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Dry Island
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We stayed there for one week and enjoyed the great view, the quiet and the daily trips. Furniture should partially be refurbished, the kitchen facilities are average and should be checked for cleaness and completeness. Ian and Jess were very friendly and Ian took the luggage over by his boat but modalities of arrival should be cleard before starting the journey. All in all it was a very relaxing stay but a little bit overpriced if you place value on interior.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Klaus S
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

We stayed for a week in the ground floor apartment on Dry Island. It is in a lovely location, and certainly the walk over the floating bridge makes for a unique kind of holiday. However, we found the apartment to be quite dingy: the bedroom and lounge look out onto the small back garden which slopes upwards and then there's one more window to provide the light. The dining room is in the middle of the apartment so gets relatively little natural light. The kitchen is a very narrow galley kitchen, and I'd guess hasn't been refurbished for a long time: it's very outdated with an old electric cooker. It is kitted out adequately, but again the crockery and kitchen implements are very basic. The bed was quite hard, and the pillows were very substandard, making for an uncomfortable night's sleep. Ian and Jess were friendly enough, but didn't seem interested in making conversation. We appreciated Ian taking our luggage round to the apartment on his boat: would have been a long walk without it! On the plus side, we enjoyed the lounge area: was a pleasant place to sit and chill out.

Room Tip: Creel cabin may be lighter, more up to date and have better views than the apartment, from looking at the photos.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank BenW480
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

Loved our week at Creel Cabin, the ideal place to 'get away from it all'!
First Class!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank lovethesun34
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Reviewed October 16, 2010

Have just returned from a week at Dry Island and we were sorry to leave as it was a great experience. We were looking for something to do for a week in October and took a punt of this place based on the website and the comments on this website. As we were driving from Southampton we were kind of hoping it was like the website and we weren't disappointed.

The setting is almost unbelievable and appears to be about as far removed (literally and figuratively) from the South of England as one can get and I mean this in a good way. The welcome was warm and helpful without being overbearing especially as we were staying in the self catering apartment which is part of the main house. It might sound odd, but there is very little noise from the main house even though it is a wall away and Ian and Jess always made themselves available to help if required.

In terms of activities, we were lucky with the weather in that for half the week there was not a cloud in the sky and very little wind. We took our inflatable kayak with us and were able to launch off the quay in front the house and were able to go and see the resident seals before breakfast. We also went snorkelling as the visibility is 6-8 metres at least and saw a lot of marine life but be warned that if you're going to do it, the water is cold.

There are some great walks in the area and the scenery is stunning. Some interesting things to are: Ian's shellfish safari, visit the Loch Ewe distillery and have a drink in the Badacro Inn to name but a few.

Finally here are a few things which others may find useful: if you have limited mobility, this may not be the place for you as there a number of steep and/ or slippery steps/ walkways to get there. To avoid carrying heavy bags, Ian will come and collect them by boat (defo worth it). The apartment in the main house has a good wifi connection, the cabin does not. There is good mobile phone reception all around the area but not in the main apartment due to the thickness of the walls. The last 2 may not be that important but thought I'd mention them.

All in all would thoroughly recommend it and we're looking forward to going back next year!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank ehillier1975
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Reviewed February 3, 2010

Amazing scenery, great walking, collecting our own mussels on Gairloch beach, eating Ian's wonderful langoustines.....we wanted a quiet retreat for Christmas and we got it. For a few days we were the sole ccupants of the island in Creel Cabin as Ian and Jess were away. The location could not be better. The cabin is comfortable - but don't expect luxury - it is superb value for money at all times of year. The coastline offers many beautiful places to visit - we especially liked Gruinard Bay. At Christmas we felt we missed out on wildlife, fishing and walking because of winter weather and short days, so we're going back in June 2010. Watch this space for a summer review.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank HelenStonyStratford
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