Excellent wee cottage. Caroline is a great host who made sure we arrived, had all we required, but gave us space otherwise.
The cottage is clean and with a large modern kitchen/dining space. It’s location is rural with good views of local farmland and easy walking access to parts of the John Muir way and also to Drymen itself.
We had a great short break and would definitely return!
Take care on rough single track approach road esp if arriving in the dark.
Cottage is easy to find, on roadside integral with farm. Turn around before or after to park in bay outside (2 cars max)
The cottage is a conversion from a stables, bothy and garage
Outside appearance, and garden are disappointing - shabby, neglected and unappealing. Best to use wellies when outside unless bone dry. SCORE 1/5
Enter direct into kitchen which is spacious and modern but maybe a little stark. heavy drapes can be drawn over the entrance wall to aid privacy and seclusion.
informative OS maps on the wall are useful but should be laminated. lacking in essential utensils for home cooking and freezer compartment is too small (there is room for a small chest freezer. SCORE 3/5
Short interconnecting passage between kitchen and lounge has low head clearance and anyone over 6' will be ducking. there is also a requirement for a drape to separate these two rooms.the lounge maintains the character of the original bothy and is a lovely comforting space once the woodburner is lit making it very cosy. the television is too small and should be a 32"screen whilst the sofa bed is comfortable and easy to setup and put away. SCORE 4/5
The small shower room and toilet off the lounge is modern and clean but there is little headroom below the shower head for taller folks SCORE4/5
the bedroom is a simple plain space and gave a good nights sleep. however the bedframe has some evil spikes which need watching (esp if wine has been drunk) and one wall has some ugly wallpaper as if decorating has been unfinished SCORE 3/5
Connectivity,an increasingly important consideration, was average for both wi-fi and mobile but was able to run an xbox and music from youtube (through bluetooth speaker) with occasional interruption in streaming during the evening SCORE 3/5
large segment timer controlled panel heaters in all rooms provide great flexible heating 5/5
there are numerous power points throughout which is essential for gadgets and devices 5/5
Carolyn was friendly and attentive
Overall we enjoyed our short break which provided very good value for money
we booked short notice for a short break near loch lomond and found this little cottage. we had a wonderful stay, close to the loch and lots of beautiful walks, we went into balmaha and it was breathtaking! the owner was very friendly and helpful and even checked we had everything we needed on our second day because there was very heavy snowfall! the log fire was amazing and we really enjoyed our cosy cottage break!! our toddler enjoyed visiting the horses and hens in the barn next to us too ( the day we were snowed in! very easy to find following the owners simple instructions and we would definately stay again! plus bonus of being able to take the dog and cot and high chair provided for our toddler. we've recommended to all our family and friends! thanks again Carolyn!
From the moment we checked in we were in love with the cottage! It's in a lovely quiet location. The kitchen is beautiful, and very large. The living room is lovely and cosy with the wood burner, and the comfiest chair and sofa. The bedroom is decorated beautifully, with a lovely soft bed! There is nothing I could fault about our stay, it was perfect! Thank you!
we spent a few days in this cottage on april. Everything was perfect. The cottage is clean and well equipped with everything needed even a washing machine. A fire was lighten on the fireplace when we arrived. The owner of the cottage is very friendly and very compliant. And above all the location is perfect : in the countryside, near a farm, it is very quiet and there is a lot of walking to do and things to see in the surroundings. Especially, it is well located to discover Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. We had a lot of fun there and recommend this place for all people who want quiet place in beautiful landscape to spend a few days.
We had an extended stay in this holiday cottage and really enjoyed our time. The location is fantastic if you want to branch out and explore Loch Lommond and the surrounding area. Immediately around the house there are some great walks and the view is very beautiful and we saw otters, pine martins, birds of prey and lots of other cool animals. A short walk up the road towards Drymen is a ridge and you can look out and see a fantastic view of the mountains. The house was very well presented and there was a parking area just outside for our car. The garden was fenced in which made it great for our dog and we could leave him sniff around outside with no worries. The house consisted of kitchen/diner, lounge and, bedroom, bathroom and outhouse. The lounge is great and has a wood-burner which we used several times and made this place feel nice and snug. We met the owner and she was very friendly and helpful and gave us lots of information on the surrounding area - any questions we had were answered. The house itself was very clean and certainly well looked after. If you have kids (like us) this is a cool place to bring them as there are plenty of animals and our young one loved watching the horses. It's very quiet at night and if you love to get off the beaten track this location is certainly a gem and still close enough to everything you need. There's a shop and a few pubs in the village (Drymen) just down the road (5 minutes drive) or 30 minute walk. There is a cycleway a short distance from the house that can take you to most places in Scotland - unfortunately we didn't bring our bikes.