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Balmillig House
Ranked #2 of 20 Helensburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“comfortable and clean”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We had two nights with Anne and John in the Blue room, we found the room extremely conformable and clean with a great bed, there were plenty of extra touches with some products for ladies available including Iron and Ironing board. The breakfast was great with a good choice of healthy options available. Both John and Anne had a great local knowledge and were extremely helpful in making our stay in Scotland pleasant, Helensburgh was central to the Loch Lomond National Park and also easy train ride to Glasgow.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Glad you enjoyed your stay here at Balmillig and appreciated our "extras". Pleased too your found our information useful and found Helensburgh a good centre for both Loch Lomond and Glasgow - our 'home' town. Best wishes, Anne and John.
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This was our first B&B during our Scotland trip and it was by far the best. We stayed with our 3-year-old in the Blue room and having the additional room right next to it for our 7-year-old daughter was perfect. Our room offered lots of space and comfort and the kids enjoyed a bath every evening when we returned from our days out. The house is located in a very nice area of Helensburgh, we had a lot of quality time with the family and everybody really relaxed.
Anne and John were very welcoming and it was a pleasure to be their guests. They had the best recommendations for walks and days out for us so our 4 days in this area of Scotland passed very quickly. We would definitely go back to Loch Lomond and for sure we would stay at Balmillig House again.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thanks Tom for such a splendid review. We very much enjoyed having you and your family to stay and glad you were able to benefit from our recommendations. Pleased the rest of your holiday was a big success. All the best Anne and John.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We only stayed one night but accommodation is very nice and the hosts were very welcoming. The whole house was immaculate and our yellow room was more than comfortable. John and Anne obviously had a wealth of knowledge and passion for the local area. The small things really made a difference- tea offered on arrival, a fully stocked bathroom and a lovely breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Thanks, Euan for a great review. Very best wishes to you both. Anne and John
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

It is very unusual to have so many positive reviews for a B&B but I can honestly say that they are well deserved. Anne and John have been in the "business" some time and it really shows. We were made to feel very welcome and were offered excellent advice on trips that we could make during our limited stay. They went out of their way to ensure we had all we needed and their local knowledge was obviously second to none. As mentioned elsewhere the breakfast was excellent and cooked to order the produce being local and fresh. The rooms were all well appointed and light with docked I-Pads and TV as well as a very comfy bed!

I would strongly recommend this property and its hosts to anyone wishing to stay in the area.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Very many thanks for such a comprehensive and complimentary review. We enjoyed your company and hope you will return some day to Balmillig. All the best Anne and John
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Anne and John are perfect hosts. They have obviously worked very hard to achieve the very high standard they offer. The house is absolutely immaculate - spotlessly clean and furnished to an extremely high standard. The bed in the Blue Room is super king size, new and very comfortable, with lovely bed linen. The bathroom was really well equipped with nice toiletries and little touches such as eye make up remover and pads. Our breakfast was beautifully cooked and delicious with good quality ingredients.

We would recommend Balmillig House to anyone without hesitation and would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Wow! thanks Jane. Delighted to read your very kind review. We'll be very happy to see you again when you are back in Helensburgh. Best wishes from us both.
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We stayed at Balmillig House over Easter break. It is centrally located, just a 10 minute walk from the station and from many restaurants. Overall, our stay was fantastic. Anne and John were excellent hosts who made sure we had everything we needed. They have a whole room full of information about the area and are very knowledgeable about the area. We hired John to take us on a day hike and it was great! He knew a lot about the history of the area and we really enjoyed our day. If we ever go back to Helensburgh, we will definitely be staying here again and would highly recommend this bed and breakfast.

Room Tip: There were three of us, but we stayed in two rooms and shared the on-suite, worked very well.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
We're glad you enjoyed your stay so much. Helping folk make the best of their time here in this lovely area is one of our main aims so its great to hear we achieved that. Thanks for taking time to write a review. We do appreciate it. All the best, Anne and John
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

It was our delight to pay a second visit to this truly excellent B&B. We were warm and comfortable, and everything worked. The breakfast was comprehensive, and stoked us up to face whatever the Scottish weather could throw at us - and it did try! An electrical lead we had left on our previous visit was awaiting our return in our bedroom. What more could one ask. We look forward to our next visit to enjoy the cossetting rather than to reclaim any, as yet unknown, lost property.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Balmillig, Owner at Balmillig House, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Its not everyone who gets a review from the Doctor! Many thanks, John, for your kind words. You always make us smile and, no, this time, we haven't found any leftover items.
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Property: Balmillig House
Address: Balmillig | 64b Colquhoun Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 9JP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Helensburgh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Helensburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Balmillig House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Balmillig B&B offers great beds, great showers, great food and a great welcome to this beautiful area. Enjoy a peaceful location, short walk to town, three warm comfortable ensuite rooms, lots of useful information, relaxing gardens, free off street parking, ipads in every room and free wireless broadband throughout. Situated in the seaside town of Helensburgh on the edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and well placed for walkers/bikers on the new John Muir Way and the Three Lochs Way with luggage/person transfers available. A great centre for enjoying the scenic delights of Argyll, Loch Lomond and Stirling while only 45 minutes from Glasgow. Hope you'll visit us sometime soon! ... more   less 
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