The Old Smiddy

Self Catering

18a Haldane Terrace, Balloch, Loch Lomond, G83 8ER

    The Old Smiddy was built in 1862 and was used as a blacksmith's shop until the middle of the 1900s.

    There is a lot of history surrounding the place itself which enjoys modern features as well as reminders of years gone by. The self catering accommodation is built over Ballagan Burn which flows down into the River Leven, meeting the water of Loch Lomond to eventually join the River Clyde. The building that formerly stood on the site of the present self catering unit was used for firing and then throwing the cart wheels through a trap door into the burn to cool down. There was also a mill further upstream.

    The accommodation is all on one level with main door entry into a very well-equipped kitchen which hosts everything required: cooker, washer/drier, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee maker,  etc..  There is free WIFI

    There is a very comfortable sitting room with cable TV, a bookcase full of information and magazines.  There are two en-suite bedrooms. The double bedroom has fitted mirror wardrobes with ample storage space, clock, radio and remote control frreeview TV. There is an electric blanket on the bed and there is a shower/toilet with shaver point within the bedroom. There is a large, sprung sofa bed which is suitable for one adult or two children to sleep on. The other bedroom is a twin with two single beds (both with electric blankets) and also clock radio and remote control freeview TV. There is also a toilet/shower and shaver point in this room as well.

    There is full gas central heating in this cotage and although electricity is included in the price, overuse will result in a payment at the end of the stay.

    Until recently the Old Smiddy was used as a very successful Bed and Breakfast and therefore has all the requirements requested by the Tourist Board. Private parking is available and can easily accommodate car and boat if required. There is also a patio for guest use - come and sit beside the ducks !

    Located within and forming part of the boundary of Scotland's first National Park, the former blacksmith's cottage offers a very comfortable, well-appointed and modern facility.

    The self catering accommodation is separate to the main dwelling and is located approx. 6 minutes walk to Loch Lomond and all it has to offer including sailing, fishing, water ski-ing, etc. Nearby are horse riding facilities and if you are a hill walker, plenty of mountains to climb. Various sporting activities including shooting, canoeing, off-road driving, quad biking, etc., are available and details can be supplied on request.

    Balloch is centrally located for Glasgow and the train journey from Balloch will take 40 minutes and cost roughly £5 return. Stirling is 35 minutes drive and Glasgow Airport is 20 minutes from Balloch. There is also a bus service near the door of the Old Smiddy, taking you to Glasgow or up to the east side of Loch Lomond to Balmaha near the foot of Ben Lomond. There is beautiful Scottish countryside all around this area.

    Gradings
    4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    We are open all year round from September to May we do long weekends Fri to Mon or midweek breaks Mon to Fri

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    1
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    The Old Smiddy
    £370.00 per unit per week

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Seasonal Breaks
    • Self Catering Holiday

    Children

    • Cot Available
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • Village Location
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Business Travellers

    Catering

    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles

    Domestic

    • Tumble Dryer
    • Kitchen
    • Lounge
    • Freezer
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Iron Available
    • Trouser Press
    • Linen Provided
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Shower
    • Fridge
    • WC EnSuite
    • Microwave
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Provided
    • Gas Cooker
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • TV In Room
    • TV Lounge
    • CD Player
    • Radio
    • Garden
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Traveler's Cheques
    • Debit Card
    • Switch Card
    • Solo Card
    • Cash
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card
    • Cheque

    Transport

    • Parking
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by a ramp or lift :
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 1

    Parking

    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath with shower
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest

    General Questions

    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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