With south facing veranda and peat fired chimenea burner. Be warmed by it, BBQ or simply toast the marsh mallows.
Look south to the Cairngorms and at night time hear the silence. This exquisite eco-cabin just for couples offers a wildland experience blended with some quirky luxury. Wildlife photo opportunities every day.
Pricing & Booking
Please use the calendar to book your stay with us, and note that the information shown updates automatically, so you might need to refresh your browser between sessions to see correct availability. For any enquiries please email us.
£105 /night week nights for 2 people & minimum of 2 nights stay
£125 /night Friday & Saturday for 2 people & minimum of 2 nights stay
Gift Vouchers available, please ask for details
Min 4 nights at Christmas and New Year – no price hike
Who’s it forThe Woodman’s Hut 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 listYou 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 in the summer. We suggest you bring easy-to-carry baggage, not big wheelie cases, for the short woodland path leading up to the hut. Even in mid-summer it’s best to bring a good head-torch, even if you discover you don’t need it. Mostly you will find it useful for the forest path at night and perhaps for evening reading.
What’s includedAll our huts have a gas cooker with two burners, a grill and an oven. We also provide all linen, towels, and domestic essentials including cooking oil, tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper, candles and fire-lighting materials, logs for the wood-burning stove and peat for the outside fire-pot on request. Fresh drinking water is provided in a glass brewing jar and in water carriers which can be refilled from our mains supply. You are welcome to shared use of a small fridge/freezer that you can access at any time, 2 mins walk. We can offer you a phone charging point and an open access internet facility, both 2 mins walk. Three, O2 and EE mobile networks are fairly good here, others might be less so.
Fire SafetyOnly candles that we provide for your use and are contained inside their candle lanterns may be lit in the hut. Open candles may not be lit anywhere and the candle lanterns may not be transferred to the ‘box bed’ space. There you will find a pleasant 12volt lantern fitted for complete night safety. This is a serious insurance issue for the use of the hut. Please also help us protect the forest & leave BBQ kits safely at home. We provide a peat fire-pot for minimalist outside cooking when weather conditions allow.
CapercaillieWe must also to ask you please to observe one unusual legal (planning) requirement. Residents in the hut must take care to draw the curtains in the two windows facing the forest between sunset and sunrise to avoid any possible light disturbance of capercaillie.
DogsRegrettably visiting dog/s are not possible in the hut on account of the sensitive wildlife in the vicinity. However we can personally recommend a small local kennels offering first class accommodation and individual care at a very reasonable price to enable your pet to get the benefit of the great walks here.
Hot Tub & Sauna
Lazy Duck’s wood fired hot tub can be booked in advance via email or calling us by 10am on the same day on 0131 618 6198. A minimum charge of £25 applies, however depending on uptake on the day costs can be shared on the basis of £7.50 per person, per 1 hour private session. Very sorry, we cannot offer the hot tub on New Year’s Eve, nor on Christmas Day.
The hot tub has a maximum capacity of 6 people, so if you book for 8 we recommend booking a two hour slot and rotating people in the tub. If you do this, the minimum fee will be £30 for two hours, or £7.50 per person.
For the 2-person infra-red sauna we need to have notice 90mins in advance and a minimum charge of £7.50 applies. A standard 40 minute private session with music (your choice) for 2 people costs £10, normally available on any day of the year.