Scottish descendants, "come home to Lochearnhead!" in beautiful Perthshire
Added: (Wed Dec 10 2008)
Pressbox (Press Release) -
Thinking of coming to Scotland in response to the governments "HOMECOMING SCOTLAND 2009" initiative? Descendants of the Balquhidder Parish region should consider staying in Little Briar, a holiday cottage on the 2 acres grounds of a 17th century thatched cottage on the shores of Loch Earn, Lochearnhead.
This is a stunningly beautiful part of Perthshire and the Trossachs in central Scotland, famous for ancient family names and septs of MacGregor, Ferguson, Stewart, McLaren, Neish, Campbell, McNab and MacIntyre amongst others.
The Title deeds for Briar Cottage lists a Macgregor as its first owner, followed by the Duke of Breadalbane(descended from Campbells) and latterly McLarens. These were the only owners prior to the B listed building being restored and rethatched in 1997 with the help of Historic Scotland.
Little Briar holiday cottage is elevated behind Briar Cottage and is still available for Christmas week 20th-27th December 2008 at £558 or 4 nights on request. Little Briar sleeps up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms and offers the most stunning panoramic views over Loch Earn to Glen Ample and the surrounding highland landscape.
The detached stone cottage faces south and has a compact kitchen, lounge with leather furniture including an electric massage chair, sky tv, dvd and video, Wifi, all electric heating and a Mira electric shower in the bathroom.
The Clachan Hotel is open over the festive period and is only a 150m stroll from the cottage grounds.
Little Briar sits in generous landscaped gardens, featuring ornamental furniture, decking and terraces. The loch views are stunning at any time of the year. A separate driveway leads to the cottage with parking for 2 cars and a turning circle. Guests can enjoy the 250ft long garden on the loch all year round with its Christmas tree, lit summer house, jetty, furniture, slipway mooring buoys, leisure swing, night lights and a chiminee for evening fires.
Owners Fraser and Kim(nee Donald) Proven live in the 300 year old thatched cottage on the 2 acre site. They will be on hand to welcome you and show you around Little Briar and the grounds. You will be invited to join them for a drink in Briar Cottage to wonder at the 300 year old cruck timber framed ceiling in their lounge. They will also show you the hot tub in the wooden summer house which you can arrange to use.
Lochearnhead village is at the centre of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park making the cottage an ideal base for day visits to Scotlandís major towns and cities, in any direction. Only 75 minutes from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports and 30 minutes from Stirling railway station. This is the perfect spot if you are interested in (fishing, and water sports in season March to October), cycling, walking, golfing, riding, climbing as well as history, wildlife, folklore, munro's, flora and fauna plus local clan genealogy.
See www.stayatbriar.co.uk for tariff and availability or www.tripadvisor.com for some guest comments. Little Briar has a 4 star classification with Scottish-Country Cottages.
NB: New Year 2008 is already booked and 18 weeks are already pre-booked for 2009 so book early!