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Briar Cottages on Loch Earn, luxury self catering, Lochearnhead, Scotland

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Briar Steading open plan lounge with view of Loch Earn and Briar Cottages Loch Garden -faces south
Thistle sculpture by blacksmith artist Kev Paxton in the garden on Loch Earn
Open plan lounge with wood burning stove, Sky TV, DVD;s WiFi and games
1 of 34Briar Steading open plan lounge with view of Loch Earn and Briar Cottages Loch Garden -faces south
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
Briar Steading is a luxury holiday cottage on Loch Earn, built on ancient crofting lands, boasting exceptional views south looking to, Edinample Castle, Ben Our and Stuc A Chroin. The three acre landscaped gardens, include a 250 foot loch garden for petanque, putting, fishing, mooring and launching small boats or kayaks from the slipway. The spacious open plan living area separates the king and twin bedrooms for maximum privacy. The living area offers comfy leather lounge seating, a wood burning stove and a dining table with 6 chairs next to a modern kitchen with integrated appliances, Ipod docking, Superfast broadband with free Wifi throughout the house and patio and Sky Sports TV. NB: BRIAR COTTAGES IS A 2017 WINNER OF TRIPADVISOR'S CERITIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR CUSTOMER SERVIC...Briar Steading is a luxury holiday cottage on Loch Earn, built on ancient crofting lands, boasting exceptional views south looking to, Edinample Castle, Ben Our and Stuc A Chroin. The three acre landscaped gardens, include a 250 foot loch garden for petanque, putting, fishing, mooring and launching small boats or kayaks from the slipway. The spacious open plan living area separates the king and twin bedrooms for maximum privacy. The living area offers comfy leather lounge seating, a wood burning stove and a dining table with 6 chairs next to a modern kitchen with integrated appliances, Ipod docking, Superfast broadband with free Wifi throughout the house and patio and Sky Sports TV. NB: BRIAR COTTAGES IS A 2017 WINNER OF TRIPADVISOR'S CERITIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE JOINING AN ELITE GROUP OF BUSINESSES TO ACHEIVE THE MAXIMUM 5 OUT OF 5 BUBBLE RATING The layout enables everyone to interact whether cooking eating, reading or watching films. The bedrooms and both en suite bathrooms are on the gable ends of the building for evening privacy. The front elevation was built using the same local stone as the owners b listed thatched cottage. Briar Steading' has full length glass patio doors in the lounge and in both bedrooms offering ever changing stunning views of Loch Earn and access to the south facing patio and BBQ area throughout the seasons. Fraser and Kim Proven will welcome you on arrival to ensure that you are familiar with the property and equipment and are on hand if you need to contact them about the cottage, ground facilities or the area in general. Guests staying for 7 nights or more will be invited to see inside the original thatched cottage to view the incredible Scots Pine cruck ceiling and to here stories of MacGregors and McLarens who were the original tenant crofters. An excellent location for touring Scotland. 58 miles from from Glasgow and Edinburgh. A central location within Scotland. Briar Cottages is an ideal base for touring other attractions, towns and cities in all directions, for example; Skiing at Glencoe, The Falkirk Wheel and Kelpies at The Helix, Loch Lomond, Kenmore, Crieff, Oban and Mull, Doune Castle, Glenturret Distillery and Auchingarrich Wildlife Park. There are two hotels within 200m of the garden and many more within 2 -15 miles, Outdoor activities nearby includes St Fillans and Killin Golf Clubs, National cycle route 7, Munro's (Ben Vorlich and Stuc A Chroin, Drummond Estates fishing boat hire, The Rob Roy Way and trail, water sports, forest parks, Rob Roy MacGregor's resting place and more. There is an abundance of wildlife in this area, Deer visit the garden and osprey pairs fish near the loch garden all summer.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Guests are welcome to smoke outside on the three acre grounds and in the garden on Loch Earn
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Kim P
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2011
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Reviewed 13 February 2020

My husband and I stayed at Briar Steading with our 2 teenage girls for the February mid term break. The cottage itself is very well equipped and spotlessly clean. It was a cold and snowy weekend but the cottage is cozy with plenty of heaters...More

Date of stay: February 2020
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briarinfo, VR Owner at Briar Cottages on Loch Earn, luxury self catering, Lochearnhead, Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Thank you for sharing your family experience of a mid term break at Briar Cottages on Loch Earn on our TripAdvisor review site. We are delighted that you enjoyed your family time together in the comfort of the cottage, the stunning winter views and the...More

Reviewed 21 March 2019

We visited for nine nights; myself, partner, and dog, and stayed in Little Briar Cottage. The location is magnificent, set in about three acres facing the loch with Kim and Frazer's own cottage plus a large cottage sharing the site. Booking communication was first class,...More

Date of stay: March 2019
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briarinfo, VR Owner at Briar Cottages on Loch Earn, luxury self catering, Lochearnhead, Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2019

Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday break at pet friendly Little Briar cottage on Loch Earn and the area in and around Lochearnhead. Thank you for your detailed review and for recommendations including local eateries. We do regularly update our website...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2019 via mobile

We visited Little Briar with our Labrador Dexter, from 29th Dec to 3rd Jan. The location is stunning with great views across Loch Earn & ideal for walking, hiking or visiting many beautiful towns close by. Kim & Fraser were the most welcoming & accommodating...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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briarinfo, VR Owner at Briar Cottages on Loch Earn, luxury self catering, Lochearnhead, Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in pet friendly Little Briar Cottage over New Year and for recommending short breaks to other potential guests. We offer short breaks from a minimum of 3 nights starting any day of the week.. We...More

Reviewed 23 February 2019 via mobile

This is the fifth or sixth time we have stayed at Briar Cottages and that is testament to how much we love the cottage, location and fabulous hosts Kim and Fraser. The cottages are very comfortable with everything you could need for a relaxing week...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Lisa C
briarinfo, VR Owner at Briar Cottages on Loch Earn, luxury self catering, Lochearnhead, Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2019

Thank you very much Lisa. Always lovely to welcome you, your mum + family to Briar Steading on Loch Earn. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others, especially after so many visits over the last 9 years since the cottage...More

Reviewed 23 February 2019 via mobile

I have to be honest and say that Briar cottages are by far the best we have ever stayed in. Cottages are beautifully presented and the location is breathtaking. Kim and Fraser are wonderful people who will do anything to keep you happy. Put it...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Marc070776
briarinfo, VR Owner at Briar Cottages on Loch Earn, luxury self catering, Lochearnhead, Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your impression of Little Briar and Briar Cottages location on Loch Earn. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your holiday week. We also enjoyed your company and stories. The photo of your daughter with...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Lochearnhead village has 2 hotels, local grocery store and a village hall. The village has some interesting annual events like a boat race, swim race, wakeboarding events, a village fete, model aeroplane flying, horticultural shows and the Balquhidder Strathyre and Lochearnhead Highland Games. The village is a popular meeting place for bikers and car touring clubs as well as fishermen. This is an excellent base for anyone wishing to explore central Scotland from East to West and it is known as The Gateway To The Highlands. The area boasts some fine places to eat and drink from cafes to fine dining. Regular deer, ospreys, red squirrels and other wildlife make it a popular place to return. Golfers will enjoy the proximity to 20 courses within an hour the nearest being St Fillans and Killin within a 15 minute drive.
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