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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
We accommodate 2-8 Guests The Honeyholm is a 400 year old cottage nesting in the Strathendrick valley adjacent to the Loch lomond and Trossachs National Park. located in a beautiful riverside setting with stunning views across open fields to the Dumgoyne hills and the Campsies. Just one mile from the historic village of Balfron the cottage is perfectly situated for access to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National park as well as the historic seats of Stirling , Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Honeyholm has been newly renovated to a superb standard ;please come and relax in style. A gem of a cottage, which will provide a super base for outdoor pursuits or city visits.Perfect for families with a play garden and great for parties with open plan living with wood burning stove and great cater...We accommodate 2-8 Guests The Honeyholm is a 400 year old cottage nesting in the Strathendrick valley adjacent to the Loch lomond and Trossachs National Park. located in a beautiful riverside setting with stunning views across open fields to the Dumgoyne hills and the Campsies. Just one mile from the historic village of Balfron the cottage is perfectly situated for access to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National park as well as the historic seats of Stirling , Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Honeyholm has been newly renovated to a superb standard ;please come and relax in style. A gem of a cottage, which will provide a super base for outdoor pursuits or city visits.Perfect for families with a play garden and great for parties with open plan living with wood burning stove and great catering kitchen. see great Trip Advisor reviews 5*.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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Meet the host
Ian H
Hosting since April 2010
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (48)
12annmar
12annmar
1 contribution
Weekend away
Fab weekend away with the girls for our annual Xmas getaway! Cottage lovely, clean and spacious, plenty room for 7 of us. Ian the host welcomed us with homemade scones which were delicious and made sure we had everything we needed. Cottage had everything we needed for weekend. Views from hot tub amazing and we spent most of the weekend in there, a few of us even had a dip in the river Endrick! We ate out on Saturday night in the Clachan, a few miles from the cottage, food was brilliant! We will definitely return and would recommend to anyone looking for a chilled weekend
Visited November 2021
Written November 29, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Roving26251358749
Roving26251358749
Airdrie, United Kingdom1 contribution
Amazing Weekend
This is an amazing property. Views are outstanding and great location to cater for all requirements. Plenty of walks around as well as great scenery. Ian made us feel really welcome and homemade scones which were an added bonus! Hot tub was brilliant , and property exceptionally clean. We will look forward to returning.
Visited July 2020
Written August 7, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sandie Gatherum
Sandie Gatherum
1 contribution
Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings
My husband, sister and I have just returned from a 4 day stay at Honeyholm Cottage over the New Year period. Ian is a lovely host who goes out of his way to help you in anyway he can. The cottage is spacious and has everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. The hot tub is an added bonus. The views are amazing with lots of nice walks
Visited December 2018
Written January 3, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
JFK111
JFK111
Thank you for your kind review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to see you again in the future. Thanks for choosing to stay at The Honeyholm. Ian
Written January 17, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eileen D
Eileen D
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom4 contributions
Lovely semi with fabulous views
Beds very comfortable; single needs a mattress topper. Great views and owner very helpful. Not clear from the photos that 1/2 the garden including play area is owner's garden. Oven and fridge seals gone, needs a professional cleaner as oven not cleaned and coffee maker had mouldy grounds. Cutlery and crocks a mish mash reminiscent of a student digs, could do with investing in a new set of crockery. If you are up for a casual weekend fishing or walking wouldn't be a problem. More difficult when its over the Christmas holidays. Had to empty my mum's kitchen of plates and cutlery, tablecloths and dishes,Only 2 lasagne dishes and a baking tray to use in oven and very little kitchen spoons and ladles. No table mats or protectors or table cloths.Difficult to dry all the towels when using new spa. Owner tried to light a bonfire on Boxing Day next to drive of green material not very helpful when people trying to park vehicles. With a little investment and attention to detail could be excellent.
Visited December 2018
Written January 1, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
JFK111
JFK111
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. As an owner of a small business I value customer feedback. To clarify there was additional cutlery and crockery put in the cottage for the duration of the stay due to there being a family dinner (13 people) taking place. Table mats and cloths are within the kitchen cupboards, sorry you couldn't locate them.The gardens are shared and available for guests to use.Thanks again for leaving a review and staying at The Honeyholm
Written January 12, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Louise E
Louise E
2 contributions
Quirky location with lovely views.
The property was easy to find from Glasgow. It is actually a semi with the owner living next door. The views are lovely and the river a real novelty. It rained heavily for the two nights we stayed but I imagine there are some great walks nearby. The cottage was very well furnished and spacious. Our only slight negative was the cooker. All the hob and oven markings had rubbed off so a partially sighted person like myself found it extremly difficult to see what temp anything was on.
Visited October 2018
Written October 11, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
JFK111
JFK111
Thanks for your kind review. Glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Ian
Written October 25, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ian K
Ian K
Gosford, Australia3 contributions
Delightful & elegant country duplex
We are a family of 4 adult, 2 sons, daughter in law & me traveling from Australia.Initially had a small challenge in locating the property because the sat nav from the postcode went to a property nearby. No problems this added to the fun of our holiday. A quick phone call to Ian and he soon had us sorted. The property is delightful and elegantly furnished. The fact that each bedroom had its own en suite was a fabulous bonus. Ian could not have been more welcoming and accommodating for us, going the extra mile (so to speak) . The location is perfect within reasonable access to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling and other lovely places. It combines peace and tranquility with access to the above places. Most unlikely that I will be back due to my age (70) and location (Australia) but definitely recommend this property.
Visited July 2018
Written July 9, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
JFK111
JFK111
Thank you so much for the kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family, hope that you enjoyed the rest of your vacation. Hope you had a great birthday . Thanks again Ian
Written July 24, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KJohnston1
KJohnston1
Round Top, TX26 contributions
Great "home" base for touring this part of Scotland
Loved our week stay at Honeyholm, and the hospitality of Ian. The home, really a large "duplex", is so accommodating (and well located.) We four had lots of room to spread out and enjoy. A spacious kitchen with everything you could possibly want, bedrooms with ensuite baths, a great lounge area that featured a fabulous view of the surrounding countryside with hills beyond, verdant pastures, and rainbows! Yes, a river runs through it! Well appointed and exceedingly comfortable. Could have stayed longer! Yearn to go back!
Visited April 2018
Written May 16, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lizcurrier
Lizcurrier
Billingshurst, United Kingdom69 contributions
Most enjoyable
Stayed here for three nights with family . The welcome we received was lovely as we were shown round the accommodation by Ian . Several ' goodies ' had been left for our arrival amongst them some delicious home made scones ( made by Ian's daughter ) were very enjoyable. The cottage was very warm and cosy with a lovely log burner. It was very well equipped with everything you could need ( apart from a hairdryer ) but maybe we just didn't find it ? I have mobility issues and the ground floor bedroom with en suite , walk in shower and a toilet with rails around it were perfect for my needs. The views from the windows were wonderful, a river at the bottom of the garden, a lovely old bridge crossing it and the mountains beyond were a joy to look at. Wish we could have stayed longer. Would love to return.
Visited September 2017
Written September 27, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Hoppy35
Hoppy35
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
Beautiful Scotland
We came to Scotland for a family wedding and had a week at Honeyholm Croft. What a beautiful old little cottage. Ian is a great host and helped us whenever we needed it. It was a great base and it wasn't a very long drive to wherever we wanted to go. Stirling Castle about 28 minutes, St Andrews about 1hr 40 minutes. Glasgow about 25 minutes. I would recommend this place if you wanted to see country Scotland.
Visited August 2017
Written August 12, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
JFK111
JFK111
Thank you for the great review. And so glad you enjoyed Scotland, and the house. Kind regards Honeyholmers
Written August 15, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

