Briar Cottages, Lochearnhead (M9/J1O, A84, A85), ☎ 01567 830443, . Briar cottages are self catering holiday cottages for 4 facing south with stunning views over Loch Earn in the village of Lochearnhead less than 90 minutes from Edinburgh and Glasgow and 14 miles from Callander. Hosts Fraser and Kim Proven live on the three acre landscaped grounds in a restored 300 year old b listed thatched cottage. The 250ft loch garden has a jetty, moorings and slipway and guests may fish in season March 15th to October 6th. There are 2 water sports centres, 2 hotels, a cafe, grocer and post office in the village. National cycle route 7 runs alongside the village on the old Callander to Oban railway line. An ideal location for golf, walking, Munro climbing, cycling, fishing and water sports. from £350 pw.