Ballat Smithy Cottage

Self Catering

Ballat Smithy, Balfron Station, by Drymen, Stirlingshire, G63 0SE

    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
    Heating throughout
    Freesat TV,DVD, CD and radio with iPod dock.
    Free WiFi
    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.

    4 Self Catering
    Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Opening Times 2016
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Ballat Smithy Cottage
    £400.00 per unit per week

    From £350 - £495 per week. Short breaks also available from £70 per night.

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Linen Provided
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Shower
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Hi-Fi
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • BACS
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Mastercard
    • PayPal
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Private Parking


    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Internet Access


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed

    Road Directions

    The cottage is situated at the side of the A811 Balloch - Stirling road, a short distance west of its junction with the A81 Glasgow - Aberfoyle road. We are 15 miles from Glasgow city centre, 20 miles from Stirling and 50 miles from Edinburgh

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Glasgow airport is 45 minutes' drive and Edinburgh Airport is 1 hour.

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