Pheasant & Simulated Game Shooting

If you really want to do it style then staying in Pentillie Castle would really put the icing on the cake. Shooting Gazette, December 2015


The shoot at Pentillie is world renowned for presenting high, fast and challenging birds. Managed by Tony Kennedy and keeper Dave Lovatt, the exhilarating pheasant shoot takes advantage of some of the deep valleys that run into the River Tamar.

Guns have a unique opportunity to stay in the Castle too. The nine en-suite double bedrooms provide the perfect number of rooms for a group of friends or colleagues to get together in the luxurious and private surroundings of the Castle. A delicious dinner is served in the dining room where guns can get to know each other, or indeed start the ‘banter’ that accompanies many shoot days!

On shoot mornings, guns enjoy a hearty breakfast in the Castle before heading off for the first of a series of high and challenging drives in the stunning countryside. Lunch is served back in the bespoke shoot room at the Castle. Shoot parties all enjoy afternoon tea before heading home, or indeed upstairs to a rewarding soak in one of the deep baths, before a chance to compare ‘shots’ over dinner.

Musto took advantage of the estate’s topography for their 2016 photoshoot. Their video really shows the estate at it’s best. Apologies for the lack of pheasants – it was shot out of season, but still gives you a good idea.

For more information on booking shooting or accommodation for your shooting party, please email Sammie, or call the office on 01579 350 044.

Simulated Game Shooting

During the summer months the estate offers incredible full days shooting, taking advantage of the estate’s challenging topography, while also adding more picturesque drives that also make the most of Pentillie’s wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and river valley.

Sixteen guns share eight pegs on each drive, one gun loads (and offers ‘encouragement’) while the other shoots. Roles are reversed mid-drive. We guarantee no shortage of ‘birds’, with at least 6,000 clay pigeons flying over the guns throughout the day!

Manual traps are used to ensure variety and quality of birds throughout, with exciting flushes and demanding individual high birds. These days are an ideal opportunity for friends to get together out of the shooting season or to entertain clients for an exhilarating day in a beautiful setting.

If you think clay pigeon shooting, is not for you, please look at the video before you dismiss it out of hand.

If you would like to organise a simulated game shooting day, please email Ted or call +44 (0)1579 350044.