Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Lochearnhead Luxury Cottages News Update 2013

Briar Cottages, Luxury and Pet Friendly
Self Catering Holiday Cottages Lochearnhead
News Update: Hello from Kim and Fraser :) happy


Sunset at Briar Cottages garden on Loch Earn 1st January 2013
How is your New Year so far? Our Merry Christmas flag came down weeks ago however we are still talking about the Lochearnhead Hogmanay dance and 1st of January BBQ at the garage. This year we had mulled wine, sausages, and curry. Our guests met neighbours around "Fraser's Bar". It was such a lovely clear night on the 1st Jan. The photo above was taken at sunset, then we lit fireworks from the loch garden. It is never too early to book for Christmas or New Year 2013
Short breaks and holiday weeks, 2013: Are there special birthday or anniversary dates that you would like to book at Briar Cottages? Easter, School holidays or Valentines? Book a holiday around a birthday and Fraser will raise the birthday flag! There is a Valentine's Party at The Lochearnhead Water Sports Centre on Friday, 15 February. Entry is £10 for a 2 course buffet and all drinks £2 or £10 for a bottle of wine. Tickets from yours truly. The following day, The Lochearnhead Hotel re-opens for the season with Dominoes Night Feb 16. All welcome. The Clachan Cottage Hotel's pub and restaurant are being refurbished and will open soon. You might consider booking around other key events like The Highland Games 20 July 2013.
Events: Look out for other great events around Loch Earn. This year sees the return of The formula 1 power boat skiing race weekend of 25/26 May, Strathyre's 1st Music Festival with 70 performers June 1 and 2, The World Black Face Sheep shearing Championships June 29/30, The BLS Highland Games Lochearnhead July 20, plus model aeroplane flying, The Great Boat Race Lochearnhead to St Fillans, Open Water Swimming, wake boarding contests, horticultural shows, summer music concerts, village Fete and more.
Wildlife Watching: This is "Year of Natural Scotland 2013" when we celebrate nature, landscapes, wildlife and the arts. In addition to driving, walking or cycling around beautiful lochs, forests and Munro's to spot wildlife, you can book with Tony from Natural Trossachs. He is based at the outdoor centre in Strathyre 4 miles away and can take you to squirrel, pine marten and badger hides to see and film creatures around their habitats. Excellent value including coffee and biscuits at the centre, If you prefer to be in a Landrover check Hidden Glen Safaris who will take you off the beaten track into Balquhidder Braes to look for pheasant, deer and eagles while you hear stories of Rob Roy MacGregor. If there are 4 of you owner Alan will pick you up first
Twitter: Do you tweet? My account name is @Briarcottages where you can follow whats going on at Briar Cottages and in the area.
Snow pics 23rd Jan 2013 024 012
YouTube: If you have not viewed our YouTube videos please look here: latest images show Fraser sledging down our garden slopes in deep snow. This is the sort of activity that 70 year olds get up to in Lochearnhead.   NB: We are only 40 minutes from winter skiing at Glencoe from here too. Did you see Glencoe on the latest Bond Movie? A majestic place!
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Do get in touch if you would like us to quote a price for you and your family or friends or ask us any questions about Briar Cottages and the surrounding area.  We look forward to welcoming many of you back and to meeting new people. 
Kindest regards
Kim and Fraser Proven
Briar Cottages
FK19 8PU