The newly renovated North Devon country house hotel, Highbullen, has launched a Clay Pigeon Shooting package to tie in with the start of the season, The Glorious 12th.
The package - available from £300 per person - includes a four hour clay pigeon shooting experience (with shotguns, cartridges and insurance included) a night in the superbly appointed rooms at Highbullen, breakfast and a three course dinner at the re-launched Devon View Restaurant.
Those bringing their own guns will benefit from a reduced rate of £260 per person, based on two sharing.
Highbullen Hotel sits on a 125 acre estate in North Devon, with views of both Exmoor and Dartmoor.
The hotel boasts a wide range of sporting and country activities including golf, tennis, swimming, fly fishing and has a rich heritage of hosting shooting parties.
“Our new Clay Pigeon Shooting Experience is a superb way to start the season, hone gun skills and have a lot of fun,” commented Highbullen estate manager Chris Taylor.
The four hour Clay Pigeon Shooting Experience takes place at the nearby Broadmoor Shooting Ground, where six-eight guns will be overseen by ex-England International shot Richard Chapple.
There will be four drives and 100 clays for each gun.
Each drive will be different to simulate different shooting experiences, including driven pheasant, springing teal, mixed pigeon and a woodcock drive.
Tuition and refresher courses are also available, ideal for participants wanting to move on to a game shoot.
For guests wishing to participate in the world class shoots which take place all over North Devon, Highbullen is also an ideal location, with all the facilities you would expect to accompany a country shoot including secure gun storage and dog kennels.
Highbullen has created a special shooting party rate which is for a minimum of eight rooms.
The price is based on single use of a double room, and includes dinner, bed and breakfast, gun storage and access to the kennels.
Dinner can be taken in the spectacular Devon View Restaurant or in the hotel’s private dining room.
Prices start at £140 per person for a Manor House room and £120 for an Estate Room.
“We believe Highbullen is the ideal country hotel retreat for guests seeking a superb break filled with country pursuits,” added James Hemming general manager, Highbullen.
“We recently redesigned the hotel, investing over £1.5 million, with this in mind. Rooms are comfortable and elegant, and we offer a host of communal spaces in which to relax or enjoy a drink.
“The Devon View restaurant, with new chef Chris Dawson offers superb views out onto the rolling countryside and seasonal, local food - which we think is world class.
“Our new Clay Pigeon Shooting package is the perfect way to enjoy a break at Highbullen, whether you are an experienced shoot or not, and we look forward to welcoming many more shooting parties in season ahead.”