Saturday, 21 December 2013

Cottage Loch Earn, March Wine Gift Offer for short break next week 8-15th March

Panoramic view of Briar Steading, Loch Earn and Briar Cottage

Bottle of Wine with 3-6 night short breaks 8-15th March
-add chocolates if you book the week -

A bottle of red or white wine will be waiting at Briar Steading on Loch Earn in central Scotland when you book a luxury cottage short break  from sat 8-15th March plus chocolates if you book the week. We promise stunning ever changing views over Loch Earn from the lounge, both bedrooms, gardens, and loch garden. See Briar Steading Lochearnhead. 

Book our luxury cottage in Scotland (Briar Steading) for 2-4 people for a birthday, anniversary, honeymoon or any occasion whether an active break or for total relaxation.

Simply quote PR02 when making your booking to ensure the gifts on arrival.  

Contact Kim: 01567 830 443

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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Christmas in Scotland? Book Briar Cottages with stunning views over Loch Earn

Little Briar Snow Scene
1st Jan sunset
Looking for a stunning location to get away and relax over Christmas week? Luxury Briar Steading and pet friendly Little Briar cottage in Lochearnhead both sleep 4 and are set within three acre grounds including a run around sloping paddock (great sledging when there is snowfall) and a garden on Loch Earn with a slipway, jetty and summer house (heater inside).

Venus at slipway with snow capped Stuc A Chroin behind
Briar Steading
Briar Steading is very well equipped with a full fridge freezer, integrated washing machine and dishwasher.  The 2 en-suite bathrooms, full glass patio doors looking south to Loch Earn, wood burning stove, iPod docking, WiFi, book and DVD library and  Sky TV plus Sky Sports,  all add to the comfort on offer.  A hotel and pub within 150 metres.   Book now at £850 including a decorated Christmas Tree,  a bottle of Prosecco and festive cake.  Visit inside the original thatched cottage on the grounds to see the old cruck framed ceiling.   4 plus a baby welcome. (Cot and high chair available)

Little Briar cottages sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms plus one bathroom. Small and compact, double glazed and cosy. Also faces south. Bottle of wine and cookies plus a decorated tree at £650 including your dog.

To Book, Telephone Kim or Fraser 01567 830 443 or 07917 416 497

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Briar Steading and grounds in snow

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Pet Friendly 3-5 night Short Break for 2-4 on Loch Earn, with free fishing -16-21st- September

September is a great month for a relaxing short break amongst lochs, forests and mountains in central Scotland. 
Little Briar rear paddock garden where pets love to roam

One of the mallards that visit the loch garden
pathway to the jetty from the summer house

Enjoy fresh air, stunning views, south facing landscaped gardens, Munro's,  local wildlife, forest walks and cycle route 7 on the Rob Roy National Trail from Lochearnhead. Or, sit at the Lochearnhead water sports cafe and watch or take part in water sports activities.

The loch garden has a jetty, slipway, summer house and picnic table.  Little Briar cottage has one double and one twin room with a kitchen and dining lounge. 

Crocosmia in full bloom near entrance to garden gates 

Last minute pet friendly cottage? 3 to 5 nights from Monday 16 -21 September £200 - £280 and your pet can come free. Visit: 

To book or with any other questions relating to Briar Cottages self catering holidays, Telephone Kim: 07917 416 497  or 01567 830 443 or Twitter @Briarcottages 

Monday, 5 August 2013

Last Minute Cottage: Dog Friendly Cottage for 4 Loch Earn Saturday August 10-17 £600 plus book 4 nights from August 27-31st £455

Canada Geese land in Briar Cottages lawn in the loch garden, Lochearnhead
Lochearnhead Holiday Cottage.  Pet friendly Little Briar Cottage has just become available Satuday 10th August for 7 nights at £600 instead of £700 following a late cancellation. Or book from 3 nights at £390. #latedeals

Also available for a 4 night short break August 27-31st. at £455 plus £20 for your pet.  Book Little Briar Cottage Loch Earn whether a couple, friends or family of 4. This is a dog friendly cottage so you can bring your pet too. Sleeps 2-4 in a double and twin bedroom with a bathroom and shower over the bath. Compact and cosy with superb views south over the Loch to Edinample Castle and Stuc A Chroin Munro.  3 acre gardens. Dogs love the stream and grassy paddock.

