Waters Edge Cottage B&B
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Waters Edge Cottage B&B

Waters Edge Cottage Duck Bay, Arden Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Alexandria G83 8QZ Scotland
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#1 of 6 B&Bs in Alexandria
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Built in 1830, Waters Edge Cottage is a charming B&B, which enjoys an idyllic location only a few yards from the western shore of the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond. A truly tranquil and relaxing setting, the B&B offers its guests the ideal place to unwind and just let the world go by. Our accommodation at the Cottage has 4 Bed and Breakfast rooms, all enjoying spectacular views of the Loch, Ben Lomond and Balloch Castle Country Park. There is a comfortable, light and airy guest lounge, which is perfect for visitors to relax in and enjoy their surroundings. Additionally, there is a well-equipped utility room and a bright spacious breakfast room. The property is accessed via an electric gate, offering secure parking for all guest vehicles. A mature enclosed garden features large lawned areas, colourful flower and shrub beds and boasts a covered gazebo overlooking the loch, which guests can enjoy. If you are looking for Loch Lomond Accommodation please consider Waters Edge Cottage for your stay. Pricing & Availability!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Kids' outdoor play equipment
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Highchairs available
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Washing machine
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Housekeeping
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, German

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Waters Edge Cottage Duck Bay, Arden Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Alexandria G83 8QZ Scotland
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clairsmithy wrote a review Sept 2020
South Shields, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 2 nights mid September 2020, and didn't want to leave! We stayed in the Garden Room which has its own private entrance. Beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean, amazing attention to detail. I had forgotten to bring shampoo but there were toiletries provided, as well as biscuits and lots of tea and coffee The owners were so helpful and Fiona welcomed us on arrival providing us with a flask of fresh milk and a fresh pot of coffee and some tea. Breakfast was included in the price and it was a bargain. As we don't normally eat cooked breakfast, Fiona provided a lovely continential alternative of fruit, cereal and yogurt. There was a delightful seating area outside of our room which overlooks the loch and we hit lucky with the weather. It's ideal to walk to nearby hotel for drinks and we ate out both nights at the hotel and a restaurant up the road and enjoyed the meals in both venues. They have alcohol in the fridge of the main house that you can purchase at cost price and although we didn't take up that offer it was nice to know we could if need be. It was lovely just to sit in the seating area outside enjoying a glass of wine looking out over the loch. When we come back to Loch Lomond and we certainly will do, we will definitely be staying here again and would thoroughly recommend anyone else to do so. It is just beautiful. Thanks to Fiona and Andy for the little extra touches that make a place to stay more than just a B&B.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The Garden Room has its own seating area and a private entrance which we liked.
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Claireball85 wrote a review Aug 2020
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I visited this lovely bed and breakfast with our 18 month old daughter. We were a little nervous as we didn’t want her to disturb the other guests. Fiona and Andy were really amazing hosts, so accommodating, couldn’t do enough for us to make our holiday perfect. Even little things like leaving a children’s dvd in our room for our daughter to watch, playing with her whilst we ate our breakfast, everything was just amazing. We honestly couldn’t ask for more. Breakfast was lovely every day, the rooms are cosy and homely with nice little touches that make you feel at home. Beautiful views from our room, we stayed in the Cranny. Would highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast to anyone who is looking for a lovely relaxing break in beautiful surroundings and great value for money! We are already planning our next trip!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gregory Cooper (Cala-Bona.info) wrote a review Jan 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The views over the Loch are simply divine. The hosts give you plenty of access to the front garden (not the back) which is exceptional because all of the amazing views of the Loch are at the front.

The rooms are all very clean, newly decorated and the beds are so comfy and smell so fresh. They obviously keep the place very clean and tidy - and it shows.

The breakfast was top notch with plenty available and they even offered me food to suit my allergy (let them know in advance).

There is also a utility room and you can use it as and when you please. They even have an honesty bar (fridge) which is stacked with drinks encase you feel like a refreshment.

The B&B itself is beside the Duck Bay hotel (we went to a wedding there) so great location only 2 minute walk from the hotel to Waters Edge Cottage.

It's also about a 6 min walk from the Cruin (we also went to a wedding there) so all in all this we place is perfect if you are looking to stay near either of the wedding venues in the area.

I should also point out it's about a 9 min walk from Cameron House hotel but we never went to a wedding there, lol.

We've now stayed here on a few occasions and plan to go back again.

Andy & Fiona are beautiful people and excellent hosts.

