The peace is palpable here, says Alastair. 'The setting, overlooking the Cromarty Firth, is stunning. Take an early-morning stroll and spot buzzards, pheasants, rabbits and roe deer.' Or stay put in this 'deceptively spacious house' and enjoy big bedrooms warmly decorated and breakfasts served with homemade bread and eggs from happy hens.'
Where Bayfield, By Tain, Ross-shire, IV19 1QW (01862 851212; www.wemysshouse.com)
How much Doubles from £90, B&B