Nestled in an acre field backed by swathes more of Old Caledonian pine, The Homestead 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.
Next to The Homestead is a gentle cockerel-free hen house and an active polytunnel growing seasonal crops that you can pick your own.
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 capercaillie. Osprey and eagle sometimes visit. Roe deer come and go and red squirrels are in residence year round.
Relax in our wood fired hot tub, infrared sauna. Experience massage treatments in our Wellbeing Studio, set on the edge of the forest. With its amazing views and wood burning stove, this space evokes calm; a space to unwind and let go.
King size pine lined Hebridean box bed, woodstove, homestead living, offgrid living
Sheltered and roofed warm water bush shower, state of the art composting toilet / deer and bird hide. Wood fired hot tub and infrared sauna for 2. In the field just you and the hens. 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
+ £7.50 per each additional person
Children 3 years and under
Scottish Thistle Award
The Lazy Duck Homestead
The Lazy Duck - bunkhouse, off grid cabins and lightweight camping
Cairngorms National Park