This magical small hotel sits on the quiet side of Loch Tay with gardens that run down to the water and mountains that rise beyond. Silence and mother nature are the chief ingredients. You weave along a single-track lane, leaving the world behind, then find whitewashed walls adorned with hanging baskets and you’ve arrived. Inside, there’s an elegant sitting room with a peat fire, a snug bar for a wee dram, a pretty restaurant that overlooks the burn. Outside, there’s a courtyard garden for afternoon tea in the sun. Bedrooms are a delight, some smaller, others bigger, all with big beds, crisp linen, a sofa if there’s room. White walls soak up the light, several have the view, one has a wood-burner, garden suites are huge; all have robes in spotless bathrooms. There’s lots to do: you can kayak, bag a couple of munros, zoom down mountain-bike trails or just take to the hills and find ancient burial grounds, Rob Roy’s hideouts and a ruined medieval castle. Dinner is a treat, perhaps home-smoked salmon, Perthshire lamb, peaches with whisky and heather. There’s a music festival in Killin in June.