20th January 2020
Annual "Boys" Day

We’re not sure that we can call it a “boys” day any more, or certainly for much longer! Last week saw a repeat of the annual gathering of Will’s friends on his shoot day. A great time was had by all and it was good to see old friendships being renewed and reinforced.

2nd January 2020
Visit England upgrade

We’re delighted that, following our recent Visit England assessment, Orchard Cottage has been awarded a Gold Award at 5 Star level.

Our other two Cottages The Old Stables and Barn Cottage have maintained their high standards being 5 Star and 4 Star (Gold) respectively.

24th December 2019
The night before

By far the majority of our shooting guests choose to stay with us to complement their day. What better way to start a shoot day than to relax and unwind in the shootroom the night before the day with a sumptuous dinner provisioned with our own home grown and home reared produce. Many teams choose to stay the night after their day as well when the war stories of their day abound!

23rd December 2019
Christmas Jumper Day

A special thanks to all of our beating and picking up team for their hard work leading up to Christmas. 

A special thanks to all of our beating and picking up team for their hard work leading up to Christmas. Everyone enjoyed a full roast dinner on the last shoot before Christmas and here are the team in their very fetching Christmas jumpers!

20th October 2019
Getting ready for the shooting season

The rides are cleared, the birds are fed and the pegs in position for the busy shooting season to come. The cover crops have grown very well this year so at least there’s benefit from the endless rain that we seem to be having currently. We’re looking forward to a busy shoot season with visits from our regular teams from throughout the UK and abroad.

12th October 2019
Off to the Abattoir

Throughout the spring and summer our holiday guests are always pleased to help feed the pigs. The onset of autumn sees a trip to the abattoir in order to provide joints, sausages and bacon for out teams to eat throughout the shooting season and to provide snacks for our hard-working beating and picking up teams to see them through the day to their lunch meal. Throughout the season we will use close to 2,000 sausages and around 5,000 rashers of bacon.

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