Hi, I'm Gemma. Simon and I have lived at Farbrook Farm since 2000.
Farbrook is a beautiful 18th century farm sitting in a quiet
valley in the south west corner of the Peak District National Park on the edge
of the village of Flash, the highest village in Britain.
Farbrook is a working farm where we breed alpacas for the fine fibre industry.
In 2010 we converted our lovliest barn to self-catering accommodation: Overbrook Barn
is the result.
Now we've converted our alpaca Shearing Shed
too. Overbrook Barn sleeps 8 in four double rooms;
The Shearing Shed sleeps 8: 6 in 3 double rooms and 2 on a sofa bed in the living room.
Both are very comfortable, cosy, and have modern equipment throughout.
We've had young children ourselves, and yours are very welcome.
None of our livestock pose any danger to humans,
both Overbrook Barn
and The Shearing Shed
have their own gated gardens,
the farm is secure, and our access road is very quiet. We also have chickens, ducks,
sheep, and often pigs: a paradise for city children! We have an enthusiastic and friendly black
lab so we're very pet friendly and your well behaved pets are most welcome.
You'll be surrounded by fields of our beautiful and inquisitive alpacas and
you're welcome to walk among them. Alpacas originate from the south-american altiplano.
They're intelligent and inquisitive animals and make excellent rural pets.
They're not agressive to humans but defend themselves and their young very effectively against predators.
Easy to keep and highly efficient grazers they do very well in the UK
where this young industry is focused on production of fine fleece for the European fashion industry.
We have a herd of around thirty alpacas including males, females, and young ('cria').
You're very welcome to walk among the herd and you'll find they'll come to 'look you over'.
If you do visit the alpacas please make sure you keep your dog on a lead..
If you'd like to meet some alpacas let us know and we'll arrange it.
For more information on alpacas see our website: www.farbrookalpacas.com
We're in the centre of a network of footpaths and bridleways that offer some of
the best walking and riding you'll find in the country. There's a huge amount to
do locally, along with great eating and drinking.
I do hope you'd like to come and share our life on the farm for a little while
and that these pages will help show you what we have to offer. If there's
anything you'd like to know do get in touch with me.