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Old Smiddy Apartment
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

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Mike T
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Excellent accommodation, clean, comfortable, well equipped”
Reviewed 20 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We very much enjoyed our week at the Old Smiddy appartment. It is well located with a reasonably sized Co-op supermarket just 10 mins walk away. Also, rail station, Loch Lomond cruises and buses are up to 15 mins walk away, with one bus stop just a hundred yards from the entrance to the property. The ownwers are very helpful and the accommodation was clean, well equipped and comfortable. (We bought some eggs laid by the owners white hen that was always scratching around in the grounds and they were delicious).

Balloch is a good base to explore the general area, including Glasgow, which can be easily reached by train (two trains an hour).

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
21 May 2016
Thankyou so much for that lovely review. It was lovely meeting you and glad you enjoyed your stay. Big Suzies eggs are lovely so different from shop ones. Many thanks Fiona and David
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jessblack...
Blackburn, Lancs
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Yet another great stay”
Reviewed 11 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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We have just returned home after yet another great stay at the Old Smiddy apartment, it is a fantastic place, everything you need and right in the centre of Balloch. Every time we go the apartment has been to the highest standard and is constantly being updated and always immaculately clean. Would highly recommend this apartment or the adjoining cottage to anyone wanting a place to stay in this area. Thanks again to David and Fiona - amazing,friendly helpful hosts.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 May 2016
Thankyou so much for the lovely review it is always lovely to see you and you left us with the good weather still glorious. Can I also add a thankyou to you for leaving the Apartment so spic and span. Kind regards Fiona and David
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Topocas
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The Old Smithy Apartment truly lovely”
Reviewed 14 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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A lovely welcoming couple,with a clean, cosy, charming,well equipped 'home from home' in a beautiful setting, ideal for exploring Loch Lomond and beyond.Would recommend to relatives and friends with no worries,and want to go back sooooon. Sheila and Dave, Wolverhampton.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
15 Sep 2015
Many thanks for lovely review it was lovely to meet you both and enjoyed our wee blether would be great to meet you again best regards Fiona and David x
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Sam C
Bournemouth
1 review
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“Miss”
Reviewed 31 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Couldn't fault this accommodation. Clean, tidy and comfortable. A real home from home! A perfect base for exploring Scotland. Thank you Fiona for making our holiday x

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Management Response
15 Sep 2015
Thank you so much for the lovely review it was lovely to meet you many thanks Fiona
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SugadevKB...
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent choice to explore Loch Lomond”
Reviewed 14 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We are a small family of 4 and opted to stay at Old Smiddy, Balloch. During our stay we felt we made an excellent choice of staying here. The property is nicely located at centre of Balloch town with plenty of options to explore Loch Lomond area. It is a nice property with almost everything that we needed. We felt almost at home.

In future to visit Loch Lomond, our first option would really be this one. Highly recommended.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Apr 2015
Thankyou very much for the lovely review really appreciate it and so nice to meet you and your lovely family. Would be lovely to meet you all again kind regards Fiona and David
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