We have 3 self catering properties available at Dry Island. All rooms have outstanding views across different parts of the loch. Enjoy the scenery and wildlife from a comfortable, clean and quiet room.

Places to Stay

Otter Cabin

Otter Cabin, nestled in the woods close to the waters edge comfortably sleeps 2. From the sunny lounge, the deck or the hot tub, soak in the stunning ocean and mountain views, watching the animals and the weather go by.

The Old Curing Station

The Old Curing Station is a class B listed building which dates back to 1841. The comfortably furnished self-contained ground floor apartment can sleep 2 adults and is larger than Otter Cabin.

Badachro Bothy and Barrel

The Badachro Bothy is a large, warm, wooden cabin with large decking and an undercover outdoor seating area where you can enjoy the beautiful woodland and sea views. There is also a cosy sleeping barrel. This can sleep two adults. Two night minimum stay.

For all properties we provide:

  • Free WiFi
  • Cooking pans, utensils and crockery
  • Linens
  • Tea towel and washing up liquid
  • Tea, coffee and sugar
  • Oil, salt, pepper, flour, herbs & spices
  • Toilet paper
  • Large selection of books, fiction and non-fiction. Board games and cards
  • Local walk guides and maps. Local attraction leaflets
  • Freeview TV, and DVD player
  • Heaters
  • Towels can be hired

Viewing highlights

  • Dark Sky
  • Northern Lights seen from island
  • Meteorite showers
  • Star spotter and information provided
  • Sightings book

Wild Life

Regularly seen from island – Herons, Cormorants, Oyster catchers, Curlews, Various Gulls, Doves and Hooded crows, Garden birds

Sometimes seen – Seals, Otter (very close to Otter cabin) Pine Marten, crosses bridge almost daily but still hard to spot, Rare toad family, ask if you would like to see them as they hide, Pheasants, Great Northern Diver, Eider Ducks, Buzzards

Special Sightings – Porpoise and Dolphins, Sea eagle


Fitted Smoke alarms, fire extinguisher and blanket, and first aid kit.

Torches are essential after dark outside. The path requires good grip shoes at all times. For a night out, do the Dry Island shoe swap over.

Due to the nature of the path unfortunately the island is inaccessible to those with mobility difficulties. The steps up to the car park are steep and require a good level of fitness.