Proven Cottages Exceed Guest Expectation With Year of Natural Scotland Partner Gifts

Kim and Fraser Proven, have joined with TV chef, Landrover wildlife safari, private tour and Harris Tweed soft furnishings partners to give local Scottish gift experiences to guests.
 
 
Picnic table at summer house in Briar Cottages garden Loch Earn
Picnic table at summer house in Briar Cottages garden Loch Earn
 
LOCHEARNHEAD, Scotland - June 17, 2013 - PRLog -- Tourism gift experience vouchers worth £50 await guests booking selected weeks in Briar Cottages luxury and pet friendly self catering (sleep 4 plus a baby) on the banks of Loch Earn. http://www.stayatbriar.co.uk

 “We want to mark Year of Natural Scotland 2013 by giving extra treats to our guests” explains Kim. Wildlife activity, art in nature, Scottish food and historic landscape theme gift vouchers await those who book set weeks at Briar Cottages in Lochearnhead throughout the year.

7 nights in July at luxury Briar Steading comes with £50 to spend on delicious food and drink at new MHOR 84, formerly the Kingshouse Hotel.  Fraser says “We are proud to associate with the MHOR brand and chef Tom Lewis’s fabulous bar menus. He serves great value tasty food using fresh Scottish ingredients that are homemade, grown, reared, and foraged. Enthusiastic staff and occasional live traditional Scottish music create a fun atmosphere.”  A Hidden Glen Safari awaits 2 people at pet friendly Little Briar during July too.  Alan Sneddon will pick guests up in his Landrover before heading off road across the Braes of Balquhidder, to spot deer, eagles and other iconic wildlife. His local knowledge and stories surrounding Rob Roy MacGregor’s final stomping ground are entertaining. A Highland Glen Travel gift voucher in August entitles the bearers to a chauffeur driven tour. Helen or George Cunningham will show off the naturally beautiful terrain that surrounds historic Loch Earn or the voucher can be used for local taxi journeys to neighbouring villages. September’s £50 voucher is for SULA soft furnishings shop between Lochearnhead and Balquhidder.  Chat with Catriona MacGeoch and marvel at the array of Harris Tweed and Scottish Wool colours, textiles and projects in her workshop.  Choose a handmade cushion, commission a bespoke product or invest towards upholstered furniture on display. The voucher is for SULA branded goods and services, though the shop also showcases cottage industry arts and crafts that represent a wealth of local talent.

Kim believes that value for money, clean, comfortable accommodation and a warm welcome should be standard when booking somewhere to stay in Scotland and that hosts should combine active listening with personality, flair and energy to create a unique experience at every price point.   “We want our guests to have a comfortable, enjoyable and memorable stay, so we engage with them.  We love when they share first impressions and experiences, especially when their expectations are surpassed and they return for more” she says.  Fraser shares that working alongside quality tourism businesses run by friends and neighbours helps to make their section of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park even more attractive. “Living amongst friendly quality businesses is a terrific advantage. We collaborate with colleagues from Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Strathyre and St Fillans with a common aim to ensure that visitors feel welcome in the community” he says.  

Briar Cottages sleep up to 4 plus a baby with excellent facilities boasting exceptional views south over Loch Earn to Edinample Castle and Stuc A Chroin. The 250ft loch garden offers ringside seats to view ospreys fishing, sea plane take off and landings, water sports activities and spectacular events like F1 power water skiing, boat and swim races. Trout fishing from the loch garden and jetty are inclusive. Boats can be launched and moored from the slipway and the summer house is full of character with its dining table, fridge, iPod docking and garden games. Picnic areas are positioned at photo vantage points around the three acre landscaped gardens. The Provens will invite you to a shot of the hot tub and to visit inside their B listed thatched cottage with its original Scots pine cruck ceiling. Kim tells stories of the houses original occupiers from clans MacGregor, McLaren and other crofting tenants of the Campbell’s of Breadalbane.  

If you are still considering a holiday week in Scotland amongst incredible scenery, fascinating wildlife, great outdoor activities and a hospitable community there are many reasons to consider Briar Cottages in Lochearnhead where Kim and Fraser will welcome you with enthusiasm. Choose your week carefully and an extra special gift will be waiting for you to experience.

Luxury Briar Steading and pet friendly Little Briar Cottages are available to book all
year round at £300-£950 per week. For more information, to book or to enquire
about alternative accommodation in the area contact Kim Proven (T) 01567 830443
(M)07917 416 497 (e) briarinfo@btinternet.com  Twitter @Briarcottages

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