Imagine tucking into afternoon tea on the terrace with Loch Ard and Ben Lomond to gaze upon soundtracked by nothing but birdsong.
The hotel offers traditional cream teas, or a full-blown cake stand with sandwiches, savouries, fresh scones and a plethora of sweet treats - including meringues and treacle tarts on the weekend we visited.
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You can add a glass of champagne, or give it a manly twist with the "gentleman's afternoon tea", which comes with a dram, roast beef and onion chutney ciabattas, sausage rolls, haggis balls and pork pies.
After some gentle exercise at the gym or indoor pool, which also has a steam room and sauna, guests are well-advised to unwind in the resort's eastern-style spa. The facility uses Elemis products and the dark decor and yielding leather loungers of the waiting room induce an instant sense of wellbeing. I had a 30-minute deep tissue back massage followed by a half-hour facial which left my skin soft and glowing.
A day of pampering is best rounded off with dinner at the Garden Restaurant, where a three-course meal - including canapes, bread, tea or coffee and petit fours - comes in at £39 per head.
The menu keeps decision-making simple with around five dishes per course to choose from. We enjoyed starters of goat's cheese tartlet and a tomato and mozzarella salad, though I was sorely tempted by the smoked salmon panna cotta. The main course was the highlight, however, with a sirloin steak served with onion rings, chips, mushrooms and grilled tomato with pepper or bearnaise sauce. We rounded off with a lemon posset and a cheeseboard, coffee and chocolates, before heaving ourselves upstairs for a well-earned lie down.
The only shortcoming we could find was the lack of a kettle in our room - a small thing, perhaps, but one which would probably be missed by many a guest. Otherwise, it was bliss.
Helen McArdle was a guest of Forest Hills, Kinlochard. Spa breaks start at £42.50 B&B per person, which includes a £15 spa voucher. Visit macdonaldhotels.co.uk or call 0844 879 9057.