Feeling insular this month? You’re not alone. January is the month in which many of us long to escape and hibernate. Ferry House is a neat little find – and a one worth considering if you’re battling a case of New Year blues.

ggggIt’s your own private place to stay in the Scottish Highlands on the shores of Loch Creran, between Oban & Fort William, across from Mull. Staying here means you’ll have your own 66 acres of fields and forest to explore – a natural adventure playground for keen strollers, hikers and budding foragers. Take in the jaw-dropping views across to mountains on the Isle of Mill as you go.

There’s the beach too – also all yours. Right on the sparkling shores of Loch Creran, just a few moments spent here feeds and uplifts groggy souls.

Inside, beyond the cottage’s rustic exterior, you’ll discover natural materials that blend seamlessly with contemporary furnishings. This is a super sumptuous space, filled with quiet nooks and crannies for curling up with a book and a glass of red. Sink deep into the sofas by the fire and be mesmerised by the ever-change views.

The property boasts two king size bedroom, both with rural views. Retire to the boudoir after a meal at the local pub, which lies less than two miles away. If you’re considering a night spent wrapped up indoors, there’s a nearby shop in Benderloch where you can stock up on all your essentials.