River view
Washing machine
Free WiFi
Free parking
Private Bathroom
Non-smoking rooms

The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment is a semi-detached holiday home with a garden, located in Balloch in the Strathclyde Region. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is offered throughout the properties.

The two-bedroom house is accessed across a small stream which runs through the house. The cottage-style property offers a well equipped kitchen, and a lounge with a working fireplace.

The two-bedroom apartment also offers a well equipped kitchen, and retains much of the old character of the original Blacksmith's house.
Both properties offer a flat-screen TV, a selection of books, and private bathrooms.

The Old Smiddy Cottage is just a 15-minute walk from Balloch train station, and guests are a mile from the beginning of Loch Lomond and a selection of water sports and activities. Luss Pier can be reached within 35 minutes via public transport.

Glasgow is 21 miles from The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment, while Stirling is 29 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Glasgow Airport, which is a 25-minute drive from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment has been welcoming guests since Sep 15, 2015

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Reliable Info
Guests say the description and photos for this property are very accurate.


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Accommodation Type
Bedroom 1:
2 twin beds
Bedroom 2:
1 full bed
Bedroom 1:
1 twin bed
Bedroom 2:
1 full bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few hours
  • Do you accept small dogs
    No we don’t
    Answered on 20 September 2020
  • Hi Fiona I was looking for a week from 6th or 7th August for 7 nights do you have any vacancies
    Many thanks for your enquiry unfortunately the cottage and Apartment are both full. Kind regards Fiona
    Answered on 25 June 2021
  • Hi, could you confirm that the apartment also has a washing machine.
    The Apartment has a washer/dryer regards Fiona
    Answered on 6 May 2021
  • Hiya are children welcome we would like to stay with our 2 year old
    Thankyou at present it is over 3 year olds we accept in cottage and apartment regards Fiona
    Answered on 2 August 2021
  • is the premises totally detached?
    No Apartment is adjoined to original Smiddy house
    Answered on 3 February 2022
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Hosted by Fiona the owner

Host Review Score

Fiona the owner
The Old Smiddy was built in 1862 and used to be used as a Blacksmiths until the 1960's when it was converted into a house. Where the cottage is built there used to be a wooden building with a trap door where the cart wheels were fired up and thrown into the burn to cool down.
I have lived in Loch Lomond for 22 years and love the feel of being on the outskirts of village of Balloch
We are very central here in Balloch for walking within the beautiful Loch Lomond |National Park. Within walking distance is Loch Lomond Shores where you can sail, cycle, segway and do many water sports. Horseriding and fishing also. Bus stop at door if you come without a car can take you to Stirling, east side of Loch Lomond and Glasgow
Language spoken: English
Area info *
Amenities of The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Electric blankets
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
  • Tennis court
Outdoor & View
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Garden view
  • View
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment takes special requests – add in the next step!


4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 3 are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

3 years old
Crib upon request
Adult (18+ years)
Extra bed upon request
£15 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 25

Maestro Mastercard Visa The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travelers on dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be canceled on arrival.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment

  • Check-in at The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Yes, The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment on this page.

  • The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment is 2,300 feet from the center of Balloch.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment (subject to availability) that can accommodate:

    • 2 guests
    • 4 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The prices at The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.