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Charming Four Star Cottage Near Drymen, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs.



Updated: 09-Sep-2016
Cottage in Drymen, Stirling, Central Scotland - Ideally Located For Touring And Exploring, Glasgow & Stirling 30 Mins, Edinburgh & Perth 1 Hour

This self catering cottage near Loch Lomond, Scotland provides luxury self catering accommodation for 4 people in 2 bedrooms, which can be double or twin as required. Sunny and south facing, Ballat Smithy Cottage is the ideal base for a self catering cottage holiday in Scotland, located only a short distance from the world famous 'Bonnie Banks' of Loch Lomond, and equally close to Rob Roy Macgregor's Trossachs homeland; Stirling and Glasgow are a half hour drive away, Edinburgh and Perth one hour, and much of Argyll, Perthshire, Ayrshire and South East Scotland is accessible in less than two hours. For those who do not wish to venture too far there are many wonderful scenic drives, walks and attractions close to the cottage. Dating from the late 18th Century this charming cottage is ideally situated in lovely countryside midway between the tranquil east banks of Loch Lomond and the breathtaking grandeur of the Trossachs; a very central base for walking in Argyll, the Trossachs, Perthshire and the Southern Highlands. Golf, fishing, cycling, horse riding and numerous other activities are all nearby.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Hello, my name is Anne Currie and I am the owner of Ballat Smithy & Ballat Smithy Cottage. The cottage is attached to my house, and I will be here to welcome you when you arrive. I am available any time to help or answer any queries you may have.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'What an amazing job you've done here at Ballat Smithy! You truly live in an enchanted area of the world which we've been privileged to visit.'

'One of our most relaxing holidays in a beautiful setting and lovely comfortable accommodation.'

'A beautiful well designed cottage which made our holiday a most enjoyable one.'

'What a lovely cottage; we have had a restful week in glorious scenery.'

'A lovely cottage where we felt at home. And the best

raspberry jam we ever had!
Jan 2015
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From the Owner

This is a wonderful place to live, in a beautiful rural location yet near to villages and within an easy journey of city locations.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow Abbotsinch at 39 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Drymen at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M8 Jn 16 or M9 Jn 10 at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Drymen at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary


Glasgow airport is 40 km approximately. A car is essential.


Nearest village is Drymen, 5km. Loch Lomond east is 10km, and Loch Lomond south (Balloch) is 17km. Glasgow & Stirling are 30km and Edinburgh is 90km.

Further Details:

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are internationally recognised as being among the most beautiful and romantic places in the world, and there is something for everyone here:

Walking: There are walks to suit everyone, high or low level,

long or short, easy or strenuous. By the banks of the Endrick Water or Loch Lomond, Queen Elizabeth Forest, Country Parks, Nature Reserves. Many sections of the West Highland Way are easily reached.

For hillwalkers there are 'easy' hills such as Ben An, to more difficult such as Ben Lomond, The Cobbler or the mountains of Perthshire. Walk Highlands has comprehensive information.


There are the world famous Championship courses at St. Andrews and Gleneagles, and many smaller local courses, for example at Aberfoyle, Balfron, Buchanan, Strathendrick, Callander, Stirling.

South of St Andrews are the lovely links courses at Crail, which we can highly recommend.

Cycling: The cottage has a secure storage area for bikes, or they can be hired in Drymen and Aberfoyle. There are numerous very good routes in the Queen Elizabeth Forest, around Callander

and from Drymen to Balloch and Aberfoyle.

Riding: There are several British Horse Society and TRSS Approved Trekking and Riding Centres within travelling distance of the cottage. Please ask for details.

Fishing: For salmon, trout and pike on the Endrick and Loch Lomond; trout on the Lake of Menteith; there are also several local fisheries.

Watersports: Go Country offer a wide range of activities on Loch Ard.

A starter pack of homemade, Scottish and Fair Trade provisions is

included in the price of the cottage.

The kitchen cupboards are stocked with everything you might need for cooking: salt, pepper, flour, oil and stock cubes; and we also supply Fair Trade tea, sugar & ground coffee.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
September, October
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
November, December
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas, New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of GBP100 is required to secure the booking, and the balance is due 8 weeks before you arrive. We can accept payment by GBP cheque or Bank Draft, BACS transfer, Credit or Debit card or PayPal. Please contact us for details.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Saturday but we can often be flexible so please ask. Short breaks are available outwith peak times.

Check in any time after 16.00, and check out is by 10.00 on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices displayed are per week. Please contact us if you would like to book a short break. Short break prices start at GBP70 per night.

A deposit of £100 secures the booking. The balance plus security deposit should be paid 8 weeks before arrival. Reservations made within 8 weeks of arrival date should be paid in full at the time of booking. Please book online at www.ballatsmithycottage.com or phone 0044 1360 440 269.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

The rental includes everything, heating, hot water, electricity, bed linen and towels - we do not impose extra charges on our guests. The cottage kitchen has coffee, tea, etc and guests receive our welcome pack of home made, local and Scottish provisions. The owner is on hand to help you choose what to do and to answer any questions you may have. The cottage is in a beautiful scenic setting, and our location makes it easy to explore Scotland's wonderful landscapes, historic places and lively cities.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, One step up into bathroom
  • 1 bathroom with electric shower over bath.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 1 double bed & wash basin, Bedroom 2 with twin beds plus cot or child's bed if required. Both rooms can be double or twin as required.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: No smoking. We are sorry but we do not allow pets. Outside: There is a small private garden with patio and outdoor furniture. Private parking for up to 2 cars. Utility Room: Tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included in the price, beds are made up for your arrival. Cleaning & linen change offered for lets of more than 1 week.

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