wellcome to Finca el dehesón

Extending to 2000/has of rolling arable landscape, interspersed with large tracts of Spanish Holm Oak, deep in the La Mancha countryside, famous for the Don Quixote stories and perfect for the superb Spanish Partridge, the El Deheson hunting estate was founded by Snr Mariano Barcelo in 1975. It was Snr Barcelo’s desire to create the most idyllic private sporting estate to be found anywhere in Spain, where he could entertain his shooting guests. His hospitality was legendry and the purpose built 14 bedroom private hotel stands as testament to his vision and with no expense spared to fulfil his ambition. Those invited, enjoyed superb shooting—partridge, wild boar, red deer, live pigeon competition and more—all complimented with lavish fine dining and impressive wines. The entire experience was to be absolute pleasure from start to finish.
Today, the family Barcelo,, has taken over the task and the El Deheson experience. Is now open to all sportsmen/sportswomen who wish to sample the same splendour of those days gone by.


El Deheson offers its clients bespoke shooting experiences, tailored to suit individual needs. Typically, the all inclusive package includes Private transport from (and returning to) Madrid or Alicante Airports to the El Deheson Estate.

Individual private en-suite accommodation for each Gun. All food, beverages, wine, beer, spirits etc throughout your stay. Use of shotguns and rifles from our extensive armoury for those not wishing to bring their own guns.. Unlimited quality cartridges and ammunition. Provision of loader (secretary) for each Gun (on a daily basis). All necessary shooting licences and insurance.

We cater for teams of 8 to 10 guns and welcome wives/partners with their sons/daughters if desired.
We can provide Partridge days from 250 to 1000 birds either singly or back to back.
Want to try something different—why not experience the Spanish passion for live pigeon shooting competition with completely unpredictable birds—you won’t be disappointed.