March 14, 2014 6:39 pm

Bag a trophy home: high-end hunting estates for sale

Monte del Duque, Casares, Andalucía, Spain

Monte del Duque, Casares, Andalucía, Spain, €40m

Where Inland between Marbella and Gibraltar in southern Spain, a 90-minute drive from Málaga airport and 20 minutes from the coast.

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What A hunting estate set in 2,123 hectares of forest. The main house is a 15-minute drive from a three-bedroom gatehouse. The estate also features a second house for entertainment, and several guest houses, with one, two and three-bedroom suites.

Why Even the Spanish royal family enjoys hunting here in autumn because of the estate’s rare official hunting licence. There are about 1,200 game animals, including wild boar, fallow deer and Spanish ibex.

Who Aylesford International, aylesford.com, tel: +44 20 7349 9772

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Windy Hill Farm, Millbrook, New York, US

Windy Hill Farm, Millbrook, New York, US, $10.75m

Where In Dutchess County, upstate New York, 90 miles from JFK airport.

What An estate, built in 1820, featuring a six-bedroom, eight-bathroom farmhouse, two cottages, and a three-bedroom apartment in a barn. Set in 157 acres, the gardens include a lake, pool, indoor tennis court, and equestrian facilities.

Why Millbrook is one of the wealthiest villages in New York and Millbrook Hunt, founded in the 1890s, is one of the country’s few traditional hunts with hounds.

Who Houlihan Lawrence, houlihanlawrence.com, tel: +1 845 702 1965

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U’fumene, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa

U’fumene, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa, R25m (£1.37m)

Where 80km west of Grahamstown, in the Kommadagga region, 120km from Port Elizabeth airport.

What A private game farm of 5,826 acres with a five-bedroom lodge and an additional hunting lodge. The lodges overlook a pool and dam where game gather, and the whole estate is fenced with solar-powered electricity.

Why U’fumene is popular for hunting giraffe, ostrich, zebra, warthog, wildebeest, impala, kudu and hartebeest.

Who Pam Golding with Savills, pamgolding.co.za, tel: +44 207 016 3740

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Fortunago, Italy

Fortunago, Italy, €12m

Where In the northwestern region of Lombardy, in the Oltrepò Pavese area, 43km from Pavia, and about 100km southeast of Milan airport.

What A seven-bedroom house with 500 hectares of land spread over hilly countryside, reaching up to the Appenine mountain range. The property has 1,200 sq metres of living space, and includes a spa, fitness centre, sauna and indoor pool.

Why Within the 500 hectares of land is a hunting reserve with a four-bedroom newly refurbished hunting lodge and 300 hectares of mixed forest that is home to wild boar, roe deer, pheasants and red-legged partridge.

Who Milan Sotheby’s International Realty, milan-sothebysrealty.com, tel: +39 02 87078300

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Chargot, Exmoor, Somerset

Chargot, Exmoor, Somerset, £7m

Where In Exmoor National Park, about 21 miles from Taunton and 47 miles from Exeter airport.

What A 657-acre estate with a shooting lodge, a four-bedroom farmhouse, two cottages and three keepers’ flats. An additional 1,675 acres of shooting rights are also available to rent on adjoining land.

Why Chargot offers one of the best high bird shoots of pheasants and partridges in the UK, with a mix of open valleys, wooded hilltops and strategically positioned game cover. A typical bag ranges between 200 and 400, with 30 to 40 head of roe and fallow deer taken per year.

Who Savills, savills.com, tel: +44 207 409 8882

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