The tranquillity of this lovely country-house hotel echoes the stillness of nearby Loch Awe. From many of the rooms and the restaurant you can gaze out over the water; for an even better vantage point, take a stroll through the surrounding gardens. This is a good base for walking, but even better for simply relaxing. Once a drover's inn, the whitewashed building still has the stone walls and flagstone floors of the original building; the decor is understated but elegant
and comfortable. Since the hotel's isolation is part of its attraction, it is worth taking the excellent five-course dinner menu, which changes daily. After that, perhaps a brandy by the loch?