Nestled in centuries-old Scots Pine Forest, the Award Winning Woodman’s eco hut is a romantic hideaway almost entirely crafted from its surroundings.
“Another fabulous visit to the Woodmans, our 4th! Epic stars and colours. Great hospitality form the Lazy Duck team. Thanks again and see you next time!.” Dave & Gail, October 2022.
Lounge in the breathtaking landscape that unfolds before you; a vast moorland providing the foreground to the majestic uninterrupted Cairngorms National Park Northern Corries and Ryvoan Pass winding its way to Rothiemurchus Estate and Aviemore. Luxurious and laid back, this fully off-grid retreat is for couples who want to relax, recharge and reconnect.
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
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 wood burning 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. Warm Knockando Woolmill rugs are available to make early morning or evening sitting on the storm lantern lit veranda a cosy experience.
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.
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.