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Easter Achraw, Lochearnhead, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK19 8PU, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed four nights at Briar Steading and had a fantastic time together with my parents (see last review by Harald A ;-) ). The cottage is extremely well equipped with everything you might need. We brought our 3-year old son who slept on a pull-out chair which was no trouble to arrange. The views over the Loch are amazing... More

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Dobrichau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In our Scottland holidays in Juli 2014 my wife and I spend vour wonderful days with the family of our Daughter in the great Briar Cotage of Lochearnhead. Thank You, Kim and Fraser for Your big hospitality. The Briar Cottage in the center of the Highlands has exciting viwe to the Loch Earn and the hills behind the loch with... More

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your warm contribution and photographs. We are honoured that you chose to return to Briar Cottages from east Germany to celebrate your grandsons birthday and that you enjoyed the experience of our luxury cottage Briar Steading this time round. Kindest Wishes, Kim and Fraser More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful cottage, gorgeous view and fantastic hosts. The cottage had everything we needed for a family in an idyllic setting. Children loved the grounds and playing putting and boules by the loch. Fraser and Kim were very helpful, but not when it wasn't needed. Would recommend this cottage and would love to go again!

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you. We are delighted that you all enjoyed Briar Steading and cycling around the area and that you had fun in our gardens. Fraser had a lot of fun making the Petanque Boulodrome in the garden on Loch Earn and we are pleased that you all enjoyed playing outside in great weather. We would love to welcome you back... More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed for 3 nts at Briar Cottage between between hotel stays in Oban and Edinburgh. We couldn't ask for a more perfect spot. The views of Loch Earn and the valley were outstanding! The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. We all enjoyed it and will likely stay again when we return to Scotland.

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you. We are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at Briar Steading on Loch Earn and that you enjoyed touring Scotland during Whisky month. Short cottage breaks are ideal for unwinding and when touring different parts of Scotland. Have a great year and we would love to welcome you all back to Lochearnhead again for 3... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Just spent a week at this magnificent cottage with with my wife and 12 yr old son. There is nothing to complain about this cottage........ the location and the superb views are fantastic and of all Kim and Fraser (owners) are such a wonderful persons. On our last day my wife had her birthday and in the evening we had... More

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

We are delighted that your introduction to Scotland was enjoyable and that you were happy staying in Briar Steading. Thank you for your lovely feedback. It was fun to share stories of Lochearnhead, Scotland and Malta with your family over birthday drinks. As you say it is easy to reach many parts of Scotland and some of the Scottish Isles... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Just spent an amazing week at briar steading. Fantastic accommodation, stunning views while owners kim and frazer are so welcoming and friendly. Would absolutely recommend and will definitely be back. T

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed Briar Steading on Loch Earn and its vista and that you have since booked a return visit. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again. Until then, our very best wishes, Kim and Fraser. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

From the very first minute that we contacted Kim & Fraser to check out availability of Little Briar Cottage, we felt like friends, and I'm sure that it is a friendship that will last forever. They are the most likeable people I have ever had the pleasure to meet, and I have never known this level of customer service anywhere... More

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

It was our pleasure. Thank you for a generous and detailed review. You certainly visited many attractions in Scotland from Lochearnhead. Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures too. We admired your families enthusiasm skiing at Glencoe and visiting distilleries, castles and islands all in day trips. We hope that you will come back and see us .There is plenty... More

Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We have just spent one of the best weeks in February at the Briar Steading cottage with friends. The views from lounge and each of the (en suite) bedrooms were spectacular - worth a picture every day. Words don't do it justice and I agree totally with everything said by previous guests. Kim & Fraser welcomed us into their beautiful... More

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Delighted that you are returning in 2015. Thank you for sharing your Valentines week experience here and we are delighted that you enjoyed the restaurants around Locheanrnhead too. Have a great 2014 and see you next year. Best Wishes Kim and Fraser. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We spent 3 nights at the briar steading, it is a lovely spacious cottage with more than enough room for 4 adults, 2 bedrooms both en suite, one with a wet room. Kim & Fraser are excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome, you get the impression nothing would be to much trouble. The view from the cottage was... More

