No Highland fling would be complete without a night at Killiecrankie. Henrietta runs the place with great charm and has spent over a decade pouring in love and money; now it shines. Outside, gardens galore: one for roses, another for vegetables, and a fine herbaceous border. Further afield, you’ll find much to please: Loch Tummel, Rannoch Moor and magnificent Glenshee, over which you tumble for the Highland Games at Braemar. Castles, hills and distilleries wait. Return to the indisputable comforts of a smart country hotel: tartan in the dining room, 52 malts at the bar, views at breakfast of red squirrels climbing garden trees. There’s a snug sitting room where a fire burns in winter; in summer doors open onto the garden. Delightful bedrooms come in different shapes and sizes. All are smart with pretty linen, warm colours, chic fabrics and lovely views. Dinner is delicious, light suppers are served in the conservatory and more formal meals in the restaurant. The kitchen is headed up by the renowned Mark Easton who tends his bountiful kitchen garden and sources the finest local ingredients.