Area focus: Rural properties

Area focus: Rural properties
Area focus: Rural properties

LOCATION, location, location…whether it be on the coast in sight of the sea or tucked away in a tranquil Highland glen, Scotland’s rural property market offers outstanding lifestyle opportunities and one-off properties for buyers looking to move out of town...

CORUM’s Ayr office is marketing an individually built 1970s detached villa on the South Ayrshire coast at Dunure, overlooking the ruins of Dunure Castle and across the sea to the Isle of Arran and Mull of Kintyre.

The property’s layout has bedroom and living areas over two floors – hall, shower room, utility, three bedrooms and an open-plan living/dining/kitchen on the ground floor with patio doors to a deck; and two bedrooms, bathroom and 21ft sitting room off the first floor galleried landing.

High specification finishes, revenue producing photovoltaic solar roof panels and beautiful gardens complete the package.

Offers over £325,000.


AN unspoiled woodland setting near Errogie, south of Loch Ness on the edge of the Great Glen, is perhaps the last place you might expect to find a contemporary New England-style home.

Designed by James Denholm Architects, Heath House incorporates insulation and heating systems to ensure minimal running costs. The property’s two-storey layout has the all living space on the upper floor where the spacious 25ft open-plan sitting/dining room and kitchen has access to a full-length decked balcony.

On the floor below are the main bathroom and four bedrooms – one a superb principal bedroom with French doors to a covered porch and en-suite shower room.

Surrounding the property is over an acre comprising lawn bordered by mature woodland. A 30-minute drive from Inverness and Fort Augustus and just nine miles from Loch Ness, the landscape provides a haven for wildlife, plants – and people.

Offers over £345,000 are invited by CKD Galbraith’s Inverness office.


WEMYSS Bay is an attractive commuter village on the Firth of Clyde where local amenities include an A-listed railway station with a regular rail service to Glasgow and a ferry terminal for the Isle of Bute.

Only a short stroll from the shore and village centre is Ardvar Cottage, a very pretty extended property on Wallace Road that occupies an idyllic third of an acre garden comprising lawn, several varieties of fruit tree, a children’s zone with playhouse, swings and trampoline, fish pond (with safety grid), and a superb decked patio with sea views that could grace a picture postcard.

Meticulously upgraded, the split-level layout comprises family room with archway into an adjoining dining room and a door into the kitchen. The formal lounge has French doors to the gardens and an original timber fireplace, while completing this level are three bedrooms and a bathroom.

On the floor above is a 22ft master bedroom and shower room with a fully equipped pine sauna cabin.

The property also has a side driveway with off-road parking for several vehicles and single garage.

McEwan Fraser Legal is marketing Ardvar Cottage at offers over £299,995.

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