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“Absolutely fantastic time had by all 4 of us”
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Stan The Stag ornamental feature in Briar Cottages 250ft garden on Loch Earn
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Stan The Stag ornamental feature in Briar Cottages 250ft garden on Loch Earn
Briar Steading open plan lounge with view of Loch Earn and Briar Cottages Loch Garden -faces south 3m high Sculpture in Briar Cottages Loch Garden by Kev Paxton
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Stan The Stag ornamental feature in Briar Cottages 250ft garden on Loch Earn
Briar Steading open plan lounge with view of Loch Earn and Briar Cottages Loch Garden -faces south
3m high Sculpture in Briar Cottages Loch Garden by Kev Paxton
picnic table loch garden on Loch Earn
Guest have given Briar Cottages 5 out of 5 -TripAdvisor certificate of Excellence  2017
fishing in the garden Loch Earn free from March 15th
Facing South. Stone front with glass doors in lounge and bedrooms reflecting Loch Earn
Enjoy views south over Loch Earn and access the patio garden from the 26ft open plan lounge
lounge with wood burning stove, Sky TV and games
King Size bedeoom en-suite, looks over Loch Earn
Kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer
Venus marks the slipway to Briar Cottages Garden
Fraser cutting the paddock in the rear garden. Stunning views for picnics and photography
Lochearnhead Highland Games July
Entrance in winter when snow fell
Visit inside the owners B Listed thatched cottage on the grounds
Sledge from the top corner in snow or picnic and photograph views all year round
mallard chicks hatch at Briar Cottages every year. Seen here eating oats
Sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding and other water activities on Loch Earn
Looking from twin room entrance through lounge to kitchen
Arriving at Briar Cottages gates.
Petanque piste in the snow, loch garden
Winner of TripAdvisor Excellence Award 2015 for Customer Service -5 out of 5
Blawn Wi The Wind  sculpture at Briar Cottage lights up at night #BLiSStrail
Galvanised steel jetty for fishing and small boats,  designed by Perthshire blacksmith J Meddicks.
Briar Steading King Size bed, Briar Cottages
Large walk in wet shower room at Briar Steading. Jack + Jill doors enables it as twin en-suite
Fiery sunset behind Briar Steading with lions guarding the entrance.
Crocosmia's line the front of Little Briar Cottage. View of the owners thatched cottage Loch Earn
Stan the stag in the 250ft loch garden.
Stan the Stag lights up at night in front of Loch Earn at Briar Cottages Lochearnhead
King size bedding at Briar Steading in the rutting season- Lochearnhead
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Lochearnhead, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

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986heathe...
Leeds
1 review
“Absolutely fantastic time had by all 4 of us”
Reviewed 29 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

We visited for 4 nights over Christmas and had an amazing peacfull time. Kim and Frazier are lovely hospitable people who couldn't,t do enough for us. We will return.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Jan 2015
Happy New Year. We are delighted that you enjoyed your family Christmas break at Little Briar Cottage. Thank you so much for taking time to share your thoughts and we hope that you do return some time. All the best for 2015. Kim and Fraser Proven
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janetmc_1...
Banbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“WHAT A FIND”
Reviewed 11 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We stayed in Briar Steading, the larger of the 2 properties. 2 bed, 2 bath. Fantastic views from both the lounge and each bedroom. Cannot recommend highly enough, spotlessly clean, modern, warm and cozy with everything you could need. Frazer and Kim on hand but not imposing. This is a spectacular area, lots of wildlife and lots to see. Decent pub/ restaurant just up the road (pub grub) and good restaurants slightly further afield. Would not hesitate to recommend and hope we can get back for another visit next year

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Liked best: quality furnishings without feeling uncomfortable
Liked least: single beds not long enough (tall husband, over 6 feet)
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
3 Jan 2015
Thank you kindly. We are glad that you found us and that you enjoyed the views that Briar Steading offers in winter. Kindest regards Kim and Fraser Proven
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Diane B
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely home from home”
Reviewed 23 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We spent ten days in this lovely accommodation in early August with our nearly two year old grandson. Briar Steading was extremely comfortable and well furnished and equipped to a high standard. The views from the bedrooms and the lounge over Loch Earn were beautiful even though the weather was not particularly good. Our grandson enjoyed the visits from the ducks most days and watching the rabbits on the grass. Fraser was kind enough to let him sit on his tractor mower which made his day!
Kim and Fraser were very helpful when needed but didn't intrude at all.
We can't commend the cottage highly enough although would point out that would be visitors with very young children should be aware that the garden is not suitable for unattended little ones. Q

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Liked best: The views from all the rooms.
Liked least: There wasn't much in the immediate vicinity of places to eat out
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Aug 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Briar Steading. We are delighted that you enjoyed its comforts and views. Great advise from you about small children being watched on our three acre site. There are many temptations for wee ones like the stream, loch, rocky waterfall, fish pond and of course running after mallards with bread and bird food! Best Wishes, Kim and Fraser
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COLKDM
Johnston, Iowa
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
“Very, very special place”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Gorgeous self-catered stone cottages right on Loch Earn. Proprietors, Fraser and Kim Proven are delightful. The Lochearnhead Highland games are a short walk down the road and lots of water activities on the loch. Stunning views and picturesque historical sites abound in the area. Hiking, biking opportunities are everywhere. Loved it.

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Liked best: View of Loch Earn
Liked least: No clothes dryer
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Aug 2014
Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed Briar Steading and The BLS Highland Games in Lochearnhead, especially having travelled all the way from the USA to attend and meet McLaren kinsmen. Loch Earn does offer a pretty view in different colours and light all year round and we are lucky to have a garden on the water's edge. We hope that you will return again some day either for the Highland Games or to experience a different season. Our very best wishes, Kim and Fraser
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TwoTravel...
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“What a view!”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

What a wonderful stay we had in Little Briar, the location is perfect for exploring local history, villages, towns. Both mobile signal and wifi are very good. The cottage was beautifully clean and warm. There are a number of good restaurants nearby, a local taxi service and a variety of walks to suit all abilities. Kim and Fraser are knowledgable and generous hosts and we were delighted to spend some time with them in their summer house right on the lochside. As with the previous reviews we saw an abundance of wildlife. Don't forget binoculars! The gardens are kept beautifully and I was particularly impressed with Fraser's ability of getting a striped lawn up the hillside ;). Hope the ducklings are doing ok. Till we meet again xx

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Liked best: location
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
13 May 2014
Thank you very much for sharing your experience of Little Briar Cottage. Fraser was delighted that you noticed his pride and joy striped lawn and that you enjoyed the gardens that he looks after. We are very lucky to share the gardens and area with wildlife and it is great that you spotted a few of the birds and creatures that appear here in Spring. We also enjoyed the loch garden chat and look forward to welcoming you back. Best Wishes for a great Summer, Kim and Fraser
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