Exmoor National Park boasts varied rural countryside, rugged moorlands, rolling valleys and ancient woodlands. Well renown for its pheasant and partridge shoots, attracting sporting enthusiasts from all over the world.
Longstone Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to retreat after an exciting day shooting. Relax and unwind next to the log burning fire, catch up with essential business using our complimentary super fast fibre Wi-Fi, with office concierge services such as copying and printing at your disposal upon request. Longstone’s country boutique nature provides exclusive use of the lounge, breakfast room and terrace to groups booking both rooms. Relish in the privacy and home from home feel of a self-catering cottage with all the perks of serviced accommodation. Our continental and hearty traditional cooked breakfast choices will set you up for the day! Lunch hampers and evening graze boxes comprising of tasty, locally sourced produce also available to pre-order.
Please contact us if you require travel assistance to and from either our nearest train station at Barnstaple, or Tiverton Parkway approximately a one hour drive from Longstone Bed & Breakfast. Helicopter arrivals may land comfortably on the flat fields of the adjoining Barton Plantation.
Challacombe Shoot – Exmoor
Just a short walk from Longstone Bed & Breakfast
Some of the most challenging partridge in the country set in pure Exmoor Landscape.
Shooting over moorland, with a reservoir at the heart of the shoot providing testing sport for both guns and dog.
Full driven days from 200-500 birds.
Offering large and smaller driven days starting in September through to the end of January.
Expect lunch to have a Mediterranean feel, using local ingredients.
Challacombe Shoot was for some years managed by the nearby Castle Hill Estate where it first earned its great reputation. Loyton was asked to manage the shoot in 2010 in order to present some of the most challenging partridge in the country whilst being surrounded by some of the most beautiful shooting scenery one can find. In 2015 additional land complementing the existing Challacombe grounds, meant new drives and the exciting option of pheasant added to the mix. This also enabled us to offer smaller, mixed days, through the latter months of the season.
Set in pure Exmoor landscape, the heart of the shoot is a reservoir surrounded by moorland. Through this, the birds are driven over the guns to astounding effect, offering dogs a veritable retrieving challenge. A wonderful spectacle for guns, dog handlers and onlookers alike.
SIGNATURE DRIVES – All are exceptional but those which stand out as much for their beauty as for the high birds are Pixie’s Rocks, Niagara, Swincombe, the Reservoir, Ruins, Ridgeway, and Kipscombe.
Edgcott Shoot – Exmoor
Estate owner Linley Williams established Edgcott some 25 years ago and Loyton was asked to manage the shoot on behalf of a syndicate in 2007, establishing the driven partridge for which it is now famed. Situated in the heart of the Exmoor countryside, the shoot offers a good mix of testing drives. Its family origins have set an enduring precedent at Edgcott, bringing a very special atmosphere to this impressive and convivial shoot. Linley preserves the character and personal standards of the shoot and will be out hosting the days regularly.
Coveys of partridge and pheasant are flushed out to spectacular effect and these high birds are a pleasure to watch and a test to bring down. Guns find themselves in a mixture of surroundings from moorland edge, wooded valleys and open fields. The views throughout the day are impressive for even the seasoned Exmoor shooter.
Although a sizeable operation Edgcott has a comparatively reduced programme to some other of the Exmoor shoots. This enables us to produce days of a conservative size through the whole season, offering the opportunity to shoot in November and December to a wider audience.
Hollam Shoot – Dulverton, Exmoor
The Hollam Shoot is on the southern edge of the Exmoor National Park, on the Hollam Estate just north of Dulverton. The shoot lies between the Little Exe and Barle rivers.
Both wooded and open valleys provide the type of high pheasants for which Exmoor is famous. Bordered to the north and south by Miltons and Haddeo, Hollam benefits from the same topography as its illustrious neighbours but is a family-run shoot with a limited number of sold days.
Withycombe Shoot – Exford, Exmoor
CHALLENGING HIGH PHEASANTS ON EXMOOR
On the Eastern edge of Exmoor National Park, the Withycombe estate lies in 1500 acres of prime pheasant shooting country. Neighbouring the renowned Miltons Shoot the deep valleys, woodlands and cover crops offer the ideal setting for exceptional high pheasant shooting. Drives such as Burrow Wood, Riddler’s Garden and the Punchbowl, the result of England’s most southerly glacier – offer very well presented birds that will guarantee to challenge even the most experienced guests.
Moornacott Shoot – Bishops Nympton, North Devon
Located in Devon’s famous “shooting triangle” between North Molton, South Molton and Molland, Mornacott enjoys some of the finest valleys and scenic views that North Devon has to offer.
From the top of Clover Down, one of Mornacott’s signature drives, one can look north to see the stunning scenery of Exmoor and South towards Dartmoor National Park.
Mornacott offers shooting over some 1,200 acres with over 23 drives catering for all levels of experience and most shooting tastes from the stunning high birds of the Lower Cleave and Brock’s Bank drives to the quick snap shooting required in Easter Wood and Roger’s Close Copse.