Embraced by the forest and on the bank of our duck pond: our waterside eco lodge in the Cairngorms National Park.

“My partner and I had the most magical stay in the Duck’s Nest at Lazy Duck. Set in the most beautiful landscape, we had a wonderful time feeding the beautiful ducks, relaxing and enjoying the scenery and the peaceful surroundings, starting our days with invigorating outdoor showers and finishing them getting cosy with the wood burner and our crosswords! There are many beautiful places to go for walks all very close, and you can enjoy a hot tub under the stars. I also had the best full body massage I’ve ever had courtesy of the lovely Sarah at Lazy Duck, and she and Phil provided us with snug dressing gowns and crocs which were very helpful for our stay. We ended our trip with a visit from a red squirrel who ate his breakfast about a metre away from our bed and saw a deer in the forest as well. It was a real treat to be so close to nature and I spent my whole week smiling.” Catherine & Petros, London, March 2020.

This luxury hide offers wildlife photography opportunities and waterfowl viewing at all times of the year. Your neighbours are a mixed team of rare breed ducks who welcome attention when you choose to feed them from your veranda.

Stretch out on the veranda in the morning sun to sound of the stream, delight in the ducks going about their business. Snuggle down in a Hebridean box bed with windows to the forest and the night sky. Fall asleep to the sound of a babbling brook.

To unwind and relax a little more, book a private session in our wood fired hot tub or infra-red sauna or massage and yoga treatment in our well being studio. Please pre-book or get in touch with us for more information.

Prices.Please note prices are updated at 1st April for the following year.

• Long weekend break £459 (Fri-Mon)
• Mid-week break £540 (Mon-Fri)
• Full week break £999 (Mon-Mon or Fri-Fri)

Check out 10am – Check in 4-9pm

Facilities & Features

• Hebridean Box-Bed • Stargazer Window • Larder Essentials
• Wood Burning Stove • Unlimited Firewood / Log Splitter • Porch Chimenea
• Gas Cooker / Small Fridge • Bush Shower • Linen, Towels, Dressing Gowns & Sandals
• Compost Loo • Radio, Games & Books • Larch Featured Open Plan Living
• Massage / Yoga / Hot Tub / Sauna • Off-Grid with limited WiFi & Electricity • Pond-side Location

Packing Tips: Head torch and sturdy waterproof footwear and easy to carry luggage are all useful.

Need to Know

The Duck’s Nest eco lodge is self-catering however we can provide you with a Lazy Breakfast Hamper consisting of home baked bread, eggs from our hens , homemade granola, local jams and butter. From mid-summer onwards enjoy salads and vegetables from our garden. Our hampers can be pre-booked or arranged before you arrive.

We ask that lit chimeneas and cooking stoves are never left unattended. Please don’t approach the pond or wander amongst the ducks, but please watch them from the bench overlooking the water.

The Lazy Duck is a peaceful place. Please be mindful of this when you are enjoying the swings and hammock and around the chimenea fires. For everybody’s benefit we ask for a respectful quiet period between 11pm and 8am. Lazy Duck is a non-smoking environment.

Regrettably visiting pets are not possible on account of the sensitive wildlife in the vicinity.

Hut check-in sheet

Route Map for local walks

Breakfast Hamper