The concept: dramatic sophistication in wild nature. The scene: open croftland fringed by Loch Dunvegan’s bays and rugged cliffs, traversed by a single track to the sea. The views, peace, privacy and welcome from artist Diana and percussionist Alan are magnificent. A modern extension to the couple’s traditional crofthouse, the apartment combines dramatic design with urban comforts – rugs to drown your feet, a wood stove, a top-notch kitchen. Huge windows overlook the sea, glam chandeliers sparkle, and a black leather sofa sits with Diana’s handmade furniture. In the bedroom: stained-glass windows, a giant master bed and a bath big enough for two. If you want to dip your toes even nearer the sea, the ‘hide’ is a small cabin tucked into the hillside below and bursting with style and comfort: find Skye weavers soft furnishings, Lloyd Loom armchairs, reclining chairs for sea gazing, a cosy wood-burner, soft blankets and cushions and an outdoor table for dreamy barbecues. Return from windswept walks, kick off your shoes and watch cinematic views pan slowly over the waves from Dunvegan’s Coral Beach to the Outer Hebrides.