• The Old Smiddy Cottage
  • STB 4 star rating
  • Open all year
  • An original & historic self catering
The Old Smiddy was built in 1862 & was used as a blacksmiths shop until the middle of the 1900's. There is a lot of history in the building but it now enjoys modern features as well as reminders of years gone by. The Old Smiddy Cottage sleeps 4/5 in 2 ensuite bedrooms. Built over Ballagan burn it is full of character & equipped with all you will need. Also available The Apartment which sleeps 3 has been newly refurbished. Visit our website for special deals.

Accommodation Features

  • Children Welcome
  • Golf Friendly
  • cycling friendly
  • bikers friendly
  • walking friendly
  • fishing friendly
  • Wifi Access
  • On site Parking
  • dog allowed

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Your Host : Fiona and David
The Old Smiddy Cottage's well deserved 4 star Self Catering rating is down to both the quality of the property and the care owners Fiona and David give to their Guests.

A totally unique and historic building on site is the Old Smiddy Cottage and Old Smiddy Apartment both of which have been refurbished to a high standard to meet the high standards their Guests deserve.

The Cottage straddles a historic burn (a Scottish stream) which was used for cooling the heated metal of cart wheels in previous centuries. Today the burn is a unique feature of the property which is regularly enjoyed by the local wildlife. You may also meet their chickens !

Both properties are equipped to the highest standards with beautiful tartan carpets, Black Watch in The Cottage and the Lindsay tartan in The Apartment. Both are centrally heated and double glazed.

On sunny days they share a private patio where guests can relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery beside Ballagan burn along with the wild ducks. We also have our own Smiddy hens where fresh eggs can be supplied at your request.

The Old Smiddy Cottage has its own access. It has a lounge and a seperate fully fitted kitchen and both the double and twin bedrooms are ensuite. Private parking is available large enough to accommodate a car and boat.

Whilst both The Cottage and Apartment are totally self contained, should you need help and advice Fiona and David are nearby.

Muddy Boots and Mucky Wheels are very welcome. If you do return wet and mucky all we ask is you clean down your boots and bike before going indoors.

Literally on our doorstep there are many wonderful scenic drives, walks, cycle routes and attractions close to the Cottage and Apartment. Only a short drive, cycle or bus journey will take you Loch Lomond and the edge of Ben Lomond and the West Highland Way. Just bring yourself, your dreams and your supplies.


Price Range

The Old Smiddy Cottage sleeps 4 to 5.
From £355pw to £420pw.
Old Smiddy Apartment sleeps 3 persons.

From £320 to £380pw.
Price includes Heating, reasonable power use, towels and bedlinen.




Special Offers

Please email us for late deals and special offers, or to rent both properties together.

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Satnav: 56.005487, -4.568607

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