Located in a dream setting on the edge of a three-miles beach and nature reserve near St Cyrus in Kincardinshire, the Ice House is an underground home that appeals to my Hobbit instincts. This amazing property dates from the late 18th or early 19th century and was originally part of a salmon fishing station. Converted in 2000 as a restaurant and more recently upgraded to a cleverly conceived holiday let and latterly an impressive and sizeable home, it has a 30ft dining kitchen opening into an equally spacious living room, utility, huge bathroom and three bedrooms, two of which are en-suite – one on the ground floor and one on an upper level that also has a dressing room. Wildly unexpected and wonderful, I love it! Offers over £340,000 to Savills, Edinburgh.