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We are delighted that you enjoyed your short break, the facilities at Briar Steading and the ever changing views over Loch Earn. It was a pleasure to show you the old original ceiling in our b listed thatched cottage in contrast. Thank you for sharing your views and we look forward to welcoming you back some day. Have a Very... More

Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We spent a week at the Briar Steading cottage and enjoyed every single minute of our stay. The cottage has a large living area and two bedrooms (both with en suite bathroom) separated by the living area, makes it a perfect location for 4 adults. Everything other guests wrote about the cottages is true, so the 5 star rating is... More

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briarinfo, Owner at Briar Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you. It is wonderful that you have driven to Lochearnhead for a second time, having sailed from The Netherlands to Newcastle first. Thanks also for making Glen Ogle more famous! Also for sharing that Loch Earn is so central within Scotland making it easy to tour many attractions, towns, villages and cities in any direction on the map. We... More

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Address: Easter Achraw, Lochearnhead, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK19 8PU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Lochearnhead
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Briar Cottages Lochearnhead, Scotland

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We, (Kim and Fraser) will welcome you on arrival at Briar Cottages where we offer a spacious luxury holiday cottage for 4 (plus baby) and a charming pet friendly cottage for 4 plus 1 dog or 2 plus 2 pets in the friendly village of Lochearnhead. The cottages and grounds offer; outstanding views south over Loch Earn to Glenample and Stuc A Chroin behind Edinample Castle, free trout fishing in season, use of hot tub on the grounds, a petanque boulodrome, 4 flag putting in teh loch garden, a jetty, summerhouse, slipway, moorings and picnic tables within 3 acre landscaped gardens. Detached and finished in local stone to complement our B listed thatched cottage, both holiday cottages are elevated within the gardens and are 60 metres apart. Briar Steading sleeps 4 in king and twin bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms (one offering a spacious walk in wet shower room). A travel cot and high chair are available in Nriar Steading. Completed in winter 2010, the bedrooms are separated by an open plan lounge for comfort and privacy. Glass windows and doors lead to the patio garden from the lounge and bedrooms enabling plenty of light, stunning views all year round and individual access to and from the patio. The comfortable 26ft open plan living space includes a wood-burning stove, dining area, and a fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances. The interior is tastefully decorated in natural and warm hue's reflecting the mixed colours within our local stone which can be seen in the waterfall that sits behind the self catering property. Free WiFi can be accessed in all rooms and on the patio outside. Briar Steading is a pet free environment however our dog friendly cottage Little Briar is charming and cosy with a kitchen dining and lounge area overlooking the loch. The pet friendly cottage sleeps 2-4 in one double and one twin room with a bathroom/shower. Dogs adore the run around space behind the cottage. One couple can bring up to 2 dogs and 4 people may bring one pet. Both cottages are WiFi enabled. Guests can access the Proven's loch garden for free fishing in season, mooring, use of the slipway and jetty, petanque boulodrome, picnic tables and the summer house. Pets are welcome to swim if you let them. Guests may also request use of the indoor hot tub on the grounds. When you are booked in for 7 nights or more you will be invited to view inside Briar Cottage's lounge; once the old byre or cow shed in our restored b listed thatched cottage. See a fine example of an original cruck framed timber ceiling. We will be delighted to share stories of past tenants belonging to local clans MacGregor and McLaren. Descendants of these clans often return to the area to see the house and grounds and to take part in the traditional Highland Games in Lochearnhead in July. Briar Cottages offer excellent view points for photography - from the top of the garden near the old Lochearnhead to St Fillans railway walkway - to the jetty on Loch Earn. This is a terrific area for outdoor sports, wildlife, touring Scotland and relaxation. There are two hotels just 200m from the garden gates and many more wonderful places to eat and drink within a short drive. We are only too happy to assist with any queries and aim to offer you a comfortable, enjoyable and memorable holiday experience. ... more   less 
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