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The Old Smiddy Cottage over Ballagan burn
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35 reviews
The Old Smiddy Cottage over Ballagan burn
Old Smiddy cottage
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Cottage sitting room with black watch tartan carpet
Sitting room
Old Smiddy cottage kitchen
Double bedroom
Double bedroom in cottage
Twin bedroom cottage
Cottage double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Twin ensuite
Our Donald in Ballagan burn
Ballagan burn
Beautiful stag at local roundabout
Beautiful walk up Loch Lomond National Park
Balloch Castle
Balloch castle
Ben Lomond at Loch Lomond
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

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YvonneI81
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very near to 'everything'.”
Reviewed May 9, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Well fitted kitchen, nice lounge, beds are comfortable, bathrooms are up to date and clean. And most of all: the owners are ery friendly and helpfull.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 14, 2017
It was lovely meeting you and so pleased you enjoyed the cottage thank you very much kind regards Fiona and David
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Heather_G...
North Bay
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed October 17, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We only spent three nights in the cottage, but found it very cozy and in a great location for touring the west coast. The co-op is just down the road to get provisions for the well equipped kitchen.

Thank you David and Fiona!

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Management Response
Oct 19, 2016
Thankyou Heather hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and was lovely meeting you all kind regards Fiona and David
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Katja J
Bad Durkheim, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely week in Balloch”
Reviewed August 25, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The 2nd week of our Scotland holidays we spend in Balloch at "The Old Smiddy".
We had a very warm and friendly welcome. Fiona gave us some usefull tips what to do in Balloch.
The cottage is tastfully decorated and well equipped.
Balloch and "The Old Smiddy" are ideal for exploring the region around Loch Lomond and Glasgow / Edinburgh.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 26, 2016
Thankyou so much for that lovely review and so pleased you enjoyed the cottage. It was lovely meeting you all and hope you had a safe journey home, kind regards Fiona and David
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sthelens
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Brilliant cottage”
Reviewed August 23, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We are staying at the old smiddy cottage balloch scotland ,its a home from home ,comfy bed ,welcoming host and everything you need to enjoy your stay ,a great base for traveling around .would highlt recommend .

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Liked best: Lovely decor ,location and comfy bed .
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 24, 2016
Betty thank you so much for that lovely review glad you liked the cottage and thank you again for booking for next year look forward to seeing you both then, kind regards Fiona and David
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DawnH1719
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage for a beautiful country”
Reviewed July 9, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed here for a week and couldn't have been more happy with our choice. The owners are friendly, the cottage is well stocked, clean, cosy and in a stunning location. Easy walking distance from several pubs, restaurants, the local co op and of course the Loch and Balloch Castle Country Pub. Lots of information on local places to visit and places to eat available in the cottage. Would definitely recommend and would love to stay again. Thank you so much!

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Management Response
Jul 10, 2016
Thankyou Dawn for that lovely review so glad you enjoyed the cottage it was lovely to meet you all and nice you enjoyed the local area. Many thanks and would be lovely to welcome you all back anytime. Kind regards Fiona and David
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Adam H
Aldinga Beach
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cottage with Bubbling Brook”
Reviewed May 16, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We had a very enjoyable stay in Balloch and were impressed by the cottage and it's facilities. It was clean, warm and each bedroom had it's own on suite. The weather was in the 20s, similar to that in Adelaide and the scenery was spectacular.
The chooks, dogs and ducks were classics and Fiona and David friendly and helpful.
Would recommend this cottage to anyone planning to stay near Loch Lomond

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Management Response
May 17, 2016
Thankyou for that lovely review it was lovely meeting you all and enjoyed hearing about Australia. Hope you enjoy your wedding in Edinburgh and weather holds for you. Kind regards Fiona and David
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Sue T
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A delightful cottage with everything you need and a warm welcome .”
Reviewed May 12, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
2
people found this review helpful

This delightful cottage is situated within walking distance from beautiful parkland and Loch Lomond. The cottage itself is spotlessly clean; cosy and tastefully decorated. There is everything you need and some things you may not have though you needed! Fiona, the owner is there to give you a warm welcome and check everything is ok. She has given a lot of consideration towards visitors and she certainly made us feel at home. There are shops and restaurants close by and buses and trains are very regular. I would love to go back sometime in the future.

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Liked best: The cosiness , cleanliness and location
Liked least: Not being able to stay longer
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
May 13, 2016
Sue thankyou so so much for that lovely review so pleased you liked the cottage. It was lovely meeting you and your son. Kind regards Fiona
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