We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Perfect property for our family attending our...”

Review of Balfron Hayloft

Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
9 reviews
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Balfron, Scotland

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 9 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
Michael S
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect property for our family attending our son's wedding”
Reviewed 4 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

The pictures do not do this property justice. All ten of us had a wonderful stay, close to the venue of our son's wedding. Lot's of places to visit in the area, Loch Lomond is a must and only 20 minutes away.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
5 Nov 2017
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope your sons wedding was fantastic! we would love to welcome you back again in the future. Best Wishes
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
מעיין ג
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing house”
Reviewed 6 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The stayingn in this house was amazing! It is a beautiful house, in a lovely area. The ownera arw very nice and helpful and the house is big, beautiful and feels like home. It has everything you need for a perfect vacation!
Thank you very much!

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
8 Aug 2016
It is great to hear that you had an amazing stay at Balfron Hayloft! The house is fantastic and the setting in the surrounding countryside is stunning!. Just what you want and need for you perfect holiday. Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a positive reply!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
321glasgo...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely house but be wary...”
Reviewed 24 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We booked the house for the weekend of my wedding for the bridal party to stay in and get ready.

The house is stunning and an excellent place for celebrations since it has loads of space. The decor is really high quality which I feel matches the price tag. Despite the gorgeous surroundings there were a couple of things that meant our stay was only average.

One thing that spoiled the stay a bit was that the house next door's alarm was going off non stop for the entire Friday night and Saturday morning, which meant some people got little sleep before the wedding and were exhausted. It also meant we couldn't sit outside in the garden on the Friday evening because the screeching was really unbearable out there. Obviously the owners don't have control over this but it felt like we were paying a lot for an unusable garden and fire pit then not even getting a decent sleep before the big day.

We had the wedding on the Saturday and then everyone left on Sunday evening. We made sure we followed all the instructions and took all of the bins out and stripped the beds and we had been really clean and tidy in general since we hadn't spent a lot of time there.

I really took it for granted that we would get the security deposit back so I returned everyone's extra money. Just before my husband and I left for honeymoon I received an email to say that some money would be withheld because there were fake tan stains on the sheets. We wouldn't usually be wearing fake tan but since it was for a wedding and it was all bride & bridesmaids staying, a few of us did. Eventually, they took off £125 to replace the sheets. I was quite annoyed about it at the time but did not argue much, I have never had any problem like this before but then I don't often wear fake tan.

However, I mentioned this to a family friend who's a cleaner for similar holiday rentals in St Andrews and she was horrified, she said in all the years she had been cleaning the cottages they had never charged anyone for that, they would just absorb the costs in the interests of customer service. So when I heard her reaction I did wish I had contested it a bit more but with going on honeymoon the next day I had other things to deal with and just took it on the chin.

Anyway, to sum up, the place is lovely, has a really luxurious feel. But be wary if you're wearing make-up or fake tan because you may well get charged for replacement sheets and towels (very pricey egyptian cotton replacement sheets it would appear...)

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
26 Jul 2016
We are delighted that you found Balfron Hayloft to be a stunning property on such a special occassion! It really is in a beautiful location and as you said, has lots of space when family or friends are getting together. The owners do pull out all the stops to make sure you have everything you need. I am sorry to hear that you were disturbed by the alarm at a neighbouring property, especially since the following day was so special. Thank you for understanding that this was outwith our control. We are also sorry to hear that you were disappointed that some of your deposit was held back. Unfortunately when towels and sheets are badly marked they cannot be re-used. We always send photos of any damage along with a receipt/invoice for the cost of replacement (which is like for like). We do like to maintain our properties to a high standard, which we believe our guests appreciate, and this is why we will not re-use stained bedding and towels. Many of our guests who stay at Balfron Hayloft are there for special occasions, and as a result we have had quite a number of stained towels/bedding. Unfortunately it is not possible to absorb the costs on all occasions. We are now highlighting this issue to future guests on booking. Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, and we wish you and your husband many congratulations on your wedding!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lynne N
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfection”
Reviewed 31 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

There are no negatives in staying here, everything has been catered for to the very highest standard. Our weekend was wonderful from start to finish. The house is the stuff dreams are made of. Everything was perfect, even the sun shone for us! Regardless of weather this house is to be enjoyed and appreciated by all who visit. If you are lucky enough to be visiting the area try and stay here, or if you have a weekend free, treat yourself and some friends. We were there to celebrate my friends 50th. It did not disappoint in any way.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The house
Liked least: No negatives at all.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
2 Jun 2016
What a wonderful review and we are absolutely delighted you enjoyed everything about the house! It really is a fantastic property, and as you say, it is perfect for a special celebration as there is lots of room for a larger group. We hope we can welcome you again for the next celebration!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Elizabeth...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A beautifully presented property in a lovely situation.”
Reviewed 16 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We were in the area for a family wedding and the Hayloft provided everything we could have needed for a successful stay. We were only sorry we couldn't stay longer. A very helpful and supportive management team.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
18 May 2016
We love to hear that our guests have a great stay at our properties, and Balfron Hayloft always gets fabulous feedback. It really makes a break away for a special occasion memorable, and has lots of room if a few families are coming away together. Hopefully we can welcome you back again in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Biggar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: stunning house with a very high spec
Liked least: Can't fault it!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
8 Feb 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! we are glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you stay again in the future. Best Wishes
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing