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Partridge Shooting | Palacio Conde de Zanoni | Spain

Overview

Tour code: SPA005

If you’re passionate about wing shooting and enjoy extremely good hospitality then Partridge shooting in Spain is the perfect scenario to curb your shooting cravings. At just a stones throw away from the airport and the accommodation it makes for a short transfer to the renowned estate. With a truly experienced host to greet you upon arrival, Pablo and his team are dedicated to providing you with the highest standard of Partridge shooting in Spain and to cater to your every need. You will enjoy many intriguing drives which will spoil you with bountiful amounts of explosive coveys, bursting through the copses and valleys and firing themselves into the open making for the perfect challenging targets. You’ll find this estate an utter treat with its offerings of diverse topography and varied styles of Partridge.

Location

Just 45 minutes from Madrid airport sits the impressive Zanoni shooting estate within a town called Tarancon. Comprising of Mediterranean forests, rosemary and thyme oaks, large sweeping cereal crops and farmland this is a truly magical venue to be situated in.

Shooting

Not only are you spoilt with the scenery here, but the topography of which you are nestled in also allows for a spectacular presentation of the Spanish driven Partridge. Steep ravines and deep valleys will accentuate your shooting experience giving you the thrills of the fast, high birds promised. The olive groves and undulating farmland will allow you to shoot a more varied, subtle flying bird. With over 20 years of experience, Pablo and his team will ensure your day is everything you wish for and offering partridge shooting over their extensive 35 thousand hectares of hunting estate with a number of phenomenal drives to choose from guarantees the best experience. Depending on the time of the year you will be treated with a minimum bag of 750 birds per day with some flexibility in the maximum bag which will be down to the shooting party’s discretion at the time.

Although we have organised a specific itinerary for you, please note that we can tailor aspects of the tour to suit your needs. Zanoni hosts a minimum of 5 guns and a maximum of 10.

Additional Activities

Additional activities for the non-hunter include Horse riding, Wine tasting, Spa treatments and massages for you to deeply indulge in and for the more adventurous there is quad biking and hiking. For those who enjoy their shopping and sightseeing, there are Chauffeured driven trips to Madrid and the surrounding towns.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our Palacio Conde de Zanoni lodge holidays or any of our shooting destinations, please feel free to contact us on 01603 407596 and our experienced team will be happy to help. Are you looking to explore more of our shooting holidays? Make sure to view all our alternative Partridge Shooting destinations in Spain and request a free brochure.

Accommodation
Palacio Conde de Zanoni

The Palacio Conde de Zanoni proves itself to be one of the most luxurious hotels in Spain. Sat within the resplendent hills of Hueva which is a small town of La Alcarria just 38km from the city of Guadalajara and 85km from Madrid , it oozes sumptuousness and locality. With its rustic exterior and impressive views over the rolling hills, you will sit nestled within the whispering trees and fragrant gardens which surround the house and the terrace. The most perfectly peaceful retreat needed to amplify your senses.

You will definitely feel the house’s impressive history from the wonderful architecture from the tiles, the fountain on the patio and the Count of Zanonis shield on the façade. The house’s recent renovation really is noticeable inside with new decoration and furniture it really is lovely. The classic and noble materials make it a welcoming atmosphere.

With the delights of the historical terrace and surrounding greenery you will have the added option in the spring/summer to take a dip in the small rustic swimming pool should it take your fancy. Why not make the most of your trip and accompany this with a glass of their finest wine from the on-site wine cellar to fully immerse yourself in your Spanish experience. After all, you would have had a long day in the field and how wonderful would it be to immerse yourself in the relaxing swimming pool.

The Lodge

Palacio Conde de Zanoni spoils you with uniquely decorated rooms equipped with all you should need to make your stay as comfortable as possible, an exclusive resting place to retire to. With eight elegantly finished double rooms over two floors they offer three large junior suites on the upper floor which includes a dressing room, living room and a fireplace. A further double room which gives you a cosy, more intimate escape to unwind in. And on the lower floor the Palacio conde de Zanoni gives you one opulent suite of which is 45 metres and  includes a living room, fireplace, balcony, dressing room and two bathrooms. A home from home experience to ease the stress away. Along the lower floor is a further two superior double rooms which are 30 square metres and include all amenities needed, and last but not least is one more double which fetches 20 square metres of space. Should you wish to bring extra parties, the lodge offers two extra pavilions with a capacity of 25 and 60 guests. A world of space for all friends and family to be with you while you’re away.

Food and Drink

Not only does the lodge cater superbly for your accommodation needs, it offers a superior service to the food and drink side of your stay. The chefs at Palacio conde de Zanoni can tailor your culinary delights to your wishes so that you can embrace the full experience. They offer the finest wines, traditional Spanish cuisine and much, much more. Adaption to your tastes will be taken into account and all dietary requirements are catered for.

