Set on the banks of Loch Awe, this is a traditional country retreat. In the Scottish Baronial-style main building, rooms are like an amicable old toff - loud and decadent with a hint of naughtiness - so it's a surprise to turn a corner in the extensive grounds and stumble on a shiny, minimal wood and glass boathouse. 'Itmakes for the ultimate honeymoon retreat,' recommends Garri Rayner.
Where Ardanaiseig Hotel, Kilchrenan by Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1HE (01866 833333;www.ardanaiseig.com)
How much doubles from £60, B&B (from £123 for the boat shed)