£2.5million target as shooting club is put up for sale
The award-winning Cambridge Gun Club (CGC) is up for sale with a £2.5million price tag.
The site has been a long-standing clay shooting ground under different ownerships, but the CGC was formed in May 2010 by Mick and Karen Hodson.
Since taking over the ground they have undertaken some major changes to improve the facility. But now Savills has been appointed to bring CGC to the market.
Set in a 46.5 acre (18.81 hectare) site, the gun club comprises clay target shooting and full bore rifle ranges, a clubhouse, gun shop, fishing lakes, woodland plantations and a new build manager’s house.
There is planning permission for a substantial new clubhouse of 25,527 sq ft (2,371 sq m), a barn and an indoor small bore/air rifle range, full bore tunnel rifle range and fishing lake.
The venue is located between the villages of Cottenham and Wilburton and the club has a strong catchment area of both Cambridge and Ely.
Kay Griffiths, associate director in the leisure and trade-related team at Savills, said: “Cambridge Gun Club is an award-winning business that has developed into one of the premier gun clubs in the country.
“There is significant potential for the new owner to develop the site with a new clubhouse and rifle ranges and we expect considerable interest in the asset.”
The venue was voted the best shooting ground in the UK in the Clay Pigeon Shooting Awards in 2015.
The complex is dedicated to clay target shooting and offers a large variety of targets for both novice and experienced shooters.
The targets are changed regularly, and the owners offer starter/training layouts through to more advanced sporting layouts.
All the usual targets are in use for clients and these range from going away, driven, teal, battues, crossers, incomers, quartering, loopers and rabbits. It also boasts six multi-trap layouts.