They have an amazing wine cellar whereby you will be treated to sensational wines with your meals.

Breakfast is included as well as lunch and dinner, all personalised menus of homemade food based on the individual needs of the customers.

The lodge itself and Hueva offers wine tasting opportunities in its winery and to go horse riding, hiking and picnics in the area. There is also a spa for that all important massage after a long days shooting in the field.

 

 

Board: Full board
Rooms: Double rooms
Internet: Free Wifi
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 230 volt
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Alcohol: Reasonable limit
Equipment Hire: Gun hire available
Cash Accepted: Euros
Quarry Information
Partridge
Season: 1st October to 28th February
Peak: February

Itinerary

The itinerary below is for shooting guests only. However, for non-hunting guests should you wish to venture into Madrid for some retail therapy or additional tourism trips we have a chauffeur-driven service available for this. We also have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore, should you wish to come home early or to extend your stay with additional days either shooting or sightseeing at the beginning or end of the itinerary below.

Day 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive in Madrid.

You will be greeted upon arrival by a representative from Zanoni who will be on hand to assist you with gun clearance should you wish to bring your own. You will then be transferred from Madrid to Guadalajara (45 minutes)
Upon arrival you will be shown to your room at the shooting lodge Palacio conde de Zanoni where you will settle in and take in the peaceful atmosphere and views over the terrace.

Overnight Accommodation: Palacio conde de Zanoni (single rooms) F/B

Day 2: Shooting Day

Prepare for your day ahead with a good breakfast which will be freshly prepared for you in the dining room between 8:30am and 9:00am before leaving for shooting at 10:00am. There is also a chance to enjoy breakfast and coffee in the shooting fields should you wish as this is also available. Upon departure to the shooting estate at 10:00am all you will need is your personal effects such as hearing and eye protection and a good set of gloves. The loaders/secretarios will have cartridges and guns ready for you.

The shooting will start once all guns are on their pegs.

The day will commence at 11:00am and will include between 4 and 5 drives.

Between each of the first 3 drives you will stop for a refreshing 5 minute break where you will have a snack and a drink. Once the third drive has come to an end you will take a breather for around 40 minutes to catch up with fellow guns and to enjoy an aperitif with some light tapas.

Two more drives will follow this merriment and at 3:30pm shooting will be wrapped up to allow for a hearty sit down lunch where an array of fine food and drink will be on offer.
Once the days shooting has finished you will retreat back to the lodge where coffee and tea will be served. Take a while for yourselves before you sit down for dinner.

Overnight Accommodation: Madrid B&B

Day 3:

Arise and prepare for your transfer to Madrid airport via taxi.

Depart Madrid
Arrive UK.

Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Shooting Gun Bag size Availability Notes
01/01/2020 31/01/2020 3 2 1 £5,135 750 Birds Enquire Now N/A
01/02/2020 28/02/2020 3 2 1 £5,135 750 Birds Enquire Now N/A
01/10/2020 31/10/2020 3 2 1 £5,135 750 Birds Enquire Now N/A
01/11/2020 30/11/2020 3 2 1 £5,135 750 Birds Enquire Now N/A
01/12/2020 31/12/2020 3 2 1 £5,135 750 Birds Enquire Now N/A
01/01/2021 31/01/2021 3 2 1 £5,185 750 Birds Enquire Now N/A
01/02/2021 28/02/2021 3 2 1 £5,185 750 Birds Enquire Now N/A
01/02/2021 28/02/2021 3 2 1 £5,185 750 Birds Enquire Now N/A
01/10/2021 31/10/2021 3 2 1 £5,185 750 Birds Enquire Now N/A
01/11/2021 30/11/2021 3 2 1 £5,185 750 Birds Enquire Now N/A
01/12/2021 31/12/2021 3 2 1 £5,185 750 Birds Enquire Now N/A

Price Notes

Prices are based on 8 guns sharing transfers and shooting based on a 750 bird day (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • All international flights
  • All transfers
  • All meals
  • 1 Night at Palacio Conde de Zanoni
  • 1 Night in Madrid B&B
  • Hunting Permits
  • Hunting licences
  • Hunting Insurance
  • All cartridges
  • 750 bird day
  • All drinks at the lodge and the estate
  • Loaders and Secretarios

What's Excluded

  • Non shooting guests (150 euros per day)
  • Extra night at the lodge (150 euros per person)
  • Tips for the loader and secretario (150 euros per hunter per day)
  • Gun rental (100 euros per shotgun per day)+VAT
  • Chauffer driven transport to Madrid for non-hunting guests (500 euros a day)
  • Taxi to airport
  • Personal Insurance

Options

  • Min bag size 750 max bag size 2,500

  • Flight upgrades

  • Additional shooting Days

  • Horse riding

  • Wine tasting

  • Spa and Massages

  • Quad biking

  • Hiking

Price Supplements

  • Overages are charged at 37 euros per bird (plus VAT)

Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry, no visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving Spain

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Madrid (approx 2.5 hrs)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

Note, if you wish to travel with your own guns you will need to confirm this at time of booking as some airlines do not allow you to travel with firearms therefore we will need to ensure that you are on flights/airline that does allow travel with firearms.

