Cosy Wooden Cabin and Barrel on Secluded Island

Island hosted by聽Ian

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bathroom
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
90% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Furry friends welcome
Bring your pets along for the stay.


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鈩癸笍 Guests must acknowledge:

馃搶 Difficult climb down to island and floating footbridge
馃搶 Detached toilet and shower (see photos)
馃搶 Limited heating in winter months

Recommended in Rough Guide, Observer, and The Times Travel, our Cabin and Barrel are an excellent space for couples to experience our magical little corner of the Scottish Highlands here on our historic family-owned island.

The space
Enjoy your holiday in total privacy on the southern half of a historic family-owned island.

Unlike traditional campsites in the highlands, this "Captain's Cabin and Barrel" is just for you with detached private shower and toilet facilities, and a kitchen complete with all of the cooking essentials.

And extra special is your very own wood-fired hot tub.

The barrel is suitable for an adult couples.
There is a television and wifi.

Unfortunately, the site is inaccessible to those with mobility difficulties, as accessing the island requires a challenging 10-minute walk down the hill from the car park and crossing a slippery floating footbridge. Waterproof, high grip shoes are a must and guests must carry torches after dusk.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Bay view
Harbour view
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
Washing machine

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4.55 out of 5 stars from 269 reviews


Where you鈥檒l be

Badachro, Scotland, United Kingdom

Dry Island sits in the tranquil waters of Gair Loch (literally "short loch") where the Mackenzies have lived, fished and farmed since the 15th Century. Dry Island's current owner, Ian McWhinney is a descendent of the Mackenzies and still fishes for shellfish from the Island. He is very happy to take visitors out to harvest langoustines, crabs and squat lobsters from his creels.

Warm Gulf Stream waters make for a temperate climate which attracts plentiful wildlife, including seabirds, otters and whales which feast on the seasonal bounty of the sea. The loch is circled to the south by the dramatic Torridon Mountains including the 3300ft high Beinn Alligin and Slioch (3215ft), one of Scotland's finest mountains.

Inverness is the nearest city to Dry Island and is approximately 90 minutes drive away. Across the sea is Skye, the Isle of Rona and the Inner Hebrides and boat trips to the islands can be booked during your stay. The village of Badachro on the shores of Gair Loch has a fine pub with a restaurant in which to dine and relax after a day in the hills.

However you want to relax and unwind, Dry Island has so much to offer.

Hosted by Ian

  1. Joined in May 2015
  • 358 Reviews
  • Identity verified
fisherman from Gairloch , local to Badachro.
Family have lived on Dry Island for 100s of years.

Am cheerful, knowledgable and have a good sense of humour

During your stay

You can feel comfortable on your corner of the island free from disturbance from us or guests staying in the other property. Upon arrival, with prior arrangement, and if you are coming for a few nights I may be able to pick you up by boat at the Badachro Inn.
You can feel comfortable on your corner of the island free from disturbance from us or guests staying in the other property. Upon arrival, with prior arrangement, and if you are co鈥
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 79%
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit 鈥 if you damage the home, you may be charged up to 拢200

Cancellation policy