Cross Loch Linnhe on the Corran ferry to this house full of character, charm, original fireplaces and Crittall windows. Owners Norrie and Anna live at one end, and you have the larger part with your own separate path through the garden to your front door. Find a super-comfy sitting room with wood-burning stove, antique furniture and family portraits on the ground floor; and a kitchen with all you need to cook up a storm. Bursting bookshelves lead you upstairs to two double bedrooms, one with a Tudor four-poster, the other with an Italian theme – and a Norwegian bed! Both have wonderful garden views – as does the wood panelled bathroom with free-standing bath. You’re surrounded by eight acres of garden, home to a startling collection of over 400 rhododendron species and hybrids, hundreds of acers and sorbus. Seeds and plants are sent from all over the world, making this one of the best ericaceous collections in Scotland; Constance Spry used to live here. Walks shoot off in all directions and there are breathtaking views.