Woodman’s Hut

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. 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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. And be assured, Lazy Duck, including The Woodman’s Hut, is a non-smoking environment, including out-of-doors and including e-cigarettes.

Fire Safety

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, 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 lazyduckhostel@gmail.com. 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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