A warm Scottish welcome awaits you at Briar Cottages on Loch Earn in Lochearnhead village, where Perthshire meets Stirlingshire only 60 miles from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Enjoy ever changing loch and mountain views and all inclusive use of our summer house, loch garden, jetty, slipway, 4 flag putting, petanque and picnic tables. Choose spacious luxury cottage Briar Steading or charming pet friendly cottage Little Briar. Both holiday cottages sleep 4 and offer romantic views south over Loch Earn to Stuc A Chroin Munro, Glen Ample and Edinample Castle. Browse previous guest TripAdvisor reviews, advice and photographs in the right hand column.
Book NOW for special occasion self catering holiday weeks and short breaks 2016. School holidays? birthdays, anniversary's? Easter? Valentine's? Contact Kim to secure dates 07917 416 497 - NB Christmas and New Year 2015 sold out
Enjoyed Channel 5 series "A Year in the Wild" in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National park? We live on Loch Earn, opposite Glen Ample and near Loch Occasional that was featured. Film crew stayed in Lochearnhead accommodation. We are visited by deer, stags, pine martens, ducks, otters, oyster catchers, red squirrels, kites and ospreys amongst other creatures, right here in the garden!
Briar Cottages are open all year round for holiday weeks and short breaks from 3 nights. There are many reasons to choose a luxury self catering break on Loch Earn whether winter, spring, summer or autumn. We are surrounded by naturally beautiful terrain and memorable seasonal hues. Bring your camera if you enjoy capturing stunning images. Witness beautiful star, moon and skyscapes and moods that evolve with the weather conditions all day from sun rise to moon set. Experience the wonders of seasonal wildlife plus all year round regional events and outdoor activities. consider our holiday cottages for special occasions like birthdays, wedding accommodation and anniversaries. We are flexible on the start day of the week, so please choose any day to suit your plans.
Each holiday cottage sits within its own landscaped area with ornamental furniture and barbecues. Guests can enjoy the stunning views by the stream from the top of the paddock near the disbanded Lochearnhead to Comrie railway walkway as well as the 250ft loch garden on the banks of Loch Earn just 50 metres from the cottages. The loch garden offers a slipway, moorings, jetty, summerhouse, petanque, putting and picnic tables. Launching and mooring a small boat are all inclusive plus guests can fish for trout from the loch garden without a permit between March 15 and October 6th.
Throughout the year the gardens are visited by deer, oyster catchers, red squirrels, mallard ducklings and other fascinating wildlife and birds of prey. Osprey pairs fish near our loch garden all summer long. Guests have witnessed otters, red kite's, sea eagles and golden eagles in the area too.
Lochearnhead is central within Scotland appealing to many for a variety of reasons including; activities in the great outdoors, wildlife and bird watching, snow and water sports, photography, stargazing, clan genealogy, scouting, touring and, recuperation. Golf, fishing, rambling, cycling, Munro climbing and water sports are very popular. Loch Earn is a great central base from which to visit other towns, villages and tourist attractions on day trips.
"We aim to ensure you of an enjoyable, relaxing and memorable holiday experience. Please ask any questions about our cottages and the area" Kim & Fraser Proven
Click on the video arrow and pan from Loch Earn to Briar Cottages, including our B listed thatched cottage, pet friendly LIttle Briar and luxury Briar Steading.
Our holiday cottages are less than 90 minutes drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Regular guests also enjoy half and full day trips to Balquhidder, Strathyre, Callander, Doune, Stirling, Falkirk, St Fillans, Comrie, Crieff, Perth, Crianlarich, Glencoe, Oban, Mull, Aberfoyle, Loch Lomond, Loch Tay, Fortingall, Kenmore, Aberfeldy and Inverness. More Scottish villages, towns, cities and attractions plus things to do. activities and events here.
2015 Year of Food and Drink Scotland
This year Scotland is showcasing its best chefs, recipes, artisan products, restaurants, growers, suppliers, distilleries, bakers and more. Eat and drink your way around the country #tastescotland. The Loch Earn Tourism Information group has a food and drink section with a recipe calendar supplied by local chefs. See Briar Cottages local restaurant guide and Briar Cottages food map.