Monday, 5 December 2011

Pet friendly Christmas Cottage for 2-4, Loch Earn

Top of the garden for sledging
Sledge from the top of the garden. Ask to use the indoor hot tub on the grounds. Read in the loch side summer house.  If the snow keeps up you might want to bring a sledge or snowboard or you can use our wee red plastic one pictured on the table! Christmas week is still available in Little Briar holiday cottage in Lochearnhead.  Now £500 for 7 nights including a tree, lights, wine and cookies. Hogmanay is fully booked.
Summer house open and heated for winter

Our pet friendly cottage Little Briar is available from 19th December 2011, so please enquire about  2, 3 or 4 night short breaks around these dates or 7 nights around Christmas 21st-28th December 2011.  Contact Kim 07917 416497  now or check the availability calendar. for self catering at Christmas, short break holidays and holiday weeks in Little Briar or Luxury Briar Steading 2012

Little Briar from the Loch Garden

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Short Breaks, Late availability, 2 holiday cottages Loch Earn with 2, 3, 4 and 7 night holiday options.

Enjoy a short break with stunning views over Loch Earn in the village of Lochearnhead.     Peace, fresh air, dog friendly and wood burning stove options, 2 local hotels, forest and mountain walks.

Choose our charming little cosy cottage Little Briar or our spacious new build luxury cottage Briar Steading with its large windows and glass doors looking over Loch Earn to Glen Ample.

Choose Little Briar : Dogs welcome at Little Briar Cottage - latest offers for short breaks 2 nights £180, 3 nights £195, 4 nights £210 and 7 nights £300


Choose Briar Steading:  luxury short breaks in Lochearnhead -  2 nights £250, 3 nights £290, 4 nights £315.

Mobile:  07917 416 497  or 01567830443 to book or with other queries.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Luxury short break from £300 looking over Loch Earn, any dates from November 5th -12th

Loch Garden , Halloween 2010
Patio and gardens 
Book a luxury holiday cottage in Scotland from Guy Fawkes Night or a 3-4 night short break.  Enjoy the full moon as it appears during this week.  There are no street lights beside Briar Cottages or in the Loch Garden so moonlit and starry nights are sensational.

 By all means launch a few fireworks...just watch the thatched roof in our 300 year old cottage on the grounds!

Ideal for 2 couples or a family of 4 the cottage looks south over Loch Earn from large patio windows and doors in the open plan lounge and both bedrooms.  A herd of deer visit the paddock in the rear garden every night just now.  Catch a glimpse if you can see in the dark.

7 nights 5-12th Now £450, 3-4 nights £325 or book just 2 nights at £300.  See for a virtual tour of Briar Steading, guest reviews, photographs, directions and more. Briar Cottages are on the banks of Loch Earn in the centre of Scotland where Stirling and Perthshire meet at the gateway to the Highlands. Less than 60 miles from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Telephone 01567 830 443 now to book and for more information.
Patio doors face south over Loch Earn

Sunday, 23 October 2011

3 night, dog friendly short break Loch Earn, Scotland (now booked)

Book a 3 night pet friendly short break in Little Briar Cottage, Lochearnhead  Monday 31st October to 4th November at £225 or 4 nights at £245.  Pet friendly accommodation with a lochside garden and use of hot tub.  Visit Dogs love the run around garden space. Watch the autumn colours as they turn.  Relax and enjoy the stunning views or walk along the cycle path, lochs, forests and mountains

Please telephone Kim or Fraser 01567 830 443 or 07876 122 505.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Dog friendly cottage on Loch Earn 22nd-29th October

Cutting the "dog run" at the rear of the cottage
 Dog friendly Little Briar holiday Cottage in Lochearnhead, Scotland is available from Saturday 22nd October to 29th for 2 -4 people plus a pet.  Was £500... .book now at £450. 

Slipway to Loch Earn from the garden
If you only want to book a 3-4 night short break pay £315.   Quote "Kims Blog" and your pet goes free.   4 people can bring one dog however if there are only 2 adults you are welcome to bring 2 dogs.   

