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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We spent 5 nights at Briar Steading and what a wonderful place it is. Had a fab time here with great views across Loch Earn a lovely comfortable cottage with everything you could need. Kim and Fraser are the most lovely and hospitable couple you could hope to meet. Great place as a base to visit some of Scotland with...

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to meet you all. We are delighted that you were comfortable in Briar Steading and enjoyed the ever changing lounge and bedroom views over Loch Earn and the surrounding mountains. We are lucky to be based in such a central spot within Scotland enabling a wide option of attractions to visit in all directions. Thanks for...

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed with Fraser & Kim at their awesome cottage on Lochearnhead. A fun and cosy place with an extremely picturesque loch (lake) complete with putting green, boules and a small pier. there were also cute self contained villas that had their own internet connection, and view out over the lake. Overall a great place for some quiet time with...

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briarinfo, General Manager at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review of Briar Cottages on Loch Earn. This means a lot to us. We are delighted to announce that we have earned a 2016 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor and are extremely grateful to all guests like yourselves who take the time to share their experiences with the world. Best wishes, Fraser and...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had a lovely 6 night stay at Briar Cottages. Briar Steading is a beautiful cottage in a perfect setting with fantastic views across Loch Earn. Everything you could possibly need was provided and Kim and Fraser were really lovely welcoming hosts. The weather was good for most of the week especially the last 2 days which were warm and...

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience and views at Briar Steading and that you found it a good base for area attractions, activities and hospitality. Lochearnhead is very central making it hard to choose north south east or west for day trips. We really appreciate you sharing this. It gives us great pleasure to...

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The cottage is first class. Very clean and tidy. The location is amazing. The views from the bedroom when you wake up are outstanding. The loch and the hills are just what you need to set you up for a relaxing day. Kim and Fraser Proven are fantastic hosts. They are very welcoming, very interesting and nothing is to much...

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you. The BLS Highland Games is very special here. We are proud that it is traditional, very well run by community volunteers and in a fantastic setting with Loch Earn and towering mountains as the backdrop. I am delighted that you mentioned the locals too. We live in a very friendly community where people are more than willing to...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Just have 5 fabulous days in Little Briar Cottage. The views from the cottage are to say the least Breathtaking, the cottage itself has everything you need , very well equipped a real home from home. The hosts Kim & Fraser are very friendly and helpful without being imposing , loads of places to visit locally and within 20 odd...

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you. We are delighted that your family enjoyed the grounds and surrounding area from Little Briar and Lochearnhead. It was lovely to see the new jetty being used frequently. As you say there is a good choice of roads to travel, things to see and do within 20 miles in any direction. It was our pleasure to meet you...

Tamworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We were blessed with 9 days of hot glorious sunshine out of our 10 day stay. The cottage is elevated above Lochearn with the most beautiful view from the lounge. The cottage it self has everything you could want for a self catering holiday. Modern but very comfortable. Due to the great weather we got to use the bbq that...

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience of Briar Steading our spacious cottage. Loch Earn has its charms in all four seasons however we were delighted that you were able to relax out side, make use of the sun lounging furniture and gas BBQ and enjoy blue sky temperatures of 21-28 degrees. It is...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Just had three fabulous nights at Briar Steadings. This is a superb setting on Loch Earnhead with views to die for. The accommodation is excellent and the hosts Kim and Fraser are so specials and welcoming and we will certainly be back

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Delighted that you enjoyed the scenic views over the castle, Loch Earn and the mountains from Briar Steading. We really appreciate your comments and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back to Lochearnhead. Thank you very much. Kim and Fraser

New Romney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Briar steading is a real home from home and every detail has been perfectly thought out and what a view. Kim and Fraser were so friendly and welcoming and even though the weather in February was somewhat inclement ! we were snug and warm indoors, enjoying watching the changing weather across the loch and up on the mountains. Definitely one...

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your break and the comforts of Briar Steading. Visitors do come and stay all year round in a variety of weather conditions. The weather has been changeable with beautiful sunsets one minute and snow and wind the next. Of course the advantage is, seeing an ever changing picture over Loch Earn through the four...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Spent 4 nights at 'Little Briar' Cottage and was absolutely fantastic. Loved every minute of it, even our Labrador loved it, although the weather was not the greatest, still spectacular views over the Loch and lovely places to visit. Great start to the New Year and Fraser & Kim are a lovely couple, friendly and nothing seems to be a...

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing this. Yes, Little Briar is lucky to be facing south and the loch and mountains are an ever changing picture in different seasons at different times of the day. With no street lights the stars are a treat against the black skies. (when its not cloudy of course :) ) Happy that your lab enjoyed the...

