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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Gorgeous Cottages - Little Briar was fine for our 3 adults and 2 kids (1 in a travel cot). Clean, beautifully furnished, with lovely views of the Loch from main bedroom and living room windows. A main road runs past the front of the property, between the cottages and the lawn on the Loch (where we enjoyed games with the...

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Delighted that you enjoyed the charms of Little Briar Cottage. Yes, the wildlife here is like living in an episode of BBC Springwatch and in addition guests can visit nearby Auchingarrich Wildlife Park which is charming and full of interesting critters or Blair Drummond Safari Park. Thank you for your lovely photographs of that ever changing picture across from the...

Fochabers
Reviewed 18 May 2013

We all thoroughly enjoyed our week of very mixed weather at Little Briar Cottage, we being 3 adults and a dog. The location could not have been bettered, such a beautiful place, and such wonderful views. We explored all of the area, and the cottage itself was lovely to come home to every evening. Kim and Fraser were so welcoming...

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience and we are pleased that you enjoyed Little Briar Cottage, the grounds and area. Yes, Little Briar is very compact in its layout. It is popular with 2 adults, couples with young families, or family and friends that know each other well enough. Many choose it in winter months because it is small and...

Airdrie
Reviewed 19 April 2013

I have read the excellent reviews here and can only concur with them. I have stayed in many places throughout this beautiful country of ours and can safely say that the location, standard of accommodation, view and hosts are second to none. This is the perfect site for a young or old family or a group of walkers. I have...

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed the ever changing views over Loch Earn and the mountains and how kind of you to email me with copies of your lovely landscape photographs. The one of the stream meandering down the side of Briar Cottages gardens is better than any that I have. Kindest...

Rhyl, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2013

We have just returned from an amazing long weekend at Briar Cottages. Fantastic place!! Great Location. We stayed in Briar Steading (the larger of the two cottages) It was perfect, clean and spacious. We viewed the smaller cottge which is also great. Kim and Fraser are amazing hosts and so welcoming. Fraser showed us his lochside summerhouse well equiped with...

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiasm and for sharing your feedback here and on our Twitter page @Briarcottages. Even a short break can be good for the soul whether you want to release happy endorphins looking at the stunning landscapes and wildlife or get an adrenaline rush from outdoor activities in the area. The summer house is a great spot. Many...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2012

The glowing reviews do pay justice to this lovely place. As many have already pointed out, the location is perfect; the views breathtaking; the hosts are among the friendliest and most helpful you'll come across. We stayed in Little Briar with our one-year old son and found it to be perfect for a small family. The large garden and the...

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you kindly. It is never too late to add a review and we really value your comments on Little Briar Cottage and our three acre gardens and loch garden. We do appreciate how lucky we are to be so close to The Lochearnhead Water Sports centre and cafe; a popular venue for visitors. We do love to show off...

Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Clean, comfortable cottages with views you would never tire of. We have visited the Loch Earn area at least once a year for 20 plus years and have never thought about staying as it is only about 40 minutes away from where we live. With blizzards forecast we took the chance of booking for a few days stay. Snow outside...

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Delighted that you enjoyed your winter break and the views over Loch Earn to snow capped Glen Ample and Stuc A Chroin from Briar Steading. More and more people are visiting and taking holiday breaks all year round within a 30-60 mile radius knowing that they can be on holiday enjoying the peaceful landscape and wildlife within an hours drive....

Reviewed 19 November 2012

Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with us. Fantastic little cottage... Breathtaking views... And two lovely hosts. We will definitely be back! ( for more Scottish dancing Frasier! ) Many thanks and best wishes... Lisa and Billie xx

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Really glad that you enjoyed your stay at Little Briar cottage and thanks for sharing your lovely photo's looking over Loch Earn and of our old thatched cottage. We love them. Hope to see you again and Fraser is already looking forward to the next ceilidh dance with you. Seasons best to you both, Kim & Fraser

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2012

We had a great time at Little Briar cottage and the cosy cottage could easily accomodate a group of 4 including two teenagers. The views of the loch from the decking is beautiful and takes a different hue as night sets in. Loved sitting out at night with a wee dram and listening to the burn. Kim and Fraser are...

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Delighted that you enjoyed your break in Little Briar cottage including the stunning views over Loch Earn from the deck. Thank you for sharing your experience and for your kind comments. Best regards Kim and Fraser

Reviewed 5 September 2012

The steading and cottages are lovely with everything we needed. The warm welcome and helpfulness of the hosts made our stay in a beautiful setting right on the loch. The weather was awful but we skiied all day regardless and the wee slipway was ideal for setting off on the skis

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and comments about your stay in Briar Steading. It was lovely to see your family and your friends in Little Briar all water skiing and sailing on your 3 day short break, in spite of the changeable weather. The summer house can be a God send for a quick heat up when you return to...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Had a fabulously relaxing time in Little Briar Cottage with my partner and my dog. It was a home from home experience with magnificent views and a very welcoming atmosphere from the owners Kim and Fraser. Even though we had typical Scottish mixed weather there was always facilities to sit outside on seats/loungers or indoors in the summerhouse. Would highly...

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Thank you. Delighted that you had a relaxing time at Little Briar Cottage and made use of the summer house and facilities between fishing from the loch garden. All the best, Kim and Fraser

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TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 5 OUT OF 5 bubble rating, 2016 AWARD WINNER: We (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, a petanque piste with boule and cochinette, fun 6 flag lawn putting in the loch garden, a jetty, summerhouse, slipway, #BLiSStrail sculptures, 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 hues 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. 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. I (Kim) am a member of the Federation of Small Businesses, have Association of Self Catering Scotland Quality Assurance grading and am Chair of The Loch Earn Tourism Information group. I will be delighted to assist with any queries. We aim to offer you a comfortable, enjoyable and memorable holiday experience at Briar Cottages and look forward to welcoming you soon. ... more   less 

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Address: 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: ₹ 3,564 - ₹ 11,356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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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.”
kw284, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Both cottages are ideal”
  • Another view up the Loch
  • View down Loch Earn
kevg1889, 2 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Briar Cottages are highly recommended”
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
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.”
198jeffk, 23 May 2014 | Read review
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