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Driven Pheasant at Bettws Hall, Wales Oct 2019

Driven Pheasant at Bettws Hall, Wales Oct 2019

Chris Batha’s
Driven Pheasant at Bettws Hall, Wales

October 6 - October 11, 2019

You are invited to join me at Bettws Hall, in The Welsh Borders, for some of the finest Driven Pheasant and Partridge Shooting in The United Kingdom! We will be shooting four Driven Bird Days on the famous estates of Vaynor Park, Plas Dinam, The Brigands Estate and Maesmawr Hall,. You will be delighted and challenged by the quality of these magnificent, high-flying birds. 


The Shoots

Vaynor Park – 400 Birds

This shoot features traditional rolling parkland with deep valleys where cover crops combine with the natural topography of the countryside, setting the scene for a truly spectacular day’s shooting with challenging, high and fast pheasant and partridge.  

 At Vaynor, we usually shoot three drives in the morning, breaking for champagne and soup between drives. A gorgeous lunch is served in the Lodges at Bettws Hall followed by one or two drives in the afternoon. At the end of the day, tea and cakes are served while we wait for the Head Keeper to announce the bag. 

Plas Dinam - 400 Birds

The Llandinam Shoot Estate encompasses 4,000 acres of prime shooting country. There are numerous opportunities for a diverse collection of distinctive drives; the stunning landscape has all the attributes that define an exceptional shooting estate. At Plas Dinam there are drives of the same quality as “Tommies” at Brigands, “Hanging Wood” at Vaynor and “Chimineys” at Chargot. All of this, in one location!  

The Brigands Estate – 400 Birds

The Brigands Estate lies between the steep-sided valleys of the Cambrian Mountains on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. It is a high bird shoot with awe-inspiring drives such as “Gwenion”, “Hell Fire”, “Seven Twenty” and “The Marsh”, to name but a few. The pheasants tower high above the old oaks and heather-clad hills, creating a day’s shooting to be talked about for years to come. Expanding over the most breathtaking scenery, The Brigands is a truly spectacular shoot.

Guests meet at Bryn Cleifion Hall for coffee in front of the roaring open fire. After the morning briefing by the Shoot Host and your introduction to your Loader, it is off for the first of three morning drives. Guests will usually return to the Hall for a traditional shoot lunch before the afternoon drives.

Maesmawr Hall – 400 Birds

Neatly tucked away in the back waters of Powys, lies one of the most enchanting Halls in the area. A warm welcome awaits your arrival at the Shoot Lodge where fresh coffee and biscuits are served in the reception room. The safety briefing is given and everyone prepares for the day ahead. Once pegs are drawn, the Shooting Party proceeds to the first drive, only minutes away.

Drives vary from woodland rides to wonderful open fields where all the Guns can see each other shooting as the pheasants glide over the line. This mixture of steep, wooded valley and high, gorsy banks and hilltop woodlands makes this the classic Shooting Estate. It is simply a glorious place to shoot! 


Day Trips for Non-shooters


Ludlow
Ludlow and its castle, perched on a cliff above the picturesque River Teme, is a lively market town with great spirit and fascinating architecture - the castle, church, and many medieval and Georgian buildings – “the most perfect town in England!” www.ludlow.org.uk



Powis Castle and Garden
This is a true medieval castle, built by Welsh princes, now home to the Earl of Powis. You may view the celebrated Gardens and one of the finest collections of paintings and antique furniture in Wales. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The Village of Chester
A delightful mix of exclusive shops, excellent dining and a vibrant nightlife, it is hard to imagine that Chester has been here for over 2,000 years! If you’re browsing for high-fashion items, relishing a Michelin-starred restaurant or exploring its beautiful gardens, you’ll enjoy your visit to Chester. www.visitchester.co.uk


*Cost per Shooter: $15,900.00
*Cost per Non-Shooter: $ 1,700.00

50 % non-refundable Deposit of $7,950.00 for a Single Gun is due by June 30, 2019
50 % non-refundable Deposit of $8,800.00 for a Couple is due by June 30, 2019

The final non-refundable payment is due by August 30, 2019. 

The cost includes:
Four days of Driven Shooting, all shoot transportation, all accommodations, all meals, all house beverages (beers, mixers and soft drinks). 

The cost does not include:
Transport to and from Bettws Hall, transport or activities for Non-shooters on Day Trips, telephone calls, cartridges, gun hire, wine or Champagne or tips to loaders, keepers and house staff. 

         Tips for the keepers and loaders are to be paid by each Gun at the end of the day on each shoot. The suggested amounts in British Pounds are: Loader- 80 GBP and Keeper – 100 GBP per day. The total amount for tips for Loaders and Keepers for the four days of shooting is 720 GBP.  

         Tips for the household staff are 20 GBP per person, per night for a total of 100 GBP per person for the trip and can be given at the end of the trip.

Guns can be hired for the 120 GBP per day for a total of 480 GBP for the four days.

         The final cost of cartridges will be settled at the end of the Shoot. 

Charges for wine and Champagne, spas or other personal services will be billed to the individual.
The charges for Day Trips and Transport will be settled at the end of the shoot.


For Further Information Contact:

Chris Batha at Chrisbatha@aol.com or Sara Gump at sdgump@hargray.com or
866-254-2406 Toll Free

Bettws Hall

The Shooting Lodge at Bettws Hall features en-suite bedrooms, private dining room and sitting room, a Jacuzzi, drying room and a secure Gun Room. At the end of the day, guests can relax and toast the day’s shooting adventures in our well-stocked bar, followed 


The Itinerary:
The Itinerary for The Bettws Hall Shoot

October 6: Guests arrive at Bettws Hall

October 7: 400 Bird Driven Day at Vaynor Park 

October 8: 400 Bird Driven Day at Plas Dinam 

October 9: 400 Bird Driven Day at The Brigands Estate

October 10: 400 Bird Driven Day at Maesmawr Hall

October 11: Guests depart from Bettws Hall


Visitors Shotgun Permits

All participants are required to have shooting insurance from the British Association of Shooting and Conservation- www.basc.org.uk- or the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association- www.cpsa.co.uk . This is available on-line for a nominal cost. 

Visitors Shotgun Permits can be applied for online at www.basc.org.uk or at www.cpsa.co.uk. Or if anyone needs assistance in getting their Visitors Shotgun Permit, they may contact Amy Evans at Bettws Hall – amy@bettwshall.com or call her at 011-44-1686-650-628.