|Kim Proven with Robert Kerr, chef and owner of The Lochearnhead Hotel|
Looking for added value when booking a self catering cottage for 2-4 people? Kim and Fraser Proven, owners of Briar Cottages in Lochearnhead are giving out free gift vouchers in conjunction with local businesses in the hospitality, attractions and service sectors of Loch Earn and Strathearn. Gifts are offered with any week booked in Luxury Briar Steading sleeping 4 or pet friendly Little Briar Cottage sleeping 2-4 throughout the summer 2012. Kim says "Our neighbouring villages, accommodation providers and other businesses work together. We have to help with recommendation when guests ask us where they can eat and what there is for them to do and so it makes sense for us to work in partnership with reputable businesses to enhance our guests experiences"
|Briar Cottages from the rear paddock|
Voucher gifts include "Free petrol from Lix Toll garage Killin", "Dinner and drinks at The Lochearnhead Hotel restaurant overlooking Loch Earn", "A weekend or weekday round of golf for 2-4 at Sandy Lyles favourite inland course St Fillans Golf Club at the east end of Loch Earn" (plus your voucher enables any additional rounds over the 7 days at half price), "Free entry for 2-4 to Auchingarrich Wildlife Park including chef and park owner Andrew's tea room ( yummy home made cakes), "Water skiing, wakeboarding, zorbing, canoes, boat hire or whatever you choose with a monetary voucher for The Lochearnhead Water Sports Centre" (there is also a cafe), or "Afternoon tea at The Four Seasons Hotel, St Fillans ' including tasty moist sandwiches with a filling of your choice, freshly baked scones, tea bread, short bread, tea or coffee and superb views over Loch Earn looking west.
|Briar Cottages Slipway|
Vouchers range from £15 to £50. Any voucher for entrance tickets are for 4 people when booking luxury Briar Steading and for 2 people with a week at dog friendly Little Briar Cottage. The gift vouchers will be waiting in your chosen cottage on the first day of arrival. View the availability pages for Briar cottage holidays Perthshire and see what the feature gift of the month is. In addition to these extra value offers Briar Cottages also provide free fishing in the garden, picnic spots, three acre grounds, a visit inside the original thatched house, spectacular views over Loch Earn, a slipway, jetty, moorings, summer house and use of the hot tub. See www.stayatbriar.co.uk for further details and photographs.
LETI: Fraser and Kim Proven live on the grounds in Briar Cottage an original B listed thatched cottage housing its original cruck timber framed ceiling. The house was once owned by the Earls of Breadalbane(Campbells). Tenant crofters are known to have included families of local clans McGregor and McLaren whose descendants still travel from around the world to visit and take photos.