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Holiday Cottage Near Loch Lomond

This charming and cosy self-catering holiday cottage near Loch Lomond is the ideal base for exploring the heart of Scotland.


Situated on the edge of the stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Ballat Smithy Cottage is the perfect choice for families and friends.

Whether your aim is to discover outstanding scenery, take part in outdoor activities and 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 best place for your holiday in Scotland.

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.

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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 self-catering holiday cottage near Loch Lomond sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms.

From the moment you arrive you can 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. 


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!

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. For electric vehicle drivers we offer complimentary EV charging on site. Visit our Sustainability page to find out what 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 outside the cottage is included, and there is a garden with a sheltered patio.

This is one of the few holiday cottages in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park to offer electric vehicle charging on site; there’s also secure storage space for 2 bikes.

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.
  • Complimentary EV charger
  • 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.

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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 the quaint village of Balmaha, the gateway to East Loch Lomond, Conic Hill and Ben Lomond. 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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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 cottage is perfectly situated for easy access to The Trossachs and Loch Lomond (especially the more beautiful but less accessible eastern side). It is also only an hour from the bright lights of Glasgow. The cottage has a large parking space and inside is immaculately clean and has everything one could reasonably want or expect. I often have trouble sleeping but had no problem doing so in the large double bedroom at the back which was perfectly quiet. The twin room at the front is also spacious and well laid out. The owner, Anne, and her family were most friendly and helpful. I couldn’t fault this place. Definitely on my list for a return visit.’

– Ballat Smithy Cottage Tripadvisor Review

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