Nestled in a 1 acre grazing field backed by swathes more of Old Caledonian pine., The Lambing Bothy is bespoke built with features much the same as in the award winning Woodman's Hut and the Duck's Nest. Artisan shaped elm work tops glisten with natural colour while supports of oak and beech together with reclaimed pine set the authentic tone of an otherwise honest, working hut. There's nothing to beat a breakfast 'cuppa' facing the sunrise from the veranda basket chairs under the window.
Settle on the nearby Poet's Seat where there are extensive views south to the summits of Cairngorm, Bynack Mor and the Tulloch Hills. 200 acres of heather and birch moorland adjoin the homestead supporting curlew, widgeon, hen harrier, woodcock, crested tit, oyster catcher and at least the sound of owl and capercaille. Osprey and eagle sometimes visit. Roe deer come and go and red squirrels are in residence year round.
Next to you in Lazy Duck's 1 acre field sit a gentle cockerel-free hen house, any number up to eight Soay lambs, their mums and an active polytunnel. Our infrequent considerate and discrete bustle is needed to look after all this. Don't worry though, we will disturb you as little as possible.
In the Well Being Studio you can experience Deep Tissue Massage from a visiting practitioner. The there is the wood fired hot tub frequently available. Infra red sauna - please enquire about rates for either and book by 10.00am on the day.
King size pine lined Hebridean box bed, woodstove, homestead living
Sheltered and roofed warm water bush shower, state of the art composting toilet / deer and bird hide. Wood fired hot tub and infra red sauna for 2. In the field just you, the sheep, lambs and hens. We work there too of course but, be assured, the geese have now gone to another home! A flock of 30 or so waterfowl and the legendary lazy ducks, in fact Exhibition Aylesburies, cavort in the pond or laze on the bank.
Tariff for camping/caravan
£15 for a tent and person
+ £5 per each additional person
Children 3 years and under
Scottish Thistle Award
The Lazy Duck, Nethy Bridge: The Lambing Bothy
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Cairngorms National Park