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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

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jessblack...
Blackburn, Lancs
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Yet another great stay”
Reviewed 11 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We have just returned home after yet another great stay at the Old Smiddy apartment, it is a fantastic place, everything you need and right in the centre of Balloch. Every time we go the apartment has been to the highest standard and is constantly being updated and always immaculately clean. Would highly recommend this apartment or the adjoining cottage to anyone wanting a place to stay in this area. Thanks again to David and Fiona - amazing,friendly helpful hosts.

Date of stay: May 2016
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
12 May 2016
Thankyou so much for the lovely review it is always lovely to see you and you left us with the good weather still glorious. Can I also add a thankyou to you for leaving the Apartment so spic and span. Kind regards Fiona and David
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Topocas
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The Old Smithy Apartment truly lovely”
Reviewed 14 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

A lovely welcoming couple,with a clean, cosy, charming,well equipped 'home from home' in a beautiful setting, ideal for exploring Loch Lomond and beyond.Would recommend to relatives and friends with no worries,and want to go back sooooon. Sheila and Dave, Wolverhampton.

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: All of it !!
Liked least: Nothing !!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Sep 2015
Many thanks for lovely review it was lovely to meet you both and enjoyed our wee blether would be great to meet you again best regards Fiona and David x
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Sam C
Bournemouth
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Miss”
Reviewed 30 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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people found this review helpful

Couldn't fault this accommodation. Clean, tidy and comfortable. A real home from home! A perfect base for exploring Scotland. Thank you Fiona for making our holiday x

Date of stay: August 2015
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Management Response
15 Sep 2015
Thank you so much for the lovely review it was lovely to meet you many thanks Fiona
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SugadevKB...
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent choice to explore Loch Lomond”
Reviewed 14 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We are a small family of 4 and opted to stay at Old Smiddy, Balloch. During our stay we felt we made an excellent choice of staying here. The property is nicely located at centre of Balloch town with plenty of options to explore Loch Lomond area. It is a nice property with almost everything that we needed. We felt almost at home.

In future to visit Loch Lomond, our first option would really be this one. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: April 2015
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Apr 2015
Thankyou very much for the lovely review really appreciate it and so nice to meet you and your lovely family. Would be lovely to meet you all again kind regards Fiona and David
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snowyblue
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“perfect home from home”
Reviewed 3 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Balloch is a nice small town with lots to see and do in the area. We found it a good base for exploring Loch Lomond, the neighbouring Lochs, Dumbarton Castle and Glasgow, too. Our 5 nights here at the end of August were made perfect by the accommodation: The Old Smiddy apartment was very spacious for the three of us; the two bathrooms were particularly appreciated. There is safe parking right outside the door in a secluded courtyard. The owners, Fiona and David, live next door. They are kind and genuine hosts who made us very welcome, but gave us privacy, too. They clearly put a lot of thought into equipping the apartment with everything that guests could possibly need. The place was warm and cosy, beautifully furnished and VERY clean. We highly recommend!! (And would love to return one day.)

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: home from home atmosphere and so very clean
Liked least: wish we had stayed longer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
8 Nov 2014
Thankyou for your wonderful review of the Apartment it was a pleasure to have you stay and would love to welcome you back anytime. Kind regards Fiona
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465mauq
Tiverton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent accommodation in a pretty setting”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Although described as an apartment the accommodation is actually a small cottage. Fully equipped, spotlessly clean, well appointed and very comfortable. Situated a short walk from the centre of Balloch, in an enclosed courtyard/garden, complete with a little burn (and chickens). Secure parking and complete privacy. The friendly and helpful owners live on site. We used it as a base to attend the Commonwealth Games and to explore Scotland. I would thoroughly recommend it. Booked in conjunction with the 4 bed cottage on site would be perfect for and extended family holiday. I would have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation.

Date of stay: July 2014
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Liked best: Comfortable, clean and furnished to a good standard with all necessary equipment
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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  • Was the property as advertised?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Aug 2014
Many thanks for your lovely review of the Apartment and glad you enjoyed your stay. You had the best of the weather and saw Loch Lomond in all it's glory. Pleasure meeting you kind regards Fiona and David
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KonnieB_9...
Berlin, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Spacious and Comfortable Cottage”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed here for our two weeks’ holiday in Scotland and really liked the place. It was well equipped, we found everything we needed. The two bathrooms were particularly helpful. We did a lot of sightseeing in the area. Glasgow is a 30 min. drive by car or by train. There are many other places of interest nearby. Whatever you plan to do during your stay, this is the ideal place to start from.

Date of stay: June 2014
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Liked best: The two bathrooms
Liked least: WiFi connection could have been a bit quicker
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • 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
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Management Response
11 Jul 2014
It was lovely to meet you and so glad you enjoyed the Apartment many thanks for your lovely comments kind regards Fiona and David
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