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Bay Cottage

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Largs, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bay cottage is a fantastic place to stay. It is exquisitely and freshly decorated. Liz is so welcoming, accommodating and helpful. On arrival we were invited to afternoon tea and scones. Our room too was beautifully decorated and of a good size. Our traditional breakfast was superb and the portion amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and will be back...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place. Clean, well decorated rooms, a cozy lounge, great food, and a welcoming host. What more could you want? I stayed in one of the outside rooms, just a few steps away from the main house. Decorated in cream, with all the usual facilities, a very comfortable bed, nice hot shower, just great. The main house is lovely,...

Thank Classicmininutter
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stayed at the Bay Cottage after walking from Milngavie to Balmaha as part of the West Highland Way. We met Liz on arrival and she was lovely and very accommodating. We stayed in the room above the garage which was very roomy and more than comfortable. Liz then invited us in to the main house for...

Thank Nicola S
Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great B&B. A warm welcome with tea and home-made cakes. A very well-appointed, comfortable room and bathroom. A delicious breakfast. Every effort to accommodate my veganism and make it easy to stay with a dog. A little more expensive than some, and you get what you pay for. This is a very comfortable and well-run B&B.

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Superior, Colorado
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Balmaha is charmingly situated on Loch Lomond and a perfect stop along the WHW. Eat dinner and have beverages at the Oak Tree Inn....but stay directly across the street at Bay Cottage!!! The sitting room invites you and afternoon tea with an assortment of homemade treats awaits you after your trek or drive-----and the freshly prepared(delicious) full breakfast is just...

Thank TwoRoadsToo
Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Stayed at Bay Cottage on our second night walking the WHW - we arrived mid afternoon and Liz welcomed us and served the most delicious afternoon tea of cakes, scones and millionaires shortbread. We had a lovely warm comfortable room overlooking Loch Lomond which was very clean. In the morning the breakfast was delicious and set us up for the...

Thank Roy31
Reviewed 1 September 2016

A stay at bay cottage is definitely worth every penny. My friend and I were doing the WHW and had an amazing time in Balmaha. We enjoyed the delicious, rich breakfast as much as a relaxing bath in the hot tub. Liz is a very friendly and kind, she had visitors the day we arrived and invited us to have...

Thank Katja N
Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Stayed at Bay cottage having travelled to Balmaha for a friend's 60th party and was extremely impressed with the warm welcome and personal service from our host Liz. Greeted with afternoon tea including home made scones and pancakes which was a lovely treat after a couple of hours drive. Beautiful location, comfortable room, A1 breakfast - a cut above in...

Thank Jane G
Encinitas, California
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This was one of the best b&bs we stayed in on our two week visit to Scotland. Liz was a wonderful host, and made our stay most welcoming. Afternoon tea each day was fabulous, and the breakfast even better--you couldn't ask for more. Liz even treated me to a taste of some great local gin! We didn't use the hot...

Thank Onceabear
Bedlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Three of us stayed here whilst completing the West Highland Way in August. It was a perfect location after a 20 mile walk! Liz was extremely friendly and welcoming and provides a high quality bed and breakfast. We were greeted with afternoon tea, served with freshly made scones and other delicious home cooked snacks! We stayed in the studio which...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $123 - $140 (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”
901janeg, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They are al good, and use the hottub ;)”
FreddyE_12, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms In the main house were excellent”
Talclimber, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Annex was great.”
lindak308, 4 Oct 2014 | Read review
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