- Exceptional Spanish Partridges -
This Estate is world-renowned for its incomparable quality of shooting and hospitality. Their attention to detail is simply staggering and no request is too much hassle for the incredible team of Estate and Lodge staff. La Cuesta is situated in the province of Castilla La Mancha, one of Spain’s most historic hunting areas. The shooting area consists of some 14,000 hectares of stunning topography with over 100 drives and a variety of perfectly situated properties from which you can enjoy “tapas” (Elevenses!) or lunch whilst taking in the long-ranging vistas.
The Estate Lodge and its facilities, which are exclusive to those shooting on the Estate, are exceptionally comfortable and well situated to provide stunning views over the Estate in all directions, leading to many picturesque sunrises and sunsets. La Cuesta carries out regular refurbishment of their Lodge, with the most recent being the addition of the state-of-the-art Spa with multiple massage rooms, sauna, steam room, plunge pool and a well-equipped gym. This facility would not look out of place in any 7* hotel!
The Lodge is capable of sleeping a full team of guns and their guests, all in spacious ensuite rooms. The quality of food and wine on offer complements the surroundings of this impressive lodge, with the team of in house chefs providing a range of both traditional and more modern Spanish dishes.
The quality and variety of shooting on offer at La Cuesta has assisted with building its reputation as one of Spain’s most impressive and prestigious Partridge Shoots. The topography is varied and covers an expansive area, offering plenty of options for all teams and abilities. What makes La Cuesta stand out from others is its almost unique ability to provide a quality of high bird shooting unlike anywhere else in Spain. The birds would not look out of place in the South West, North Yorkshire or Wales; whilst at the same time (although at different locations on the Estate) providing the more traditional Spanish Partridge drives. Each shoot can therefore be tailored to meet each team’s individual wishes and drive preferences.
Teams shooting on the Estate can make use of the new private runway located within the grounds, just a short ten minute drive from the main lodge. This offers incredible convenience and a significantly reduced “door to door” time for those shooting on the Estate. Alternately, teams flying commercially can land at either Madrid or Malaga airports where Estate vehicles await to transport the team the two and a half to three hour drive to the Lodge. Depending on the flight times, we would also recommend stopping halfway for lunch, at one of our favourite restaurants.
A typical visit to La Cuesta would include the following:
Included in the price:
Exclusive use of the Lodge
All required transfers
All food and drinks (including alcohol) while on the Estate
Exclusive use of the spa and gym
All Hunting Licences
William Powell Sporting Agency booking assistance
A dedicated William Powell Sporting host for the duration of your trip
Loader and Birdboy
Shot partridges exceeding the daily bag