Every morning when we got up and every evening when we returned to Pinemarten, we were transfixed yet again by the beautiful, ever-changing view. It really is something special. But the lodge itself is special as well, because it has been decorated and equipped to a very high standard and is extremely comfortable. We enjoyed using the grill when family came to visit, and watching DVDs borrowed from reception. Portnellan is very well situated if you want to explore the Trossachs and the southern Highlands, and venture over to the west coast. We had a lovely holiday, didn't want to leave, and very much hope to return.