Lazy Duck Hostel
Our hostel is now closed. Please check our website for available accommodation and join our mailing list to hear about our plans to offer small group accommodation in the future.
Routinely inspected and graded by VisitScotland to ensure wheelchair access to and within the accommodation.
The DetailsWe can provide a short entrance ramp if required and a self-wheeling shower chair on request. There are horizontal handrails at the side of both the shower and the toilet, as shown. Wheelchair turning space is provided in the shower room, kitchen and bunk room. One lower bunk offers lateral transfer without obstruction. The family summerhouse, with its accessible deck overlooking the pond, can usually be made available to wheelchair users on request.
What’s included?The hut hostel has a fully equipped kitchen catering for eight people with a fridge, oven, grill and gas hobs. We provide all linen and some domestic essentials including cooking oil, tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper. Fire-lighting materials are provided including logs for the wood-burning stove and the outside chimenea fire. For families with infants we can offer a high chair, fire guard and travel cot if required.
Maximum occupancyPlease remember that 8 is our absolute maximum occupancy for this small hut-hostel. Aside from the separate bathroom, all living and sleeping areas are open plan. The social spaces inside and under the outside ‘sitooterie’ social are quite adequate, if cosy. Out of respect for guests staying in other huts and the camping ground we cannot accept combination bookings for any group larger than 8.
Kit ListPlease bring personal towels. Duvets, covers, and pillows are provided. Some charcoal (and marshmallows?) for a BBQ and perhaps fire-lighters, – but no coal or equivalents please. A torch may be useful except perhaps in high summer.
SafetyWe recommend that children under 5 years old do not use the ship’s ladder to the gallery and should sleep downstairs If you bring a toddler we can provide a fire guard for the wood stove Please do not approach the pond or wander amongst the ducks, – do though enjoy the Welcoming Seat overlooking the pond
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, 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
We take great care in preparing the hut hostel for your arrival. If though you need extra supplies of kitchen or shower room cleaning equipment or utensils for cooking, please do ask us. On your departure we greatly appreciate you leaving the hostel and sitooterie much as you found them on arrival. In the event of damage, or a need for much more cleaning time following your visit we reserve the right to make a surcharge to cover the extra costs. The sitooterie wood fire BBQ is very popular. It’s a great help if you can replace the cut wood prior to your departure. The saw and log splitter are there for your use. Thank you.