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The Lazy Duck Hostel, Ecohuts & Camping

The Ducks Nest
3 luxurious eco-cabins for 2 adults, or hire the rustic hut hostel for 8 guests in the Cairngorms Nat.Park nr Aviemore with SAUNA & HOT TUB
Nethy Bridge
Highland, Scotland

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If you want quirky elemental living then The Lazy Duck is the place for you!

Just a short drive from Aviemore, with a variety of accommodation options that includes a three uniquely designed eco-cabins, a funky small hostel-cum-bunkhouse plus 4 tent-only pitches for camping purists. A compact, friendly site covering 6 acres: hulking Scottish pines soar all around while the Cairngorms provide an epic backdrop. The name incidentally comes from the resident Aylesbury ducks - just a few minutes watching them around the pond and guests will see why!

Each ECO-CABIN is designed especially for couples. Guests can sit on a private deck, light up the outdoor chimenea and watch red squirrels, deer, Soay sheep, ducks and chickens wander by. Prepare meals in the fully-equipped compact galley/kitchen. Stretch out in the extra long, unbelievably comfortable king size Hebridean style 'box bed'. Refresh in the hot water bush shower and make use of the sweet-smelling compost loo. The Woodman's Hut is completely off-grid, the Duck's Nest overlooks the ducks gliding in the pond and the Lambing Bothy is in the heart of the homestead with sheep and chickens for neighbours.

ECO-CABINS are £105 a night and £125 per night on the weekend. 2 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY.

The rustic mountain-style HUT HOSTEL sleeps up to 8 people privately and is one of the smallest in Scotland. Perfect for families and small groups, for any length of stay. Semi open-plan; there is a bright spacious sleeping gallery with a double and 2 singles accessed by a ship's ladder. Downstairs there are 4 beds in 2 sets of cabin bunks adjacent to a pristine shower room. All warmed by a wood-burning stove - there is a snug all-in-one kitchen/living area with a music player, CD's, books, radio, WiFi and games box.

The HUT HOSTEL is rented privately from £95 a night for 4 people with a supplement of £19 per extra person - up to 8 in total. The weekend price is £195 for up to 8 guests. SINGLE NIGHT STAY POSSIBLE. For solo travellers, enquire about last minute availability for by-the-bed bookings.

The tiny 4-PITCH CAMPING GROUND for 2-3 person tents only, with a candlelit, dining and cooking tables, basket chair furnished wet weather shelter, a chimenea fireplace with tree-stump seats, 2 swings for 'children' of any age and the now legendary Lazy Duck hot-water shower in the forest.

CAMPING is £15 for a tent with 1 person + £5 per person. Camping is offered between 1 May to 31 October.

An infra-red SAUNA for 2 with music, wood-fired wooden HOT TUB allows guests to end the perfect day with pure relaxation, @ £7.50 per head and with native and exotic ducks provide companions for a chill-out.

WiFi throughout - it can be patchy due to the Highlands. O2 and Three both provide reasonable phone reception, however, at times may struggle.

Due to the free-ranging waterfowl, Lazy Duck are unable to accommodate pets.

Click the Check Availability link above to get in touch.


Room Types:

  • Double
  • Accommodation for 5+


  • Low < £85

Nearest Airport: Inverness


  • Car parking
  • Family friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Extra Activities
Hot tub at night
relax in a hammock
lambs and hens are neighbours at Lambing Bothy
The Lazy Duck
the hot tub at Lazy Duck
The Ducks Nest
Woodmans Hut Verandah
Woodmans Hut
dry heat sauna at The Ducks Nest
relax at The Ducks Nest
living room and stove in Woodmans Hut
cabin bunks downstairs in the hostel
up a ladder to sleep in the hostel
the wood fired hot tub
outlook from Lambing Bothy
the long box bed in Lambing Bothy
kitchenette in Lambing Bothy
the hostel for 8