A red squirrel scampers across the gravel drive of Cabana then disappears up a tree.
Caroline Irwin is pottering around in the garden when I arrive at Ayton Coach House.
David Christie points across the Forth estuary to the Lothian coastline.
With Ben Vrackie rearing above and the waters of the Garry rushing past below, Garry House is in an outdoor lover’s paradise.
Standing in Chrissie Waller’s beautiful, light-filled kitchen it seems unbelievable that a century ago a horse would have spent its days powering a threshing machine in this same room.
IN PHOTOS: This Broughty Ferry home has a swimming pool, snooker room — and some of the best views around
A modern house occupies one of Broughty Ferry’s highest points and has outstanding views over the Tay to Fife. With 1.6 acres of gardens and woodland, it has tremendous privacy. There’s even a swimming pool to enjoy a relaxing dip in.
A stroll along Pittenweem’s scenic harbour takes you past the door to number 4 Mid Shore.
I’m standing on the balcony of the Aultmore, gazing over a snowy garden across the Tay Valley.
The electric gates whirr open and I drive down a tree-lined track for 500 metres until I reach the seclusion of Bogside Farm.
From the front, Millbank House in Cupar is a traditional semi-detached house in a Victorian style.