tmery2000
tmery2000
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
Great hosts and cottage
Ian was very welcoming and accommodating. We spent a great weekend. The cottage is spacious with beautiful views and very well located in the countryside. Spent a great time!
Visited May 2017
Written May 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Hot Tub
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Swingset
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
The honeyholm is surrounded by farms and wonderful open countryside.The Village of Balfron was birth place to Alexander Greek Thompson. One of Glasgow's famous architects of old. The picturesque village has a full sized swimming pool and well equipped gym, Doyles deli, butchers,supermarket ,Wonderland gift and bespoke jewellery shop ,two pubs and a small array of shops. The area has a multitude of farm Shops ,so you may sample local produce, and pubs /coffee shops if you wish to eat out. The Balfron 10K at the end of April is very popular and the surrounding villages have an array of fares and shows on throughout the year. From the Fintry music festival to Aberfoyle's mushroom! festival, there is something for everyone. The Drymen Show at the end of May is a highlight and the Highland Games are on throught the summer in different villages and towns. A week may just be enough to squeeze all that in !!
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Glasgow Airport 40 min,Edinburgh 60min from Honeyholm Easyjet, Ryan air BMIbaby,many budget Airlines fly to Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports. Car hire is easy from Budget,National and Avis. Car recommended for exploring Loch Lomond. Ferry from Ireland to Troon ,Cairryan or Stranraer.
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveGolf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins WalkHorse Riding NearbyThere Are Tennis Courts NearbyWatersports Nearby
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Honeyholm

The Honeyholm is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

The Honeyholm has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Honeyholm has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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The Honeyholm UPDATED 2023: 3 Bedroom Cottage in Balfron with Internet Access and Cable/satellite TV - Tripadvisor