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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Dry Island

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Dry Island
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“Location, location, location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2009

From the beginning when we saw our cottage and its location in real life, we knew it matched up to the website. We were very happy for the next 7 days, making this our base and doing great walks and drives around the area. The hosts Ian and Jess are kind and considerate - it was quiet, peaceful and beautiful - we hadn't felt so relaxed in ages. Loved the Badachro Inn which was 5 mins away and great for wi fi contact.
Karen & Nes

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2008

We stayed here on our honeymoon - very exciting getting to the island over the pontoon. more exciting coming back in the dark, after a few pints at the inn, but still good fun! Very welcoming, and sooo peaceful. Lovely to wake up in the monring and look out of the window across the bay. Badachro inn does fantastic food, and there is another restaurant just across from the b&b, too. The owners can book you in if you ask. can't recommend it highly enough.

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  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Dry Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2007

Returned again this year to Dry Island B&B. Had a wonderful few days at this beautiful and unique location. The bed and breakfast house is reached via a floating bridge from the lovely village of Badachro. The accommodation is great and you are made to feel very welcome and a hearty cooked Scottish breakfast awaits you in the morning. The surrounding area is fantastic and is perfect for walkers and those who enjoy the outdoor life. The local inn is also within walking distance.
All in all, if Carlsburg did unique, beautiful highland breaks........

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  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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Derbyshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2007

A wonderful few days spent in a beautiful location. We had clear blue skies and views across to the islands. Having walked across to the island in the dark, we awoke to a misty morning looking across the loch, no one else in sight. Dry Island's also within easy reach of the Torridon hills, allowing us to combine days by the water with days in the hills.

We were made to feel very welcome and had a fantastic holiday.

  • Liked — Location and Views
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2007

We stayed here for a week on a bed and breakfast basis and it was fantastic. The accomodation is situated on its own island in the middle of loch Gairloch, and is reached by a floating bridge.
The situation was idillic; the room was well furnished and comfortable with tea and coffee facilities (and had lots of information about local amenities); the welcome was excellent; and the breakfast kept us going for most of the day.
The families and couple staying on the self catering cottages also appeared to be having a wonderful break with good facilities.
This is an ideal place for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts, or those who just want a quiet break away (perhaps honeymooners), and is only 1 and half hours drive from inverness airport on mostly good roads (it looks further) but you do need a car to get there easily.
Due to its situation it would not be accessible for those with mobility issues.

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Additional Information about Dry Island

Property: Dry Island
Address: Badachro, Gairloch IV21 2AB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Gairloch
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Gairloch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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Dry Island Gairloch, Scotland

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