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Near Loch Lomond Scotland

Congratulations, you’ve found the ideal place for your holiday in Scotland!

Here are a few reasons why Ballat Smithy Cottage is perfect for you:

It’s an excellent base for exploring the heart of Scotland.

At the heart of a treasure trove of activities, attractions and experiences.

Fully Licenced: Scottish Government Short Term Let Licence No. ST00079F

Sleeps 4, discount for just 2 guests – use the code ONLY2 on booking.

Everything is included in the price – no surprise extras!

Welcome pack of home made & local produce.

Secure storage and washing facilities for bikes.

E-bike charging point.

Use of  your own private EV charger.

We’re sorry, but no pets please.

Anne, the owner, lives next door; you’ll have all the privacy you need but she’s available to offer help and information.

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Situated on the edge of the stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Ballat Smithy Cottage is the ideal base for exploring, discovering, playing or relaxing. 

Half an hour’s drive through wonderful scenery takes you to Stirling or Glasgow; Edinburgh and Perth are an hour away. 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.

Whether your aim is to discover outstanding scenery, take part in outdoor activities, visit historic places, or just to relax and enjoy being out in the fresh air, this self catering holiday cottage near Loch Lomond is the place for you. Visit our Testimonials page to find out why!

Remember that Booking Direct will ensure the best price for your stay in this outstanding self catering cottage in Scotland.

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Visit the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond

Experience the beauty and tranquillity of Scotland’s first National Park

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Sleeps Four


Ballat Smithy Cottage sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms. 

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.

Experience our Welcome Pack: home made or local, always delicious!

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, Isle of Benbecula oatcakes and your choice of bacon or smoked salmon. 

Activities and attractions

If our guests have one complaint it’s that they didn’t have enough time to do everything they wanted! You’ll find a huge choice of places to visit and activities to enjoy nearby. Golfing, fishing, horse riding, cycling and hill walking are all popular here. Our things to do pages are among the best guides you’ll find anywhere.

Enjoy a low impact holiday

Here at Ballat Smithy Cottage we are doing everything we can to help our guests stay as carbon neutral and environmentally friendly as possible.

Bring your bikes – we have secure storage and washing facilities.

Not many places have their own private EV charger – we do!

Visit our Sustainability page to find out more about the steps we’re taking. 

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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 and EV charger

Private parking outside the cottage is included, and we’re pleased to say that we now have an Electric Vehicle charger for our guests to use (charged at cost by meter reading). There’s also 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

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.


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.

Private EV Charger.

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.

Commitment to sustainability. More details here.

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

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Holidays Near Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

If you like the outdoors and spectacular countryside then this is 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 Airbnb self catering cottage in Scotland 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 have lived here since 1988 and they have enjoyed welcoming guests from all over the world since 2004. 

The perfect Scottish location for Airbnb Scotland holidays to remember for years to come.

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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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Ballat Smithy Cottage has a wonderful host in Anne, who is so welcoming and helpful. The cottage itself is very well equipped so all you have to do is arrive and start your holiday!
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