We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Lovely home from home”
other travellers have booked this property
Stan The Stag ornamental feature in Briar Cottages 250ft garden on Loch Earn
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Stan The Stag ornamental feature in Briar Cottages 250ft garden on Loch Earn
Briar Steading open plan lounge with view of Loch Earn and Briar Cottages Loch Garden -faces south 3m high Sculpture in Briar Cottages Loch Garden by Kev Paxton
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
26 reviews
Stan The Stag ornamental feature in Briar Cottages 250ft garden on Loch Earn
Briar Steading open plan lounge with view of Loch Earn and Briar Cottages Loch Garden -faces south
3m high Sculpture in Briar Cottages Loch Garden by Kev Paxton
picnic table loch garden on Loch Earn
Guest have given Briar Cottages 5 out of 5 -TripAdvisor certificate of Excellence  2017
fishing in the garden Loch Earn free from March 15th
Facing South. Stone front with glass doors in lounge and bedrooms reflecting Loch Earn
Enjoy views south over Loch Earn and access the patio garden from the 26ft open plan lounge
lounge with wood burning stove, Sky TV and games
King Size bedeoom en-suite, looks over Loch Earn
Kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer
Venus marks the slipway to Briar Cottages Garden
Fraser cutting the paddock in the rear garden. Stunning views for picnics and photography
Lochearnhead Highland Games July
Entrance in winter when snow fell
Visit inside the owners B Listed thatched cottage on the grounds
Sledge from the top corner in snow or picnic and photograph views all year round
mallard chicks hatch at Briar Cottages every year. Seen here eating oats
Sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding and other water activities on Loch Earn
Looking from twin room entrance through lounge to kitchen
Arriving at Briar Cottages gates.
Petanque piste in the snow, loch garden
Winner of TripAdvisor Excellence Award 2015 for Customer Service -5 out of 5
Blawn Wi The Wind  sculpture at Briar Cottage lights up at night #BLiSStrail
Galvanised steel jetty for fishing and small boats,  designed by Perthshire blacksmith J Meddicks.
Briar Steading King Size bed, Briar Cottages
Large walk in wet shower room at Briar Steading. Jack + Jill doors enables it as twin en-suite
Fiery sunset behind Briar Steading with lions guarding the entrance.
Crocosmia's line the front of Little Briar Cottage. View of the owners thatched cottage Loch Earn
Stan the stag in the 250ft loch garden.
Stan the Stag lights up at night in front of Loch Earn at Briar Cottages Lochearnhead
King size bedding at Briar Steading in the rutting season- Lochearnhead
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Lochearnhead, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 26 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
English first
French first
Any
English first
Diane B
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely home from home”
Reviewed 23 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We spent ten days in this lovely accommodation in early August with our nearly two year old grandson. Briar Steading was extremely comfortable and well furnished and equipped to a high standard. The views from the bedrooms and the lounge over Loch Earn were beautiful even though the weather was not particularly good. Our grandson enjoyed the visits from the ducks most days and watching the rabbits on the grass. Fraser was kind enough to let him sit on his tractor mower which made his day!
Kim and Fraser were very helpful when needed but didn't intrude at all.
We can't commend the cottage highly enough although would point out that would be visitors with very young children should be aware that the garden is not suitable for unattended little ones. Q

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
Overall condition of the property Bedding & mattresses
Kitchen & utensils Bathroom cleanliness
Other facilities & amenities Service
Liked best: The views from all the rooms.
Liked least: There wasn't much in the immediate vicinity of places to eat out
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
25 Aug 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Briar Steading. We are delighted that you enjoyed its comforts and views. Great advise from you about small children being watched on our three acre site. There are many temptations for wee ones like the stream, loch, rocky waterfall, fish pond and of course running after mallards with bread and bird food! Best Wishes, Kim and Fraser
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
COLKDM
Johnston, Iowa
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
“Very, very special place”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Gorgeous self-catered stone cottages right on Loch Earn. Proprietors, Fraser and Kim Proven are delightful. The Lochearnhead Highland games are a short walk down the road and lots of water activities on the loch. Stunning views and picturesque historical sites abound in the area. Hiking, biking opportunities are everywhere. Loved it.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: View of Loch Earn
Liked least: No clothes dryer
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
12 Aug 2014
Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed Briar Steading and The BLS Highland Games in Lochearnhead, especially having travelled all the way from the USA to attend and meet McLaren kinsmen. Loch Earn does offer a pretty view in different colours and light all year round and we are lucky to have a garden on the water's edge. We hope that you will return again some day either for the Highland Games or to experience a different season. Our very best wishes, Kim and Fraser
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
TwoTravel...
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“What a view!”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

What a wonderful stay we had in Little Briar, the location is perfect for exploring local history, villages, towns. Both mobile signal and wifi are very good. The cottage was beautifully clean and warm. There are a number of good restaurants nearby, a local taxi service and a variety of walks to suit all abilities. Kim and Fraser are knowledgable and generous hosts and we were delighted to spend some time with them in their summer house right on the lochside. As with the previous reviews we saw an abundance of wildlife. Don't forget binoculars! The gardens are kept beautifully and I was particularly impressed with Fraser's ability of getting a striped lawn up the hillside ;). Hope the ducklings are doing ok. Till we meet again xx

