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“Lovely week in Balloch”
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

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Katja J
Bad Durkheim, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely week in Balloch”
Reviewed 25 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The 2nd week of our Scotland holidays we spend in Balloch at "The Old Smiddy".
We had a very warm and friendly welcome. Fiona gave us some usefull tips what to do in Balloch.
The cottage is tastfully decorated and well equipped.
Balloch and "The Old Smiddy" are ideal for exploring the region around Loch Lomond and Glasgow / Edinburgh.

Date of stay: August 2016
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Aug 2016
Thankyou so much for that lovely review and so pleased you enjoyed the cottage. It was lovely meeting you all and hope you had a safe journey home, kind regards Fiona and David
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sthelensb...
sthelens
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Brilliant cottage”
Reviewed 23 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We are staying at the old smiddy cottage balloch scotland ,its a home from home ,comfy bed ,welcoming host and everything you need to enjoy your stay ,a great base for traveling around .would highlt recommend .

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: Lovely decor ,location and comfy bed .
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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Management Response
24 Aug 2016
Betty thank you so much for that lovely review glad you liked the cottage and thank you again for booking for next year look forward to seeing you both then, kind regards Fiona and David
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DawnH1719
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage for a beautiful country”
Reviewed 9 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed here for a week and couldn't have been more happy with our choice. The owners are friendly, the cottage is well stocked, clean, cosy and in a stunning location. Easy walking distance from several pubs, restaurants, the local co op and of course the Loch and Balloch Castle Country Pub. Lots of information on local places to visit and places to eat available in the cottage. Would definitely recommend and would love to stay again. Thank you so much!

Date of stay: July 2016
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Jul 2016
Thankyou Dawn for that lovely review so glad you enjoyed the cottage it was lovely to meet you all and nice you enjoyed the local area. Many thanks and would be lovely to welcome you all back anytime. Kind regards Fiona and David
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Adam H
Aldinga Beach
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cottage with Bubbling Brook”
Reviewed 16 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We had a very enjoyable stay in Balloch and were impressed by the cottage and it's facilities. It was clean, warm and each bedroom had it's own on suite. The weather was in the 20s, similar to that in Adelaide and the scenery was spectacular.
The chooks, dogs and ducks were classics and Fiona and David friendly and helpful.
Would recommend this cottage to anyone planning to stay near Loch Lomond

Date of stay: May 2016
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 May 2016
Thankyou for that lovely review it was lovely meeting you all and enjoyed hearing about Australia. Hope you enjoy your wedding in Edinburgh and weather holds for you. Kind regards Fiona and David
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Sue T
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A delightful cottage with everything you need and a warm welcome .”
Reviewed 12 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
2
people found this review helpful

This delightful cottage is situated within walking distance from beautiful parkland and Loch Lomond. The cottage itself is spotlessly clean; cosy and tastefully decorated. There is everything you need and some things you may not have though you needed! Fiona, the owner is there to give you a warm welcome and check everything is ok. She has given a lot of consideration towards visitors and she certainly made us feel at home. There are shops and restaurants close by and buses and trains are very regular. I would love to go back sometime in the future.

Date of stay: April 2016
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Liked best: The cosiness , cleanliness and location
Liked least: Not being able to stay longer
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
13 May 2016
Sue thankyou so so much for that lovely review so pleased you liked the cottage. It was lovely meeting you and your son. Kind regards Fiona
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maria g
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very nice cottage”
Reviewed 23 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

cottage was very clean and tidy owners very friendly in good location for visiting Loch Lomond and surrounding area

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: facilites
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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MWD302
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Loch Lomond Visit”
Reviewed 22 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

My wife & I stayed for 5 days visiting the area to see the locality and meet up with our son who was based nearby. He was able to stay with us for 3 nights. The Old Smiddy was excellent, very comfortable and well equipped. Its location was ideal for walking into the centre of Balloch and the areas around the foot of the Loch and we found plenty of walks within easy distance. Fiona and David were very friendly and helpful hosts and the eggs from their chickens were delicious. We thoroughly recommend The Old Smiddy as a base to stay when in this area. Thank you for your hospitality.

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Oct 2015
Many thanks so glad you enjoyed the Cottage it was lovely meeting you and the weather was super enabling you to see Loch Lomond area in all its glory. Kind regards Fiona and David
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