One of the UK’s premier shooting grounds up for sale

Shooting ground owner Charlie Denoon with Kirsty Keeton, director, Richard Watkinson Estate Agents
Shooting ground owner Charlie Denoon with Kirsty Keeton, director, Richard Watkinson Estate Agents

A unique and rare opportunity to purchase one of the top clay pigeon shooting grounds in the UK is being made available through a Nottinghamshire estate agency.

Richard Watkinson & Partners has put Orston Shooting Ground, located in the stunning Vale of Belvoir, onto the open market with a guide price of £1.9m.

The family-run shooting ground was established more than 20 years ago and has become available for sale due to the retirement of owner Charlie Denoon.

Kirsty Keeton, director at Richard Watkinson & Partners, said: “This really is a unique opportunity to purchase one of the UK’s premier clay pigeon shooting grounds in an absolutely beautiful part of the Nottinghamshire countryside.”

The highly successful business, which is set on 53 acres, is being sold as a going concern and includes a range of target shooting disciplines as well as a café and shop on site and has planning consent for opening seven days a week.

Kirsty added: “The club really is being sold ‘lock, stock and barrel’ as a purchaser will take ownership of all the clay traps, fixtures and fittings, ground equipment like tractors, mowers and alike.

“It is very rare for grounds of this caliber to come to the open market and being sold as a going concern offers the purchaser a one off opportunity to acquire an operational business with all the advantages this brings in terms of continuity of trade and income flow. With the added benefit of the existing customer base and goodwill, which the purchaser can capitalise on, this really is a fantastic opportunity.”

Orston Shooting Ground is a Clay Pigeon Shooting Association approved centre, set over an impressive 53 acres in the Nottinghamshire countryside.

The property comprises seven clay pigeon target disciplines to shoot including sportrap, skeet, English sporting, FITASC sporting, DTL (Down the Line), Double Rise and Universal Trench as well as a café, fully stocked shop facilities. Also included is a lake and 15 acres of run off agricultural land let to a local farmer.

Kirsty said: “Orston Shooting Club already has more than 2,000 members and we consider there is the opportunity to expand the existing business perhaps through extending opening hours, or making use of the on-site lake for fishing or gun dog training. Subsequently, we are expecting the interest in this property to be significant.”

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Kirsty Keeton at Richard Watkinson & Partners on 01636 611 811 or 07867878766.