We are lucky enough to live in a beautiful area of Dartmoor National Park near the small Village of Poundsgate. We live on our smallholding where we keep our Alpacas and Llamas. Steves Family have farmed Ponsworthy Farm which is in the small hamlet of Ponsworthy since the 1600s. Ponsworthy is near the village of Widecombe in the Moor famous for its fair and Uncle Tom Cobley.
We started breeding Alpacas in 2006 and developed a herd of approx 40 Alpacas over the following 12 years.
Very often in life one thing leads to another in our case Alpacas lead to Llamas. As we live in such a beautiful part of the country we thought that walking llamas on the moor would be a lovely way to spend time. The Llama Walks is now a major part of our daily lives and we have downsized the Alpaca herd. We still have a small group of Breeding Females in the filed next to Robin Cottage.
We keep a few hens to provide us with freshly laid eggs, which are available to purchase, so lovely fresh eggs for Breakfast (subject to availability) Occasionally we have couple of pigs for our own meat so sometimes we have Sausages and pork for sale
Many people return to our cottage just to enjoy our cute and cuddly Alpacas and Llamas. As part of your holiday you can visit the animals in their paddocks or book a Llama walk on the Moor.
Robin Holiday cottage is set in a fantastic location near the small village of Poundsgate it is surrounded by traditional Dartmoor buildings including thatch cottages. There is a thriving pub in the village which serves good food and local ales, this has been highly recommended by many of our Guests this year.
The famous village of Widecombe-in-the-moor is just a few miles away which has a bigger range of pubs, cafes and shops. Widecombe has a farmers market once a month selling a large range of local produce and crafts.
A little further away you can find the towns of Ashburton and Bovey Tracey which will provide you with a wide range of little shops including supermaket, deli’s, bakery, butchers and many antique shops along with a good range of eating establishments.