Little Briar gets rave reviews on Trip Advisor for its views, cozy warmth, the abundance of garden ground for dogs, the loch garden and "summer house" and its location for easy day trips in Scotland.  See guest reviews here

There are two hotels within a 200 metre stroll and many great places to eat and drink within a 15 mile radius from snack bars to fine dining.

Tel Kim or Fraser 01567 830 443 or 07876 122 505 to book the last week left in October or to enquire about November to December holiday weeks and short breaks.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Last minute Holiday cottages, 3 or 4 night short breaks 2-7th or 11-15th October or 7 pet friendly nights 1-8th

Looking from the loch

Autumn is beginning. There are stags in abundance, brambles to be picked, the end of the fishing season is on 6th October (last chance to fish free from the garden), leaves are turning red and gold, sloes are waiting for a good frost before they are ripe for adding to the gin and the roar of rutting stags in the forests and glens will commence around us. Dont let the experience go to waste. Book a 3 or 4 nights short break  in luxury Briar Steading with a wood burning stove 2-7th October or 11th-15th at £400 for 4 nights and £350 for 3.

Or book pet friendly Little Briar at £400 for 7 nights 1-8th October when you quote from this blog.  Book 3 nights in Little Briar £250 or 4 nights £280.  Both cottages sleep 4.  

 See Briar Cottages Lochearnhead on Trip Advisor for guest reviews and for more information and pictures. Tell Kim or Fraser 01567 830 443 now.
looking from the garden summer house 

Monday, 12 September 2011

18-24 September Luxury cottage Scotland £500 or dog friendly holiday cottage 17-24 loch front garden

Book 6 nights Sunday 18-24th September in our luxury holiday cottage in Lochearnhead with a wood burning stove and large open plan lounge or our dog friendly cottage Little Briar.  

Luxury Briar Steading. Large windows over look Loch Earn

Little Briar and rear garden
for dogs to run around

Luxury Briar Steading sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms both en-suite with south facing loch views.  List price for 6 nights £640, book now at £500 including electricity OR a 3-4 night short break at £350.

Our pet friendly cottage, Little Briar,  sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms with one bath/shower room.  One couple can bring 2 dogs or 2 couples or a family of  4 can bring one dog    Book 17-24th September now at £400 including the price of your pet or £280 for a 3-4 night short break.  

Extras include, use of the owners hot tub, free fishing until 6th October and more, visit to

These offers can not be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Photo taken sitting in
Briar Steading  lounge area 

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Luxury weekend anyone? Free golf at St Fillans on Sunday and free fishing on Loch Earn

Briar Steading Patio Doors Face South

Special Offer 1: Opportunity to book a Friday/Saturday weekend from tomorrow in Luxury Briar Steading on Loch Earn, Lochearnhead  from 9th September 2011 at just £300 for  2-3 nights.  Put your feet up looking out to stunning views and put the wood burning stove on or explore the water sports, golf, cycling, mountain and canoeing opportunities.   Free golf at St Fillans Golf Club at the east end of Loch Earn, this Sunday 11th  from 11am -3pm if you pre register Tel  01764 685312 or £5 if you turn up on the day.  Fish free from Briar Cottages Loch Garden, no permit required.

Book 7 nights at £700 instead of £800 this saturday 10th September for 7 nights . Sleeps 4 in 2 large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms/shower rooms. See for a virtual tour of Briar Steading.

Little Briar Garden

Special Offer 2: Book Little Briar Cottage 17-24th September ( pet friendly holiday cottage ) with a double and twin room plus 1 bathroom with an electric shower at £500 and your pet can stay free.  Quote late availability offer when you phone. See  for pictures, descriptions, guest reviews and more. Telephone Kim 01567 830 443.     


