Your National Park adventure begins in Callander

Ballat Smithy Cottage

Ballat Smithy 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.

The cottage provides self catering accommodation for four people in two bedrooms equipped with double or twin beds as required; a cot is available. There is a sitting/dining room with kitchen, and a bathroom with electric shower over the bath. The accommodation is all on one level, except for one step up to the bathroom.

All heating, electricity, linen and towels are included in the price. The kitchen is stocked with our very popular welcome pack of provisions: Scottish oatcakes, cheese and bacon, local milk, butter and free range eggs, plus our own home made bread and jam. Tea, coffee, sugar and other essentials are also included.

For quiet times there are Freesat TV, DVD, CD player with iPod dock, books and games; the cottage also has free wireless broadband internet access. There is private parking and a small garden with sheltered patio. Children are welcome, although you may consider the roadside location unsuitable for mobile toddlers; the cottage is strictly no smoking, and we do not allow pets.

What do our guests say? '

If the weather was as good as the cottage then the sun would shine all day. The cottage was spotless and homely, you deserve an extra star.'