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Creel Cabin,

Badachro, The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Log Cabin / Lodge
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Secluded getaway for two on a remote Island by the fishing village of Badachro
  • A true escape from the hustle and bustle, surrounded by water on all sides accessed only by a bridge
  • Bright open-plan living space ideal for a relaxing romantic break
  • Take a trip on a traditional creel fishing boat with the owner
  • Walk to neighbouring islands at low tide or dine at the famed local inn further inland
Property code: CA085

This unique retreat with hot tub rests on the shores of a tiny island, 5 miles from the nearest village on Loch Gairloch, offering stunning panoramic views of the north-west Highland sea.

This property offers quirky seclusion in the form of a solitary cabin with trees dotted around, where you traverse the steep path, lined with wooden creatures, to access a bridge above the sea. On arrival at the bridge you will be greeted by the owner, your luggage taken to the property by the owner's boat (along with yourselves if you so choose!) as you embark on a sojourn from the outside world. You can choose to travel further inland to nearby picturesque towns and coastal paths, dine at the local inn or walk at low tide to your neighbouring remote islands taking in the stunning views.

Climb the few steps to the property just metres from the water's edge. Inside, a cosy open-plan living space has all you need for a relaxing stay including ample comfy sofas and TV, and a well-equipped kitchen, perfect for cooking a slap-up meal. An intimate dining space is located in prime position, overlooking the decking and nearby hills. After a satisfying day's exploring, retire to the cosy double bedroom after washing your cares away in the modern shower room.

Outside, recline on the bench and enjoy a firepit BBQ or your favourite tipple, perhaps a dram of whisky, drinking in those unbeateable panoramic views. You can even hire a bicycle or indulge in a spot of canoeing while you wait for the sunset to appear over the nearby hills. On a good day you will spot dolphins or seals frolicking in the waves as boats float serenely by.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 shower room with WC and wash basin
  • Gas hob, small electric oven, fridge with ice box, microwave, washing machine
  • Electricity included
  • TV/DVD player, radio/CD player, iPod dock, hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels are not provided
  • Hot tub
  • Enclosed garden, garden furniture, outdoor play area, BBQ,
  • Bike and canoe hire available by arrangement with the owner
  • Traditional fishing trips can be arranged directly with the owner
  • Regret no dogs
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Shops, fuel 5 miles (Gairloch)
  • Please note - this property is accessed via a floating bridge. Due to the nature of the path and floating bridge, unfortunately this property is not suitable for those with walking difficulties. The owner offers a meet and greet service and will take you and your luggage to the property by boat if you wish

Carol Gall

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Justine, 14th March 2020

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Incredible setting, ideal place to relax and unwind from everyday life. Be prepared with suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and be well equipped with provisions as the nearest shop is a 15 minute drive. But overall a glorious experince - highly recommended and fabulous stories from Ian.

Reviewed by Keith, 8th February 2020

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Wow this location and cabin is amazing. The walk down to the island is a must has it is steep and rough. The views are fantastic and the privacy is great. The hot tub is very welcoming. Can't wait to go back.

Reviewed by Simon, 21st December 2019

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Great location and privacy. Loved the hot run with views out over through and harbour. Loved the walk down from the car park over the pontoon - an adventure every time. Wonderful area for runs, walks and visits.

Reviewed by Dale, 15th November 2019

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We arrived around 7:00pm and were met at the parking spot by Michelle who guided us by torchlight down the pathway and across the floating bridge to Dry Island which was quite the adventure. On arrival at the cabin, it was immediately homely, warm and cosy. The views out into the bay were breathtaking and the tranquility of the area was for the mosRead moret part undisturbed for the 4 days we stayed. The hot tub provided a warm sanctuary to take in the views. Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Ralf, 5th November 2019

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Its a wonderful place if you want to do nothing.

Reviewed by Miss Welsh, August 2019

We spent our honeymoon in this outstandingly beautiful setting. Jess and Ian are lovely hosts. Totally on hand if we needed them with advice on where to go when the weather was wet and helped us on our first night as we arrived quite late and had no supplies. The island has breathtaking views and our cabin was just perfect for us to spend together Read moreon our first few days as Husband and wife. Seals and otters came to the island which was a lovely surprise. Amazing place to visit. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Greggan, July 2019

We wanted peace and quiet and we got everything we wanted, plus a little bit of adventure too. The floating bridge is interesting when the tide is in, but not a problem at any state of the tide. The views from the cabin are amazing and the wildlife that visits (including seals and otters) make it of interest at any time of the day. The cabin has evRead moreerything you need and its setting within the woodland on the island couldn't be beaten. Wester Ross is a wild area, so don't expect tea rooms every 100 yards, but there are sufficient places to grab a coffee or a lunch, if that's what you want. We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Millard, June 2019

The area around Badachro and Badachro itself was stunning, even in the rain. Dry Island was an adventure to get to and all part of the experience. Our luggage was taken over in Ian's boat and he helped us with it to the cabin. The view from the cabin......... stunning. Lots of wildlife to see although we didn't see any otters. Peaceful and relaxingRead more. There was a hot tub, which we thought we wouldn't really use, but we did! Sometimes late evening, looking over the bay and watching the tide go in and out. It is totally secluded. We could see across to the local inn, but they could not see us. Badachro inn is just a short walk either by a path skirting the water or by the road. Good atmosphere and very friendly staff/owner. If going for dinner and fond of fresh seafood, go earlier as it ran out pretty quickly when we were there. Lunch was good too. We could sit outside and look over to our island and towards Creel Cabin. The only part you can see, and you really have to look hard, is the fence in front of the hot tub. We went to local beaches and to beaches near Gairloch, which were beautiful, but always keen to get back to our own little paradise. The facilities inside the cabin are perfectly adequate. Lovely patio doors looking out to the sea and the moored yachts. Couch is a bit soft. Ian, Jess and their family were lovely. There if required but happy to leave you in peace. We would love to go back to the Cabin but only wish it was for four people as we have friends who we would love to have shared this wonderful experience with. When leaving, Ian very kindly gave us some squat lobster tails to take home with us. Very yummy! We will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Burke, May 2019

Beautiful location, right at the water's edge. Lots of birdlife and seals in front of the cottage. The accommodation was very good value, but could, possibly, benefit from a little refurbishment. The hot tub was well worth the extra cost and the owner was very pleasant and helpful. We had a very enjoyable and relaxing week, thank you.

Reviewed by Mr Morton, September 2018

Superb location, well priced,friendly owner and as peaceful as you like. Accommodation has everything you need, nothing too fancy but ,perfectly adequate for a cosy stay near Gairloch Would certainly go again and can recommend it for anyone seeking tranquillity on the west coast of Scotland.

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