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Dry Island

Badachro, Gairloch IV21 2AB, Scotland
Dry Island
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The island is really a very special place with fabulous views across the bay of islands and wooded headlands. However, on arrival you have to be prepared for adventure and ready to commit your baggage to a small open boat in uncertain weather, as you will probably not want to be lugging it all the way down many steep steps,... More 

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We loved every minute of our stay on Dry Island. The historic cottage had everything we needed for our week's stay. The cottage was a little damp as you might expect from a cottage of this age but there were plenty of heaters to make it warm and cosy. Ian and Jess were very welcoming and helpful and their two... More 

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Northamptonshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I was just thinking of planning a trip to Scotland when I stumbled across an accidental reference to Dry Island. We stayed there a few years back and had a wonderful, if short, visit. The Badachro Inn is supposed to have one of god best views but Dry a Island is in that view. We arrived as our host pulled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

I booked the old curing station for my stay, adjacent with the owners property and all on one level. Large living/dining space, fair sized bedroom, well equiped kitchen & good sized toilet/shower room. But what you pay for is the view of Gairloch, beautiful! A good pub/eatery 20-25 min walk or a short boat hop across. Access to the island... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed in the Otter Cabin for a few nights. Absolutely blown away by the location of the island especially when walking down from the carpark - that first view over the island is incredible! Ian and Jess were very welcoming when we arrived, helped with our luggage and ensured we had everything we needed for our stay. We loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Loved this cabin, Badachro and Dry Island! Spent a very sunny week here with gentle sea breezes keeping the midges away. Overall very tranquil and relaxing. The island is unbelievably quiet at night too, so great night's sleep assured Sea-food is always a big feature of our West coast holidays, and it was great to get fresh crab & langoustines... More 

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

Thanks very much for your kind comments. It was great having you to stay More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed in The Old Curing Station First the good stuff... The location is unique and charming. The view from the cottage is lovely and the position is quiet and relaxing. The Shellfish Safaris run by Ian from the island are brilliant (reviewed under separate section). The not so good stuff... 1) The first thing we noticed on entering the... More 

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

Thanks very much for your comments The toilet bolts were broken, they have been replaced and silicon renewed. A plumber has also been to check toilet and all is fine Mattress was only a year old. It has been upgraded with a Silent Night King Size bed And complete set of new duvet etc and linen. The Bridge is built... More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Firstly I would like to get the negatives dealt with. It feels like the locals are out to get every penny they can, turned up at the Inn waiting for the boat to take our baggage across and the barman was a little guy who took around 5 minutes to acknowledge me. He then tried to give me a lecture... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Just come back from a week at Creel (now otter) cabin, and can only endorse other people's very favourable comments about the cabin and everything the area offers. We brought out bikes with us, and had great cycling along the roads to Rhua Rheidh and to Cove - the panoramic views coming back from which were particularly fine - all... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Had been planning a trip to the far north west for ages, and wanted somewhere a bit special to stay that didn't break the bank...location was much more important than the actual accomodation....but finding Dry Island meant we didn't compromise on either! We stayed at Otter Cabin (previously Creel Cabin) and I cannot rate this place highly enough, it's location... More 

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