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Briar Cottages, Loch Earn

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
1 night minimum
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
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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
Interaction with guests
Fraser and I (Kim) will meet you on arrival and show you around your cottage to ensure that you are familiar with switches and gadgets and to answer any questions that you may have about the cottage, garden facilities,shopping, the area and more. Do not hesitate to contact us during your stay if you have any questions or if we can help with any advise on the area, things to do, places to eat and more. You can reach us by phone and text or knock on the door of the old thatched cottage. You may even see us pottering around on the three acre site. We are happy to assist in any way that we can.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Thank Thomas D
briarinfo, VR Owner at Briar Cottages, Loch Earn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed February 25, 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, Loch Earn, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 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

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Reviewed February 23, 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, Loch Earn, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 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 February 23, 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, Loch Earn, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 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

Reviewed August 1, 2018

We had a great stay in a beautiful, spotless cottage with every amenity you could wish but it’s the view from every room, which is so fabulous , that makes the cottage really special! Kim and Fraser could not be better hosts. They go the...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Renan E
briarinfo, VR Owner at Briar Cottages, Loch Earn, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and the many views of the loch and mountains as well as, the gardens that Fraser tends. Each season brings different plants, colours and wildlife so its an ever...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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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.
How to get there
Best to reach Briar Cottages by car. You can fly into Glasgow or Edinburgh and hire a car from there. One local taxi company offers a pick up and drop off service from the airport
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