We have 3 self catering properties available at Dry Island. Each place has outstanding views across different parts of the loch. Enjoy the scenery and wildlife on your decking area or from your own hot tub.

Places to Stay

Otter Cabin

Otter Cabin, nestled in the woods close to the waters edge, it 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.


Captain’s Cabin and Barrel

The Captain’s Cabin is a large, warm, wooden cabin with decking and an undercover outdoor seating area where you can enjoy the beautiful woodland and sea views. There is also a cosy sleeping barrel. You will have sole use of both the cabin, barrel, bathroom and wood fired hot tub. The quirky barrel can sleep two adults. Two night minimum stay.


For all the properties we provide:

  • Free WiFi
  • Smart TV with Netflix in Old Curing Station and Otter Cabin.
  • TV in Captain’s Cabin
  • Cooking pans, utensils and crockery
  • Linen and towels
  • Tea towel and washing up liquid. Dishwasher and tablets in the Old Curing Station
  • Tea, coffee and sugar
  • Oil, salt and pepper
  • Large selection of books, especially Scottish fiction and non-fiction. Board games and cards
  • Local walk guides and maps. Local attraction leaflets
  • And best of all your own Hot tub with sea views

Viewing highlights

  • Dark Sky
  • Northern Lights seen from island
  • Meteorite showers
  • Seals, occasionally otters and if you are very lucky a porpoise
  • 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,, 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. In stormy conditions waterproof shoes are best. 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.