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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great experience packed with history, humour, fresh air and shellfish. Along with fascinating facts of the history of the area, to learn more about the fishing industry and work added to make this relevant and memorable. Not too long and not too short, it topped off our trip to the area perfectly. Thanks to Ian and his crew.

Thank Livyliz28
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We spent a wonderful week in 'Otter cottage' and joined Ian on a 'Shell Fish Safari' on the loch and couldn't reccomend it highly enough. Dry island is a very special place run by honest, kind and warm people. The view of sunrises from our cabin was incredible, the local pub is fantastic. Plenty of wildlife in the area and...

2Thank Anton L
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Myself, my baby son, best friend and her daughter stayed in otter cabin on Dry Island. When we arrived we got a feast of squat lobsters to eat which was great. The views from otter cabin were amazing and we had a great little holiday. It's not luxury but it's comfy and relaxed. Recommended:-)

1Thank Francesca B
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and me stayed here for our honeymoon. It was a really great choice. The landscape is very nice. Ian, Jess and the kids are all very kind and lovely. They helped as with everything. Thanks again for everything. We will come back! Best wishes Martina&Lukas

Thank 552martinak
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2016

was so looking forward to my visit to the island, unfortunately having paid full price before arriving [£350 ] for 5 days we would not have stayed.Told Ian my partner was disabled he asked if he could walk which he can and he omitted to say there was a very steep hill to get to and from the island,the bothy...

4Thank bettyshotpot
www.dryisland.co.uk, Owner at Dry Island, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review and for staying with us. Firstly to address your points. You did not tell Ian on the phone that your partner was disabled. We will amend the website to add to the statement ‘not suitable for walking difficulties,’ and we will add a ‘reasonable level of fitness required.’ There is no damp in...

Reviewed 16 July 2016

We love this side of Scotland and the Old Curing Station only confirmed that. Ian, his wife family were great and couldn't do enough for us. The beautiful surroundings and peace was wonderful. The beautiful sandy beaches within ten minutes drive. Ian's Sea Safari we recommend and his knowledge is something else. You have to cross a bridge to reach...

1Thank mattsolives
www.dryisland.co.uk, Owner at Dry Island, responded to this review

hi thanks guys see you again next year cheers ian

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

My husband had read about this Inn in the Rough Guide and doing a day trip from Tain we decided to leave the circle we were doing to experience the food that was highly recommended ! The location is unique, 5 miles off the main road to this tiny little inn where a river meets the Atlantic Ocean . Little...

1Thank Bronanne
Dunbar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2016

it does say on the website that you need footwear wit good grip soles to get here, nowhere does it say how steep the access and dangerous underfoot it is to get to the island, I was offered to get to the road in a little rib but that was dependent on tides. It does not say anything about people...

2Thank 231loretta
www.dryisland.co.uk, Owner at Dry Island, responded to this review

dear guest, thank you for your response, you are right access to dry island is difficult for people with walking difficulties, if you would care to read the brochure that was sent out to you, it does say, 10 minute walk from the carpark, rough underfoot, suitable footwear required, luggage can be ferried over by boat, there is also a...

Coldstream, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2015

We love visiting quiet spots and this place is right up there. We rented the Old Curing Station and although Ian and his family live upstairs we were allowed our privacy whilst still having pleasant chats with his family. The trek to the road is part of the attraction and although the weather was mixed it is what we often...

1Thank Nelly100
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Beautifully situated, peaceful break, no intrusions, stayed at bothy, like a log cabin in the trees, had everything we needed, even Internet on a remote island, toilet, shower, little kitchen, barbecue, free shellfish thrown in too, owner takes you over with your luggage, wonderful floating bridge to walk over to island, it was s delight staying there, one night wasn't...

1Thank Jeanette P

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dry island is a unique place to stay. It is situated in Badachro bay and linked to the mainland from a private car park by a floating bridge. The high standard accommodation consists of 2 self-catering places that sleep two and Badachro Bothy that sleeps 4. There is a great pub 10mins walk away. Amazing sea views and great for otter watching. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dry Island

Address: Badachro, Gairloch IV21 2AB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Gairloch
Price Range: ₹ 2,489 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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Dry Island Gairloch, Scotland
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