The Lillycombe Estate

The Lillycombe Estate straddles the A39 between Lynmouth and Porlock. It comprises of 900 acres in one block with additional cover crops on neighbouring land. In the Twenties it was nationally renowned for grouse and blackcock shooting, now sadly extinct.


The estate changed hands in February 2017. Its long standing owners ran a highly successful sporting shoot for almost 30 years. The quarry being partridge and pheasant. Rupert Martin, the new owner, has invested in the facilities and his new team, managed by Ian Baldock, have enhanced and improved the drives.

The team are offering early September partridge and mixed bag days of between 300-500 birds from mid October and smaller days in January. Loaders are recommended and can be arranged for you prior to the shoot day given adequate notice.

Award winning shoot

GunsOnPegs members were invited to nominate their favourite shoots in the first ever GunsOnPegs Shoot Awards. We are delighted to have been chosen as the Nation’s Favourite Shoot.

Guns on Pegs comment that “there are some shoots where everything comes together to create an absolutely epic day out shooting, that perfect combination of challenging shooting, great hosting and hospitality, perfect preparation and flawless execution. These shoots are the ones that stay in the memory for ever.

The people who nominated Lillycombe enthused about the excellent shooting on offer and the ongoing investment in the shoot, saying things like: “The presentation of birds is fantastic. I have shot here four times now and you can see continual investment in the shoot. The game keeper is also very good and supportive to relatively new game shooters,” while another praised the atmosphere: “It feels like a small family shoot despite running over 40 days a year.”

The Experience

Having an owned facility such as The Culbone Stables is a great asset for this shoot. It provides an excellent and flexible facility to help the guns, family and back up staff to enjoy their day. Depending on the time of year and to suit guns travel arrangements lunch can be after 3 or 4 drives or to 'shoot through'.

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Land & Topography

The estate is blessed with very special topography. Rising to a height above sea level of almost 1600 feet the numerous drives are distributed throughout seven deep valleys, both wooded with ancient oaks and open with fern and heather, surrounded by open moorland.

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The Sporting Club

Guns meet at The Culbone Stables Public House (TA24 8JW) situated on the A39 in the centre of the estate at the prescribed time, but generally 9.15am. Breakfast would be available for those choosing to travel on the morning of the shoot.

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Location

The Lillycombe Estate straddles the A39 between Lynmouth and Porlock. It comprises of 900 acres in one block with additional cover crops on neighbouring land.

The Lillycombe Sporting Club Limited
The Lillycombe Estate, Porlock, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8JP
T: 07827 895184 | info@lillycombesportingclub.co.uk