A new survey has revealed a huge property price slump in Perth.
When John Swinney first proposed his changes to stamp duty, home owners at the higher end of the market knew they were about to be clobbered.
Shrouded in woodlands just a stone's throw from the River Tay, many locals had no idea that the country house even existed.
Stiff competition for desirable properties has helped to propel the Perthshire housing market into a boom.
A slump in house sales in the run-up to the EU vote is mirroring the uncertainty created during the Scottish independence campaign, says an estate agent.