The Bernard Weatherill Getaway Guide: Our Top Three Picks

Quite simply put; There is nothing like a weekend getaway packed full of the finest food, the finest drink, and the finest shoot settings. We have compiled a quick BW Top Three of our favourite UK spots for a shooting weekend getaway.

Let us know if you’ve visited any of the below by leaving a comment, and tag us in your next trip away on Facebook or Instagram. 

The Devonshire Arms, North Yorkshire

Built in the early 17th Century, this stunning estate is set in North Yorkshire, famous for being one the UK’s foremost shoot destinations, with grouse and pheasant populating the surrounding grounds. 

The Devonshire Arms sits at the heart of the Bolton Abbey Estate, a perfect base for shoot parties looking to indulge in North Yorkshire’s offering. With a range of accommodation packages designed specifically for shoot parties, the team here are ready and waiting to ensure you have the best shooting weekend of the season. And luckily, it also seems that ‘Champagne in hand’ is a mandatory requirement all weekend. What are you waiting for? 

Take a look at their website where you can read more about their award-winning restaurants and bespoke dining packages, as well as their shoot facilities, such as secure gun cabinets, outside dog and boot washing facilities, their on-site spa, and their especially important dog friendly policy - for what’s a weekend away with out our trusty companions?

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa, Wales

Offering you a home away from home in the middle of one of Wales’ greatest sporting estates, this stunning hotel and spa will have you wishing you never have to leave. 

Dating back to 1898, game shooting has long been at the heart of this Welsh estate. Today’s drives are still run and managed by the same team since 1987, who’ve dedicated themselves to providing guests with exceptional sporting experiences. 

With panoramic views of the wooded hillsides, the hotel sits at the edge of the stunning lake which is at the heart of a 24,000 acre National Nature Reserve. The opportunity to relax, indulge in country pursuits and fine food, as well as nearby country pubs, is endless. 

And if you aren’t convinced enough by all that, take it from the words of Guns On Pegs in their Good Shoot Hotel Awards Article where they exquisitely summarise it in one; 

“A wonderful place with incredible views that words do not do justice to. Quirky antique decor, and a step back in time to when staff truly cared about the hospitality provided.”

Better get booking…

Glazebrook House, Devon

Glazebrook House is the ultimate marriage of English Country life and exquisite boutique style, and all set in the heart of South Devon mere minutes from many glorious game drives. 

Sitting upon Dartmoor, this hotel is award-winning in both its food offering and interior design, with 9 bespoke bedrooms created by the renowned Timothy Oulton. And what’s more, as well as being on the door step of the regions most esteemed shooting estates, if you book at the right time of year, you may well catch them hosting a Gin Festival or Two. If Heaven was on Earth and all that…

The outer façade portrays a traditional Devonshire Manor, while the inside brings to life British Heritage with a contemporary undertone; This manor is the perfect base from which to access some of Devon’s most glorious estates nearby; Booking available here

Do you have some more suggestions for the perfect Shooting weekend getaways? Please let us know in the comments below! 

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