3 acre grounds and a loch garden, 2 dog friendly hotels nearby and more within 2 -6 miles. Free fishing, summer house, jetty and slipway. Water sports cafe in the village. Wifi, games, DVD's, massage chair. 

Contact Kim now 01567 830 443 or 07917 416 497 and your dog can come free

NB: 4 guests can bring 1 dog or 2 adults can bring 2 dogs.    

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

3-6 nights at Pet friendly Little Briar on Loch Earn

Lochearnhead: Pet friendly Little Briar cottage is available this Saturday 27th July for 3-6 nights. Sleeps 2-4 in a double and twin, with a bathroom and shower over the bath. Exceptional views south over Loch Earn.  Book 3 nights at £360, 4 nights at £420, 5 nights at £480 or 6 nights at £540. 3 acre grounds and a loch garden, 2 dog friendly hotels nearby, free fishing, summer house, jetty and slipway. Water sports cafe in the village. Wifi, games, DVD's, massage chair. Contact Kim or Fraser now 01567 830 443 or 0797 416 497.    NB 10th August -17th August available at  £750 with £50 to spend at SULA soft furnishings Balquhidder.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Luxury and Pet Friendly Cottages available 11-20 July from 3-9 night breaks -Lochearnhead weather forecast looking good for Briar Cottages

Patio view to Loch Earn and garden
Lochearnhead holiday cottage guests have been swimming, fishing, sunbathing, kayaking, visiting the Lochearnhead Water Sports centre and BBQ'ing in this stunning weather with temperatures of 27 degrees! Our luxury and pet friendly cottages are available from 3 to 9 nights between 11-20 July.  Get £50 off the list price for Briar Steading when you book any 7 consecutive nights between 11-20 July.   Pay £900 instead of £950 plus get a £50 voucher to spend at MHOR84 bar restaurant Balquhidder- Ideal for a family of 4 or 2 couples sharing. Less than £33 per night each for 4 people booking 7 nights!  OR book 6 nights £840,  5 nights £720, 4 nights £630, 3 nights £540. 

Little Briar pet friendly cottage is now £700 instead of £750 including £25 to spend in The Lochearnhead Hotel for any 7 consecutive nights 11-20th July. or book 6 nights £630, 5 nights £560, 4 nights £490, 3 nights £420 and your pet can go free.  2 adults may bring to dogs or 4 and 1 pet.

view from the top of the gardens Briar Cottages

Tel Kim or Fraser 07917 416 497  or 01567 830 443 to book or with any questions. visit for more information.

deer visiting the garden Briar Cottages


Monday, 24 June 2013

Short break 2-6th July, 4 nights in Pet Friendly Little Briar, Lochearnhead

Pet friendly cottage short breaks. Book a 4 night short break in Little Briar Cottage Lochearnhead
Jetty in garden on Loch Earn

View across to Edinample Castle and Stuc A Chroin

Briar Cottage - owners thatched cottage with double rainbow
 Fish free from the £250 loch garden.  Sleeps 4 plus a pet or 2 adults may bring 2 dogs.  Fishing, slipway launch, moorings, shot of the hot tub, use of the summer house and picnic tables all inclusive.  Was £490 +£20 per dog.  Book now at £450 all in.   Contact Kim 07917 416 497 and visit www,

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Pet friendly cottage Loch Earn -Tomorrow 7th June long weekend £300 or 7 nights from 8th June £600

Little Briar Cottage and rn around to the rear Faces south over Loch Earn

Book our pet friendly cottage Little Briar for a long weekend from tomorrow 7th June or a week from 8th June at £600.  3 acre run around, near 2 hotels and water sports, loch garden, free fishing, summer house, jetty, use of hot tub and more.

Sleeps 2-4 plus dog or 2 adults and 2 dogs.

