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Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground

300 metres off the Nethy Bridge to Tomintoul Road | At the village boundary, Nethy Bridge PH25 3ED, Scotland
Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here recently in the cabin. If you are expecting luxury, its not. If you are expecting a shower, well, while the concept of showering outside may seem exciting.... the reality of having to boil your water, bring it outside then hoist it up and then stand in a dog bed, yes you read that right, a dog bed while... More 

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

Oh dear, what has happened here? Have we really made such a bad slip up as to welcome you with an uncleaned composting toilet and an unusable shower? If so then multiple apologies for our carelessness. We really wish you had come to us early in your stay and we would have jumped about to put things right. We have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just WOW!everything was utter perfect the ducks nest was an amazing cozy hut perfect in every way and more,already looking to book again for near future!scenery= divine!we love this place and surroundings,staff were 1st class and fresh bread to die for!we think 5 stars is not a high enough rating for this place!the ducks pond is gorgeous and well kept,also... More 

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

Great Barry that you found just what you were looking for and have taken the trouble to write about your stay here. Haste ye back! More 

Aberdeen
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could rant on endlessly about my love for this place, but I'll try to keep things concise! We stayed at the Ducks Nest cabin on the 1st and 2nd of March and had the best few days ever! JC was very welcoming and we found the owners/staff very friendly and helpful. The cabin itself is gorgeous in every way... More 

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

Well once again, many, many congratulations you two. If your man went down on one knee in the hot tub to propose you're lucky still to have him alive and not drowned. Thanks for mentioning Valery's little book of wise words. There is one in each of the two huts and you're right, many folk tell us it helps them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in Woodsman's hit for a 3 night break in March. The hut is situated in a excellent private location, with a lovely view across the fields to the mountains. The stove heating and candles for lightning made a great relaxing atmosphere. The groundsman and his wife were friendly and helpful. Would recommend a dip in the hot... More 

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

Crikey Allan, did you actually roll in the snow after your hot tub? There's courage for you. The Scandinavians and folk from The Baltic States and Russia do it all the time of course but not often the Brits. Come and have another dip as soon as you like. All the best, The Groundsman, his wife and all Team Lazy... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed in the ducks nest for 2 nights and had a wonderful time. We had read most of the reviews before going and we were not disappointed. The lodge was perfect and we couldn't fault anything. We were apprehensive about the compost loo having had an interesting experience at Comrie croft whilst camping. However we found the compost loo... More 

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

Well Carol, what can we say? You are perhaps the first to offer an in depth (please excuse the connection) critique of our deep drop, sweet smelling composting loo. It's quite an invention insn't it, pioneered France and brought to us by David Robson one of our building team of two local men. One secret is to have planted the... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stayed for two nights in the Ducks Nest cabin at the Lazy Duck in December 2014. The cabin is beautiful & has everything you need for a few days of simple relaxation away from the bustle of everyday life. From the woodburning stove which gives out a fantastic heat to the box bed with a view of the stars!... More 

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

Thank you Frances. It is good of you to take the time to write. We are thinking we should award 'Certificates of Courage' for bush shower veterans much as we do in the summer months for campers. You hardy folk who took the warm shower outside in January deserve special commendations. It's really quite cozy though isn't it! David &... More 

Biggar, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
41 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed here for two nights on our way from Durness to home in the Scottish Borders. We loved this place, we were made to feel very welcome when we arrived and given a tour of the whole place. The cabin was amazing, the view from the door was over the duck pond, we got to watch all the ducks... More 

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

Great Angie that you both had such a good time at The Duck's Nest. Thanks particularly for highlighting the features of The Lazy Duck which appealed to you most. You are echoing many visitor views and we much appreciate you writing. David & Team Lazy Duck More 

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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

First we want to thank Juan Carlos and his staff/volunteers for being so helpful and attentive yet in no way intrusive. And in the three days we stayed there, although we did see some of the other guests, it was so private and peaceful it felt like we were the only people there. We stayed in the Duck's Nest with... More 

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

Your kind comments reflect very well the responses we are having about our carefully chosen international volunteer team 2014, managers, Juan Carlos and Joanna and the sense of tranquility both you and others experience at the Lazy Duck after an active day in the surrounding Cairngorms National Park. The Duck's Nest and The Woodman's Hut alongside the Lazy Duck Hostel... More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

From arriving to leaving i was made to feel welcome, i manage a hostel myself and have to say this is the best i have stayed anywhere. The location is perfect near the village but tucked away in the forest. I stayed in the hostel ( on my own ) which has everything you need but gives you what you... More 

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

Good to have you here Mike. Sharing tales with a fellow hostel keeper is always an opportunity, over a dram, to learn just that bit more about this crazy occupation and way of life we have chosen. We enjoyed hearing of your experiences too and look forward to seeing you back. Thanks for your kind comments about our team. David... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Wow what an amazing time at the lazy duck!! Stayed in the Woodmans hut for 3 nights and I literally couldn't fault it! The lazy duck team have thought of everything and were more than helpful whenever we had any queries. I think the outdoor shower was one of the best shower experiences I've had, with the amazing sunrise over... More 

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

Yes, you were really lucky with the weather. At the Woodman's Hut, the dawn sun filters through the box bed window and in the evening, whatever the strength of the westerly wind, you are sheltered for sundowners on the veranda. Thanks for coming. David & Team Lazy Duck More 

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