The Duck’s Nest.

Like a luxury hide, this unique 2-person lodge will offer wildlife photography opportunities and waterfowl viewing at all times of the year. Sleep to the sound of gurgling water and wind in the pine trees.

Pricing & Booking.

Please use the calendar below to book your stay with us. Please note, this will take you to our external booking site. For any queries please email us.

£95 /night week nights
for 2 people & minimum of 2 nights stay

£115 /night Friday & Saturday
for 2 people & minimum of 2 nights stay

Booking Terms.

Who’s it for

The Duck’s Nest has been specially designed and set up for independent couples only.  We regret we cannot accept ‘booking out’ of multiple accommodations at The Lazy Duck, very sorry.

Kit list

You should bring in all your own food although you can ask us for home baked bread, fresh laid eggs as available and poly-tunnel salads and veg from mid-summer onwards. We suggest you bring easy-to-carry baggage, not wheelie cases, for the short path leading to the hut. It’s best to bring a good head-torch even if you find you don’t need it in mid-summer, as there’s no outside lighting, – and there’s water nearby.

What’s included

We provide all linen, towels, and domestic essentials including fire-lighting materials, logs for the wood-burning stove and the outside chimenea fire. Fresh drinking water is provided in water carriers which can be refilled from our mains supply (1 min walk). We offer an open access internet facility. Orange mobile and O2 networks are fairly good here, others might be less so. The wood-fired hot tub on the edge of the Lazy Duck grounds, and the dry heat sauna under the poppy-red roof cost from £5 per person for an extended session. Ask us in the morning.

Fire Safety

Only those candles that we provide for your use may be lit in the hut and should remain in their allocated space please. This is an essential issue with regard to occupancy of the hut. Please also help us protect the forest & leave BBQ kits safely at home. We provide a wood burning chimenea suitable for minimalist outside cooking when weather conditions allow. In dry windy weather there can be a serious fire risk in any forest environment so please be prepared for advice on the use of the outside fire at any time of the year.

Dogs

Regrettably visiting dog/s are not possible at The Lazy Duck on account of the free roaming waterfowl and the sensitive wildlife in the vicinity. However we can personally recommend a small local kennel offering first class accommodation and individual care at a reasonable price to enable your pet to get the benefit of the great walks here, if you so wish.

Cleaning & Smoking

We clean thoroughly between lets, but because time is limited, we ask you please to leave the hut as clean and tidy as possible, this is always greatly appreciated.  In the event of damage, or of your accommodation requiring much more than the usual time we allocate for cleaning following your visit, we have to reserve the right to make a surcharge to cover extra costs. Be assured that Lazy Duck, including The Duck’s Nest, is a non-smoking environment, including out-of-doors.

Arriving and Leaving

You can arrive any time between 4pm and 9pm. We ask you please to e-mail us with your name, the name of your accommodation, and your estimated arrival time before 12noon on your day of travel. A text when you are about 30mins off will also be much appreciated, to 07505 636 136 (or 07936363300 on Sat/Sun) to let us make sure the wood stove is going well for you if the weather is cold. Checkout is any time up to 10am on day of departure.

Sauna & Hot Tub

These facilities must be booked and paid for in advance on the day please. We need notice from mid morning for firing the hot tub, and from 1 hour in advance for the sauna, so please ask about these as early as possible. A minimum charge of £25 applies to the hot tub. Depending on uptake on the day this can be shared on the basis of £7.50 per person per 1 hour private session. A minimum charge of £7.50 applies to the use of the sauna. Maximum occupancy is 2, and a 40 minute infra-red session with music costs £10.

Our Cancellation Policy

  • If unfortunately you have to cancel please let us know straightaway so that we can re-advertise your dates promptly.
  • Then, if we are successful in re-letting we will be happy to refund your deposit, less £50.  Sorry, we cannot offer to transfer a deposit to an alternative date once a booking has been confirmed.

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