Lochearnhead holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace

32 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

Briar Steading is a luxury holiday cottage on Loch Earn, built on ancient crofting lands, boasting exceptional views south looking to, Edinample Castle, Ben Our and Stuc A Chroin.

NB:We take our duty of care to all guests seriously. Our 'We're Good To Go' and COVID 19 holiday Let cleaning competence certificates, mean that we are adhering to Government and public health protocols.

The three acre landscaped gardens, include a 250 foot loch garden for petanque, putting, fishing, mooring and launching small boats or kayaks from the slipway. The spacious open plan living area separates the king and twin bedrooms for maximum privacy. The living area offers comfy leather lounge seating, a wood burning stove and a dining table with 6 chairs next to a modern kitchen with integrated appliances, Ipod docking, Superfast broadband with free Wifi throughout the house and patio and Sky Sports TV.


The layout enables everyone to interact whether cooking eating, reading or watching films. The bedrooms and both en suite bathrooms are on the gable ends of the building for evening privacy. The front elevation was built using the same local stone as the owners b listed thatched cottage. Briar Steading' has full length glass patio doors in the lounge and in both bedrooms offering ever changing stunning views of Loch Earn and access to the south facing patio and BBQ area throughout the seasons. Fraser and Kim Proven will welcome you on arrival to ensure that you are familiar with the property and equipment and are on hand if you need to contact them about the cottage, ground facilities or the area in general.

Guests staying for 7 nights or more will be invited to see inside the original thatched cottage to view the incredible Scots Pine cruck ceiling and to hear stories of MacGregors and McLarens who were the original tenant crofters. An excellent central location for touring Scotland. 58 miles from Glasgow and Edinburgh. Briar Cottages is an ideal base for touring other attractions, towns and cities in all directions, for example; Skiing at Glencoe, The Falkirk Wheel and Kelpies at The Helix, Loch Lomond, Kenmore, Crieff, Oban and Mull, Doune Castle, Glenturret Distillery and Auchingarrich Wildlife Park. There are two hotels within 200m of the garden and many more within 2 -15 miles, Outdoor activities nearby include St Fillans and Killin Golf Clubs, National cycle route 7, Munro's (Ben Vorlich and Stuc A Chroin, Drummond Estates fishing boat hire, The Rob Roy Way water sports, forest parks, Rob Roy MacGregor's resting place and more. There is an abundance of wildlife in this area, Deer visit the garden and osprey pairs fish near the loch garden all summer.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • Beds in other rooms:
  • 2 En suites


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

Fraser and I (Kim) will meet you on arrival and show you around your cottage to ensure that you are familiar with switches and gadgets and to answer any questions that you may have about the cottage, garden facilities,shopping, the area and more. Do not hesitate to contact us during your stay if you have any questions or if we can help with any advice on the area, things to do, places to eat and more. You can reach us by phone and text or knock on the door of the old thatched cottage. You may even see us pottering around on the three acre site. We are happy to assist in any way that we can.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

No refund

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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No smoking at this property

House rules

Guests are welcome to smoke outside on the three acre grounds and in the garden on Loch Earn

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About the owner

Kim P.
Average reply time:
1 hour 59 minutes

Calendar updated:
06 Oct 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, French
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Jan 2012. Located in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, it has 32 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from $967 to $1653.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 Oct 2021.


32 reviews
Very Good

Wonderful house in a perfect location
Jul 2021

The house is situated in a beautiful location and is very well equipped. The views from the house over the loch are stunning. The owners, Kim and Fraser, were incredibly welcoming and kind. The house … More 

Reviewed 2 Aug 2021

Owner's reply:
Thank you very much for sharing your experience of Briar Steading's comfort and views over Loch Earn, with the world. It was our pleasure to meet you and your lovely family. We are delighted that you enjoyed exploring the surrounding areas and local activities and that you ventured further afield to Mallaig on the "Harry Potter" train :) Enjoy the rest of the summer. Kindest wishes, Kim and Fraser
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Feb 2020

My husband and I stayed at Briar Steading with our 2 teenage girls for the February mid term break. The cottage itself is very well equipped and spotlessly clean. It was a cold and snowy weekend but … More 

Reviewed 13 Feb 2020

Owner's reply:
Thank you for sharing your family experience of a mid term break at Briar Cottages on Loch Earn on our TripAdvisor review site. We are delighted that you enjoyed your family time together in the comfort of the cottage, the stunning winter views and the scenic local walks. We are lucky to be so near to quality restaurants like MHOR84 which is open for fresh and tasty food choices all day long, serving up to 9pm - thank you for recommending it. Lochearnhead is very central and only 75 minutes from Edinburgh and Glasgow by car yet the terrain changes to lochs and towering mountains offering a change of scene for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities, wildlife, food and drink as well as total relaxation away from the daily routine. We look forward to your return visit. Thanks again, Kim and Fraser Proven
Harpenden, United Kingdom

A Wonderful Bubble !
Mar 2019

We visited for nine nights; myself, partner, and dog, and stayed in Little Briar Cottage. The location is magnificent, set in about three acres facing the loch with Kim and Frazer's own cottage p… More 

Reviewed 21 Mar 2019

Owner's reply:
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday break at pet friendly Little Briar cottage on Loch Earn and the area in and around Lochearnhead. Thank you for your detailed review and for recommendations including local eateries. We do regularly update our website with photos and information on things to do, where to eat and more. So it is helpful to hear that it is informative. It was a pleasure to have you here and we hope to see you all back again some day. Kindest wishes, Kim and Fraser

Little Briar Cottage
Dec 2018

We visited Little Briar with our Labrador Dexter, from 29th Dec to 3rd Jan. The location is stunning with great views across Loch Earn & ideal for walking, hiking or visiting many beautiful towns … More 

Reviewed 25 Feb 2019

Owner's reply:
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in pet friendly Little Briar Cottage over New Year and for recommending short breaks to other potential guests. We offer short breaks from a minimum of 3 nights starting any day of the week.. We are delighted that you enjoyed the grounds,views and location and thank you for your thoughts on things that would make the cottage more comfortable. Continuous improvement for guest comfort is very important to us so we are grateful for all impressions and ideas that we can consider. Since your visit, we have replaced the electric heaters with modern digital thermal; energy efficient heaters . The bathroom suite is being ripped out tomorrow and a new steel bath, Roca bowl and sink with modern taps will be fitted on Monday. There will be a new heated towel rail and an LED ceiling light too. We have also added a new mini freezer box to upgrade from the ice box in the fridge. Once these jobs are complete we will re-write the list of top priorities. Briar Steading is significantly larger with 2 en-suite bathrooms for those that enjoy more space however we can not allow pets to stay there as per our commitment to allergy suffers since it was made available in 2011 Both cottages are already booked for New Year 2020. Thanks again for your feedback and have a great year..Kindest regards Kim and Fraser
Lisa C

Another great stay at Briar Cottages
Feb 2019

This is the fifth or sixth time we have stayed at Briar Cottages and that is testament to how much we love the cottage, location and fabulous hosts Kim and Fraser. The cottages are very comfortable wi… More 

Reviewed 23 Feb 2019

Owner's reply:
Thank you very much Lisa. Always lovely to welcome you, your mum + family to Briar Steading on Loch Earn. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others, especially after so many visits over the last 9 years since the cottage was built. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back any time. Kindest wishes Kim & Fraser
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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Kim (the owner) a message.

If Kim (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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