Nestled in centuries-old Scots Pine Forest of Cairngorms National Park, the Award Winning Woodman’s offgrid hut is a romantic hideaway almost entirely crafted from its surroundings.

“Absolutely delightful and a perfect escape from the world. Wish we could have hidden away a bit longer. Thank you for taking such good care of us and for dreaming up and providing such an incredible little sanctuary.” Kim & Ed. March 2024

Lounge in the breathtaking landscape that unfolds before you; a vast moorland providing the foreground to the majestic uninterrupted Cairngorm Mountain Northern Corries and Ryvoan Pass winding its way to Rothiemurchus Estate and Aviemore. Luxurious and laid back, this fully off-grid retreat is for couples who want to relax, recharge and reconnect.

Ask for the copy of Melanie Hudson’s The Wedding Cake Tree to read during your stay. Our Woodmans hut is one of five experience to have in life …

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.

Sleeps Two

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Long w/end (Fri-Mon) £510

Midweek (Mon-Fri) £620

Full week (Mon-Mon or Fri-Fri) £1,130

Check in 4-9pm – Check out 10am

Facilities & Features

• Hebridean Box-Bed • Stargazer Window • Larder Essentials
• Wood Burning Stove • Unlimited Firewood • Porch Chimenea
• Gas Cooker / Stream Cooler Box • Rainwater Barrels / Bush Shower • Linen, Towels, Dressing Gowns & Sandals
• Compost Loo • Games & Books • Scots Pine Featured Open Plan Living
• Massage / Yoga / Hot Tub / Sauna • Off-Grid with 12 Volt Lighting & Powerbank • Secluded Location

Eco Hut Need to Know

Route Map for local walks

The Woodman’s offgrid hut 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. Please note this cabin is not suitable for infants.

Your only source of heat is a wood burning stove. This is an elemental element of our hospitality intention and as such we offer unlimited firewood. The porch chimenea is a wonderful experience and we provide a ‘fair use’ supply of oak whisky staves for your stay. If you run out, we can restock for £5.

We welcome enquiries about elopements and small weddings. Please get in touch if you would like to have your special day with us.

We are delighted that you have chosen to spend some time with us in our eco hut 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 in the hut, 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.