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Balmaha | Loch Lomond, Balmaha, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G63 OJ2, Scotland
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Bay Cottage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This B&B alone is a good enough reason to skip Drymen and head straight to Balmaha for the first day of walking the West Highland Way. We arrived soaking wet and had the warmest welcome by Liz, the ideal hostess of Loch Lomond & The Trossacks! Comfortable rooms, splendid beds, (real) drying service, perfectly equipped bathroom. Add an afternoon tea... More

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manchester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

8 of us returned to scotland on our ben nevis tour so we booked into the bay cottage again as we had stayed there when we did the west highland way walk 2 years ago.i couldnt believe its actually got better which i didn,t think was possible.liz was once more the perfect hostess and made us all really welcome,the outdoor... More

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salisbury
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11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A warm welcome awaits on arrival with a superb high tea including scrumpious home made scones served in the guest living room. Our room was comfortable with all necessities to hand. The hot tub was simply wonderful! Liz served us with excellent breakfasts, an excellent choice of juice, bread, lovelyhomemade marmalade. If you want to be spoilt rotten book in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Of all B&B and bunkhouses we stayed during our West Highland way, this was my favorite place. First: the traditional Scottish breakfast was the best I had in all the seven places we stayed (I would order the Scottish breakfast everywhere so my basis of comparison is quite good). We were sorry to have worried Ms Liz Bates because we... More

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barrhead
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Me and my friend stayed here and it's a lovely b&b ,nice room ,lovely breakfast ,bonus is the hot tub ,we also had the packed lunch ,so if you are walking this is ideal ,it's also rite across from the pub ,

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Wonderful 2 night stay at Liz's fantastic bed and breakfast in the heart of Balmaha. A warm welcoming atmosphere right from the start and throughout our stay. Our room was beautiful with a really comfy bed and spacious bathroom just next door which was fully stocked. A delicious cream tea was provided on arrival, which consisted of homemade cakes, scotch... More

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Christopher B, Owner at Bay Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. The hot tub certainly is a fantastic way to relax & enjoy views of the Loch & is something I will never tire of. Living in an area of such abundance is really great. We can source a great deal of our produce locally & enjoy the fact that we know where... More

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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

My stay isn't even over but I know already this is a 5 star place. Liz is absolutely the best hostess, the rooms are lovely and the breakfast and tea are fab. I highly recommend Bay Cottage if you are anywhere near Balmaha.

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Christopher B, Owner at Bay Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad it was a good review or else you might have found yourself out in the street. In all seriousness it was really lovely having you. It really makes my job (I use that word very very loosely) really rewarding. I hope to see you back someday! Take care & all the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I found this place as one of 3 local B&Bs and booked it since the prices were reasonable and the owner got back to me the fastest. I expected a bed and nothing more but what I got was an experience! A beautiful, homely and immaculate house with well appointed rooms. I felt like I was at home! We shared... More

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Christopher B, Owner at Bay Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your really lovely review! It's a real compliment to hear that I got back to your enquiry quickly - until a few years ago I didn't even know how to turn on a computer....now I'm complete with smart phone, tablet, website & even a Facebook page - so Thank you. I'm really glad you were pleasantly surprised... More

Bergun, Switzerland
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This was a grate place to stay. Nice and friendly lady in the B&B. Its a small little town, with only one restaurant. but grate dinner and perfect location. the room was fantastic. the breakfast was incredible.

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Christopher B, Owner at Bay Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Balmaha is a lovely small village in a very idyllic location & I feel really privileged to call it home. We're lucky to have a great Inn in the village & lots of local produce to help with our breakfasts. Many thanks again & we hope to see you again some day soon, Liz More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I won't bore you with the entire story, suffice to say had it not been for Liz (The Proprietor) we would never have made it past the first day of the West Highland Way. Her wonderful welcome, home baked goods and local knowledge and advice really made the first day of our trip special and I'm only sorry it's taken... More

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Christopher B, Owner at Bay Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your overly kind review. 'Liz Bates is our favourite person ever' is really lovely to hear! I'm glad I could help & managed to spur you on. The first day can, physiologically, be the hardest. Local Knowledge always helps & I love to be able to help out in any way I can. I've walked the walk... More

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Address: Balmaha | Loch Lomond, Balmaha, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G63 OJ2, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Balmaha
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Bay Cottage Balmaha, Scotland

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