£70 per night
for 2 people
Sunday to Thursday
£85 per night
for 2 people
Friday and Saturday
Minimum stay is 3 nights on weekdays,
2 nights at weekends.
10% discount for bookings of
7 nights or longer
10% Discount for Green Travellers – Walkers & Cyclists
Who’s it for
This hut has been specially designed and set up for couples only. Occupancy of the hut, cottage, hostel and camping ground are quite separate from each other so combined groups cannot normally be accepted.
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 in the summer.
We suggest you bring easy-to-carry baggage, not 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.
We provide all linen, towels, and domestic essentials including candles and fire-lighting materials, logs for the wood-burning stove and peat for the outside fire-pot.
Fresh drinking water is provided 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. O2 and Orange mobile networks are fairly good here, others might be less so.
Use of the sauna under the poppy-red roof is bookable and costs £4 per person per 40min session, also 2 mins walk. This is great followed by an open-sky shower up at the hut under the stars…
Only 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.
We 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.
Regrettably 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.
Cleaning and 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. Breakages or damage to fabric or contents should be paid for either by agreement on departure or at a later date on receipt of paperwork.
And be assured, Lazy Duck, including The Woodman’s Hut, is a non-smoking environment.
Arriving and leaving
You can arrive any time between 4pm and 9pm and we ask you please to text Valery on 07936 363 300 when you are about 30mins off to ensure we can be there to meet you and so that the wood stove can be lit in good time when the weather is cold.
Checkout is 10am on day of departure, except on Sundays when you can stay until noon.
Making a Reservation
A deposit of 50% of the total cost of your holiday will secure a reservation which we will then confirm with a receipt by e-mail.
- CHEQUE – Payable to ‘Valery Dean’. TWH and your DATES on reverse please. Post to ‘Lazy Duck, Nethy Bridge, Inverness-shire PH25 3ED’.
- CARD – On receipt of our PayPal invoice sent to your e-mail (except hotmail) address. 3% added to share the cost of this service.
- BANK TRANSFER – Sort Code 83-22-19 Account 00140633 with TWH and your SURNAME as our reference
The remaining balance is due on arrival please, by cheque or cash only as we cannot process cards in the hand.
The next step is for us to talk by e-mail via the form below. If you ring us on 01479 821642 we may well be out and about, so an e-mail is better.