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Bay Cottage

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Fife, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Bay Cottage makes the first 20 miles of the WHW worth the walk. Liz makes you feel at home from the minute you arrive until she sends you on your way the next day with a hearty breakfast. I had stayed here before with my wife and have already booked up for our walk again next year. Highly recommended.....and remember...

1Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 22 April 2015

After completing the first 20 miles of the West Highland Way we were looking forward to the much talked about hot tub. The owner Liz is a fantastic host, nothing was too much trouble and she genuinely wants her guests to have a great time. We stayed in the 4 bed studio next to the decking and joyous hot tub....

2Thank ohmygordon
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Just home from 2 nights stay at bay cottage. My husband is a keen fisherman and launches his boat from balmaha boat yard, literally just across the road! We decided to turn a fishing trip into a little break and booked into bay cottage! When greeted by Liz, she was very friendly and welcoming, and gave me the choice of...

Thank Christine G
Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Had a very random, spur of the moment night here with 4 very good friends. Best night I've had in years. Nothing a problem, very relaxed and Liz was great company, vey attentive and so much fun. Breakfast was to die for - literally. Can't wait for our next adventure. Very honest and genuinely kind host. xx

Thank linda k
Reviewed 27 September 2014

Amazing place, warm and welcoming, tea and home made cakes on arrival. Room perfect and the use of a hot tub. Well done Liz you are a credit to Scottish tourism, warm and friendly. The breakfast was superb and the tableware would put many a posh hotel to shame.

Thank valerieBedfordshire
Luton England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2014

I can't stress how good this stop was whilst walking the WHW. We were given an enormous room which could easily of slept 4 or 5 for the 2 of us. The shower was excellent, the beds were so comfortable I didn't want to get up. When Liza the owner arrived she invited us into the communal sitting room and...

Thank DLM544
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This B&B alone is a good enough reason to skip Drymen and head straight to Balmaha for the first day of walking the West Highland Way. We arrived soaking wet and had the warmest welcome by Liz, the ideal hostess of Loch Lomond & The Trossacks! Comfortable rooms, splendid beds, (real) drying service, perfectly equipped bathroom. Add an afternoon tea...

Thank Αλέξανδρος Π
Reviewed 14 August 2014

8 of us returned to scotland on our ben nevis tour so we booked into the bay cottage again as we had stayed there when we did the west highland way walk 2 years ago.i couldnt believe its actually got better which i didn,t think was possible.liz was once more the perfect hostess and made us all really welcome,the outdoor...

Thank wasootch
Reviewed 18 July 2014

A warm welcome awaits on arrival with a superb high tea including scrumpious home made scones served in the guest living room. Our room was comfortable with all necessities to hand. The hot tub was simply wonderful! Liz served us with excellent breakfasts, an excellent choice of juice, bread, lovelyhomemade marmalade. If you want to be spoilt rotten book in...

Thank nigelbwilts
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Of all B&B and bunkhouses we stayed during our West Highland way, this was my favorite place. First: the traditional Scottish breakfast was the best I had in all the seven places we stayed (I would order the Scottish breakfast everywhere so my basis of comparison is quite good). We were sorry to have worried Ms Liz Bates because we...

Thank Oishimbo

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Liz Bates moved to Balmaha in 1986 & has called it home ever since. Shortly after moving she opened up her home as a Bed & Breakfast to weary walkers, tourists, fishermen & anyone who needed a room for the night. Twenty five years later & she's still greeting guests from day one back into her home with tea, scones, home baking & her legendary hospitality - with the welcome addition of a hot tub & a few more mod cons to bring the 200 year Cottage into the 21st century. Along the road she has seen countless things & told many a story, served thousands of breakfasts, baked enough scones for the entire Jubilee celebrations, washed & dried any soggy walkers clothes who turned up on her door, fought of the dreaded midge & made a good few friends - all in the name of Bay Cottage Bed & Breakfast and Liz Bates.If you are walking The West Highland Way or visiting the east side of Loch Lomond then you will find Balmaha a lovely village lying at the foot of Conic Hill, which forms part of the West Highland Way Route. The picturesque bay is sheltered and is a perfect haven for sailing and many other water sports. The Village offers many facilities for visitors and walkers and has a large free car park in the centre. Bay Cottage is located opposite The Oak Tree Inn which has a fine reputation for beer and food and is open all year round. At Bay Cottage we welcome walkers, cyclists or anglers and have all the facilities for muddy boots and wet clothing after a long day outdoors. We also have a Hot Tub on the decking which is freely available to all our guests. Costumes and dressing robes are available if you need them. Afternoon tea and home made scones can be served in the conservatory on arrival or after a hard days walking and is included in our bed and breakfast charge. Bay Cottage is a wonderful base for exploring Loch Lomond or visiting the Trossachs with its many miles of cycling and walking routes. We are only 7 miles from Rowardennan and the start point for those wanting to climb Ben Lomond, the most southerly Munro (mountain over 3000ft, 910 metres) in Scotland. We also have drying facilities for boots and clothing if you have been caught in the rain or taking part in water sports on the Loch. Balmaha is a quiet and peaceful village but is only 40 minutes from the centre of Glasgow or just over an hour from Edinburgh. Whatever your reason for visiting this beautiful area we will try to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible and look forward to welcoming you to Bay Cottage in Balmaha. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Cottage

Address: Balmaha | Loch Lomond, Balmaha, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G63 0JQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Balmaha
Price Range: $120 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Bay Cottage Balmaha, Scotland
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“There are a few rooms in the actual home and several suites on property to accommodate number in your party/family!”
TwoRoadsToo, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There were a couple of options in terms of rooms but we didn't explore these as we got a cancellation so were just happy to get a room”
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“They are al good, and use the hottub ;)”
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