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The Cottage

Bed and Breakfast in Drymen, G63 0JJ

Welcome to The Cottage at Drymen, our home in the Loch Lomond National Park.
We are situated in a quiet hamlet 0.7 miles from Drymen, with views to Loch Lomond on approach, and so ideally situated for West Highland Way walkers at the end of their first days walk. The Rob Roy Way also starts at Drymen. There are several pubs in Drymen for evening meals, as well as local shops, art gallery, cashpoint, and a Post Office. The Oak Tree at Balmaha (3 miles) also provides excellent meals all day and you can walk along Loch Lomond after your meal.

The Cottage dates back to the 18th century when the Duke of Montrose built Buchanan Smithy for the estate workers, close to his then home at Buchanan Castle, which is now a golf course. The name Buchanan Smithy comes from the presence of a number of Blacksmiths working in the Smithy here. Now extended an tastefully renovated, The Cottage provides a cosy and comfortable stay in some of Scotland's most beautiful countryside.

Our Drymen bed and breakfast accommodation is situated 15 - 20 minutes walk from Drymen and the West Highland Way, to which you can easily retrace your steps. We can drop you back in Drymen for your evening meal by arrangment and supply information on rejoining the route in the morning. If you are walking from Drymen to Rowardennan on day two of the West Highland Way, and would like to stay another night with us, we can also pick you up from Rowardennan and drop you back there the following morning.

Loch Lomond itself is a 5 minute drive from The Cottage, and further afield are other interesting places to visit such as Stirling Castle (30 minutes) the Wallace Monument, Inverary (1 hour), Glencoe (2 hours). The Trossachs are reached within 15 minutes by car, also providing great opportunities for walking, mountain biking and boat trips on Loch Katrine. We are also in a great location if you are coming from further South on route to the Highlands, and want to break the journey overnight before going North. If cities are more your thing, Glasgow is 35 minutes by car and provides a wealth of interesting things to see and do.


Typical costs

£25 - £26 based on 1 night


Double rooms from £25 per person per night including breakfast. We can also make a treble room to accommodate a child from £70. Twin room from £25 per person, single occupancy from £35.


Bed and Breakfast Facilities

The Cottage features the following on-site facilities:

  • Showers
  • Children welcome
  • Car parking
  • Dogs not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Hairdryer
  • Television
  • Ironing facilities
  • Vegetarian catering
  • Tea & Coffee En-suite

If the facility you require is not in the above list, then for more details, please get in touch with The Cottage directly.


Bed and Breakfast address & contact details

Address: The Cottage, 8 Buchanan Smithy Cottages, Drymen, Stirling, G63 0JJ

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