What is Included?
What is not Included?
- Food not mentioned above (lunch on non-shooting days and dinner other than game dinner on last night)
How Many People are on this Trip?
10 guns total, however with non-shooting partners welcome, there can be up to 16 total staying between the mansion and villas.
How Strenuous are the Activities?
Moderate, some walking and hiking required on the walk-up/mini-driven days.
Meals and Dining
After a long day of shooting, there is nothing better than unwinding fireside with a cold pint of beer brewed in Scotland, a single malt whisky distilled just miles up the road, or a specialty cocktail before enjoying the culinary delights of Nathaniel's Restaurant. We encourage our shooters to bring back some of the daily bag for our chefs to prepare for dinner. Our seasonal menus celebrate the legacy of Scottish agriculture. It honors the people who, for generations, have been growing our food; the Scottish farm families who work year-round tending to their land, seeds, and crops that become the food we serve to our families. We know our food is handled with care, harvested at its peak, and made available for us to enjoy together.
Craigsanquhar can arrange for you to play golf in St. Andrews and the surrounding golf courses, fishing, spa treatments, historical sightseeing of castles and fishing villages, or day trips to Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands.
Driven and mini-driven shoots focus on pheasant, but mallard duck, partridge, snipe, woodcock, and pigeon are often shot. Orvis and Craigsanquhar reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control to ensure quality shooting days. This can include subsituting pheasant, mallard and partridge depending on the health of the brood.
The shooting estates are located in the northeast region of Scotland. A countryside filled with rolling hills, rivers, craggy ravines, pristine woodland, game crops, and ground cover. The shooting estates pride themselves on maintaining their woodland, preserving the natural terrain of the land with untouched landscapes, and conservation of the wildlife that inhabits it.
September to November is likely to experience temperatures ranging from around 41° to 60°F. It is possible that you will experience some snowfall.
What Else to Bring?
We recommend that you bring a small medicine pack with over-the-counter painkillers, relief for heartburn, allergy medicines, and anything that you are accustomed to using as they are significantly different in Scotland.
You may bring your own gun; however, a UK gun license holder must collect from the airport. You may not bring it with you. We can arrange this service for an additional fee if you wish to do so. All ammunition must be purchased in the UK. We do have a selection of guns at Craigsanquhar that you may use as part of your package.
The weather is unpredictable this time of year so be prepared to layer. It is good practice to wear a shirt and tie on all days. For walked-up days, we strongly suggest a knee-height wellie-style boot. For the driven day, traditional tweeds, moleskin, or corduroy-style trousers, and an ankle-height boot is suggested. Waterproof coat and trousers are priority for all days.
Terms & Conditions
DEPOSIT: A non-refundable 50% deposit is due at the time of booking to confirm space on trip.
FINAL PAYMENT: Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.
REFUNDS: No refunds will be given after the trip has started. Cancellation notices must be provided in writing. The date of the cancellation is the date that written notice of cancellation is received. If we receive notice of cancellation no later than 90 days prior to departure, all remitted funds (exclusive of the non-refundable deposit) will be refunded. If notice of cancellation is received later than 90 days prior to departure, no refund of remitted funds will be given. However, in the event you must cancel, we will use best efforts to fill the vacancy created by your cancellation with another traveler. In the event another traveler can be substituted, all remitted funds (exclusive of the non-refundable deposit) will be refunded.
COVID-19: Should travel be disrupted due to COVID-19 travel quarantines or restrictions we will refund or transfer your deposit and payment to an alternate date.
Q. Which airport should we fly into?
A. Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) is the closest airport with about an hour's drive to Craigsanquhar. You may also fly into Glasgow International (GLA) which is about an hour-and-half drive.
Q. Is there Wi-fi in the rooms?
A. Yes, Wi-fi is provided free of charge throughout the Mansion House, bedrooms and villas.
Q. Do I need to bring an adapter?
A. We do have converters and adapters available for use upon request.
Q. Should I rent a car?
A. We provide transportation to and from the airport as well as to and from the shoots. Taxis are easily booked to the nearby town of St. Andrews and to the train station. However, if you plan to explore on your own or further afield, then we do recommend you rent a car.
Q. Can we bring a dog?
A. Unfortunately, due to the strict quarantine laws in the UK, this is not possible for those traveling from North America.
Q. Can we bring home game?
A. If you wish to bring home game, we will need to use a taxidermy in the UK and ship to you in the US. We can arrange for this service at an additional price.
Q. Can we extend our stay?
A. Absolutely. We provide add-ons to any package such as an additional accommodation or additional night's stay, additional shooting days, sightseeing, and any other activities you may be interested in.