Woodcock Isle of Islay
Season:- 1st September - 31st January
Probably one of the best woodcock shoots available in Scotland.
The area has many semi and mature fir tree groves with good rides within offering testing snap shooting, Driven and evening flighting included in this package 20 birds average per day to a small team of guns 4-5 and its not unusual to lift 80-90 birds per day professionally run and managed I got my first right and left (member of the woodcock club) and shot a further 4 birds from the same stand of wood walking backwards up hill at the edge of small fir tree wood in a memorable morning's shooting which I will probably never equal. Best Time of the season November-January.
The Port Charlotte Hotel has been completely restored to provide the discerning guest with high class modern facilities in the original delightful Victorian surrounding's. Port Charlotte is an attractive conservation village built of whitewashed stone around 1830, on the west shore of Loch Indaal.
A large comfortable conservatory opens out into the garden which in turn leads down to a sandy beach.
The residents' lounge and public bar feature open fires where guests can unwind with convivial company.
Most bedrooms enjoy lovely sea views and all are tastefully decorated and furnished with antiques.
All guest bedrooms have:
Luxury en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower. Direct dial telephone, Colour television, Hairdryer, Tea and coffee making facilities.
The food served is from local produce and is of the highest standard seafood is readily available and fresh from the sea that day.
The Hebridean Island of Islay lies of the west coast of Argyll. The isle provides long sandy beaches and spectacular cliffs, lochs of wild brown trout as well as sweeping glens, haunts of the majestic red stags and forest the traditional home of the European Roe deer.
Islay is world famous for its birdlife, amongst the many varieties of geese and ducks partridge and wild pheasant red and black grouse, snipe, and an abundance of woodcock.
It is linked to the mainland of Scotland by a vehicle ferry and british airways flights. Its varied landscapes make it attractive for sportsmen and women and its long and sometimes bloody history has left many traces in the landscape.
Islay is world famous for its whisky and you will be able to visit over 7 distilleries (and sample!) if you wish.
Access by air : it is the major airports in Scotland that you should arrive and there are daily flights from Glasgow via logan air viz BA its 50 minutes to iskay from loading at Glasgow, we will collect your party from the airport no extra cost .
BB at the Port Charlotte Hotel and 4 nights plus 3 days driven woodcock is £1,250. Including dogs cost.