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: location
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
12 May 2014
Thank you very much for sharing your experience of Little Briar Cottage. Fraser was delighted that you noticed his pride and joy striped lawn and that you enjoyed the gardens that he looks after. We are very lucky to share the gardens and area with wildlife and it is great that you spotted a few of the birds and creatures that appear here in Spring. We also enjoyed the loch garden chat and look forward to welcoming you back. Best Wishes for a great Summer, Kim and Fraser
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MartinsWM
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Complete holiday break in excellent accommodation”
Reviewed 29 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Fabulous cottage with views to die for! Why get off the leather sofa when you can see gorgeous scenery and Ospreys diving into the lake outside your window. Day trips to Glencoe and Loch Lomond and the wonderful Crannog Centrre at Loch Tay were just a few of the highlights of our visit. A must is the delicious food at Mhor 84, a 10 min drive away. Our third visit and we are still enjoying every minute.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Peaceful location, great views and nearness to wonderful attractions.
Liked least: Only one week!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
12 May 2014
We are delighted that you enjoyed the views of Loch Earn from Briar Steading's full length glass windows and doors and that you saw the ospreys. Thank you for sharing great advice on places to visit and things to do. The Scottish Crannog Centre is a unique experience with a scenic drive from Lochearnhead, along Loch Tay to Kenmore. The story teller helps to transport you back in time anywhere from 5000 years ago to the 17th century. Thank you for returning to Briar Steading again.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
BeverleyO...
Skipton
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A room with a stunning ever changing view”
Reviewed 27 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Just come back from a great 5 night break staying at Briar Cottage. What a beautiful cottage with fantastic ever changing Loch views. Definitely one of the best cottage holidays we have had in Scotland. Great walking and cycling including a couple of tea and cake stops at Mhor 84. Thanks to Kim and Fraser for making us feel ever so welcome and we'll miss our morning and evening visits by the resident ducks! Thank you!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
6 Apr 2014
Thank you for your kind comments and for sharing your experience in and around Briar Cottages. We are delighted that you enjoyed staying in Briar Steading. It was great to hear your stories about cycling on National cycle route 7 nearby and other routes within our National Park. The mallards are comical. The ladies are nesting just now and before long, 10 to 12 ducklings will be brought to us for food. The ospreys are back on Loch Earn so spring is definitely here. Thank you again and we hope to see you again some time. Kindest Wishes, Kim and Fraser.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Barb J
Wigan, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing”
Reviewed 22 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We couldn't have wished for a more perfect location or luxury cottage. Stayed in Briar Steading and the owners Kim & Fraser are the most amazing people. Beautiful cottage with everything you needed, sky tv with sky sports and lovely log burning fire for those cosy nights. Views were out of this world, summer house on the loch and free fishing, loved the little ducks who made friends with us especially Peggy. Perfect base for days out and you don't need to travel far to see the best of Scotland. Only a short drive to visit Rob Roy's grave and Glencoe is definitely a place to visit for awesome scenery and beauty. Will definitely be booking this cottage again and will look forward to meeting Kim & Fraser again. If you are looking for a cottage holiday in Scotland then this is the one. Enjoy:)

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
25 Sep 2013
We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience of Briar Steading and the garden on Loch Earn and thank you for your kind comments. Many of Scotland's attractions - like Rob Roy's gravestone within Balquhidder Kirk yard and Glencoe - are within an easy drive from Lochearnhead. Glencoe is a truly magical place that attracts visitors in all seasons for, touring, walking, deer spotting and skiing. Balquhidder Church where Rob Roy is buried, attracts many visitors from all over the world including members of clans MacGregor, McLaren, Ferguson and other ancient local clansmen. We would love to see you back here again entering into the spirit of Briar Cottages and appreciate the time that you took to share your thoughts with others. Best wishes Kim and Fraser
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Keith M
Lancashire
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Location, Location, Location!!”
Reviewed 28 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

My wife and I and two friends have just returned from a long, bank holiday weekend at Briar Stedding (the larger of the two cottages) under the Briar Cottage banner.

Hosts Kim and Fraser Proven made us most welcome and were superb hosts.

Briar Stedding is ideally located in the center of Scotland within easy access to Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands.

The cottage wsa very clean and well presented with two bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms, at either end of the property with the lounge and open plan kitchen/diner in the middle. Large french doors opening to a large patio with superb Lochside views.

There are a number of excellent restaurants within easy reach and a five minute walk to a local bar.

By chance over the weekend, the F1 powerboat ski championships were held on the Loch and we had grandstand views of the action. Fantastic. We are sure to return to spend a longer break in wonderful surroundings with lovely people.

Many Thanks

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The layout of the property and its location
Liked least: coming home
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
21 Aug 2013
Delighted that you all enjoyed your experience. The F1 power water skiing was incredible. I can't imagine water skiing at up to 110 miles per hour! It is amazing having a loch extending from the garden where you can witness many local events all year round, including The Great Loch Earn Boat race in April, The SAAA model water planes taking off and landing in May and October, and the Lochearnhead open water swimming championships in August. This includes a 6.5 mile swim to St Fillans and 1 mile swim from the Lochearnhead Water Sports centre beach and back via a Crannog. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and we hope to see you back again some day. Best wishes Kim and Fraser.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing