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The Old Curing Station,

Badachro, The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
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
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Experience true island living at this secluded property
  • Spacious, open-plan living with a homely, cosy touch
  • Perfect property for a peaceful and romantic getaway
  • Delightful private garden with hot tub
  • A short distance to a great pub with wonderful food and drink
  • Remote location allows you to admire the area's wildlife
Property code: CA357

One-of- two detached properties set in a spectacular and secluded location, experience life with an entire island (almost) to yourself when staying at this cosy ground floor property – the perfect retreat for unwinding from life's daily stresses.

Dry Island, upon which this property is set, is a beautiful and peaceful island brimming with wildlife and gorgeous scenery. For those that are a fan of sea life and fishing, sit back and admire the seals and dolphins right from the house itself, or head out on the property owner's creel fishing boat to catch a delightful dish for dinner. The local inn is just 1 mile away, where you will find great food, drink and spectacular views out to the sea where your meal has been sourced from. 5 miles away is the village of Gairloch which has a small selection of cafes, pubs and independent shops, perfect for a bit of retail therapy throughout your stay.

Upon arriving at this property, you will be greeted by the owner who will take your luggage over to the island allowing you to experience the magical winding path and floating bridge that lead to this quaint cottage. As one of two properties on the island, the peace and serenity that surrounds this abode will amaze you, alongside its beautiful waterside location with views out to sea and onto the mountains beyond. Inside, you will find a well-equipped and well-presented kitchen and a dining area to enjoy a nice romantic meal at, which then leads onto a cosy living room – an ideal space for enjoying a good book or some games. The double bedroom and shower room are both well finished and have everything you need to both get ready for the day ahead and have a restful night's sleep.

Out the back of the property, there is a beautiful suntrap garden area where you can sit and enjoy a nice refreshing glass of wine while the BBQ sizzles away. There is also a wonderfully romantic hot tub. The shared patio at the front of the building is where you can catch the most stunning sunsets – you will be truly amazed at how at one with nature you will feel upon returning from a stay on this island.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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

  • 1 bedroom - double room
  • 1 bathroom - shower room
  • Electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • Highchair and cot available upon request
  • CD/radio, TV with Freeview, DVD player, iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not included
  • Private rear garden with BBQ, garden furniture and hot tub. Shared patio at the front of the house
  • The owner will greet guests at the car park to take your luggage over to the island whilst you take the winding wooden path down to the waters edge to cross the floating bridge across to the property
  • The property is a self-contained ground floor area of a B Listed building
  • Bike and canoe hire available and by arrangement with the owner
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Shop within 5 miles

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 4 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
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Reviewed by Patricia, 2nd February 2020

Fully equipped cottage you only need toiletries, Towels were provided.

Reviewed by Mrs Gemmell, August 2019

Great stay on dry island . Ian Jess & family made us feel very welcome.They could not do any more to make our holiday good. They invited us to the village bbq which was good. Ians boat trip is very interesting. Thank you to you all.

Reviewed by Mr Thame, March 2019

Loved our week in this lovely location. Both on arrival and departure all our luggage was transferred as promised by boat and even placed in the cottage ready for us when we arrived over the bridge and on leaving Iain took it to the boat for us while we went back to the car. The bridge is nowhere near the challenge I expected it to be as it is wellRead more secured with ropes at several points which keeps it very stable.The curing house has everything needed for a comfortable stay and of course the all singing all dancing hot tub is now in place. The weather was not the best but that is to be expected in early March. Because of this we were not really able to take full advantage of the island but was no great hardship to stay in the comfortable cottage. We had a walk round and had a look at Otter Cabin as it was not occupied and that is equally as comfortable with a view through the french windows to die for. And the hot tub nestled among the trees. The Badachro Inn is a nice welcoming pub and we loved the old world traditional grand hotel charm of the Sheidaig Lodge. Would also highly recommend a visit to the Highland Wildlife Park a very pleasant drive into the Cairngorms. Taking it leisurely will take about 2 hours but well worth it. Not at all like a zoo all the animals are in huge natural enclosures with plenty of room to roam and an unusual selection...loved the polar bears and snow leopards. The area surrounding Dry Island is stunning. Would also recommend the Sheiling Cafe in Gairloch for a fabulous breakfast orange juice and a basket of toast included...yum. And if shopping for meat or game Kenneth Morrison the butcher in Gairloch sells top notch produce. Again yum. Hide

Reviewed by Ms Campbell, August 2018

The old curing station is functional clean and comfortable. But the Curing station is not the reason to stay..... just somewhere to sleep. Its all about the experience of staying on the island. To experience staying on Dry Island, is magical. The bridge isn't as wobbly or scary as it looks on photos- we didn't even get wet feet! The sense of being Read morecut off, whilst being a 15 minute wander to the fantastic pub is superb. its a very very special place. The views and the peace..... just amazing. Yes, theres a bit of a walk to the carpark, but its a lovely walk. The pub walk is also great, particularly in the dark a bit tipsy with a torch. jess and ian and their lovely kids are fab. And interact as little or as much as you choose. Ian is a very funny and interesting man. His shellfish safari I would recommend. Who even knew a pipe fish existed? superb. Plus you get your money back in Shellfish! The whole area is wonderful. Beautiful, peaceful, dramatic scenery, amazing beaches. Just go. And don't forget your dog - dog heaven! Hide

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