and friendly Huacaya alpacas

    • Q: What type of eco-friendly facilities are offered at Moonacre Alpacas?
      A: There are eco toilets and separate shower facilities as well as a sustainable tourism project.

    • Q: What recreational activities are available at or nearby to Moonacre Alpacas?
      A: At Moonacre you’ll have access to a serene lake, numerous walking and cycling routes including the Tarka Trail, plus fishing, carp and coarse angling lakes nearby.

    • Q: Does the Moonacre Alpacas campsite allow campfires or barbecues?
      A: Yes, both campfires and barbecues are allowed at Moonacre Alpacas.

    • Q: How far away is the Moonacre Alpacas campsite from Dolphin and Winkleigh?
      A: Moonacre Alpaca is about 20 minutes from Dartmoor and half an hour from the Devon coast. It’s a mile and a half from the local shop and three miles from the pubs, restaurants and shops of the villages of Winkleigh and Dolton.

    • Q: Does Moonacre Alpacas have access to any nearby amenities?
      A: At Moonacre Alpacas, guests have access to a small lake, local shops, pubs, restaurants and shops of the villages of Winkleigh and Dolton.

    • Q: Is the Moonacre Alpacas also promoting sustainability and eco-tourism?
      A: Yes, the team at Moonacre is also keen to promote sustainability and eco-tourism, and has added eco toilets as well as separate shower facilities and toilets.


The address for Moonacre Alpacas we have is: Moonacre Farm, Dolton, Winkleigh, Devon, England, EX19 8PP. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

Contact Information

Postal Address
Moonacre Farm, Dolton, Winkleigh, Devon, England, EX19 8PP

About the Local Area (Winkleigh)

A hidden gem that offers a unique and authentic rural experience. With its beautiful countryside, friendly locals, and historic buildings, Winkleigh is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

What is Winkleigh Famous For?

Winkleigh may be a small village, but it has a rich history and plenty of interesting landmarks to discover. The village is famous for its historic church, St. Mary’s, which dates back to the 12th century.

Visitors can admire the beautiful architecture and stunning stained glass windows, or simply take a quiet moment to reflect on the peaceful surroundings.

Winkleigh is also known for its local cider, made using traditional methods and locally-sourced apples, which can be sampled at the village’s annual cider festival.

Things To Do In Winkleigh

There is no shortage of things to do in and around Winkleigh. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or just a relaxing break in the countryside, Winkleigh has something to offer everyone.

Here are just a few of the most popular activities:

  • Take a leisurely stroll through the village and admire the historic buildings, including the charming thatched cottages and the impressive Winkleigh Castle.
  • Explore the stunning countryside surrounding Winkleigh on foot, bike or horseback. The village is located in the heart of the Ruby Country, a beautiful and unspoilt area of Devon that’s perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Visit the local farmer’s market, held every Wednesday, and sample some of the delicious local produce, including fresh meat, cheese, and baked goods.

Things Near By Winkleigh

While Winkleigh itself has plenty to offer, there are also plenty of things to see and do in the surrounding area.

Here are just a few of the most popular nearby attractions:

  • Castle Drogo
    A stunning National Trust property located just a short drive from Winkleigh. The castle offers beautiful views over the surrounding countryside, as well as a fascinating history and an impressive art collection.
  • Dartmoor National Park
    A rugged and wild landscape of rolling hills, granite tors, and ancient woodlands, Dartmoor National Park is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in nature and the great outdoors.
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor
    A beautiful and tranquil garden located just 30 minutes drive from Winkleigh. The gardens boast a huge variety of plants, as well as stunning views over the Torridge Valley.

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