North Devon

Shooting Breaks

North Devon provides an ideal location to take a shooting break. The Carlton partners with two local shooting clubs and is experienced in catering for shooting parties of all sizes.



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Shooting Breaks In North Devon

Clay Pigeon Shooting Holidays

Whether clay pigeon shooting is your sport of choice, or you’ve always wanted to try your hand at it, then The Carlton Hotel is the perfect base to enjoy a shooting holiday in the UK countryside – away from it all.

Over the years we’ve been welcoming clay pigeon shooters to Ilfracombe, whether individuals, couples, mates, colleagues, groups or societies The Carlton is open all year round. We are proud of our association with both local shooting grounds, and within ten minutes drive you will find North Devon Shooting and South West Shooting School.

The Best Shooting Breaks in Devon

Specifically for shooters staying with us we offer:

  • Secure, police approved gun room with gun safes
  • 365/24/7 services including night porterage
  • Superfast broadband and Wifi throughout
  • Good availability of free car parking
  • Value dinner deals
  • Group saving
  • Drying room


Great Facilities

Our new bar, Brasserie, library and lounges benefit from the same attention to detail. In the Club Bar & Brasserie you will like the choice of draught beer, bottled local ales and lagers and great wines, together with a fine gin selection and international spirits. Great food is always available at The Carlton. We source our ingredients locally, which ensures our food is seasonal and fresh. Whether you are enjoying our full breakfast or tucking in to dinner, the variety and quality will impress you.

Other facilities include our well-equipped gym and treatment room – ideal for some TLC you might need after a hard day shooting. Speaking of which we can provide packed lunches to keep you fuelled whilst you’re at your ground.

Download our Shooters at The Carlton Guide for further details. For the very best rates and deals book direct, if you’ve got a discount code please enter this when booking.


When you book direct your stay is truly flexible, without any penalty charges, at The Carlton. Modify, alter, cancel and change your booking up to two days out or as close as 48 hours prior to your arrival time. Please note, a group booking, which is made up of more than than four rooms or eight guests, is subject to different terms and conditions.


Shooting Grounds In North Devon

North Devon Shooting Ground, Ilfracombe

North Devon Shooting Ground is run by husband and wife team Clive and Jackie Warren and assisted by Gavin Davies. With over thirty years experience within the industry, they have developed an excellent reputation within the field. The ground believes in offering only the highest levels of quality and service and the team are polite, welcoming and friendly at all times. Being  located in a beautiful valley setting just off the B3343 which is the main road to Woolacombe Beach.

Ideas For Novice Shooters

Have-a-go at clay shooting starts at £30 per person for 25 clays and cartridges, we also offer a 50 clay and cartridge package for £55 each.  It is great fun and you will wonder why you have never tried it before! Currently, the price for our 100 bird round is £32 per person.  This price is for shotgun certificate holders only.  Please note that we can change our rounds on a daily basis and can offer some fabulous birds including our famous driven and crosser midi off our high tower. If you are coming on holiday but do not want to bring your shotgun you can always hire one of our 12 or 20 bores.

Facilities at North Devon Shooting Ground:

  • ‘Have a go’ specials
  • Group and corporate days
  • Larger parties
  • Organised shooting events
  • Club house serving food and drink and can cater for larger groups if ordered when booking
  • Car parking

Click here to book and visit the North Devon Shooting ground website.

South West Shooting School, Ilfracombe

Established over 20 years ago, South West Shooting School is now the biggest clay pigeon shooting practice and competition site in the South West.  Open to everyone of all abilities, it is a Premier CPSA site.  The ground has a compact sport layout and sport traps which can be changed up to twice daily. The South West Shooting School was voted 1st in the South West and 3rd nationwide for the nation’s favourite shooting ground by Clay Shooting Magazine.  This is a ground not to be missed on your visit to Ilfracombe.

Facilities at South West Shooting School:

  • ‘Have a go’ specials
  • Group and corporate days
  • Larger parties
  • Organised shooting events
  • Club house serving food and drinks
  • Car parking

Click here to book the South West ground.

All Inclusive

Sumptuous beds & quality linen

World class beds, high thread count linen. Contemporary decoration, including blackout curtains.


Wardrobes with laptop sized safe, hairdryer, ironing boards.


Fully tiled ensuite bathrooms, fresh interiors and toiletries.


New double glazing, sound proofing & controllable lighting.


Flat-screen TVs, in-room telephones, Wi-Fi throughout, and hospitality tray.


Adapted bedrooms with wet room, and options for carers to stay in the room or adjacent. Step free access to 95% of the hotel.


EV charge point for most types of vehicles.


All our tariffs include a freshly cooked & plated Full English and Continental buffet breakfast.

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The Carlton Hotel

Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

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(01271) 862446

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