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Choose free canoe hire for 2 or free 1 hour boat hire for 4 with luxury holiday cottage week 27th August

Briar Steading faces south over Loch Earn

Book a luxury holiday week in luxury cottage Briar Steading with exceptional views over Loch Earn in the happy village of Lochearnhead, central Scotland.  2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms ensuite and a 26ft long open plan living area. The holiday cottage experience includes free fishing in the loch garden and jetty,  use of the summer house,  putting on the lawn,  use of the paddock to the rear, picnic spots and summer house.  Mooring and boat launch if you have a small leisure craft or motor boat.  Use of the owners indoor hot tub on request. 
Garden on Loch Earn from summer house

  Book week 27th August for 2 -4 people and choose either a 1 hour free boat hire for 4 people or  canoes for 2 people.  There are various water sports points on Loch Earn including the Lochearnhead water sports centre and cafe in Lochearnhead.  There are 2 hotels within 200m of the cottage.  Telephone now to book the last of the August weeks and enjoy the 3 acre grounds and views that Briar Cottages offer.   During your stay you will be invited to see inside the old byre (cow shed) room to witness the original cruck timber frames ceiling made from ancient Scots pine. This is a perfect location for outdoor activities including golf, Munro climbing, cycling and walking, fishing and for total relaxation. Telephone Kim or Fraser now 01567 830 443 or Mob: 07876 122 505 and  quote "blog offer".

Thursday, 4 August 2011

6 nights in luxury cottage on Loch Earn from 13th August with free 1 hour boat hire for 4

Book 6 nights from 13th August in a luxury Perthshire cottage in Lochearnhead.  Briar Steading for 4 people.  Ideal layout for 2 couples sharing. 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms ensuite.  See the virtual tour on

 6 nights at £800 =less than £34 per night per head with 4 sharing.  Extras include free fishing from the loch garden and jetty,  free leisure craft launch and mooring and a free 1 hour boat hire worth £40 for 4 people on Loch Earn.  Explore the 6.5 mile loch and the islands.  Tel: Kim 01567 830 443 for more details and to book or 07876 122 505.   

Monday, 4 July 2011

July short breaks and August weeks in Dog friendly or Luxury self catering, central Scotland

picnic table and Loch Garden from the summerhouse
Check our website availability calendar for some last minute short break offers in Lochearnhead on the shores of Loch Earn Perthshire.  Little Briar our dog friendly cottage is available from tomorrow Tuesday 5th July until Tuesday 12th July for 7 nights... or  book 3,4,5 or 6 of these nights if it suits you better.  £600 for 7 nights,  £450 for 5 or 6 nights,   £400 for 3 or 4 nights. Tel 01567 830 443 now and quote " late availability offer" and your dog can come free.    Stunning views. See

Our Luxury cottage is available throughout August.  An ideal spot to share with another couple due to the layout of the cottage.  Exceptional views, tastefully furnished.  King size bed in the master room.   Spacious walk in wet room off the twin room.  Both bedrooms are apart with the open plan living area in the middle. Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms as well as doors to the patio facing south over Loch Earn.  See the 360 degree virtual tour of Briar Steading,    Both cottages offer free fishing, boat launch and moorings.

Kim  or Fraser : 01567 830 443 or 07876 122 505 or email

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Luxury cottage on Loch Earn tomorrow 25th June, free fishing

inside the summer house looking to Loch Earn

Last minute holiday Scotland? Book a luxury week or short break 3-4 nights from tomorrow Saturday 25th-2nd July at Briar Steading holiday cottage for 4 on Loch Earn.  See the 360 degree virtual tour of the house and grounds at

Central location, water sports, golf clubs, Munro's, forest walks, national cycle route 7 and two water sports and activity centres.  Perfect base to relax around the grounds or to tour  Scotland in any direction by car.  Fish from the jetty and 250ft shore line.

moor at Briar Cottages garden on Loch Earn
Hot tub on the grounds. Play boule or putting  in the loch garden.  Launch a small boat or kayak and moor. Picnic at the top of the hill in the garden beside the stream or in the Loch Garden near the summer house. 150m from the Clachan Cottage Hotel and 200m from the  Lochearnhead Hotel.  Two water sports and activites centres and a loch side cafe. Shop, post office and cash machine. Cycle route 7, Munro's. golf at the east end of the loch. Was £850,  fair offer considered for 7 nights.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Luxury loch side cottage Lochearnhead - Make a fair offer for the last week left from June 25th -2nd July

