This idilic 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 & widgeon alongside mandarin, whistler ducks and the lazy Aylesburies, the cosy two-person 'Duck's Nest', shares happily the six secluded acres of woodland and garden grounds. Red squirrels, deer, crested tits are your nearest neighbours along with the waterfowl. Built from local larch wood and Douglas Fir the 'Duck's Nest' is roofed in ancient, weathered Tomintoul stone and with woodwashed pine linings has perhaps a touch more elegance than you might expect. Rain water is gravity fed from the roof into two whisky barrels and then to the century old brass tap at the sink. The king size Hebridean box bed with stargazer window above, wood burning stove and veranda are complemented by candle lanterns supported by some electric lighting, a gas cooking stove and oven, tiny fridge and a sumptuous soft leather sofa from which you can keep an eye on the ducks. The dining table is graced by two comfortable Edwardian carver dining chairs tempting you to linger over your meal overlooking the water. The veranda has its own breakfast table and two all weather rattan chairs. A chiminea wood burner for a log fire or BBQ stands nearby on the deck. Here in a small space is old-style charm, in keeping with some modern quirky style and dollops of profound tranquility. 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.
All Year. Please see our website for prices and availability.
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 a
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.