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Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground

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300 metres off the Nethy Bridge to Tomintoul Road | At the village boundary, Nethy Bridge PH25 3ED, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a find! We stayed here for one week and couldn't believe it when it was time to pack up and go. The campsite it beautifully kept (due to the care of the owners and the 3 night repitch rule) and has lots of little places where you can head off for a bit of peace and quiet as well... More

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Many thanks Amy from all of us at the Lazy Duck. Your review highlights exactly the kind of values we hope we have developed over the last thirty years of giving hospitality to guests. Campers have been coming now since 2003, pitching their tents on the very same ground as did our much earlier Traveller residents of the early 1900's.... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Lazy Duck a few weeks ago, in the lovely The Duck's Nest cabin. It feels really private and is perfect for couples, and the veranda overlooks the duck's pond. The cabin itself is beautifully presented - it is rustic and homely. One of the best bits was waking up to red squirrels on their feeding table,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel at the Lazy Duck is very cozy. My partner and I are from London and joined a pair of longstanding travelling companions from Seattle there for a week in July. We were blessed with good weather, few midges, and sights of the wildlife including red squirrels, crested tits, ospreys, lizards... we even joined our host Valery on her... More

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Prestwick
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here for the camping on 2 nights and I can honestly say it was the best camping we have ever done. Excellent idea to only allow 4 tents to be pitched so gives that real peaceful and tranquilness! The grounds were beautiful and well maintained and I loved that there was an outdoor hot tub and Sauna. The... More

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Chester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Camped here for three nights with my husband and we both highly recommend this campsite. All the facilities we needed as campers were readily available; clean toilet, awesome bush shower, hot water for washing up and campers' shelter for cooking in when it rained. The location of the Lazy Duck is excellent. We found the location ideal for visits to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I stayed at Lazy Duch for a reasonable period of time and can affirm that the place is unique. Besides, it is good located, and I could even cycle to several places such as Aviemore while being there. Do not hesitate to try the hot tub at any time: you will not regret it. And last but not least, I... More

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Horsforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We've stayed at a number of camp sites and this one really is quite different, in a good way. Everyone we met was pleasant and helpful, we got a good welcome and comprehensive tour of the site by JC upon arrival. The site itself is fantastically thought out, and the woodman's shower is actually really great (I was initially dubious... More

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. You are not the first convert to our warm water bush showers. We guess you were using the brand new Wild Willow shower which serves the 4 pitch lightweight tent camping ground. It really has been a hit and we are hurriedly doing a reprint of the 'Certificates of Courage' campers can award themselves, take... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Was a nice couples get away and the volunteer JC was great and really helpful. Took a while to shine to the owners but soon we where all feeding the ducks and chatting. The woodcutters cabin was great and the eco friendly approach made it really fun to shower in the freezing cold under hot water overlooking Cairngorm. 4 stars!

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Thanks so much folks for your encouraging review. It looks as if you were staying in our Woodman's Hut on the edge of the 100 acre moor, looking straight to Cairngorm. Yes, the view from the warm bush shower there is one of the most unusual and rewarding you are likely to find around here. Just to help you and... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Third time at the Hostel. Fantastic facility in a really beautiful setting. Sadly didn't have time for the natural hot-tub, but enjoyed a glass of wine next to the roaring fire. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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London
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10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My partner and I fell in love with Lazy Duck the moment we came through the gate at the front of the property. We stayed in the Woodman's Hut so cannot comment on the other accommodation, but from the outside everything looked beautiful with lovely gardens and places to sit and watch the world go by. David and Valery both... More

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. When folk travel all the way from London to dip into the elemental life of The Lazy Duck, we do our best to see that the reality here matches any rhetoric in the way we may have described this small 6 acre 'oasis' to you. That takes team effort and it's good that you... More

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Address: 300 metres off the Nethy Bridge to Tomintoul Road | At the village boundary, Nethy Bridge PH25 3ED, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Nethy Bridge
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A 6 acre oasis in the Cairngorms National Park where 8 bed hostel, 2 off grid 2 person eco cabins and a 4 pitch lightweight camping ground nestle by the waterfowl ponds and views straight to the mountains with nothing but moorland and forest in between. The Lazy Duck is close to mountain bike trails, skiing and snowboarding, climbing and plateau treks, rafting, kayaking, fishing, golfing and plenty of whisky distilleries. Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Highland Folk Museum, Highland Wildlife park and the leisure pool at the Aviemore Centre are all within easy reach and of top class quality for visitors Small is beautiful at The Lazy Duck. Been Active? Come home to slow living with our hot tub, sauna & Swedish massage service ... more   less 
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