For the dedicated devotee of country pursuits, Wiltshire is about as close to heaven as it gets. With some of the most challenging driven shooting in the country, the Nadder Valley offers high bird days from the start of the partridge season through to 1st February. We can also offer a choice of clay pigeon shooting options that are genuinely challenging. The area also has some of the most natural and exciting woodland stalking anywhere in the UK.
Howard’s House can arrange for individual days or full corporate parties, as required. Howard’s House creates the perfect foil for the great outdoors. The shooting season also features a range of menu choices which celebrate the best of British game. Because of its particular size, the hotel is the ideal choice for a solus use booking and therefore presents an ideal opportunity for shooting parties. If you would like to talk about your shooting arrangements for the coming season, please contact Simon Greenwood, who can make all the
arrangements and introduce you to the appropriate local specialist.
The Central South of England is the world centre of dry fly fishing. The Test, the Avon, the Wylye all have their devotees. The Nadder is a largely undiscovered pleasure that awaits the discerning fisher. The river hereabouts is in perfect balance with nature, changing every season and free from the constraints of over-management and over-stocking. A season on the Nadder is for many fishers a rite of passage which leaves them forever changed.
Fishing can be arranged via the hotel, with Famous Fishing in Teffont Evias or direct with the Compton Chamberlayne Estate.
The perfect location of Howard’s House in the heart of this hidden valley makes for long, lazy summer days, unpressurised by traffic stress or everyday concerns. In his famous book ‘Travels With a Two-Piece’, the author John Bailey describes the Nadder as the high spot of each and every fishing year. From early Mayfly through to late September days when the educated trout are equal to every manoeuvre, fishing the gin-clear waters of the Nadder is something every passionate countryman should seek to enjoy at least once. For many, it has become an annual pilgrimage, with the warm and welcoming comforts of Howard’s House Hotel at its heart.