Ventosilla is one of the most traditional hunting estates in Spain, and probably the most famous. The current owners great grandfather, the Duke of Santoña, was the first to organise driven shooting there back in 1880. His son, the Count of Teba, continued to hold shoots in the same grand style to the present day. Inspired by their love of the sport and the state, the grandsons have decided to maintain the tradition on this extraordinary property, which is close to Toledo on the banks of the river Tajo.
The setting of the estate is incomparable. It lies in a hilly almost mountainous area covered with indigenous vegetation apart from the occasional game crops, ideal for red-legged partridge. So great is the variety of the landscape and habitat from the marshy borders of Lake Castrejon with its numerous waterfowl to the rugged Toledo mountains, that the range of drives with in the estates boundaries is unlimited, with both high and traditional drives available. The size of the property is over than 3.000 hectares. Aside from the shooting, nearby Toledo offers great sightseeing and shopping opportunities for non-shooters.
Accommodation is in Ventosilla palace, which was built in the 17th century as a hunting pavilion for the wealthy and powerful cardinals of Toledo. It has been enlarged and improved by succeeding generations of the Teba family. The palace and its gardens designed by landscape designer Forestier provide a backdrop that guarantees an unforgettable days shooting.
Varies between €39 - €55 per bird, depending on estate, inclusions and itinerary
Red Legged Partridge
8 October – 8 February
Guns to rent
Transport too and from Madrid, Cartridges, meals/drinks at the shoot
Air fares, accommodation, evening meals/expenses away from the shoot, tips
GMT +1 hr
Flight time from the UK
London - Madrid: 2 hrs 30 mins
Valid passport with 6 months remaining beyond the end of your trip.
Valid European Firearms Permit for EU residents
Season to Travel
8 October - 8 February. Shooting permitted on Sundays
Red legged Partridge
Lightweight layered clothing – it can be cool first thing before warming up. Traditional shooting clothing is the norm but not essential. Eveningwear can be as formal or informal as the group would like.
Remember sunglasses. Make sure you have a good lockable travel gun case. Remember to take eye and ear protection.
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