A luxury eco cabin in the heart of Lazy Duck. Come and stay in our home from home in the Cairngorms National Park.

“Thank you so much Sarah & Phil for the most wonderful stay at the Lazy Duck. We loved every minute from poetry and the forest view in the loo, to feeding the chickens, outdoor showers, stargazing, board games and the comfiest bed ever. It was the best way to celebrate a birthday and the end of a PHD. We will be back soon.” Amber & Mike. March 2024

Soak up the morning sun from the verandah while feeding your friendly feathered neighbours, a flock of hens who cluck and scratch for your attention. Forest bathe in your hammock as deer peep through the woods and red squirrels dart to and fro.

Enjoy seasonal produce from our polytunnel and freshly laid eggs. When the sun goes down, cook, eat, drink and chat until the stars come out.

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

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Long weekend break £405 (Fri-Mon)

Mid-week break £540 (Mon-Fri)

Full week break £945 (Mon-Mon or Fri-Fri)

Check in 4-9pm – Check out 10am

Facilities & Features

• Hebridean Box-Bed • Stargazer Window • Larder Essentials
• Wood Burning Stove • Unlimited Firewood / Log Splitter • Porch Chimenea
•Gas cooker / Electric Fridge • Rainwater barrels / Bush Shower • Linen, Towels, Dressing Gowns & Sandals
•Unique Compost Loo-with-a-view • Radio, Games & Books • Bespoke Elm Featured Open Plan Living
• Massage / Yoga / Hot Tub / Sauna • WiFi & electricity • Central Location

Eco Cabin Need to Know

Route Map for local walks

The Homestead is self-catering however we offer fresh hen eggs from our honesty shelf.

The Lazy Duck is a peaceful place. 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. Packing a head torch, sturdy footwear and easily carried luggage is advised.

We are delighted that you have chosen to spend some time with us in our eco cabin and we know that guests value the ecological aspect of Lazy Duck’s slow living so thought you might enjoy knowing some of the ecological savings during your stay.

Water: on a long weekend, we assume that a couple  would shower three times and use the toilet 12 times each; roughly this is 1000 litres of water used in personal hygiene. At Lazy Duck (assuming the same) you would use around 90 litres of rainwater …no drinking quality water at all on personal hygiene.

Organics: Of the 1,000 litres of water, roughly speaking 100 will go to sewage treatment works. Our compost loos use no water and form a carefully managed part of our organic material closed loop system. Combined with cardboard, garden waste and hut kitchen compost we produce a significant volume of highly fertile compost. Enough to supply our polytunnel, support a number of local growers and our good friends Speyside Fields for Wildlife.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

A 50% deposit with your remaining balance due one month prior to your arrival is our system default. If you would like to pay the remaining balance early, please email us. We can only refund payments, minus a £25 admin fee, if able to re-let your booking. Please let us know as soon as you can if you need to cancel so we can make the accommodation available on our website and advertise on our social media channels. We cannot transfer your cancelled booking to an alternative date once it has been confirmed. We advise that travel insurance is taken out before travelling.