Enjoy a green holiday
Sustainable holidays at Ballat Smithy Cottage
At Ballat Smithy Cottage we are privileged to be 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 our impact on the environment.
So by ensuring that Ballat Smithy Cottage is as environmentally-friendly 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 building is over two hundred years old. When the cottage was created, it was important to us that we included as much sustainability as possible while maintaining the unique character of this place. To that end, we installed secondary glazing to preserve the traditional windows, and tried to make sure we used natural materials wherever we could. For example, the walls are insulated with sheep wool from Cumbria. This ensures the cottage remains warm 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.
Wildlife is encouraged into the garden. Also, future plans include installing an electric car charging point and updating our electric heating.
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 become 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.”
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.Book Now
‘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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