Lees Court Estate, Faversham
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Bookings

Bookings are now being taken for the 2017/2018 season.  Please contact the Estate Office on 01227 731331 or email office@leescourtestate.com

There may be some flexibility around the dates listed below - please call the Estate Office to discuss

Date Number of birds
06 Oct 2017 250
23 Oct 2017 250 plus
10 Jan 2018 150
18 Jan 2018 150

Aside from its renowned sporting quality, Lees Court Shoot is acclaimed for its hospitality, style and entertaining, conservation and outstanding natural beauty. In 2013, the Estate received the prestigious Bronze Purdey Award for Game Management and Conservation.

The day starts meeting in the comfortable Shooting Lodge over coffee. The shooting party departs together to the shoot drives in our Gun Bus, affectionately known as the 'Monkey Wagon'!

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Substantial Elevenses' are offered, often at imaginative locations including our chalk caves and lime kiln or recently renovated 18th Century Icehouse with its magnificent views.

After another drive or two, the shooting party returns to the Shooting Lodge where drinks are served around the swimming pool, surrounded by sporting murals. Lunch is an important aspect of the day with an emphasis on Estate and locally sourced produce and fine wine.

At the end of the day, tea and homemade cakes are served back at the Shoot Lodge.

Lees Court has the agility to provide shooting for a variety of interests and budgets, including walked-up and mini-driven days, pigeon shooting over decoys and pigeon magnets.

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These types of days can be created in a bespoke way, with various catering options, including meeting for coffee and having lunch in our 17th Century timber framed Estate Yard Barn.

For further information or to make a reservation please contact:

Elizabeth Roberts - Estate Administrator
Lees Court Estate Office,
Stringman’s Farm,
Badlesmere.
Faversham,
Kent ME13 0LA

Tel: 01227 731 331
Email: office@leescourtestate.com

Biodiversity on reared pheasant shoots

The Lees Court Estate Project aimed to discover whether a large commercial pheasant shoot, releasing a substantial number of reared birds, could simultaneously improve wildlife including wild breeding pheasants.

Before the Project’s start, the in-house farm was typically modern, with arable ploughed to the field edges, fields block-cropped for convenience, and hedgerows cut annually and often sprayed along the base for weed control. Woods were used primarily as sites for release pens.

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Getting to us

By Car:
Lees Court Estate is easily accessible by car from either the M20 or M2 motorways.

By Rail:
Faversham Railway Station is on the mainline direct in to London Victoria (1hour 15min) and is a short drive from the Estate.

Ashford International and EuroStar:
The Highspeed Train from Ashford International direct to St Pancras, London. 
EuroStar leaves from Ashford International going direct to Paris
Ashford International and Eurostar are a 20min drive from the Estate

EuroTunnel and Seaports:
EuroTunnel is a 40min drive from the Estate. http://www.eurotunnel.com
Various car ferries operate out of Dover and are within a 45min drive from the Estate.  http://www.poferries.com
 

Airports:
London Biggin Hill http://www,bigginhillairport.com
London Gatwick http://www.gatwickairport.com
London Ashford (Lydd) http://www.lydd-airport.co.uk

There is room to land helicopters close to the Estate Office, Stringman's Farm.  Please call for further details.