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“Cottage with Bubbling Brook”
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The Old Smiddy Cottage over Ballagan burn
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34 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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Excellent - based on 34 reviews
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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 16 May 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
17 May 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 12 May 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
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 May 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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maria g
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very nice cottage”
Reviewed 23 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

cottage was very clean and tidy owners very friendly in good location for visiting Loch Lomond and surrounding area

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Liked best: facilites
Travelling group: Friends
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Helen D
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Loch Lomond Visit”
Reviewed 22 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

My wife & I stayed for 5 days visiting the area to see the locality and meet up with our son who was based nearby. He was able to stay with us for 3 nights. The Old Smiddy was excellent, very comfortable and well equipped. Its location was ideal for walking into the centre of Balloch and the areas around the foot of the Loch and we found plenty of walks within easy distance. Fiona and David were very friendly and helpful hosts and the eggs from their chickens were delicious. We thoroughly recommend The Old Smiddy as a base to stay when in this area. Thank you for your hospitality.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
23 Oct 2015
Many thanks so glad you enjoyed the Cottage it was lovely meeting you and the weather was super enabling you to see Loch Lomond area in all its glory. Kind regards Fiona and David
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catherine...
East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A home from home in Balloch”
Reviewed 5 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Just had a delightful stay in the The Old Smiddy cottage. A spotless, tastefully furnished and extremely comfortable accommodation, with everything you could possibly need. Literally all you have to take is food, everything else has already been provided. Fiona and David are the perfect hosts, giving great attention to detail in the properties. The chickens and animals are a delight! Picturesque garden with burn running below the house. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you Fiona and David.

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Liked best: the comfort of the accomodation
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
6 Oct 2015
Thank you so much for your review of the cottage and so glad you enjoyed it you had the best of the weather it has turned really wet now. Lovely to meet you all x
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