It's never too early to start looking for your next sporting holiday. These sporting lodges have our seal of approval, but which sporting lodge to choose?

If the summer sojourn slump has started to take hold, do not worry. Simply start planning your next sporting holiday. And do so with the Macnab Challenge in mind.

Nothing is more delightful than whiling away a good few hours thinking on where and what the next sporting holiday will offer. Catching the one that got away, highland stalking, hunting on Exmoor, walked up grouse, beach combing or some good spirited yomping.

So for those who like to holiday to a sporting beat (we’re thinking more Macnab than mambo), the British Isles offer some bang-on destinations.

The traditional Scottish lodge can cater for most sporting needs, however the Westcountry holds its own in the sporting stakes, with Wales, Northern Ireland and the east competing to provide top-hole sporting holidays. And remember if you are after a Macnab there are plenty of Macnab types open for the taking, so Scotland need not be your only destination.

So load up the wagon and set a course for the Elysian fields – it’s time for some sporting paradise.


Sporting Lodges: Kindrochet Lodge (sleeps 16) and Bruar Lodge (sleeps 18), Atholl Estates, Perthshire

Sporting Lodges: The House of Avochie (sleeps 12), Avochie, Aberdeenshire

Sporting Lodges: Upper Suisgill lodge (sleeps 14), Suisgill, Sutherland

Sporting Lodges:Glenprosen’s Home Beat Cottage (sleeps eight), Glenprosen estate, Angus

Sporting Lodges:Uig Lodge (sleeps 15),Isle of Lewis

Sporting Lodges: Birkelunn Lodge (sleeps 11), Glen Tanar, Royal Deeside

Sporting Lodges: Hendra Barn (sleeps 10), Cornwall

Sporting Lodges: Halliggye cottage (sleeps eight), Trelowarren, Cornwall

Sporting Lodges: Crowcombe Court (sleeps 16), Somerset

Sporting Lodges: Glanusk Lodge (sleeps 12), Glanusk, Powys

Sporting Lodges: Church cottage (sleeps six), Arundell Arms, Devon

Sporting Lodges: Plas Dinam (sleeps 30), Powys

Sporting Lodges: Belle Isle Castle (sleeps 16), Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Sporting Lodges: Detached cottage (sleeps six), The Hoste, Norfolk

Book a sporting break:

Bell Ingram

CKD Galbraith

Country Sports South West

Country Sports Tourism Scotland

George Goldsmith

Hidden Norfolk