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Reviewed 1 August 2016

We stayed here during our walking holiday of the West Highland Way. We actually finished up in Rowardennan that day, but due to lack of available accommodation we had a taxi back to Balmaha arranged for our stay. When we arrived Liz gave us a tour, showed us how to use the hot tub and treated us to some homemake...

Thank Katie O
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Five of us stayed here on our first night walking West Highland Way. From the afternoon tea to use of hot tub it was perfect after a day using muscles that don't often walk so far! The annexe above the garage and the two other separate chalet style rooms had everything you'd need. Room above the garage particularly spacious. We...

Thank George H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stayed here on the first night of our West Highland Way trip and couldn't have had a better experience. We were welcomed with a fresh pot of tea, homemade cakes, caramel shortbread and pancakes with jam, which we ate in the garden overlooking Loch Lomond. Afterwards we made use of the hot tub in the back garden where there...

Thank Abbott;Ms.rebec... A
Stranraer, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We were a party of 8 who stayed for 2 nights in Bay cottage. The accommodation was brilliant - a huge studio and patio area for our 2 small grandsons and their parents, and 2 adjacent rooms in the annexe for the rest of the family and our dog. Breakfast was amazing - we took photos! Liz the owner even...

Thank James S
Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Just back from 3 days in Balmaha, Bay Cottage. What a gem of a B&B! Liz the owner is fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble for her. Her breakfasts are amazing, quite a lot to choose from, anything from cereal, yoghurt, toast, to full cooked breakfast, to scrambled Egg and salmon! We were in the main house. Room was lovely,...

Thank patrick w
Alexandria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

A little gem. Tea, Scones and caramel shortcake on arrival. Hot tub and beautiful loft apartment to stay in. We were traveling with our 1.5 year old and nothing was a bother! Would love to stay again and can't recommend enough! And.. The breakfast... Superb!

Thank Alanabeau
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We stayed here on the first night of our West Highland Way walk. Met by Liz with a warm friendly welcome who arranged tea and scones for us in our room. Our room was clean, very comfy and warm. Bay Cottage has a wonderful location with beautiful views from the conservatory looking out over Loch Lomond. Breakfast was excellent. Liz...

Thank Wayne C
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Stayed here for one night with my dad after the 1st day of the West Highland Way. We were wet after it had rained all day but Liz soon brightened our mood with afternoon tea and also dried our clothes and boots. Our room was in an extension above the garage and it was superb, loads of room. Breakfast was...

Thank mattbri
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Scones and thee on arival, good accomodation lots of stuff to read a nice lounch. And a hot tub :) And at my last stay the son was managing things. Great host and got everyting i needed including welcome conversation. no doubt i will visit again.

Thank Freddy E
Christopher B, Owner at Bay Cottage, responded to this review

It was great to have you. We're glad you keep coming back. Same time next year? Liz x

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Stayed here the night of Saturday 19th March 2016 after completing the first 19 miles of the West Highland Way. Excellent choice. Room was clean and secure, bed was comfy and warm. Shower was good and, after a long walk, very welcome! TV in room worked. No wifi in room but was able to access wifi in the main house....

Thank edinburghbhoy
Christopher B, Owner at Bay Cottage, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you enjoyed the rest of The West Highland Way too. We had trouble extending the wifi to some of the rooms due to the thickness of the walls in the house. Hopefully by next week all the rooms will have wifi access. Fingers crossed. Thank you so much for...

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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
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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: ₹ 5,809 - ₹ 6,639 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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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!”
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