This latest 2-person lodge is much in the style of the the Cairngorms National Park Design Award winning 'Woodman's Hut', opened in 2011. Perched, this time, at the edge of waterfowl ponds with native goldeneye and widgeon alongside mandarin,... read more
An exceptional waterside and wildlife location with remote forest and moorland walking from the door. It will take you 5 minutes via the Woodman's Path to reach the Poet's Seat looking direct to Cairngorm, the Northern Corries and Bynack Mor and another ten minutes to find yourself immersed in the rare and intriguing juniper 'forest' of neighbouring Lettoch Farm. Legendary hot water open sky bush shower and sweet airy composting toilet.
The Lazy Duck: hostel, off grid huts and lightweight camping
Standing alone on the fringes of a seventy acre pinewood the intimately designed Woodman's Hut with veranda makes a rare hideaway for a couple. It looks south across the neighbouring one hundred acre moor to Bynack Mor and Cairngorm Mountain. ... read more
A Cairngorms National Park Design Award winner,this hut is unique and stands alone well away from the hostel, cottage, camping ground and main house. Much of the building relies on timber felled and milled here at Badanfhuarain in 2010 when a two hundred and sixty year old Scots pine was damaged by snow and the hard decision made that it had to come down. Larch slabs from Castle Leod, Strathpeffer and storm damaged oak all have a place in the hut thanks to craftsmen Rob and David. A hot water outdoor shower clings to the east wall and a state of the art, sweet smelling composting toilet hides among the nearby trees. Kettles heat water on the closed woodburning stove. Cooking is by a double ring gas stove with oven and grill. Lighting is by T light candle lanterns and background 12 volt warm white electric. By design,there is no mains electric or TV. There are books and a game or two though and a simple radio. Guests are advised to bring a good head torch both to reach the hut in the dark and perhaps for reading in bed, - and their favourite music making or playing equipment. Warm Knockando Woolmill rugs are available to make early morning or evening sitting on the storm lantern lit veranda a cosy experience. A good malt helps. A small safe peat burning pot stove is provided for minimalist outdoor cooking. Protection of the forest means we are unable to permit other BBQ equipment to be used. Washing water gathered from the roof into a re deployed whisky barrel supplies the hut via an unbelievable brass tap over the stone sink. Drinking water is supplied from the house. The traditional king size box bed with windows to the forest, the mountain and to the canopy of stars above - says it all. Towels, bed linen, all kitchen and dining requirements provided. WiFi and phone top up - 2 minutes walk Wood fired hot tub frequently available. Infra red sauna - please enquire about rates for either and book by 10.00am on the day.
The Lazy Duck
Braemar Caravan Park caters for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents. We also have six Camping Pods, each sleeping four people. Braemar Caravan Park has so much opportunities on our doorstep, whether you are interested in Walking and Hiking,... read more
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... read more
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.
The Lazy Duck - hostel, off grid cabins and lightweight camping
Unique design by Invercauld Estate, and built by Invercauld Estate. Each Pod sleeps up to 4 people, has a dining table, microwave, Kettle and Mini fridge. The pods have a decking area over looking the spectacular scenery of Braemar. The pods are heated, have a thick carpet and curtains, and are well insulated, so perfect all through the year.
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Wildlife is all around - on any day you could spot deer, hares, red squirrels, otters, grouse, buzzards, kestrels and many other bird species. Golden eagles have even been seen close by. There is also a huge range of wildflowers, including orchids, within the woodland nearby.