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Enjoy a green holiday


Sustainable holidays at Ballat Smith Cottage

At Ballat Smithy Cottage we are privileged to live surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the World; we aim to provide you with the most comfortable accommodation possible while striving to minimise the impact of our presence on the environment.

So by offering as environmentally-friendly sustainable holidays as possible, our guests can be sure that they are not having a negative impact on the beautiful surroundings of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

The cottage has stood here for over two hundred years, and will hopefully still be here in another two hundred years. To this end, as many environmentally-friendly policies as possible have been put in place. For example, the walls have been insulated with sheep wool from Cumbria. This ensures the cottage remains hot during the winter, reducing the need to have the heating on. It also keeps the cottage nice and cool in the summer, making it a comfortable stay any time of the year.

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Taking care of our world

Low energy, high impact holidays

Sustainable holidays in Scotland


A message from owner Anne Currie:

“Ballat Smithy Cottage is nestled within the beautiful Scottish landscape near Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. The environment is part of who we are and is the reason people from all over the world visit us, again and again, each year. Keeping the air and water clean is only part of our responsibility. Scottish wildlife is beautiful and can be dramatic – but if climate change continues, who knows what will come of it?

We are doing everything we can to help our guests stay as carbon neutral and environmentally friendly as possible. As more people take up UK ‘staycations’, we want to make sure their environmental footprint is small, whilst continuing to offer a memorable and comfortable self-catering stay here near Loch Lomond.”

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Our green credentials

Here are some of the ways the cottage maintains an environmentally friendly balance to be sustainable accommodation:

  • Green Tariff electricity
  • Low energy light bulbs
  • Recycling collection
  • Composting
  • Water butts
  • Wildlife areas
  • Bus services from the nearby village
  • Cycle storage
  • Eco-friendly washing up & laundry liquid
  • Recycled toilet paper & kitchen towels
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  • Wool insulation
  • Reclaimed materials
  • Walking & cycling information
  • Homemade, local and Fair Trade provisions
  • Trees and hedges planted
  • Nest boxes for birds
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Eco-friendly accommodation


In the Heart of Scotland

If you are looking for sustainable holidays in Scotland, then consider Ballat Smithy Cottage. A warm and welcoming respite in the heart of Scotland. Should you have any questions about any sustainability practices, then please get in touch today.

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‘If I could give this cottage 6 stars I would. Everything was quality – accommodation, location and hospitality. We were visiting friends and family in the area and this was just the most comfortable well equipped property to come ‘home’ to after lovely days out. Hope to return for longer next time.’

– Ballat Smithy Cottage Tripadvisor Review

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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 get booking today and enjoy a relaxing stay with us here at Ballat Smithy Cottage.

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