Contact Kim or Fraser today 07917 416 497

Friday, 31 May 2013

31st May Late availability luxury and pet friendly cottages with a garden on Loch Earn

Double rainbow over Briar Cottage from Briar Steading
Looking for a cottage? The weather is fine here and we have availability in Briar Steading our luxury 2 bedroom en suite cottage with exceptional views see (holiday cottage reviews) as well as our pet friendly cottage Little Briar (TripAdvisor Reviews).  Contact Kim now about 3-7 night short breaks or a week. We are flexible on your start date.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

MHOR84 £50 voucher for delicious food and drink at TV Chef Tom Lewis's latest bar sensation (when you book 7 nights Briar Steading July)

MHOR84 refectory tables and quirky chairs

Tom Lews on window sill  with wife Lisa on the left and Mhari and Dick right

Book any 7 night holiday in Lochearnhead at Briar Steading throughout July 2013 and get a £50 voucher to spend at MHOR84 in this Year of Natural Scotland 2013, celebrating gorgeous natural landscapes, wildlife, art in nature and food and drink.

Mhor 84 is going like a fair! The contemporary bar with a lively and friendly atmosphere has taken off like a rocket since its inception last month.  TV chef Tom Lewis and his wife Lisa, along with brother Dick and partner Mhari are the brains and team behind MHOR84 Motel, bar, and tea room, offering fabulous home grown, reared and sourced Scottish food amongst the mix of food flavours, The menus changes subtly each day and throughout the day.  You dont even have to have a main meal. The soups with a scone are superb.

Eggs Benedict
The atmosphere is electric,  the views are pretty, the service team are knowledgeable well trained and lovely, the background music is easy listening with live music on a Sunday, the food is very tasty and great value with a choice to suit everyone and served all day long from The Big Breakfast to evening. Tea, Illy coffee and home made cakes are served morning and noon. The bar has a real buzz to it and you will meet the locals from 3 neighbouring villages who will chat to you and make you feel very welcome indeed.

If you want to pick a great week consider the 20th July for the BLS Highland Games in Lochearnhead.

You can drive 2.5 miles to MHOR84 from Briar Steading or book the Lochearnhead  DRT taxi service. This means a taxi for the price of a bus up and until 9.30 at night.  During the day you can walk or cycle along the old railway walkway (cycle route 7) from Lochearnhead to MHOR 84.

To book 7 nights tel Kim 01567 830 443 OR 07917 416 497

Briar Steading ever changing view of Loch Earn from the open plan lounge

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Luxury Self Catering with a Land Rover Wildlife Watch Safari Experience for Two 27th May-June 1st

Land Rover Safaris with telescope on Balquhidder Glen 
Experience the wildlife of Balquhidder Glen when you book the last remaining nights in May at luxury Briar Steading Lochearnhead with exceptionally pretty views over Loch Earn to Stuc A Chroin Munro and Glenample. 

5 nights from May 27th comes with a wildlife safari voucher* for 2 people to go on a dawn safari off road through Balquhidder.  Book Monday 27th May to 1st June at £600 (Sleeps 2-4 people in 1 king, 1 twin, both with en-suite facilities)

This is Year Of Natural Scotland 2013 celebrating wildlife, natural landscapes, outdoor activity, locally sourced food and creativity in nature.  We have it all here!  The stunning views amongst towering mountains lochs and forests,  the incredible list of wildlife on our doorstep and in our gardens, first class chefs offering excellent value produce often hand grown, reared and prepared,  an outdoor sport enthusiasts paradise, plus live music venues and cottage industry product shops. Briar Cottages are members of The Loch Earn Tourism Initiative (LETI) and as part of that group we are keen to promote the wildlife and wild watch activities whether you spot the local creatures around our grounds, in the area or in the company of local experts. LETI has its own page on Wild Scotland.

*The Dawn Safari Voucher Offer Guests booking 5 nights from May 27th will receive a voucher worth £56 entitling 2 people to take a dawn safari during their visit.  Alan Sneddon of Hidden Glen Safaris will pick you up from our Lochearnhead luxury cottage in a Land Rover and drive you off road through Balquhidder Glen where Rob Roy McGregor once roamed.   Alan knows the best spots to look for red and roe deer, golden eagles, red kites and even otters if you are lucky.  He will entertain you with his fun humour and extensive knowledge of the area and its habitat.  See Wildlife Watch for more information on Hidden Glen Safaris.

