For the devotee of country pursuits, Wiltshire is as close to heaven as it gets

Shooting and Stalking

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. The area also has some of the UK’s most natural and exciting woodland stalking.

Howard’s House can arrange for individual days or full corporate parties, as required. Our location 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 exclusive use, 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 us.

Clay Pigeon and Simulated Game Shooting

We are able to offer clay pigeon shooting in Teffont, and simulated game shooting in Broadchalke.

The team at Howard’s House can put together an entirely bespoke package to suit your needs. This may include shooting for individuals or groups, lunch and/or an overnight stay with us. Please contact us to arrange your perfect experience.

Fly Fishing

The central south of England is the world centre of dry fly fishing. The Test, the Avon and the Wylye all have their devotees. The Nadder is a largely undiscovered pleasure that awaits the discerning fisherman. The river hereabouts is in perfect balance with nature, changing every season and free from the constraints of over-management or over-stocking.

In his famous book Travels With a Two-Piece, John Bailey describes the Nadder as the high spot of the fishing year. From early mayfly through to late September when the educated trout are equal to every manoeuvre, fishing these gin-clear waters is something every passionate countryman should seek to enjoy at least once. For many, it has become an annual pilgrimage, with the comforts of Howard’s House at its heart.

Fishing can be arranged directly by us, with Famous Fishing, or direct with the Compton Chamberlayne Estate.

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