In a land of neat farms and orderly orchards you bump down a narrow track to Homestead Farm, the owners’ charming home, and opposite is your sweet little Bothy: a blue wooden barn with slate tiled roof and miniature clock tower. Idle in the enchanting gardens: lake, boathouse, island, hundreds of trees; picnic or barbecue in your own summer house built specifically for guests by Iain. Inside is open-plan, calm, light and stylish in blue grey tones with splashes of colour like the tartan sofa – inspiration was drawn from the fisherman’s cottage the couple lived in on the Moray Firth. There’s a dining table for four, a small galley kitchen with enough pots and pans to rustle up a light supper, a cute bunkroom (with teddies and toys) for the kids and a lovely double with a soaring skylight. And there’s a spoiling shower room with marble tiles and smellies. There are books, games and freeview TV if you’re staying in but head for the hills; this is a great pad for walkers. Iain and Joanna are delightful and on hand should you need anything; ask nicely and you may get to take a dip in the indoor pool – bliss.