You should defo consider staying here.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have amazing Loch views
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Response from Fiona Somerville, Owner at Waters Edge Cottage B&B
Responded 25 Mar 2021
Thanks, Gregory. It was a pleasure to have you both and we look forward to you coming back in August. Maybe we can go for a dip in the Loch again.
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Liz M wrote a review Aug 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 2 nights and what a treat we stayed in the cottage suit which had lovely wee snug "hidden GEM indeed"!! Fiona and Andy are exceptional hosts made to feel very welcome, breakfast was excellent. Beautiful cottage with the most amazing views of Loch Lomond, rooms are spotlessly clean and are beautifully furnished they have everything you need and more for a relaxing stay. Fantastic location short walk to Duck Bay Marina or the Cruin Hotel stunning views all the way. Cant wait to go back...
Covid precautions adhered to throughout our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: cottage suite
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Mike R wrote a review Oct 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at the Water's Edge during the week and it was a very relaxed and enjoyable experience. Fiona and Andy are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble and very friendly - add in a couple of lovely and calm dogs and it's a great environment to just chill in a homely way.
The location is great, with a view directly over the Loch with a nice garden and easy parking. There are plenty of local places to eat and it's within easy distance to most of the major Scottish landmarks as well as towns and cities. Being on the edge of the Trossachs is a gateway to nature and plenty of places to enjoy.

The room (The Cranney) was small yet cosy, it was clean and modern (nice touches such as USB ports in lamps) with a lovely view.It was also nice and warm (in chilly October!) with plenty of storage and room facilities.

Must call out the food - stunning Scottish breakfast with locally sourced produce and cooked to the highest standards, with plenty of drink refills offered.

Andy and Fiona were great hosts, perfect balance of chat and advice and very welcoming. Very aware of current Covid guidance and felt safe in their hands.

Very highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Higher floor has better view over the Loch, but all rooms are good
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Response from Fiona Somerville, Owner at Waters Edge Cottage B&B
Responded 12 May 2021
Mike, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and your kind review. It was a pleasure to host you both. We hope you are both well and look forward to welcoming you back in the future should you wish to return. Kind regards Andy & Fiona
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Theo G wrote a review Aug 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thoroughly recommended and would absolutely stay there again. We really enjoyed our stay and visit to Loch Lomond.

The location is great, approx 5 mins from duck bay marina restaurant, and the views are stunning.

The breakfast was brilliant and the coffee was excellent! Andy & Fiona are great hosts who are friendly, welcoming, and know the area well- so can give good advice on things to see and do if you’re unsure

The room was nice & clean, bed was comfy and the shower was really good.

I honestly couldn’t fault the place, we really enjoyed our time there- Benji and Barney are lovely too!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Daniel E wrote a review Aug 2021
Swindon, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first visit to Loch Lomond but we weren’t disappointed and it certainly won’t be our last! Waters edge is beautiful and in a perfect location for walkers, couples wishing to relax, water sports, meals out/takeaways in and drinks alike.
Well appointed rooms that show off the owners Andy and Fiona and the character of the local area. Being greeted with an offer of a cold beer after a long drive was a really lovely gesture whilst we were shown our suite.
Good wifi considering the mountainous terrain also.

The thoughtful touches made our stay so special. From the complimentary decanter of whiskey and plate of fudge in our room quickly consumed by us, through to the tips, advice and guidance for local sights and walks that Andy and Fiona freely gave us.

Breakfast was a particular standout as we tried our first Scottish fried breakfast! Great produce used and plenty for us, made all the better for the view from the garden gazebo. One day we decided to trek up Ben Lomond, Andy kindly soaked porridge oats the night before and got up in the early hours of the morning to make us a hearty breakfast before we went on our adventure! Not something we expected or generally experience elsewhere.

Andy and Fiona are amazing hosts with lots of little touches that made us not want to leave!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Fiona Somerville, Owner at Waters Edge Cottage B&B
Responded 18 Aug 2021
Thank you Dan & Amy for your wonderful review. It was our pleasure to host you both. You both certainly packed plenty into your stay including the Seaplane and Ben Lomond! We are delighted you enjoyed the features of the cottage and that you tried our Scottish Breakfast and Andy's porridge! We were so delighted that you got great weather also. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us to celebrate your Anniversary. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Fiona & Andy
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Kevin J wrote a review Jun 2021
Southampton, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Garden Room on 8th June 2021.