Check out Briar Steading at Holiday Cottages Scotland To book Briar Steading and find out more about the wildlife watch experience voucher for 2 Tel: Kim 01567 830 443 or 07917 416497


Friday, 3 May 2013

Lochearnhead luxury Cottage Scotland, May 14-18 3-4 nights

Quote Late Availability Offers when phoning:

Briar Steading Luxury Self Catering:
Book 3-4 nights between 14th and 18th May at £300 for 3 nights and £350 for 4 nights  (list price £490 for 3-4 night).  Luxury Briar Steading sleeps 4 plus 1 cot.
Tel Kim 07917 416 497

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Late availability cottage Loch Earn? Pet friendly and luxury cottages 24-28th April

Last minute cottages in Lochearnhead? 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th April.  Luxury Cottage 2-3 nights £350 and pet friendly cottage 2-3 night £250.

If you are looking for late availability cottages with exceptional views over Loch Earn plus free fishing then consider Briar Cottages Lochearnhead.  Choose a 2 bedroom pet friendly cottage for 4 or a luxury cottage with 2 en-suite bathrooms for 4. Ask to borrow our travel cot for extra wee ones.  Check for information, photos, TripAdvisor guest comments and other information.

Meet the locals on Saturday 27th April at the village hall race night fund raiser.  A fun fund raiser with no entry fee.  Prize for best ladies hat. Licensed bar. Starts 7.30pm

Contact Kim now to book a long weekend this weekend or ask about any other weeks at Briar Cottages, open all year round. 01567 830 443 email   See our availability calendar

NB: Guests of Briar Cottages are entitled to a 2 for 1 voucher for The Glenturret Distillery t see the Famous Grouse Experience.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Lochearnhead Luxury Cottage - Long Weekend? Short Break? For up to 4 plus baby - choose 3-7 nights from 13th April

Briar Steading with loch views
Need to get away?  Looking for a holiday cottage on water so that you can switch off and relax in spacious accommodation with a fabulous view over water?  Whether you fancy a short break,  long weekend, or a week. Briar Steading in Lochearnhead offers exceptional views over Loch Earn, Ben Our, Stuc A Chroin and Edinample Castle with free fishing and use of the hot tub on the grounds.

Briar Cottages Loch Garden

Briar Cottages B Listed Thatched
Available this coming Saturday 13th April. Book any number of nights from 3 to 7. Fish free of charge in the loch garden. Enjoy the 3 acre gardens.  Relax in the summer house,  feed the mallards, spot the deer, look for the ospreys,   peak inside the b listed thatched cottage on the grounds and more.

There are 2 bedrooms and both have en-suite facilities.  Ideal for couples, friends and family.  If you have a baby or toddler you can borrow the travel cot  and there is a dishwasher, washing machine and full fridge freezer for your convenience. 

Scottish remote controlled model water planes at Lochearnhead

The Scottish Aeromodellers are flying their water planes from The Lochearnhead Water Sports Centre on the 13th and 14th April 2013.  Watch them take off and land all day from the cafĂ©, 700m away from Briar Cottages.

There are 2 hotels within 200m of the garden gates, Golf at St Fillans and we can offer 2 for 1 vouchers to The Glenturret Distillery Crieff Famous for Grouse.  We can advise on wildlife  watching and land rover safaris and places to eat from roadside cafes to luxury fine dining. 

Contact Kim today  01567 830 443 and ask any questions about Briar Steading.  Book your preferred number of nights from 3-7 from 13th April or enquire about any other dates and events in the area.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Free Wildlife Watch Experience for 2 with 6 nights at Dog Friendly Little Briar Cottage

Donald Duck at Briar Cottages Lochearnhead 
Enjoy a wildlife watching experience at The Strathyre Outdoor Centre in Strathyre,  when you book 6 nights between 6th-12th April at Little Briar Cottage, Lochearnhead, £450.

 Discuss your wildlife experience options with Tony at Natural Trossachs. He can take you to the hides of Red Squirrel, Badgers and Otters.  The Centre is 3.5 miles from Briar Cottages on the old Strathyre road.  Turn off the A84 through a beautiful forest road mixed with ancient and new trees.  See 
Venus marks the slipway to Briar Cottages

Resin squirrel on garden seat

Little Briar pet friendly Cottage sleeps 2-4 plus 1 pet or 2 people can bring 2 dogs.  3 acres, stunning views, Loch Garden, Free fishing, use of the hot tub, slipway and moorings, summer house and more. 