Reviewed 3 January 2016

Fraser and Kim couldn't have been nicer - invited us in for a drink when we arrived, and were on hand the entire time to help us when needed. We stayed in Little Briar which had incredible views of the Loch and surrounding mountains. The cottage is perfect for a small family, and much warmer than you might think. 45...

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We are delighted that you enjoyed your Christmas week and it was a pleasure to have you in to our old thatched cottage for a festive drink. Stone cottages can be cold however Little Briar's double glazing and double thick stone walls keeps the heat in and it does not take long for it to be very cozy. We are...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 5 OUT OF 5 , 2015 AWARD WINNER: (Kim and Fraser) will welcome you on arrival at Briar Cottages where we offer a spacious luxury holiday cottage for 4 (plus baby) and a charming pet friendly cottage for 4 plus 1 dog or 2 plus 2 pets in the friendly village of Lochearnhead. The cottages and grounds offer; outstanding views south over Loch Earn to Glenample and Stuc A Chroin behind Edinample Castle, free trout fishing in season, use of the hot tub on the grounds, a petanque piste with boule and cochinette, lawn putting in the loch garden, a jetty, summerhouse, slipway, moorings and picnic tables within 3 acre landscaped gardens. Detached and finished in local stone to complement our B listed thatched cottage, both holiday cottages are elevated within the gardens and are 60 metres apart. Briar Steading sleeps 4 in king and twin bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms (one offering a spacious walk in wet shower room). A travel cot and high chair are available in Briar Steading. Completed in winter 2010, the bedrooms are separated by an open plan lounge for comfort and privacy. Glass windows and doors lead to the patio garden from the lounge and bedrooms enabling plenty of light, stunning views all year round and individual access to and from the patio. The comfortable 26 foot open plan living space includes a wood-burning stove, dining area, and a fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances. The interior is tastefully decorated in natural and warm hue's reflecting the mixed colours within our local stone which can be seen in the waterfall that sits behind the self catering property. Free WiFi can be accessed in all rooms and on the patio outside. Briar Steading is a pet free environment however our dog friendly cottage Little Briar is charming and cosy with a kitchen dining and lounge area overlooking the loch. The pet friendly cottage sleeps 2-4 in one double and one twin room with a bathroom/shower. Dogs adore the run around space behind the cottage. One couple can bring up to 2 dogs and 4 people may bring one pet. Both cottages are WiFi enabled. Guests can access the Proven's loch garden for free trout fishing in season plus there are moorings, a slipway and jetty, petanque piste (bocce ball), picnic tables and summer house. Pets are welcome to swim if you let them. Guests may also request use of the indoor hot tub on the grounds. When you are booked in for 7 nights or more you will be invited to view inside Briar Cottage's lounge; once the old byre or cow shed in our restored b listed thatched cottage. See a fine example of an original Scots pine cruck framed ceiling. We will be delighted to share stories of past tenants from local clans MacGregor and McLaren. Descendants of these clans often return to the area to see the house and grounds and to take part in the traditional Highland Games in Lochearnhead in July. Briar Cottages offer excellent view points for photography - from the top of the garden near the old Lochearnhead to Comrie railway walkway - to the jetty on Loch Earn. This is a terrific area for outdoor sports, wildlife, touring Scotland and relaxation. There are two hotels just 200m from the garden gates and many more wonderful places to eat and drink within a short drive. We are only too happy to assist with any queries and aim to offer you a comfortable, enjoyable and memorable holiday experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Briar Cottages

Address: Briar Cottage Easter Achraw, Lochearnhead, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK19 8PU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Lochearnhead
Price Range: RM243 - RM775 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“The brae up to the cottage is rather steep, but was never a problem for us, but the BEST views and comfortable, cosy cottage to stay in.”
 of 5 bubbles kw284, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Both cottages are ideal”
  • Another view up the Loch
  • View down Loch Earn
 of 5 bubbles kevg1889, 2 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Briar Cottages are highly recommended”
 of 5 bubbles TraceyT254, 4 Sep 2014 | Read review
“both cottages are some feets above the level of the loch earn and the street and have a bright view over the loch and the hills with the white castle on the other side of the loch. The bigger cottage has great panorama windows, which allows to see the fascinating view in every weather situation with different colours. Best place for recreating!”
  • the view to the Loch Earn is every hour with other colours
  • the other side of the Loch Earn with the white castle
  • Panorama viwe to the rising moon
  • a view to the fine restored Briar Cottage House and the Loch Earn
 of 5 bubbles 521haralda, 24 Jul 2014 | Read review
“From this location you can reach all parts of mainland Scotland including the isles in a few hours......... Fantastic location, excellent cottage and wonderful hospitality from Kim & Frazer.”
 of 5 bubbles 198jeffk, 23 May 2014 | Read review
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