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Sorn Castle Shoot

Near Cumnock, Ayrshire & Arran

Sorn Castle is set in over 8,000 acres and situated 28 miles south of Glasgow and 56 miles west of Edinburgh.

Sorn Castle is set in over 8,000 acres and situated 28 miles south of Glasgow and 56 miles west of Edinburgh. The Estate has a variety of landscapes including mixed woodland, farmland, wetland and moorland, this provides wonderful and exciting sporting opportunities and a unique experience awaits any keen shot.
Sorn Castle guests have always enjoyed the challenge of being offered a variety of testing sport. This can comprise the excitement of walking up a hedgerow or wet flush for woodcock and snipe to standing in The Cleuch where testing pheasants and partridges are driven overhead.
Tailor Made Driven Shooting
The main driven days are most suitable for parties of 8 guns and the number of birds taken very much depends on the standard of shooting, but days can be arranged from bags of 80 birds up to 200.
A Typical Traditional Driven Day will start at the Castle at nine o’clock with coffee and bacon rolls or Danish pastries followed by the day’s briefing. Then off, either in 4 x 4’s or in the Estate’s shooting bus (an ex-army GMC truck) for a morning’s shooting which will be complemented by a mid-morning consommé with your choice of drinks before the next drive prior to lunch in the Castle. Bloody Marys, or the drink of your choice, will be served in front of a roaring log fire in the Castle’s Inner Hall followed by lunch in the State Dining Room with accompanying wines.
The afternoon drives will continue and at the end of the day, when guests return back to the Castle, there will be tea and fruit cake to be enjoyed.
Rough Shooting
Considered to be the finest form of shooting and "what's next and where from" makes this sport exciting and unpredictable.
The Estate offers many locations over differing terrain to enjoy Rough Shooting at its best. Walking through coverts, wetlands, spinneys, white grass and moorlands – the list is endless and the possibilities limitless. Mixed bags are what make Rough Shooting memorable. A typical game card on the day could record pheasant, partridge, woodcock, pigeon, snipe, mallard, teal, rabbit and hare.
Days are very informal with the emphasis being a good day out in the country, watching dogs work and waiting for the unexpected.
Rough shooting ideally suits teams of four to six guns and can be added to with some mini drives. Guns are more than welcome to bring and work their own dogs, though this is not necessary as keepers and dogs will be on hand at all times.
Accommodation
Accommodation can be arranged in the Castle, where guests can enjoy fine dining in the relaxed atmosphere of this majestic family home. The Castle has recently been refurbished to provide luxurious 12 bedroomed accommodation with glorious views of the Park and River Ayr. All the bedrooms are uniquely decorated with superbly comfortable beds, crisp white linen, deep down duvets, soft pillows and blankets. The formal dining room will seat twenty guests around one table.

Sport Offered

Shooting - Pheasant - Driven and rough shooting

Shooting - Partridge - Driven shooting

Shooting - Woodcock - Rough shooting

Shooting - Snipe - Rough shooting

Shooting - Duck and Geese - Duck - rough shooting

Fishing - Atlantic Salmon - River Ayr

Fishing - Sea Trout - River Ayr

Accommodation
Accommodation can be arranged in the Castle, where guests can enjoy fine dining in the relaxed atmosphere of this majestic family home. The Castle has recently been refurbished to provide luxurious 12 bedroomed accommodation with glorious views of the Park and River Ayr. All the bedrooms are uniquely decorated with superbly comfortable beds, crisp white linen, deep down duvets, soft pillows and blankets. The formal dining room will seat twenty guests around one table.

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Contact Information
Contact Name Nick Wright
Address Sorn Estate
The Estate Office
Ulzieside
Sanquhar
DG4 6LA

Castle postcode KA5 6HR
Telephone Click to see Number01659 58697
Nearest Train Auchinleck
Nearest Airport Glasgow
Provider Information
Size of Ground 8,500 acres
Number of Staff 1 plus beaters/pickers up
Beginners Yes
Accommodation Accommodation in Sorn Castle - www.sorncastle.com
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