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Balmillig House

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Balmillig | 64b Colquhoun Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 9JP, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spacious and quiet with clean fresh decor . Unobtrusive personal service in a lovely garden setting. Must places to visit include the extensive yet intimate nearby Glenarm Gardens. and the Rennie Mackintosh architecture of Hill House and the rich furnishings content of the publisher Blackie's family. The nuclear deterrent submarine base base of Faslane is a site worth viewing even... More 

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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking time to write a review. We really enjoyed your visit and reminiscing chats and also glad you liked our various local attractions. Even the Naval base is worth a look! We'll soon have a submarine Museum in the town as well. Hope we might see you again sometime. All the best, Anne and John. More 

Warren, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were on our first trip to Scotland. Ann and John gave us great suggestions for sights in the area. Room and breakfast were excellent and we really enjoyed getting to know our fellow travelers. Location was convenient to catch train to Glasgow. Really enjoyed walking the neighborhood seeing huge stone mansions and lovely landscaping. Balmallig House... More 

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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review

We're very happy that you had such a good stay here in Helensburgh and pleased you made the best of the various suggestions we made about what to see and do. There is always something to interest most folk without having to travel very far. All the best and thanks for your review. Anne and John. More 

Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent four nights at Balmillig, and felt like we were visiting family. The warm; helpful hosts designed and built the eco-friendly home especially to accommodate B&B, after many years of hosting in their former home. The house was also designed to fit into the neighborhood of nice older houses, and to have a wildlife-friendly garden. Besides running the B&B... More 

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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review

What a delightful review! Very many thanks for spending time writing it. We were very happy to help you enjoy your holiday here and glad you liked the occasional extra service provided by the "Fire Service". With very best wishes, Anne and John More 

Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Anne and John were lovely hosts. The location of the house was amazing, near the train and by the park, the food was tasty, and I would definitely recommend it. Anne was very kind and even helped us with our final meal oyr last night by providing plates for us to use. I also appreciate that they donate to help... More 

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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write a review, we do appreciate it. Pleased to see that you recognise our commitment to the environment on which our business is so dependent. Over the last few years, in partnership with our guests, we have now raised over £3,000 to assist a local conservation charity that works in the nearby National Park. Thanks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

My brother and I spent a night in Balmillig House. Anne and John were such great hosts as you could only imagine. There is an "atmosphere" in this house that makes you feel like being at home. The house and also our room were wonderful - the bed was most comfortable - I slept like in heaven. The next time,... More 

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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We're really delighted to read your review and do hope you come back sometime to stay for longer at Balmillig. We're sure you could have a great time exploring our beautiful town and its surroundings. All the very best. Anne and John. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

An excellent bed and breakfast, with professional and well experienced owners, Anne and john Urquhart. The yellow room was very comfortable and exceptionally clean. Shower was good with added quality toiletries for your use if needed. Tea and tray facilities and fresh milk available for your room. Good breakfast choice offered and nothing at all appeared to be to much... More 

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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review

Thanks a million for such a comprehensive review. We're delighted you found everything so comfortable and hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday further north. When you come back another time make it for longer so you can enjoy this great area a bit more. There's plenty still to see! All the very best, Anne and John. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We spent 3 lovely days at Balmillig House, longer than we had initially planned.The room we had was very nice, good space and very comfortable. The garden is lovely and flowers and trees were in full bloom. John and Anne are very friendly and extremely knowledgable about the area and offered us excellent suggestions about where to tour and walk.... More 

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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review

Very many thanks for such a great review. We're delighted you enjoyed the garden. It does look particularly good at this time when the spring blossom is everywhere. Pleased too you went to some of the many interesting places in this lovely area. It takes a while to get round them all but you did manage to see a lot... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My wife and I had a brilliant stay at Balmillig, staying for 2 nights in early April. The B&B is small and homely which really added to its charm and meant that we enjoyed comfortable and quiet nights after hard days hiking in near by Loch Lomond. Anne and John were brilliant hosts, full of really helpful tips and made... More 

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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review

I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and pleased the hillwalking went so well. We'd be very happy to see you again. There are plenty more hills (and other things) to explore nearby. Thanks for the review and best wishes, Anne More 

Durham
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Excellent B&B. Exceptionally clean and a very warm welcome from Anne and John. We stayed in the blue room which was spacious and had a lovely bed. Lovely breakfast in the conservatory with a squirrel sitting in the tree outside. If you are thinking of staying in the area give Balmillig a try. You will not be disappointed. We will... More 

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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review

Very pleased you liked your stay with us. We'd be delighted to see you return and explore a little more of our area. Can't guarantee a squirrel outside every time you're having breakfast, mind you. Thanks for writing a review. All the best, Anne. More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a great little B&B, very comfortable and Anne/John are very welcoming with a huge local knowledge should you get stuck for what to do. Our room was lovely, very nicely furnished and lots of light. We had some sunshine whilst up and the patio outside is delightful, very tranquil even though you are a stones throw from shops... More 

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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a comprehensive review of Balmillig. Delighted you enjoyed sitting out on the patio, it was a great spell of weather which lasted all this week. All the best Anne and John. More 

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