Location, location – it’s fabulous, on Loch Fyne’s lapping shore, reached by a scenic drive past Loch Lomond, up, up through rugged, dramatic mountains and over the aptly-named Rest and Be Thankful pass. The little white stone house – third and last past the village tea rooms, post office, shop (housed in one building) – has direct access to the loch from its little garden: imagine the stone-skimming and shell-collecting possibilities! Not to mention the birds, seals and porpoises that frolic in and above the loch waters. Inside, rug-topped wooden floors keep the feel cosy. There’s an open fireplace in the sitting room, an Aga in the farmhouse-style kitchen, and a round dining table overlooking the loch. Olive-green carpeted bedrooms, up steep twisting stairs, have dormer windows to the water; the double replete with vintage Laura Ashley wallpaper in red strawberry patterns, the twin streaked in subtle greens. Out and about there’s much to do: Argyll Forest Park for hill walking, cycling and wildlife; Inveraray Castle; a ferry to the Western Isles or Bute; seafood and steaks at the original Loch Fyne restaurant. An hour from Glasgow, wrapped in water-side tranquillity.