Focus: Homes near water

Focus: Homes near water
Island View in Kinlochard

LIVING close to water is a dream location for a great many people, be it by the sea, loch, canal or river. Water is also an essential element for parents seeking to give their children a Swallows and Amazons-style childhood. Here are three properties that offer unlimited scope for children’s imaginations – and opportunities galore for messing about on the water…

ISLAND View is a modern architect designed house in the village of Kinlochard within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park where it overlooks the small island of Eilean Gorm in Loch Ard.

Completed in 1990, the house makes the most of its magical setting with a front veranda, extensive two-level sundeck, patio, private jetty and boathouse (riparian rights on Loch Ard).

Inside, the accommodation spans 2,765 sq ft over two levels to include three reception rooms and five bedrooms, two of which are suites with dressing rooms and en suite bath/shower rooms – configured to be predominantly south facing to maximise views of the loch. As a family home, Island View provides an enviable lifestyle – offers over £495,000 are invited by Rettie’s Bearsden office.

SITUATED close to the Fife village of Ceres, Corbie Den is a deceptively spacious four bedroomed family home set in four acres of garden grounds that include vast stretches of lawn, decking, paddock, detached triple garage and patio – plus a golf practice area and hillside vantage point with spectacular views, while the garden is bordered
by and has direct access to the Craighall Burn.

All on one level, the layout has a central hall leading to a living room with sliding doors into a sizeable octagonal-shaped conservatory, contemporary 26ft kitchen/dining room with range-style cooker and bi-fold doors to the deck, en suite master bedroom (also with rear deck access), utility, three further bedrooms and a shower room.

Only a few miles from Cupar and just 15 minutes drive from St Andrews, Ceres is one of the most historic and picturesque villages in Scotland and Corbie Den is a property that celebrates the outdoors with a four-acre playground and stretch of riverbank – for sale with Pagan Osborne at offers over £425,000.

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