Cigarral de Las Mercedes lodge

With more than 5 hectares of land, El Cigarral de Las Mercedes is considered as one of the most exclusive places and with the best landscapes of Toledo due to the conservation of their gardens, the traditional architecture and and the origin of this fabulous estate.

The big team of professional who run this awesome place keep the history, values and essence of this Cigarral.

¿What is a Cigarral?

A Cigarral is one of the most exclusive estates in the middle of the city of Toledo. A big lodge with big gardens and extension of more than 5 hectares and a big wall giving it a traditional and a very exclusive smell.

Also, a “must” of a Cigarral must be a stunning views to the city and in that case, El Cigarral de Las Mercedes can be beaten for any other.

El Cigarral de Las Mercedes lodge is a new place unprecedented in Toledo. It makes the difference offering an accommodation, services and facilities considered excellent, over the top. Their three main buildings are surrounded by a big lake, gardens, olive trees, pine trees and an ancient wall making this setting unbeatable.

El Cigarral de Las Mercedes lodge has been built around the traditional architecture with ancient stones and the best quality materials and is exclusively closed for our teams of shooters for those who prefer more privacy.


In our different settings you will find: the Mirador-, the best views of Toledo and the most impressive sunsets. the Gazebo-, to be found beside our lake, Lakeside House. Will add charm to your stay.


So as to cater to all kinds and numbers of guests we have intimate settings located in our luxury Boutique Hotel and the versatility of La Casona – the original Cigarral building now refurbished-, or for larger parties you can select the wide open space in the Salón de la Luz, which is the largest of all and is surrounded by gardens and terraces.


At El Cigarral de Las Mercedes we have a total of 21 rooms, 15 classic doubles, 2 deluxe & Jacuzzi and 4 private villas with a private garden each one and Jacuzzi.

Our aim is to offer the most attractive setting possible. From the impeccable décor to the Beauty Centre for guests, everything has been designed to create a delightful experience right down to the last detail.

***We also give to our guest the possibility to celebrate business meetings in private rooms. One of them is situated in the middle of the lake what gives you the perfect atmosphere and all the facilities and latest technology.

Cacerías Ibéricas international partnerships are growing from strength to strength.

Our global network of passionate shooters and hunters has been further increased in partnership with Cowans Sporting, one of the UK and Spain’s premium sporting agency’s.

UK clients hosted by Craig Denman, business owner of Cowans Sporting are rapidly increasing. The last few seasons has seen many new UK clients join us here at El Despeñadero for our excellent driven partridge shooting.

We were very fortunate to be visited this season by Craig who bought along his colleagues from the Shooting Gazette. We had the most memorable day’s partridge shooting and a lot of entertaining hospitality along the way. The article is due out in May this year and will cover our shoot and our local traditions in more depth.

Guns new to shooting in Spain under the guidance of Craig and his team are enjoying a totally new sporting experience.

Our Partridges flourish in the warm Spanish sunshine, we show strong, hard and fast flying birds that often take our oversees guns by surprise. Many of the teams comment on the fantastic condition of our birds whose welfare is our outmost importance. From the moment you enter our estate you will see the many thousands of birds we have. It’s not unusual on a typical shoot day for teams to see over 6000 birds in a single day.

Our typical day of shooting is for 500 birds, it’s possible for us to shoot more and we have ample scope with over 5000 acres to shoot back to back days very comfortably.

Inquiries and Bookings can be made directly at: 0044 (0)7775 760651

We look forward to welcoming you to Spain soon

Darío Jnr.

New Single Gun Days Available 17/18′

New single gun days avaible for next season 17/18′.

The following are the driven partridge single gun days we have available. Bookings are being strongs and days are going fast.

Enquires and bookings: or +34 (0) 678021879

– Sun, 29-Oct

– Sat, 11-Nov

– Sat, 2-Dec

– Sun,17-Dec

– Sat, 13-Jan

– Sun, 28-Jan

Our offer is based in all included. Transport, accommodation, cartridges, gun hire, etc.

Bag Size: 500 Patridges.

Las Hoyas

El Despeñadero y El Castillejo and La Cañada de Don Juan are the three current estates which we manage for our partrdige shooting.

In this Post, we want to make a special mention to one of our “star drive”, “Las Hoyas” or like recently it has been renamed, “La Mona” located on the estate “El Despeñadero”.

Located in a Valley, it is characterized by being a stalking long and deep which houses a large number of partridges. Before the start of this drive, and as in all them others, is carry to out two large tucked (action rather than required to meter the greater amount of partridges in the tuck in question) in which our team of beaters and our captain of hunting, Angelito, sweep a great amount of land getting the greater number possible of partridges in the drive.

Consisting of up to 10 pegs, but never recommended to hunt with so many as perfect is a number comprised between 6 and 8, is a stalking in which the partridges comply with great courage surprised on more than one occasion the hunters which should be alert at all times.

The beautiful and special in this drive is the diversity in the flight of the partridges, high partridges, those flying with the topography of the land and as not those arriving at the peg go up to 20 meters. A drive made by and for big boy’s since also is can find large cavies (the caviar of the partridge shooting) that comprise up to more than 400 birds being in these situations where is come of truth to them good shooters. How to face big cavies? Beginning to shoot soon when the bar still comes away and focusing on a single Partridge shot. Seems an easy task, but has great difficulty.