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