The home of country pursuits

Thanks to 63 acres of beautiful woodland and parkland we have an abundance of activities to keep you busy during your stay, with a fabulous selection of country pursuits including world renowned fly fishing on the River Test and a variety of shooting! Traditional rural activities are as popular as ever and in Hampshire we have a huge variety of opportunities to experience them right here in the grounds of Lainston House or just a few miles away.

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Fly Fishing on World Famous Rivers

The birthplace of fly fishing, it was the late 1800's when on the banks of the River Test that Frederick Halford, "The Father of Modern Dry Fly Fishing", invented what's seen as modern dry fly fishing.

Sat between the world famous River Test and the River Itchen, we are perfectly located for all fly fishing enthusiasts. For the less experienced, there are also stillwater lakes in the area for you to practice in a safer and less challenging environment. 

Working with Upstream Dry Fly, we offer incredible fly fishing breaks and can work to your individuals needs or the needs of your group.

What better way to spend a glorious day, than fly fishing on a beautiful English chalk stream, before heading back to delicious dining and luxurious rooms at one the finest hotels in the county.

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With acres of glorious grounds, we have plenty of space to set up a clay pigeon range. Right here in the grounds we can arrange for licensed professional to set up a host of stands and traps with a full range of targets ready to get flying. However if you prefer the real thing a number of local estates offer game shooting, pheasant and partridge when in season. Clay pigeon shooting is suitable for individuals and groups, for corporate activity days or just a bit of fun, for beginners to experienced sportsmen and for just an hour or a whole day.

We offer sports shooting with a residential stays, tailoring each day to the group or individual.

Clay Pigeon Shooting: £120
Competition Target Air Pistol/Rifle Range: £120
Target Archery: £120
Laser Clay: £435

Prices per person, minimum two and maximum five guests, subject to availability.

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Cycling in Hampshire is a joy. With its quiet country lanes, leafy river valleys, picturesque villages, country pubs and small towns, every day is different and more rewarding than the last.  Lainston House Hotel is delighted to partner with Cycle Tours UK who provide everything you need for a day out or a week of touring.

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