Make a fair offer for the last week available in Luxury cottage Briar Steading, Saturday 25 June-2nd July for 7 nights.  Originally listed at £850 per week. Our luxury cottage in Lochearnhead faces south over Loch Earn. Ideal for 2 couples sharing or a family of 4.  Two bedrooms and two bathrooms en suite. The loch garden has free fishing, a jetty, a slipway, moorings, a summer house, picnic tables, putting and boule.  Parking for 2 cars and a boat and trailer.  Sorry no pets but check our website for pet friendly Little Briar cottage availability.   Tel Kim or Fraser with your offer 01567 830 443 or 07876 122 505. Serious and fair offers will be considered.  Quote  Visit our luxury holiday cottages Scotland website.  Also take a look at our new 360 degree virtual tour of the luxury self catering cottage.  Please do not hesitate to call or email with any other queries.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

3 night short break in a luxury cottage in Lochearnhead - £25 per person per night

View from the stone seating around the fire pit

Loch Earn from lounge

An opportunity to experience  Briar Steading -a spacious, detached, south facing, luxury cottage in Lochearnhed - this weekend from Saturday 21st May for 3 nights at just £25 per person per night for 2 couples or a family of  4.  Free fishing, boat launch and mooring.  Stunning views from the full length windows in the lounge and both bedrooms.  Two en-suite bathrooms.  Hotels and water sports within 200m. Tel Kim now : 01567 830 443 or see. for photo's reviews and other information. 

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Lovetoescape self catering special offers for Briar Steading Lochearnhead,

See my latest offers for Briar Steading self catering holiday cottages Scotland on 

1. £100 off troughout August when you book Luxury Briar Steading.  Click on the following for details:


2. Last week left, June 25th, Get £50 off the tariff for Briar Steading luxury self catering Lochearnhead. Click on the following for details.


Monday, 25 April 2011

Last Minute cottage, 30th April to 7th May - Cottage on Loch Earn sleeps 4 plus pet

Lochearnhead- Briar Cottages Self Catering on Loch Earn

Little Briar cottage in Lochearnhead is available this Saturday 30th April to 7th May. Book now for  £450. Tel Kim 01567 830 443. 1 double and 1 twin bedroom. Three acre gardens. Fishing from the loch garden is included. No need to buy a permit. Launch a small boat from the slipway.  There are many picnic spots within the three acre site. See for full details and Briar Cottages Lochearnhead on Trip Advisor for guest comments and ratings. Two water sports centres and two hotels nearby.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Self Catering Lochearnhead -one week left in May and June

Luxury Briar Steading Patio Doors opening South over Loch Earn

Briar Cottages Loch Garden

Loch front, fishing, mooring, picnic tables, space, a stream, three acre gardens, BBQ and firepit, woodburing stove, massage chair, use of the hot tub, photography vantage points, jetty......these are just some of the featured of Briar Cottages.

The only dates left in May...Self catering cottages Briar Steading and Little Briar are available for holiday weeks during the first week in May. Luxury Briar Steading is available Saturday April 30th for 7 nights departing May 7th at £700 and Pet friendly Little Briar Cottage is available on the same dates at £500.  Why not ask your freinds or family and hire both cottages for  2 families of 4 or 6-8 adults.

The only dates left in June
Little Briar Cottage is available Saturday 18th -25th June at £650 for 7 nights -Sleeps 4 plus 1 pet  OR 2 plus 2 pets Luxury Briar Steading is availabe Saturday 25th June to 2nd July at £850 for 7 nights - Sleep 4 (sorry no pets) 

ducklings hatch every year at Briar Cottage
Snap them up before someone else does.  This is a very unique spot with views that are even better than advertised according to our customers.  To book any of the above mentioned dates now  Telephone 07876 122 505 and ask for Kim or mobile: 07876 122 505.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Available tomorrow! South facing cottage, Pet goes free, free fishing in the loch garden

Last minute cottage. Free fishing from the loch garden on Loch Earn. Can you get away tomorrow?  Little Briar cottage is available for a last minute break in Lochearnhead, Tuesday 29th for 4 nights leaving 2nd April.  Bring the dog free.  3 acre gardens, south facing views, 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom with electric shower -£220 for last minute booking. Sky Freesat TV, DVD, massage chair, books, games.  You won't believe the loch and castle views.


