Our first clay shooting guests, one of our special winter breaks offers, visited Agra Cottage last weekend.
Guests arrived with Dogs and guns ready for action. The party was made up of both experienced and first time shots, girls and boys.
We are very fortunate at Agra Cottage to be on the doorstep of Warren Gill, which is the most natural and beautiful shooting grounds I know. Dave and Ann Elgie who own and run the ground are both perfectionists in their field as well as and damn good company on the way round the 42 unique stands!
Eleanor and I were also asked to make up the numbers, which was a bonus! (Eleanor is the Wife!)
The Girls Set off at 9am, which left the men with the children. (I don’t know who was more worried them or us!)
The girls were booked in for an hour and a half session with Ann who is a fully qualified coach and Safety Officer. Two of the ladies had never seen, let alone picked up a gun. however they were very quickly made comfortable and relaxed into an enjoyable day. As the men arrived to switch over, they were all wax lyrical about their time at Warren Gill, promising to return.
As you can imagine the men were all experts (in fact this could have been nothing further than the truth) and the skill was really in the banter on the way round as one another tried to divert concentration away from breaking the clays.
For more information on Clay Shooting weekend stays visit our website. www.selfcateringcottages.net
We combine a 3 night stay around a clay shooting tuition or practice day with shoot hamper lunch or Pub supper from £120pp based on 4 persons.
If shooting is not for you or you would rather indulge in something else we offer gastronomic, beauty, outward bound and golf weekend breaks as well!
Oh one last thing…I won the boys challenge! Why are they wearing ear defenders for this picture??!