A rare and exclusive opportunity for up to 8 Guns to experience the very best of English driven Pheasant shooting on two different, private shoots in southern England, approximately an hour west of London.
Trip includes a full day of driven game shooting instruction on game bird style sporting clays with renowned coach John King at Barbury Shooting School, followed by two full 300 bird driven game days at the private Eddington and Kimbers Estates in Berkshire.
This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy English game shooting for the first time, in the knowledge that you will be fully prepared for the days in the field.
Driven shooting can sometimes seem daunting to the novice; your full days coaching with John King day at Barbury Shooting School beforehand will leave you fully prepared. Even If you have shot driven game before, the warm up will help get the gun swinging and sharpen those skills.
All gun hire, cartridges, shoot transport and insurances are included in the package price.
Driven shooting is by its nature expensive, but is something every serious wing shooter should experience at least once. At Orvis, we make sure all the details are taken care of, so you can just relax and enjoy the great shooting.
Your host for this trip is John King who has over 25 years' experience of teaching game shooting and one of the best in the business. John is author of the excellent book, Game Shooting A Comprehensive Insight Into Modern British Game Shooting. Each participating Gun will be given a complimentary personalized copy of John's book on payment of deposit.
This excursion includes 4 nights staying at the delightful Vineyard Country House Hotel at Stockcross. The hotel is located one hour from London and just 45 minutes from Heathrow airport.
5 AA Red star rated, the hotel has 32 suites and 17 bedrooms all named after iconic wines from around the World. The hotel has an award winning wine list: Over 30,000 bottles, 3000 bins and 100 wines to taste and enjoy by the glass from Peter Michael wine from California and many other popular and more unique regions around the World.
Spend time relaxing in the “5 Bubbles Spa” or enjoy viewing Sir Peter Michael’s impressive private art collection. Excursion price includes double bedroom for double occupancy, full English breakfast, 3 course dinner with matching wines, gun storage and boot cleaning.
Take a virtual tour of the hotel here.
Arrive at London Heathrow or Gatwick airports. You will be met by the driver and taken to the 5 AA red star rated Vineyard Hotel at Stockcross near. Newbury Berkshire. Relax and recover from the flight, perhaps enjoy the Hotel’s award winning 5 Bubbles spa. John King will be pleased to meet with you for pre-dinner drinks and answer any questions you may have, followed by a 3 course dinner with matching wines.
After a leisurely breakfast, head to the famous Barbury shooting school, sited on an ancient hill fort, overlooking the North Wiltshire downs.
Non shooting spouses/partners may choose to opt for a day out sight- seeing or shopping rather than attending the shooting school. The nearby town of Hungerford is a real mecca for antique shopping enthusiasts and Highclere castle, the location for the internationally acclaimed drama series ‘Downton Abbey’ is also close by.
Enjoy a full day of private tuition on driven shooting techniques with John and his team and learn all you need to know to really enjoy your following day in the field and shoot safely and with confidence. A buffet lunch and refreshments are included. Return to the Vineyard Hotel for a 3 course dinner and matching wines.
A full day driven Pheasant shooting with an anticipated bag of 300 birds between a line of 8 Guns at Eddington, the private estate of Sir Peter Michael. Lunch will be at the shoot lodge. Return to the Vineyard Hotel for a 3 course dinner and matching wines.
A full day driven Pheasant shooting with an anticipated bag of 300 birds between a line of 8 Guns at the private Kimbers shoot in Berkshire. Lunch will be at the shoot lodge. Return to the Vineyard Hotel for a 3 course dinner with matching wines.
Full English breakfast. Depart for Airport. Transfer included.
Package includes 3 days shooting and 4 nights accommodation. Arrive 2nd of November 2015, depart 6th of November 2015.
Price £7225 per Gun based on double occupancy with twin bed room.
Single supplement £905. Pay the private room surcharge and bring a non-shooting companion for free.
Price includes the following;
Terms and Conditions
To book this trip, a 10% deposit due at time of booking, 40% by 1st April 2015, and final balance due 1st of August 2015.
If notification in writing is received before June 1, 2015, a refund of the deposit will be made less a 10% administration charge. If notification is received after June 1, 2015, no refund will be made.