Couple aim to bring first Alpaca centre and cafe to Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Live
By: Ashley Franklin
Photo: By Tanzi Propst

Photo Caption: Alpacas on the farm during the winter weather.
 
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Plans have been submitted that could see the very first alpaca education centre and cafe created in Lincolnshire.

Clare and Martin Stanger, have applied for planning permission to expand their farm in Dry Doddington near Grantham to build a shop, a cafe and a place for people to learn more about the animals.

It would also allow families to visit the centre and meet the alpacas – an opportunity not available for miles.

“We live in Lincolnshire and have always lived here and there is nothing like this for a quite a few counties,” said Mrs Stanger.

“We have alpacas already and at the moment we sell knitwear and socks, so we are looking for a shop to put that in.

“We also want somewhere where we can put information about alpacas and give people a chance to walk along the paddocks.

“You don’t really pet an alpaca, they usually just come and smell your hand.

“They are such gentle and inquisitive animals and really are relaxing creatures.”

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