2 hotels and water sports centres. Cafe, shop, post office in Lochearnhead Call 01567 830 443 and ask for Kim or Fraser or Mob: 07876 122 505

Monday, 21 March 2011

Late availability: Luxury Self catering, Luxury Space, Luxury views south over Loch Earn

luxury views from the lounge and both bedrooms

Book Briar Steading now for a last minute luxury short break on the banks of Loch Earn in Lochearnhead Perthshire. 

Free fishing in the garden on Loch Earn, mooring, slipway, 2 hotels and a water sports centre nearby, use of the hot tub on the three acre grounds. 2 bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms plus woodburning stove, fully fitted kitchen, Sky TV, Wifi, Ipod docking station and more.

jetty in the garden

This luxury cottage boasts luxury space and luxury views.   Completed in 2010 the new stone building is a very special place to take a break.  Tel Kim or Fraser 01567 830 443  now for prices and availability on 2, 3, 4 and 7 night breaks between 22nd march and 16th April.

4 adults maximum. Sorry no pets. 

From £400 to £950 per 7 nights.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Short break with free fishing in a luxury cottage for 4 or pet friendly cottage for 4

Luxury views south from Briar Steading

Book a 3-4 night short break for a family of 4 or 2 couples sharing on the shores of Loch Earn in Lochearnhead less than 60 miles from Edinburgh and Glasgow.  Luxury Briar Steading is £350 for 3-4 nights this weekend, including electricity and a log and kindling starter pack for the woodburning stove. 

Little Briar heated massage chair

Pet friendly cottage,  Little Briar Cottage is £245 for 3-4 nights and your dog can come free if you quote from this notice. The £1 coin metre will be half full and the cottage takes no more than £3 per day in winter.  See photos. guest reviews, blog stories, directions and information at .

Mallards bring chicks to feed in Spring

Tel Kim or Fraser now for an idyllic short break holiday in a picturesque spot overlooking Loch Earn.  The trout fishing season has started so bring your rod or you can hire tackle locally. Fishing is free from Briar Cottages garden or you can hire a boat with a permit to fish on the water locally. 

Briar Cottages are less than a 200 metres stroll from the Clachan Cottage Hotel and The Lochearnhead Hotel.   Well behaved pets are welcome in their lounge bars.   Have a break in one of the most naturally beautiful areas of Scotland.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Friendly Places: Lochearnhead 10% off a 7 night, pet friendly self catering break: 12 March 2011 - 26 March 2011

Friendly Places: Lochearnhead 10% off a 7 night, pet friendly self catering break: 12 March 2011 - 26 March 2011

Late Availability Luxury Self Catering Scotland, 5th-12th March

View of Loch Earn from lounge
Doors from lounge and both bedrooms
Luxury self catering cottage Briar Steading in Lochearnhead was completed in December 2010. It is built in the style of a converted steading (farm building) with a traditional stone front.  The building is not a traditional rectangle though. The cottage is T shaped from the rear with large patio windows at the front 26ft away from the kitchen and dining space at the back. Book 7 nights 5 March to 12th March for the last minute price of £400.  That's just £200 per week per couple with 2 sharing.  Each couple gets their own bedroom  and en suite bathroom separated by the open plan lounge with its fully fitted modern kitchen. Everything is supplied other than your clothes, food and drink.  There are starter packs of washing machine and dishwasher tablets plus tea coffee, sugar, kindling and logs for the wood burning stove.  3, 4, 5 and 6 night options also available.   Also 2 hairdryers, ironing, Tv's, iPod docking station, use of a hot tub. The cottage is a pet free environment.

If you have a dog then consider Little Briar,  our pet friendly cottage available for 6 nights@ 299 or 3-4 nights £245.   To book or enquire contact Kim 01567 830 443 and quote prices from this posting.   Visit for more information.

NB: Fishing from Briar Cottages garden is permitted from 15th March 2011