In most cases country living involves a handsome but draughty old stone house or a warm but boring new build.
The Open is underway and it’s hard to imagine a house more suited for letting during golf’s biggest event than the Walled Garden.
Electric gates whisper open and I drive up the monoblock driveway.
Few homes can have involved as much family input as Balgreen.
George Stark and his wife Mary Flight were lucky not to miss out on the plot of land where they built their home.
A cat glares at me from the farm track as I park outside Graymar House, perhaps annoyed I’ve disturbed its hunting.
“When we first drove into the village we were so delighted the house barely had to do anything to sell itself,” Caroline Sedgwick smiles.
When Alan and Lucy Brown finally found the site The Glasshouse is built on they had looked at over 50 properties.
A striking eco home in Highland Perthshire could be lifted straight from the New England countryside. Jack McKeown meets the man who built it