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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 in winter, increasing its energy efficiency. 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, and our guests love to see the wide variety of birds visiting the feeders. Also, we have recently updated our electric heating, and we can now offer guests exclusive complimentary use of our Electric Vehicle charger.
Sustainable holidays in Scotland
A message from owner Anne Currie:
“Ballat Smithy Cottage is nestled within the beautiful Scottish landscape around 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. Reducing our impact and taking positive steps to improve biodiversity will ensure the survival of this special place for future generations.
We are doing everything we can to help our guests stay as carbon neutral and environmentally friendly as possible. 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 base in the heart of Scotland. Should you have any questions about any sustainability practices, then please get in touch today.Book Now
‘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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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.Book Now