Endsleigh (formally known as the Hardicott Shoot) is the newest addition to the Huntsham Sporting stable of shoots. Traditionally run privately, Endsleigh is home to the Tuckett family, who still manage and live on the estate.
Situated on the banks of the Tamar River, where Devon and Cornwall meet, many will know Endsleigh as one of the most exclusive shoots in the south west. The steep wooded banks and long sweeping valleys provide the ideal topography for testing, high bird shooting, with many teams well and truly beaten by the famous Swiss Cottage and Hatchery drives.
With typical bags ranging from 400-500 birds in October and November to 300-400 birds in December and January, Endsleigh’s 30 or so shoot days are in high demand, with teams encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.
Hotel Endsleigh is situated in the heart of the shoot with beautiful views across the Tamar valley. Owned and run by Olga Polizzi, the hotel provides teams with stunning 5 star accommodation throughout the season.
At Huntsham we pride ourselves on producing extremely challenging Exmoor birds, with high pheasants and partridge flying off our stunning valleys from both game crops and woodland. Signature drives such as Warren’s Hill, Beech Bank and Lower Hill ensure that quality is the order of the day. We enjoy hosting teams of all abilities and can tailor our days to fit in with your individual requirements.
With average bags of between 250 and 300, we can happily tailor the day to fit your teams needs with bigger bags possible earlier in the season.
If you have any questions or would like to book a day, please feel free to contact us by email or by telephone.
9:00: Arrival at the shoot lodge, where guests are greeted by their host and his team.
9:35: Quick safety briefing regarding the days proceedings by your host before loading onto the gun bus to head to the first drive.
10:00: Guns to take their pegs for the first drive.
12:00: An elevenses of warm soup and sausages will be served out in the field by a member of our waiting staff and your host, topped off with a hearty sloe gin or port.
12:30: Guns onto the gun bus for the final two drives.
3:30: Team returns to the lodge for a full shoot lunch of 3 courses and good wine to be cooked by our outstanding chef and her team.
5:00: Our Headkeeper will come to the lodge to thank the guns and read out the final bag.
Lunch is prepared and served by our in house chef and her team, with the local produce served to an extremely high standard. A wide variety of drinks are included and served throughout the meal and any specific dietary requirements can be catered for with advanced notice.
There is a wide variety of different accommodation in and around Huntsham with both the Rock Inn, Waterrow and the Hartnell Hotel, Bolham, proving consistently popular with our Huntsham guns.
At Endsleigh, guns are offered accommodation at the Hotel Endsleigh, a 5 star Polizzi owned hotel, situated at the heart of the shoot. Tavistock and Launceston are nearby, and provide good alternative accommodation.
Please let us know if you would like us to organise this for you.