Tigh An Dochais stands on a narrow strip of land overlooking Broadford Bay. It's not what immediately springs to mind when picturing a Skye B&B. Designed in 2005 by award-winning architects, it is completely contemporary: all plate glass and slate. The first-floor entrance is reached by a small wooden bridge. Stained larchwood lines the walls.
Inside, floor-to-ceiling glazing lets in the light and the landscape. Every room in the house overlooks the bay, and the views here are so stunning there's little need for further decoration: things are kept simple and uncluttered, except perhaps for a few traditional touches. Tartan fabric brightens up the bedrooms (a fair size, and with underfloor heating), and the booklined sitting room - with a part-glazed, gabled ceiling - is warmed by a log-burning stove and filled with squishy red sofas.
Breakfast is cooked by Neil, and is good old-fashioned fare. It's eaten with the other guests around the large breakfast table, which overlooks yet another breathtaking view. You can take on a full Scottish or sample the home-made bread, muffins and yoghurt: we've heard all are lovely.