The position here is unbeatable. You’re at the end of the road, on the shores of Loch Linnhe, with views across to Lismore and rising mountains beyond. As for the Pierhouse – well, shipwrecked sailors would refuse rescue. Outside, there’s a sun-trapping terrace from which to watch the odd boat chug past while digging into langoustines fresh from the waters around you. Interiors are just as good. Glass walls frame the view, there’s a smart bar for a wee dram, a white-washed snug with sofas in front of a wood-burner, then, a restaurant for some of the best seafood on the west coast. Chic rooms have a wing to themselves, so expect deep peace. Those at the front have the view, all have an uncluttered Scandi feel with warm colours, padded bedheads, smart fabrics and robes in sparkling bathrooms. You get bowls of fruit, a sofa if there’s room, crisp linen on comfy beds. There’s lots to do: the ferry across to Lismore for fine walking, Ben Nevis, magical Ardnamurchan. As for the food, come back for oysters, scallops, lobster Thermidor or a rib-eye steak; the seafood platters are out of this world.