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 select your desired check in date on the calendar below to book.

Our changeover days are Mondays & Fridays only, allowing a –

  • Friday-Monday long weekend break

  • Monday-Friday mid-week break

  • A full week break (Friday-Friday OR Monday-Monday)

For any enquiries please email us

Long weekend break £410 (Fri-Mon) Mid-week break £484 (Mon-Fri) Full week break £895 (Mon-Mon or Fri-Fri)

Our hut prices are based on 2 adults sharing. Maximum capacity for this hut is 2 adults. If you’re looking for a group accommodation, check 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. Lounge in the breathtaking landscape that unfolds before you; a vast moorland providing the foreground to the magestic Cairngorm Range.

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 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

Our wood fired hot tub is fired up several nights per week. Please ask on arrival for availability to book in, or contact us before 10:00am on the day you are interested in booking a session. The cost is £10 per person for a one hour private session . We will charge you payment card that we have stored on our secure server on the day of your hot tub booking. Sessions run from 16:00, 17:15 and 18:30. 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 & cleaning. 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 any time but needs at least one hour to prepare.

Wellbeing Studio

NEW FOR SUMMER 2019- Why not join Julie, wellness therapist, for one of her wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating treatments in Lazy Duck’s onsite Wellbeing Studio, just a couple of minutes from your hut door. From Swedish massage to Thai facials and Yoga, Julie offers a wide range of therapies to ease aching limbs and take you further into our natural surroundings that exist here at the Lazy Duck. Bookings available on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout summer. Massages and facials from £30 and and private yoga from £40 For more information and bookings please e-mail: enquiries@lazyduck.co.uk or alternatively all her information and pricing will be available in your hut for your arrival.

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