When most people move house they’re content to put down new carpets and paint walls.
In five years writing about property, I’ve visited homes that were more grand and spectacular than The Schoolhouse in Pitlessie, but very few that exuded a greater sense of warmth and welcome.
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Given that 1 Cidhmore has a huge 350sqm of internal space, I can only wonder at just how massive the original house must have been before it was divided into five properties.
I’ve picked a good day to visit Balbeuchley Steading. The sun is blazing and the afternoon heat has burned off the haze that had floated above the Tay all morning.
Country home near St Andrews offers some of the finest views and greatest seclusion of any Fife home
It’s hard to think of any other home in Fife that can match North Cassingray House’s combination of privacy and views.
Former farm buildings near Pitlochry converted into large family home, holiday cottage and home business
The black and white photograph shows happy young farmers holding a bucket as a young calf dips her head in to guzzle what treats are in there.
River views don’t get much better than this. The Tay drifts by on the other side of the road from 11 Douglas Terrace. Across the two-mile wide mouth of the river are the white cottages of Tayport and the trees and sands of Tentsmuir Forest.
The paths of Bill Paterson’s garden are laid with what looks at first glance like particularly bright chips of stone.
A house built on the site of a disused railway yard a few miles outside Forfar still has many reminders of its former life, including a platform and the remnants of the tracks. The single storey home has extensive grounds and fine views.
It’s hard to imagine how to get greater seclusion in closer proximity to one of Scotland’s finest small towns.