This cottage-style boathouse is surrounded by parkland in the remote Western Highlands. It has two bedrooms, a vast kitchen and a cosy lounge with a domed, bay window that juts out towards Loch Torridon – home to heron and otters. You can try archery or gorge scrambling via the adjoining Torridon Hotel, while whisky enthusiasts will delight in the hotel bar which has more than 350 malts.
The Torridon Boat House, by Achnasheen, Wester Ross IV22 2EY (01445 700300; thetorridon.com). Weekly rental starts from £900. Sleeps four people.