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“A gem in a beautiful setting.”
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Honeyholm On the banks of the Endrick river
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Honeyholm On the banks of the Endrick river
Outside dining
your spacious lounge with wood stove
Views of Dumgoyne over Honeyholm Bridge
Fun for kids !
Large kitchen /diner with extending table.
Lounge overlooking the gardens with views to Dumgoyne hills
Sunrise over Dumgoyne
Ground floor wheelchair friendly bedrrom
Easy access shower room
Relax in the bath !
Master bedroom
A Scottish Gem!!
Sun up !
Fun for the kids
Old Honeyholm before renovations
Spot our otter family in spring under Honeyholm bridge
The neighbours
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Balfron, Scotland

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Janet H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A gem in a beautiful setting.”
Reviewed July 12, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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This was such a lucky find for us when we decided to have a weekend break with our family to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary. The cottage is spacious, clean and comfortable with everything you could possibly need and much more. The owners go out of their way to ensure that you have an enjoyable holiday experience with them and are very friendly. On arrival we found milk, eggs, bread and such ready for our use and before we travelled Julie had kindly offered to take in and refrigerate/freeze any provisions should we have chosen to arrange online, a delivery service from the local shops.

The view from the cottage is amazing and watching the changing light conditions over the hills is mesmerizing. An abundance of books, toys and games are provided for the use of everyone of all ages and there are a multitude of outdoor games and equipment too. One thing's for sure, no one could ever be bored when staying here whether at the cottage or out and about exploring the local area.

I mustn't forget to add my thanks for the lovely scones baked and delivered by Julie and Ian's daughter, they were delicious.

Thank you Julie, Ian and family for allowing us to share your beautiful oasis of calm, we hope to return soon.

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Liked best: Spaciousness
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Jul 13, 2016
Thank you so much.hope you see you again soon. It's great to have wonderfull Scotts staying... and your lovely dog.
best wishes for the 2 new grandchildren on the way
please call us any time.
kind regards
the honeyholmers xx
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LOUISE L
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“very special”
Reviewed May 28, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We had a fantastic time at Honeyholm Cottage. The house is so comfortable and beautifully appointed, and in the most wonderful setting. Julie and Ian were incredibly helpful and nothing was too much trouble – from popping in to check we were ok after a power cut, to letting us hold a party in the house and gardens to celebrate a 50th birthday. It’s such a great place stay and very hard to leave.

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Liked best: the house and location is exceptional
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
May 29, 2016
Thank you Louise.hope you are all well.please visit again if you are house hunting in balfron. Julie and ian
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Jal00
Tynemouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Stunning!”
Reviewed May 19, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We visited the Honeyholm as a family group in March this year and had the most wonderful time. Julie greeted us with a friendly welcome when we arrived - the log burner was already lit for us and lovely homemade scones were left out for us (made by Julie's daughter-they were very tasty thank you!). The views from the cottage are just beautiful and it is so peaceful it is an ideal place to switch off and get away from it all. The cottage itself has everything you need, clean, tidy and decorated to a high standard. We could not fault our stay and would love to visit again one day. Thank you Julie and Ian for a lovely stay!

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Management Response
Jun 9, 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review
Great you all had a lovely holiday
Please come back and visit us again
Kind regards
Julie and ian
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allanwski
glasgow
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“First Class”
Reviewed March 1, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Exceptionally well appointed accommodation in rural Stirlingshire. In striking distance of Loch Lomond National Park, The Trossachs and beyond. Lovely views over the river at the bottom of the garden towards the hills. Julie and Ian are attentive hosts who will do their utmost to ensure an enjoyable stay - highly recommended

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Liked best: Homely amenity of the house
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
Jun 9, 2016
Dear Alan
Thanks for your message
So glad you had a wonderful stay

Please come and visit us again
Kind regards
Julie and ian
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FefeB1978
Thurso, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Excellent again”
Reviewed February 25, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

This was our second week spent at Honeyholm and we were not disappointed. Julie and Ian could not have been more helpful or considerate - from delivery of fresh scones to help setting the log burner. My son (9 years old) enjoyed the selection of games available, as did the adults - especially Zingo! On the days we were out and about and late getting back it was a welcome treat to find the log burner set up and lit for us - thanks Ian. The surrounding area is beautiful and has something to offer everyone, from the great outdoors or close enough to Stirling or Glasgow if you want what a city has to offer. We will definitely be back, it's just a question of when.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 9, 2016
Great to see you all again
Thanks for the great review
Our door's are always open for you.
Kind regards
Julie and ian
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Janice M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fab luxurious hideaway”
Reviewed December 20, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Just spent fab weekend here accomadation amazing perfect for family get away so cosy all rooms double en suite we had master bedroom bathroom enormous shower and bath even rubber ducks supplied the owners have thought of everything you could wish for even fresh baked scones and bread on kitchen table when u arrive heaven with views to die for didn't want to leave

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Dec 22, 2015
Thank you for the lovely review, You are welcome back any time.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Kind regards
The Honeyholmers xx
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Jan M
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“True Scottish Hospitaality”
Reviewed November 28, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Had a lovely time at HoneyHolme Cottage, The views are stunning from the spacious living room. Albeit the weather was cold and frosty inside the cottage with the log burner it was warm and comfortable. It was like a true home from home. I would definitely recommend this true gem to anyone who loves the scenery walks countryside there's no better place!

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Liked best: Hospitality/views
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 29, 2015
Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and our fantastic views. Hope to see you again. Ian
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