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Creel Cabin

Badachro, The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
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 bustle, surrounded by water on all sides accessed only by a bridge
  • Bright open-plan living space ideal for a 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 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.

Nestled amongst the trees on the ‘Isle of Islonia’ lies this beautiful secluded cabin. Accessed only by a floating bridge or by boat, you really will feel like you have arrived at your own paradise island. Engulfed by crystal blue waters and scenery which will quite simply take your breath away, you will be challenged to find another property in Scotland that provides such a romantic, castaway retreat.


If you wish to truly escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this property offers that and a whole lot more. With magnificent views of Badachro Bay and surrounding mountains, the cabin is private and peaceful with only one other property on the entire island. With the added luxury of a hot tub to relax in whilst drinking in those magnificent views, you will relish every moment spent here.


The accommodation is arranged all on one level and designed to take full advantage of its stunning location. The cosy open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room overlooks the bay and leads you out through patio doors down steps onto the private decking area with uninterrupted panoramic sea views. This property has a warm and welcoming atmosphere both inside and out which you can enjoy all year round. Come and breathe in the fresh sea air and savour this magical part of the Highlands.


Outside the cabin is a wilderness playground inviting you to explore. You can enjoy this idyllic setting from the decking area which is only 5 metres from the water's edge, or why not take time out and unwind in the hot tub. Wherever you chose to relax here the views will follow you, reminding you that you are experiencing a slice of Highland paradise on this beautiful unspoilt island.

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
  • Enclosed garden, garden furniture, outdoor play area, BBQ, hot tub
  • 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

Located in the beautiful Badachro Bay, Dry Island is a privately owned island, connected to the mainland by a footpath that runs over a floating bridge. The warm Gulf Stream waters that surround the island are teamed with sea life that you might catch a glimpse of during your stay including seals, porpoises, dolphins and more. The private beaches are deserted and untouched inviting you to explore and relax with only the sounds of wildlife and water for company.


Badachro is a pretty little village, once renowned for its successful cod fishing scene, and it sits in a sheltered inlet overlooking the bay. The famous local inn overlooks the jetty and serves fantastic food with views to match. There are a number of glorious beaches around the bay overlooking the water and mountains beyond, perfect for a picnic after dipping those toes!


For those who would like to explore this area of the west coast on foot, there are some fabulous walks around the coastline along with some stunning unspoilt beaches. Red Point (5.5 miles) offers two splendid beaches with dramatic red sand whilst Big Sand Beach (10 miles) offers some magnificent views towards the mountains on Skye, providing the perfect backdrop to some awe-inspiring sunsets.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

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.

Reviewed by Mrs Baxter June 2018

Ian & Jess made us so welcome but also were never intrusive. The cottage was clean and very well equipped. We had wonderful weather so no complaints at all. The Badachro Inn we had food there every night it is the best of food very fresh and beautiful in the presentation also. The bar staff were very friendly. We would recommend a trip out in Ian,sRead more boat it was very educational . The scenery was so stunning truly a beautiful place to visit Hide

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