We’re standing inside the ruined original manse in the grounds of Portmoak House.
A half-mile long driveway deposits me in the grounds of High Beley where I’m greeted by Lesley Haines.
A cat glares at me from the farm track as I park outside Graymar House, perhaps annoyed I’ve disturbed its hunting.
Electric gates whisper open and I drive up the monoblock driveway.
Shut the driveway gates at Westray Lodge and it feels like you’re closing the doors on the world.
The sun is blazing down, bouncing off the whitewashed sides of the houses on Pittenweem’s shorefront.
George Stark and his wife Mary Flight were lucky not to miss out on the plot of land where they built their home.
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A baronial castle in Callander bought by the contemporary artist Stuart MacAlpine Miller has been given a remarkable makeover, with cutting edge technology and wildly imaginative ideas transforming its interior.
Sitting towards the far end of Edzell, Lindsay House is a short walk from the village’s park, primary school, shops and cafes.
Balquharrie sits at the edge of lowland Scotland – the back garden looks across a valley to the Perthshire hills.