The views alone would sell the place – but there’s more to Pheasant Cottage. The interior of white and all the greys of the local stones, plus the softness of natural wool and wood, is peaceful, practical, totally calming. The large open-plan living space has comfy sofas and a kettle hanging by the glowing stove so you can refill the teapot without leaving your chair. Jennifer’s superb renovation, from wreck to high spec in eight months, includes a perfect kitchen, built by her husband, with three-sided views: living art. Bedrooms are sisal, linen and tweed, the master room has a wall of windows onto its own terrace. You have a private enclosed garden and beyond is Scotland in all her glory, her moors, forests and rivers for wild nature walks, classic stone farms, castles and towns for history – much of it bloody. Food is seriously good too with exceptional local ingredients (book a Feast Night at Ballintaggart Farm if you can, visit Gloagburn Farm Shop and Dunkeld’s Aran Bakery). All the country sports can be arranged, and that includes wild salmon fishing on the Tay, right on Beatrix Potter’s favourite beat.