The Old Curing Station on Dry Island offers the opportunity to take a holiday in a unique and magical setting.
Accommodation: 1 bedroom, 1 double (sleeps 2)
If you are looking for an island getaway, this is literally it. An island (almost) entirely to yourselves. Dry Island is a serene and peaceful location that appeals mostly to those looking for a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Leave the car behind on the mainland and enter a world of breathtaking sea views set amongst a backdrop of mountains.
The Old Curing Station is a self-contained ground floor area of a B Listed building on Dry Island. As one of only two buildings on the entire island, you will become part of the micro-nation of the independent isle dubbed 'The Kingdom of Islonia'. The property consists of a double bedroom, shower room, kitchen and dining/living room, and has a shared patio at the front of the building where you can sit and watch the sunset in a beautiful location with a glass of wine in hand. The recently refurbished kitchen contains all of the essentials, and the dining area creates a place where you can admire the stunning scene outside whilst tucking into your fresh shellfish that the owner has provided you upon your arrival. At the back of the house there is a 'sun trap' area with furniture and a barbeque, giving you a place to make the most of the Scottish sunshine.
The owner will greet you 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. It is here that you say goodbye to the outside world and look forward to a break from your everyday life. There are opportunities for boat trips in the form of going on a traditional creel fishing boat with the owner, who comes from a family of fisherman. Test your trawling skills with plenty of lobster, langoustine and squat crabs out in the loch waiting to be caught - dinner you have caught yourself tastes much better!
The setting of this property means that it is in a prime location for spotting wildlife: birds, seals and dolphins can be seen on occasion from the house itself, with it being only a few metres away from the water line. The surrounding hills and mountains provide excellent hill walking opportunities, with numerous Munros to be bagged during your stay in Badachro. After a day of being out and about, there is nothing better to do than come back to the nearby Badachro Inn for a tipple before setting back down the path to the cosy Old Curing Station.
Also available is Creel Cabin (sleeps 2)
Entrance hall, shower room, kitchen, open plan dining room/lounge, double bedroom.
Half day Creel Fishing included in rent by arrangement with the owner.
Wellies and jackets supplied.
|The Old Curing Station||£410 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.