You Can Have Afternoon Tea With Cute Sheep In Scotland
Posted November 22, 2019 7:00 a.m. EST
Updated March 1, 2021 7:00 a.m. EST
Now, Airbnb has added a unique attraction that might beat them all: Tea with Naughty Sheep in the Scottish countryside. The 90-minute Airbnb experience includes a classic afternoon tea complete with finger snacks and treats.
The baked goods and the rolling hills around the stone farmhouse paint a delightful picture — but that’s not all. According to the listing, you’ll enjoy your tea “in a Scottish garden with some very baaaad company.”
Two Herdwick sheep are the guests of honor at this tea party. They bring snuggles, laughs and “a bit of naughtiness,” according to the listing. There are treats set out just for the sheep, so you can feed and pet the fluffy animals.
After a final sip of tea, guests can bid farewell to the sheep, Hamish, Dougal, Benny and Lochie, in the barn and take a leisurely stroll around the property through the Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park. If it’s feeding time, you might be able to offer a bottle to a lamb.
The sheep are untrained and therefore unpredictable, so the listing advises bringing a good sense of humor for the afternoon. And, of course, don’t forget your camera, as there will be ample photo opportunities.
However, the listing hilariously requests that guests “don’t film and feed at the same time, [the sheep] like your full attention.”
The afternoon tea is available for groups of up to four people and starts at $43 per person.
This is just one of the many animal experiences available on Airbnb, as the company has added many listings for experiences that bring humans and animals together in a fun and safe way. For example, Atlanta is home to a “Llama Alpaca Experience” in a bamboo forest — a one-hour guided tour of the property’s farm, forest and treehouse, during which guests will learn about the two llamas and four suri alpacas on site.
The Atlanta Llama Alpaca Experience starts at $50 per person.
You can book Airbnb animal experiences like these with peace of mind, knowing you’ll get to learn about animals from biologists, conservationists, farmers and more. All hosts must follow World Animal Protection guidelines, so these experiences are about enjoying animals in a safe environment — not exploiting them.