The brainchild of Fiona and Robbie Mackay, Croft 103 is a sight for sore eyes, resembling a set from a Bond film, and offers the ultimate immersive cultural experience and stay. Bask in the glory of Scotland’s rugged landscape and natural beauty on the shores of Loch Eriboll near Durness in North West Sutherland. Although they don’t resemble the quintessential Scottish cottages of popular imagination, these eco-friendly buildings represent the crème de la crème of craftsmanship and contemporary design. The stunning fan-shaped Hill Cottage features a state-of-the-art entertainment system, and its outside bath, 7ft (2m) feather-topped bed, Anta tweed accents and wood-burning stove are simply magnificent. The Shore Cottage is equally impressive with its bold barrel-esque design, sensational views of the surrounding mountains and bespoke furnishings.