We stayed at Briar Cottage and could not have found anywhere better to spend our holiday. The location is stunning and takes your breath away. It's a very relaxing place to stay and you can unwind from the minute you arrive there. Everything about the cottage is excellent and caters for all your needs - a real home from home. I described it as "Brigadoon" - magical and mystical where the location could not be bettered. Kim and Fraser are fantastic hosts, so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble - they are very easy to get on with people. All in all a fantastic holiday!
- 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