The Duck’s Nest

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

Pricing & Booking.

Please use the calendar to book your stay with us. From early 2019, our changeover days will be Mondays & Fridays, allowing you a long weekend break departing on the Monday morning or staying as long as you like on Sunday, a mid-week break, a full week break or longer.

For any enquiries please email us.

Weekend breaks for £375 (Fri-Mon). Mid-week breaks for £440 (Mon-Fri). Please select your desired check in date on the calendar to proceed to the booking page.

Our prices are based on 2 people sharing. The maximum capacity is 2 adults, but you may be interested in our Hut Hostel kitted out for up to 8 people.

Prices & availability shown update automatically, so take care to refresh your browser between sessions. No price hike at Christmas & New Year.

Essential info

Who’s it for

The Duck’s Nest has been specially designed and set up for independent guest bookings 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

All 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 outdoor chiminea. Fresh drinking water is provided in a glass brewing jar and in water carriers which can be refilled from our mains supply. The Duck’s Nest has electricity including a small fridge and open wifi access. Three, O2 and EE mobile networks are fairly good here, others might be less so.

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.  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 and including e-cigarettes.

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.


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, Hilltop Kennels in Dulnain Bridge, 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. 01479 851330

Hot Tub & Sauna

Please book the Lazy Duck’s wood fired hot tub in advance by emailing If you haven’t booked in advance, please feel free to ask a member of the team on arrival, or before 10:00am on the day you hope to book it – We may already have it fired up for other guest bookings. For a one hour private session (between 16:00 and 19:45 each day) it is £10 per person, or £5 for children under the age of 10. Very sorry, we cannot offer the hot tub on New Year’s Eve or Christmas Day. Lazy Duck reserves the right to close the hot tub for essential maintenance.

You can book a 40 minute private session in the infra-red sauna for the cost of £7.50 for one person or £10 in total for two people. The sauna is available to be booked between the hours of 10:30 – 12:30 & 16:30 – 20:00.

Aromatherapy Massage

We regret to inform you that we cannot offer massage treatments at this time. We aim to have this wonderful experience back on offer soon, hopefully early in 2019.

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