Balloch is a small town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, at the
foot of Loch Lomond. The name comes from the Gaelic for "the pass".
Balloch is at the north end of the Vale of Leven, straddling the
River Leven itself. It connects to the larger town of Alexandria and
to the smaller village of Jamestown, both of which are located to
its south. To the east of the town lies the major local authority
housing scheme in the area known as 'The Haldane' or 'The Mill of
Haldane'. Balloch railway station is a terminus of the North Clyde
electric train service fromGlasgow.
With its accessible location at the southern end of Loch Lomond and
just off the main road from Glasgow to the West Highlands, it is an
important centre of tourism. The largest number of boats cruising on
Loch Lomond leave from here. It contains Balloch Country Park and
Balloch is at the southern end of the first Scottish National Park.
The town has a number of hotels, inns and pubs, and there are
cruises leaving from Balloch up Loch Lomond. The Glasgow to Loch
Lomond cycle path ends at Balloch.
Anchorage Guest House
Dating from 1866, The Anchorage Guest House enjoys a special
location, sitting just a stone's throw from the shores of Loch
Lomond, in the centre of the historic village of Balloch.
Recently redecorated and refurbished, the historic Anchorage Guest
House offers cosy and comfortable accommodation, with5 en-suite
bedrooms - all at ground floor level. With free off-street car
parking, TV and Tea and Coffee making facilities in every
room, Wi-Fi, freshly cooked breakfasts from local produce, toilet
and shower facilities for the disabled - the Anchorage aims to
ensure your stay is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
Whatever the reason for your visit, and whether it's Summer, Autumn,
Spring or Winter ... Day or Evening - there's a myriad of
attractions - just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.
Whether it's a romantic evening sail with drinks on Loch Lomond,
or walking, cycling or touring around the National Park enjoying the
fantastic scenery; visiting the nearby shops offering a variety of
local items and produce; enjoying the great food and hospitality of
our pubs and restaurants; fishing, golfing - or just drinking in
some of the most idyllic and unspoilt scenery in Britain ... you'll
find there's an amazing amount to do and enjoy.
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The Old Smiddy
Just one of our properties
Located within and forming part of the boundary of Scotland First
National Park, the Old Smiddy Cottage is built over Ballagan burn
which runs down to meet the waters of Loch Lomond We also have an
Apartment which is attached to the original Blacksmiths House offers
an ideal base to enjoy Loch Lomond and the surrounding area.
Both charming premises are equipped to the highest standards with
beautiful tartan carpets, the Cottage having Black Watch and the
Apartment having the Lindsay tartan. Both Cottage and Apartment have
gas central heating and double glazing and 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. Private
parking is available large enough to accommodate a car and boat and
we provide free WI FI for all of our guests.
Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment are the ideal base for a self
catering holiday in Scotland particularly for touring Loch Lomond
and the Trossachs.
Stirling and Glasgow, are within ahalf 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.
Park View Apartment
Tel: 0783 670 5976
Park View Self Catering Apartment Balloch is a 4 star accommodation
within the Loch Lomond National Park and only a short distance from
apartment sleeps 4-6. It has 2 bedrooms (one en-suite), a main
bathroom and spacious kitchen area that opens out to the living
room. An external balcony, equipped with bistro furnishings, runs
the full length of the living room. High quality furnishings are
provided throughout. Linen and towels & a breakfast starter pack &
flowers are provided. Private parking for guests is also available
free of charge.
of the main facilities in Balloch are within a few minutes walking
distance. Balloch train station is approximately 5 minutes walk,
with direct trains into the centre of Glasgow. Balloch itself offers
an impressive range of tourist, shopping and recreational options to
suit all tastes. It is the ideal holiday and short break destination
whether you are looking for a quiet and relaxing time, or a more
active experience in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
Tel: 01389 750309
Our Guesthouse has been newly renovated, with all bedrooms
refurbished, and features carefully chosen decor and attention to
We're sticklers for ensuring your stay is the best it can be. All
rooms have tea/coffee-making facilities and flat-screen colour TVs.
rooms offer comfort and a high standard of cleanliness. You're sure
to enjoy any stay with us, whether you're here on business or for
Each room offers you free access to Wi-Fi since we know you need
some of the pleasures from back home. We know you'll enjoy your stay
with us, we even guarantee it.
offer spacious rooms that are designed to fit anyone's budget and
Our guesthouse is designed with you in mind. We've tailored each
room, our hospitality and amenities to make your stay as enjoyable
and relaxing as possible. We hope that our attention to detail and
desire to pamper you shines through each and every moment of your
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Quality spacious accommodation and a warm welcome awaits you at
Albannach. A Victorian cottage built in 1870 situated within a mile
of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. It is an ideal
location from which to visit some of Scotland's main tourist
Traditional Scots hospitality is offered at this family run B&B and
there is ample private parking available. The Albannach was awarded
a four star rating by Visit Scotland in 2006 and has maintained that
high standard since then.
There are four guest bedrooms including doubles, twin and family
rooms. All double rooms have king size beds with memory foam
mattresses. Every room is en-suite and has hairdryer, tea/coffee
making facilities, TV/ DVD players and iPod docking stations. Wifi
is available free of charge throughout the house.
There is a small fully fitted kitchen available for guests use. The
house is completely non-smoking for the comfort and safety of all
Arbor Travel Lodge
Tel: 01389 756233
Welcome to Arbor Lodge in Balloch Arbor Lodge is an ideal bed and
breakfast in Balloch to use as a base for spending some time in this
beautiful area of Loch Lomond. Loch Lomond is only a few minutes
walk from the bed and breakfast and also the Shopping Complex Loch
Harry, the owner has many years of experience in hospitality and
will make sure your stay in pleasant and memorable.
rooms are ensuite. Arbor Lodge has 4 letting rooms, 2 doubles, 1
twin & 1 family room all with bathrooms and tea making facilities,
TV and free WIFI.
Free Parking. Off street free parking is provided and there is
overnight storage for bicyles.
Location Arbor Lodge B & B is a great base to explore Loch Lomond
and The Trossachs. The village of Balloch offers many choices of
Pubs and Restaurants nearby and the Lomond Shore complex is open all