Telephone Kim 01567 830 443 today about this offer or any other week in Little Briar Cottage or luxury Briar Steading on Loch Earn
Little Briar Double Room

See Briar Steading luxury cottage Lochearnhead for a free Land Rover wildlife safari for 2 with a 7 night booking in May 2013

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Pre Easter, Fishing and Short Breaks in luxury and pet friendly cottages Scotland

MARCH 2013
Last minute short breaks in Lochearnhead,  March 2013?   Enjoy a Pre Easter Holiday getaway.  Be there for the start of the fishing season on Loch Earn.  Guests of Briar Cottages can fish free of charge.  Thats right, you can place your fishing rod anywhere along the 250ft length of our garden and catch trout any time after 15th March up until 6th October.  

Book 3 nights in this Lochearnhead Luxury Cottage Briar Steading over looking Loch Earn 25th-28th March at £350 for 4 people and enjoy exceptional views, the wood burning stove, use of the hot tub, Sky Sports,  deer visiting the garden and free fishing in the loch garden.  Ask to use the hot tub on the grounds.   The accommodation is very spacious. Both bedrooms (King and Twin) have en suite bathrooms.  They also offer full glass doors to the patio facing south over Loch Earn and the mountains.See for details.

Or You might prefer Little Briar, our charming pet friendly cottage. It also sleeps 4 in a double and a twin with 1 bathroom and shower.  Book 6 nights between 16th and 22nd March at £270 for 2-4 people or 3-4 nights at just £210.  Or book 3-4 nights 25th-29th March at £280.   Pets are £20 per stay. If there are 2 of you, you are welcome to bring 2 dogs or  3-4 people may bring 1 pet. Dogs adore the run around paddock in the gardens.  You can also fish for trout free of charge, use the loch garden and ask for a shot of the hot tub. Little Briar also faces south with stunning views. 

Call Kim 01567 830 443 today or email with any other questions about the cottages and availability for 2013 and 2014.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Pet friendly Little Briar on Loch Earn- Late Availability


Pet friendly cottage  Little Briar, in  Lochearnhead 2-9th March 2013 at £280 for 7 nights and your pet can come free OR £196 for 4 nights.

Sleeps 4, Stunning views, 2 hotels nearby, walks and cycle path, three acre grounds, loch garden, use of the hot tub on request.

Telephone 01567 830 443 and talk to Kim


Sunday, 3 February 2013

Short breaks? Valentines? Birthday? Easter? School Holiday? 2 Cottages Loch Earn for 4

Self Catering Holiday Cottages for 4 with hot tub, on the shores of Loch Earn. 1 luxury and dog friendly cottage. Late availability short breaks, weeks and fortnights.
  • Luxury 4 nights for 2-4,  Feb 5-9, £300 instead of £350
  • Luxury Valentines Short break  any consecutive 3-4 nights between 9-23rd Feb, £300 instead of £350 +bottle of wine
  • Luxury Valentines week 9 -16 Feb -£500 plus £50 petrol voucher OR choose a local restaurant/bar voucher + get 2 tickets for the water sports 2 course Valentines supper dance party worth £10 each. All drinks £2 on the night.
  • Pet Friendly- Choose  3 OR 4 nights this week between 2-9th Feb @ £199 plus your dog goes free 
QUOTE: Briar Late Availability Offers

Me on 1st Jan 2013 without a coat at sunset in the garden, Loch Earn with Ben Sheann Behind
Book now for 2013. If you are looking for a cottage for special occasions and have dates in mindes then now is the time to secure them with a deposit. Think about birthdays, anniversaries, Valentines week or weekend, work holidays, school holidays and more.  Get away as a family, romantic couple or with friends that you want to spend time and catch up with.  Choose our pet friendly cottage (dogs love the run around space) or luxury spacious cottage with all the extras.   Both cottages enjoy stunning views,  free fishing in season and ask for a shot of the hot tub on the three acre grounds.  Your visit will include a peak inside the b listed thatched cottage too. NB Fishing starts 15th March and is free from our garden, jetty and slipway. Tel Kim 01567 830 443 or 07917416 497 or send and email Check for more information or talk to me on Twitter @Briarcottages.