Andy & Fiona are fantastic hosts. Welcoming, flexible, engaging and extremely proud of their excellent B&B, and so they should be!

To be fair, it`s run more like a boutique hotel!

Excellent facilities in the room, table and chairs (either outside the room or in the garden) to enjoy the stunning views of Loch Lomond and a pleasant 30 minute stroll down to Ballach for an evening meal or drink the pub.

Welcomed by a freshly made pot of tea and coffee after a long drive.

Sat out on the patio and they appear with some thoughtfully lit citronella candles to see off the occasional midgie.

The warm welcome we received was only out-done by the excellent breakfast to see us on our way further North into Scotland and the Isle of Skye.

If you want an excellent nights sleep for a holidays and to explore the local area and the Trossachs or are just passing through to farther afield, I can not recommend Waters Edge highly enough!
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: They`re all good!
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Response from Fiona Somerville, Owner at Waters Edge Cottage B&B
Responded 22 Jun 2021
Kevin, Thank you for your wonderful review, we really appreciate the time taken to submit. We were delighted to host you both and enjoyed the banter. We hope you had a great in Skye and a smooth journey home. We look forward to welcoming you both again in the future should you wish to return. Kind regards Fiona and Andy
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Helen C wrote a review Apr 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As soon as we arrived at The Waters Edge we knew that we had discovered a real gem. Fiona and Andy were so informative and friendly and nothing was to much trouble. The accommodation was everything that we wanted and more. The room was well equipped with hairdryer, dressing gowns,slippers and even a small decanter of whiskey and some butter tablet. Little touches that go a long way. The view from our room and the property were stunning, the Loch with mountains in the background. The 2 dogs Benji and Barney were an absolute joy. Breakfast choices were plentiful and scrumptious and certainly set us up for the day.
It is certainly a place we will revisit again. Thankyou Fiona and Andy for welcoming us into your home x
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Fiona Somerville, Owner at Waters Edge Cottage B&B
Responded 10 Jun 2023
Firstly my sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your wonderful review. We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write this very informative review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here and all that the cottage has to offer. We aim to make our guests feel welcome and at home. Benji and Barney enjoyed meeting you too! We are also pleased you enjoyed your breakfast choices. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Until then, take good care. Best wishes Fiona & Andy xx
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André Carbonaro wrote a review Jan 2020
Valletta, Malta
5.0 of 5 bubbles
if you want to escape from your daily routine but still keep in touch, there is no other place you should visit. The loch will wake up with you every morning and even drinking a cup of coffee will be a special experience. The hosts Fiona - a real authentic Dumbarton lass, tries to make the impossible possible for the guests and she can fix a mean breakfast in minutes. Andrew, a decorated retired Lt.Col in the British Army is a living encyclopedia and conversations with him are always a pleasure, be it animated football banter or a more philosophical discussion on the benefits of single Malts. The rooms are tip-top, the amenities top of the range and I the lovely village of Balloch is only a few minutes away by walk. If you need to unwind I suggest you visit this place the soonest possible. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Nance K asked a question Apr 2017
Peoria14 contributions2 helpful votes
Is this easily accessible from the bus stop (by the Duck Bay Hotel)?
Travelling Bea wrote a tip May 2024
County Durham, United Kingdom65 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book it!"
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Helen A wrote a tip Jul 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared to plan your return visit, as you won't want to go home!"
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Carolyndawson wrote a tip Jun 2023
Suffolk, United Kingdom151 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Nook and Cranny rooms are upstairs, the other 2 rooms are downstairs and larger."
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Sho50 wrote a tip Jun 2023
Perth, United Kingdom26 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Spend an evening relaxing with a wine in the gazebo - the sparrows come and perch on your knee!"
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mrjordanw wrote a tip Dec 2022
21 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It has off road secure parking behind electronic gates"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waters Edge Cottage B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Waters Edge Cottage B&B?
Nearby attractions include Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre (1.2 miles), Loch Lomond Park Centre (1.8 miles), and Loch Lomond (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Waters Edge Cottage B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Waters Edge Cottage B&B?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Waters Edge Cottage B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Waters Edge Cottage B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waters Edge Cottage B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Annaya's Indian - Helensburgh, The Cruin Restaurant, and Riverhill Courtyard Restaurant & Bar.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Waters Edge Cottage B&B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Waters Edge Cottage B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Maid of the Loch (1.5 miles), Balloch Steam Slipway (1.5 miles), and Balloch Castle (1.2 miles).
Does Waters Edge Cottage B&B have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
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