£161 / night
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Briar Cottages on Loch Earn, luxury self catering, Lochearnhead, Scotland – Home 199041 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Briar Cottages on Loch Earn, luxury self catering, Lochearnhead, Scotland – Home 199041

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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

Bed & bathroom

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


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

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.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 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).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

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

24 hours after booking

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

Check-in date

House rules

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


About the owner

Kim P.
Average reply time:
1 hour 30 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
05 Apr 2021
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Jan 2012. Located in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, it has 31 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £802 to £1271.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 05 Apr 2021.


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Guest reviews

31 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 13 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

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

“A Wonderful Bubble !”

Reviewed 21 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

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”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2019

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

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

“Another great stay at Briar Cottages”

Reviewed 23 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

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

“Best holiday ever.”

Reviewed 23 Feb 2019

I have to be honest and say that Briar cottages are by far the best we have ever stayed in. Cottages are beautifully presented and the location is breathtaking. Kim and Fraser are wonderful people who… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to share your impression of Little Briar and Briar Cottages location on Loch Earn. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your holiday week. We also enjoyed your company and stories. The photo of your daughter with Stan the Stag in the loch garden, now has pride of place on the home page of our website. We look forward to welcoming you all back again. Our very best wishes Kim and Fraser

“Stunning cottage in a beautiful area”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2018

We had a great stay in a beautiful, spotless cottage with every amenity you could wish but it’s the view from every room, which is so fabulous , that makes the cottage really special! Kim and Fr… More

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and the many views of the loch and mountains as well as, the gardens that Fraser tends. Each season brings different plants, colours and wildlife so its an ever changing picture. It was our pleasure to assist in a way that was helpful for your family. Our very best wishes and thank you for choosing to stay in Briar Steading on Loch Earn, Kim and Fraser

“Idyllic Holiday Cottage, Lovely hosts”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2018

I booked this cottage because of the photographs, the reviews, and the promise of fishing. I have to say that my expectations were met and exceeded. The cottage is spotless and well equipped, and ever… More

Owner's reply: Thank you. I am so pleased to hear that our website photographs spoke to you and that you enjoyed the comforts of Briar Steading cottage as well as the landscape around Loch Earn, seasonal wildlife and fishing. We are lucky to be able to offer fishing for trout during the season March 15 to October 6th. . It was our pleasure to welcome you and your charming family and we are always happy to help with area advice and contacts. You were our first guests from Singapore and will hopefully not be the last. It was also our honour that you chose our holiday cottage to celebrate your sons 21st birthday and many thanks for sharing the delicious cake made locally at MHOR84 . Many Scottish people adopt the philosophy that strangers are only good friends that you have not met yet We therefore hope that you will return some day... just like old friends. Our very best wishes Kim and Fraser

“Beautiful cottage with spectacular views”

Reviewed 13 Dec 2017

The cottage was absolutely beautiful well equipped and spacious with spectacular views from every window of the lock and surrounding mountains. The owners were lovely friendly and warm Kim and Fraser … More

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to share this. We are delighted that you enjoyed the space, comforts and privacy of Briar Steading and the snow capped mountains and view of Loch Earn. Winter brings its own special magic to the scene and you experienced sun and snow with stars on a clear night. Hopefully the festive flags, trees and sculptures that light up in the garden, helped to get you in the mood for Christmas. As you said, this is an ideal location for visiting other areas and attractions in Scotland.. We hope that you will return to experience Briar Cottages and the surrounding area in the future, whether for the same special birthday getaway or during a different season. All the best to you for Christmas and New Year 2018 , Kindest wishes, Kim & Fraser

“Great place to stay as family”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2017

Wonderful place to stay. The cottage is big with view to the lake. Well equipped ​. We felt that we came to our house with all comfort you need. The hospitality excellent​. Great place to stay ,relax … More

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for sharing your experience of our large cottage Briar Steading on Loch Earn, on behalf of your lovely family. It was a pleasure to meet you all.

“Luxurious base with amazing views of loch earn”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2017

We were made to feel really welcome by our hosts Kim and Fraser. View from sitting room of the loch were special, constantly changing with rainbows,golden reflections from hill bathed in sunshine,as well as the mist suddenly descending and lifting. Lots of info on things to do available. We tried the Highland Safari,champagne cruise on Loch Lomond as well as the scottish open golf. We have to recommend the Four seasons hotel restaurant.Great food and one of the best views for a meal we can remember having.

Owner's reply: Thank you .We are delighted that you enjoyed the ever changing views which change colour with each season. It sounds like you had a lot of fun trying out different adventures and attractions in different directions from Lochearnhead's central location. The Four Seasons Hotel and restaurants have been special for years. Not just because The Beatles stayed there but thanks to the friendly knowledgeable front of house team and the creative cooking - not forgetting the stunning views, the water sculpture STILL by Rob Mulholland and some glorious sunsets all year round. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on a short break at Briar Steading on Loch Earn. Kindest regards Kim and Fraser

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