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Holiday Cottage Near Loch Lomond

This charming and cosy self catering holiday cottage near Loch Lomond promises an ideal location for exploring the heart of Scotland.


Situated on the edge of the stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, in the heart of Scotland, Ballat Smithy Cottage is the perfect choice for families and friends. Discover outstanding scenery, outdoor activities, historic places, and interesting attractions. All on one level, this self-catering holiday cottage is ideally located in the centre of Scotland, half an hour’s drive from Stirling and Glasgow, and an hour from Edinburgh and Perth. Much of Argyll, Perthshire, Ayrshire and South East Scotland can be reached in an easy day trip. Or stay closer to home with a wealth of scenic drives, walks, activities and attractions nearby.

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Visit the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond!

Experience the beauty and tranquillity of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Self-catering holidays in Scotland


Sleeps Four


Ballat Smithy Cottage is a self catering holiday cottage near Loch Lomond. It sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms. From the moment you arrive you can begin to enjoy Scotland’s wealth of local produce, with our very popular welcome pack of provisions: homemade bread and raspberry jam, local butter, milk and free-range eggs, Scottish cheddar cheese and bacon, and Isle of Benbecula oatcakes. So even if you arrive late, there will be something to snack on!


After a tiring journey or a busy day, you can look forward to the best night’s sleep. Wool filled duvets and luxury pure cotton bed linen guarantee you’ll be comfortable. Two double rooms, or one double and one twin room are available.

Activities and attractions

You’ll find plenty of places to visit and activities to enjoy nearby. Golfing, fishing, horse riding, cycling and hill walking are all popular here. Take a look at our things to do page for some more ideas!

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What’s included in your stay?


Catering for all your needs

Your stay at Ballat Smithy Cottage includes all bedding, towels, heating and electricity. A cot can also be provided, and children are very welcome. For rainy days, there is a Smart TV with Freesat and DVD player, as well as ultrafast FTTP broadband WiFi. Private parking outside the cottage is included, and there is a garden with a sheltered patio.

Owner on site

Anne, the owner, lives next door so any problems can be quickly dealt with, and she is happy to provide information about places to go and things to do nearby. 

No smoking, no pets

Ballat Smithy Cottage is a no-smoking cottage, and we do not accept pets. Should you have any questions before your stay, please get in touch.

Our Holiday Cottage Facilities

  • All on one level: one step up into the cottage and one step up into the bathroom.
  • Open plan kitchen/sitting room/dining area.
  • Two bedrooms, 2 double or 1 double & 1 twin as required; one bedroom has a wash hand basin.
  • Bathroom with electric shower over the bath.
  • Luxury quality pure cotton bed linen, thick white towels, toiletries & hairdryer included.
  • Cot and high chair available on request.
  • FreeWi-Fi.
  • Smart TV with Freesat, DVD player.
  • DVDs, books, and board games.
  • Electric cooking, heating & hot water included in the price.
  • Microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, outdoor washing line, tumble dryer, iron & ironing board. Space available in our own freezer for large items.
  • Extra drying available for outdoor clothes.
  • Kitchen fully stocked with tea, coffee, sugar, etc. plus washing up and laundry liquid.
  • Welcome pack of Scottish, local & homemade provisions.
  • Secure storage for bikes or sports equipment.
  • E-bike charging in the bike store.
  • Washing facilities for bikes and muddy boots.
  • Private parking and garden.
  • Smoking and pet free.

Rates include everything! There are no hidden extras except a small charge for use of the tumble dryer or for charging an electric car.

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Holidays Near Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

If you like the outdoors and spectacular countryside then we are in the perfect location. Only a 10-minute drive from us is Loch Lomond and Conic Hill in the quaint village of Balmaha. Or follow the road to Aberfoyle and within minutes you are truly in the Highlands, among scenery which will take your breath away. Explore Loch Ard and Loch Katrine, visit the bustling village of Aberfoyle and drive, walk or cycle through a unique and peaceful landscape.

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About Ballat Smithy Cottage


Our Historic Building is Over 200 Years Old

This charming holiday cottage near Loch Lomond was created within the workshops of the late 18th Century Ballat Smithy. The building’s thick stone walls and sheeps’ wool insulation make sure the cottage is warm in winter and cool in summer. 

These same thick walls create a peaceful stillness inside which envelopes you the minute you close the door. One guest commented:  “The cottage puts its arms around you as soon as you walk in.” The Currie family came here in 1988. They have enjoyed welcoming guests from all over the world since 2004, and many have returned year after year to enjoy the perfect self-catering Loch Lomond holiday!

The perfect Scottish location for self-catering Loch Lomond holidays to remember for years to come.

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And See Inside Ballat Smithy Cottage

Watch our video below and see our gorgeous cottage for yourself. Plus, get a taster of some of the wonderful attractions and activities nearby, including Loch Lomond. We are sure you will love all we have to offer so book today and enjoy a relaxing stay with us here at Ballat Smithy Cottage.

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‘The Ballat Smithy is the ideal location for exploring the Loch Lomond area and is also within easy reach of Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh.
The two-bedroomed Smithy was surprisingly spacious, very clean and had all the amenities we required for a great week-long holiday.
The nearby town of Drymen is constantly busy with many hikers and travellers making their way to Loch Lomond and the Highlands. There are quite a few good eateries, particularly The Clachan Pub and Skoosh coffee shop in Drymen, and The Oaks on Loch Lomond shores.
Anne, the owner of Ballat Smithy, was very helpful with local information and provided us with a lovely welcome parcel of local eggs, bacon, cheese, bread and homemade jam.
We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.’

– Ballat Smithy Cottage Tripadvisor Review

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