Ballat Smithy Cottage is a charming, high quality, two bedroom cottage sympathetically created from original workshops of Ballat Smithy, built at the end of the 18th Century as one of the smithies for the Buchanan estates of the Duke of Montrose.
This sunny south facing cottage is ideally situated midway between the tranquil east shores of Loch Lomond and the majestic grandeur of the Trossachs, on the edge of the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, with views of the Campsie Fells and the surrounding fields and woods.
Furnished and equipped to the highest standard, the cottage is a perfect base for exploring this beautiful part of Scotland. Argyll, Glasgow, Stirling, Edinburgh and Perth are all within easy reach.
Price includes electricity, linen and towels, and guests are supplied with a welcome pack of Scottish, Fair Trade and home made provisions.
Ballat Smithy Cottage is ideally situated for exploring central Scotland: Stirling and Glasgow are a half hour drive away, Edinburgh and Perth one hour, and much of Argyll, Perthshire, Ayrshire and South East Scotland are accessible in under two hours. For those who do not wish to venture far there are many wonderful scenic drives close to the cottage.
There is an abundance of walks to suit all abilities and several excellent cycle routes; all popular activities such as fishing, riding, water sports and golf are easily arranged, and there are leisure centres nearby for swimming, etc. The nearest village (2.5 miles) has good pubs and gift shops, while the next nearest (3 miles) has an excellent variety of shops for everything else. Surrounding towns and villages offer a wide variety of places to dine and shop and there are so many attractions and activities to suit all ages that our information books are bursting at the seams.
This is one of the most beautiful and varied parts of Scotland, steeped in history and heritage while at the same time offering innovative and vibrant cultural activities and attractions.
The cottage is open all year, and our facilities include:
Fair Trade coffee & tea, Scottish bacon, local eggs, Mull of Kintyre cheese, local milk, local butter, oatcakes from the Hebridean island of Benbecula , home made bread & raspberry jam.
2 bedrooms with double or twin beds as required
All linen and towels provided
Bathroom with shower
Wash hand basin in one bedroom
Electricity included in price
Freesat TV,DVD, CD and radio with iPod dock.
Washing machine & tumble dryer
Cot & highchair, or child bed.
Private parking for up to 2 cars, or car and small boat
Small garden with sitting area
Secure store for bikes, fishing tackle, golf bags, etc.
We do not allow smoking or pets
The cottage is all on one level, apart from one step up into the bathroom.
Prices from £350 to £495 per week; short breaks are usually possible, please call/email for details.