The Old Smiddy Cottage, Alexandria

Holiday Cottage: 3874 Central Scotland

Cottage over Burn

Visit Scotland:   3 star
Cottage's own web site
The Old Smiddy was built in 1862 and was used as a blacksmith's shop until the middle of the 1900s. There is a lot of history surrounding the place itself, which now enjoys modern features, as well as reminders of years gone by.

The Old Smiddy cottage is built over Ballagan Burn, where the Old Smiddy workshop was situated. Cart wheels used to be made at the Smiddy and after they were fired up, they were then dropped down through a trap door to the burn below to cool off.

Until recently the Old Smiddy cottage was used as a very successful B&B and therefore has all the requirements requested by the Tourist Board. Private parking is available and can easily accommodate a car and boat if required. There is also a patio for guest use.

The Old Smiddy cottage is attached to the main dwelling, but is completely separate in every other way.

There are two en-suite bedrooms, a double bedroom which includes a sofa bed, which could be used for one adult, or two children and a twin room with two single beds.
Both rooms have fitted mirror wardrobes, drawer space, electric blankets and clock/radios; both bathrooms have showers and shaver points.

Smoking is not permitted within The Old Smiddy.

  • Cottage is all on one level.
  • Built over a Scottish Burn.

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Lounge with Black Wach tartan carpet
Lounge with Black Wach tartan carpet
Family En-Suite Bedroom
Family En-Suite Bedroom
Twin En-Suite Bedroom
Twin En-Suite Bedroom

Sleeps:   5
Bedrooms:   2
Cot Available:   Yes
Disabled Facilities: No.

Linen Provided: Yes.
Pets Allowed: No.

Central Heating: Yes.
Fuel type: Gas
Open Fire: No.

Smoking Allowed: No.

Outdoor Facilities: Yes.
Patio with seats beside burn
Local Services: Bus and Train services within walking distance of cottage as well as supermarket and eating out facilities

From the South M6:
The end of the motorway leads onto the A74
A74 - Becomes the M74
M74 - Exit at junction 4, leading onto M73
M73 - Exit at junction 2 leading onto M8 Glasgow City Centre (Westbound)
A8 - Exit at junction 30, leading onto M898
M898 - becomes A898 Erskine Bridge
A898 - Erskine Bridge, keep to left hand lane crossing the bridge. Join A82
A82 - Follow Loch Lomond signs
On approaching Loch Lomond turn right at the Stoneymollan roundabout and continue on A811 ahead at two roundabouts. The Old Smiddy is second on the right.

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Pricing and Opening Times
Seasons Open: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

Spring: £350.00.
Summer: £395.00.
Autumn: £375.00.
Winter: £350.00.

Open All Year.
Arrival Time: 4.00pm
Departure Time: 10.00am.

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