Your stone and timber lodge on the little-known Ardnamurchan Peninsula has a hillside setting and views from every window – use the telescope to spot red deer, golden eagles or the elusive Scottish wildcat if you’re lucky.
Downstairs is cosy with an open fire and plenty of books; teenagers will like the snug upstairs with an Xbox and a popcorn machine. You’ll find a minibar and a welcome hamper which includes homemade jam, cake, wine and Scottish shortbread, and the kitchen is stocked with all you need for cooking. In summer, barbecue your supper in the garden and marvel at the stars on clear nights.
You can walk and cycle from the door, launch a kayak straight into the sea loch opposite the garden or set off with a picnic for a day on the beach, just a five-minute drive. There are other beaches and good restaurants – plus shops selling basics – within half an hour’s drive, and you may spot minke whales, dolphins or puffins on summer boat tours of the loch.