Stud Farm Alpacas is nestled at the foot of the South Downs in the historic village of Telscombe, with Telscombe Tye to the South. It houses the ancient church of St.Laurence which dates back to the twelfth century. The village has less than 50 inhabitants and therefore remains quiet and unspoilt.
Stud farm is a mixed working organic farm which was previously a horse stud hence the name. The remainder of the farm is a working sheep farm, along with pigs and arable farming. We produce our own lamb, pork and a range of sausages all available to purchase along with our free-range eggs.
The family have lived here for over 40 years and in the last 5 years have diversified to open a camp site, coffee & cake trailer, and alpaca walks.
Our walks take place around the south Downs that surround the farm and are a great way to appreciate this beautiful countryside.
Meet the team
Justine Armour-The Boss!
I originally worked as a small animal veterinary nurse for many years. I have lived and worked at Stud Farm for 13 years now, where I have raised 2 children and set up our campsite 5 years ago.
I discovered alpacas a few years back and started off doing some voluntary work with them where my fondness for these cheeky, inquisitive creatures grew. I then decided to get myself a small herd and start alpaca walking.
We recently also set up a coffee and cake trailer where after your alpaca walk you can continue to enjoy the view of the South downs while enjoying a brew!
If I get any spare time I enjoy running across the Downs and riding my horse, Meg.
Michelle Dunstone-Campsite Manager
I really love my job here at Stud Farm. It is very varied; I get to meet lots of lovely people and work outdoors. Most of my time is spent running the Campsite, but I also get to help with the alpaca walks at the weekends which is always good fun.
In my spare time I enjoy gardening, walking & going away in our caravan.
Beth Weston-Alpaca manager
I have recently started working at Stud Farm as part of the Alpaca walking team. I also care for the horses, many chickens and work in the coffee trailer.
I previously worked at the Llama & Alpaca Park for 3 years where I learnt all about these amazing animals. I love to work outdoors and spend time with woolly, furry or feathery creatures!
Lucie Gage-Campsite & Alpaca assistant
My main role is to manage the campsite every other weekend, but I also jump into any other roles required within our happy team, including alpaca walks and making coffees!
Having worked indoors in a bank for many years I now love working outdoors at Stud Farm and running my dog walking business, where I get to take my dog to work with me.