Dry Island Self-Catering Holiday Cottages
We have three self catering properties available at Dry Island. Otter Cabin, nestled in the woods, comfortably sleeps 2 people. The Old Curing Station is a class B listed building which dates back to 1841 and can sleep 2 adults. Both properties have TVs, DVD players and CD/radio system and ipod docking station. Tea, coffee, oil, salt, pepper, sugar, flour, herbs and spices, washing up liquid kitchen roll, spare loo roll, all provided. All rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet with outstanding views across the loch.
The Cabin is fitted out to a high standard with a double bedroom, shower room, open plan kitchen and living room and its own decking area. Other Features include:
- Decking area 5 metres from water's edge. Dining Decking area has picnic bench and pots of herbs for you to use
- Second decking area stretching out in front of the French windows, has a bench for seal and otter spotting, or a gin and tonic, or both.
- A BBQ (coals provided) and a bird feeding area (info and spotter provided).
- Incredible sea and mountain views from decking.
The Cabin only has very small oven and also only a small icebox in fridge for frozen goods. If you need more freezer space we would be happy to provide this.
Rental is from £250 to £495 per week.
The Old Curing Station
The Old Curing Station is larger than Otter Cabin. The completely self-contained ground floor apartment is comfortably furnished. It has a double bedroom, shower room, open plan sitting-and-dining room, kitchen, and spectacular views over the loch. Free Wifi access is available in the Old Curing Station. Short breaks are available from £65 per night per couple. Other features include:
- New kitchen incl. hob and oven, microwave, panini press and dishwasher (tablets provided)
- Private 'sun-trap' seating area and also shared decking area over looking pier, with own picnic bench and built in BBQ, both 5 metres from the sea.
- Spectacular views of the Torridon mountains.
We provide all bed linen, tea towel, gas and electricity
Rental is from £235 to £495 per week.
- Dark Sky
- Northern Lights seen from island
- Meteorite showers
- Star spotter and information provided
- Sightings book
Badachro Bothy and camping barrel
It is a large warm, secure wooden cabin with decking and an undercover outdoor seating area to enable you to enjoy the beautiful woodland and sea views. This sleeps 4 adults or two adult and three children.
- There is a bunk bed (small double and a single), and one comfortable double sofa bed in the bothy. These also provide comfy seating areas to read and watch the tv/dvd/radio. A heater is provided.
- The barrel offers a cosy unique double bed under the curved roof.
- Linen and towels can be hired
- Own private shower and WC
- The bothy is completely by itself on the island and is close to your own playpark with slides and swings.
- Free WiFi is available in Bothy and Barrel
Prices from £65 per night low season to £85 per night high season
If Badachro Bothy is booked in conjunction with The Old Curing Station there is a 5% discount
Regularly seen from island - Herons, Cormorants, Oyster catchers, Curlews, Various Gulls, Doves and Hooded crows, Garden birds
Sometimes seen - Seals, Otter (very close to Otter cabin) Pine Marten, crosses bridge almost daily but still hard to spot, Rare toad family, ask if you would like to see them as they hide, Pheasants, Great Northern Diver, Eider Ducks, Buzzards
Special Sightings - Porpoise and Dolphins, Sea eagle
A washing machine, air drier, ironing board, iron and hair dryer are provided in Otter Cabin and Old Curing Station. For Badachro Bothy we can do a service wash for you for £5. There is a cafetiere in all three properties.
Large selection of books, fiction and non fiction. Board games and cards. Local walk guides and maps. Local attraction leaflets.
Freeview TV, and DVD player
Fitted Smoke alarms, fire extinguisher and blanket, and first aid kit.
Torches essential after dark outside and path requires good grip shoes at all times. For a night out, do the dry island shoe swap over :)
Due to the nature of the path unfortunately the island is inaccessible to those with mobility difficulties. The steps are steep up to the car park and require a good level of fitness.
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