Note If you are travelling from a E.U. country it is essential that you have a “EUROPEAN FIREARMS CARD” (Without this document it will be impossible to import any gun into the country). Once in the airport it will only be necessary to fill out a questionnaire, pay a small tax to get your  firearms card stamped. A maximum of 5 guns (rifles or shotguns independently) will be allowed under one person.

Transfer Time

Madrid –  Palacio conde de Zanoni Lodge (approx 45 mins)

Questions & Answers

Where is the lodge?

Palacio Conde de Zanoni is a picturesque lodge set in beautiful gardens overlooking the incredible valleys. Situated just 45 minutes away from Madrid and 35 minutes away from the hunting estate, it makes for the perfect place to be.

Where do they shoot?

With the Zanoni estate just 45 minutes drive from Madrid, it’s accessible and very well connected. The estate consists of  35 thousand hectares of rolling hills and farmland, Mediterranean forests composed of rosemary and thyme oaks. The deep valleys and steep ravines allow for the presentation of the most spectacular Partridge, offering the most incredible and varied shooting.

How long does it take to reach the shooting ground?

It takes approximately 35 minutes to reach the shooting ground from the Palacio Conde de Zanoni lodge.

What quarry will I shoot?

You will be shooting driven Spanish red-legged Partridge during your time at the professional hunter’s estate.

What will the bag be?

The bag will be a minimum of 750 birds but the opportunity to shoot more can be arranged on the day should you wish at an added cost of 37 euros per bird per person (ex VAT).

How does the day work?

You will enjoy a breakfast at the lodge before being picked up and taken to the estate where your loaders/secretarios will already have your guns and cartridges ready for you.

You will be accompanied by your loader and secretario all day. The day will consist of 4-5 drives with a short break after each drive for some refreshments. In between the third and fourth drive, you will stop for a further 30-40 minutes for an aperitif and some light bites.

From then on you will continue shooting until about 3:30 with two more exciting drives before the day in the field comes to an end. Then a hearty lunch will be served with some good wine, prior to retreating back to the lodge in the afternoon for tea/coffee and a bit of relaxation before dinner is served.

Do the guides speak English?

All the guides and lodge staff speak very good English.

Who is best suited to this destination?

An enthusiastic game shooter would really enjoy this destination due to the opportunity to shoot a selection of varied birds, especially in the valleys but it would also be the ideal occasion for the less seasoned/intermediate gun to experience the thrill of some well-presented partridges from the sweeping arable land under the watchful eye of their loaders and secretarios.

What skill level is required?

An intermediate competency level is required for this trip and type of shooting. You will have a loader to take care of loading your cartridges quickly and the speed and trajectory of the presented game will be quite demanding during certain drives. So a reasonable amount of skill is required for this type of shooting on this estate.

How physically demanding is this trip?

This trip doesn’t require a huge amount of physical exertion. You will be collected in a 4×4 from the lodge first and last thing at night and to and from the drives. You will be walking in between drives, so a sturdy pair of boots will be needed. However, whilst on peg you will be required to shoot quite quickly with fast, flushed birds.

When is the best time to go?

October through until March.

How will I get there?

Fly from the UK direct to Madrid with a short transfer of 45 minutes to where you’ll be staying at the idyllic Palacio Conde de Zanoni Lodge.

What is the accommodation like?

Palacio Conde de Zanoni is a beautiful 10 bedroom luxury country house set in the quaint little town of Hueva in Guadalajara. It has 8 luxury double rooms set over three floors, two cosy living rooms, a dining room complete with a roaring fire and a wine cellar. It has its own pool and terrace surrounded by its beautiful scenery.

What is the food like?

You will get a chance to fully immerse yourself in the cuisine with a selection of meats, fish and wines. However, at Palacio Conde de Zanoni they will be able to cater to your wishes by offering personal menus of homemade food according to your requests.

Does the lodge provide hunting/shooting equipment?

The lodge does not provide any hunting shooting equipment, it is recommended to bring your own hearing and eye protection and a good set of gloves.

Is internet and phone signal available?

Palacio Conde de Zanoni provides free WiFi and there is ample phone signal should you wish to make any calls.

Are there other activities available?

Additional trips can be arranged. From guided tours to Madrid, trips to surrounding towns, horse riding, quad biking and a spa to indulge in.

How much does it cost?

Sportquest Holidays offers you a complete package including all flights and transfers to view all prices & availability click the “Dates & Prices” Tab above.

Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all our own travel arrangements Sportquest Holidays can book just the lodge and shooting for you.

 

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