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Property Brief: Make the most of your empty nest

This week, my household is feeling a bit flat. The Christmas tree has long been packed away, we’ve drunk the Hogmanay leftovers and the festive credit card bill has arrived.

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The exterior of Shiro House in Cammo Grove

An Edinburgh home that’s an oasis of tranquillity

Shiro House, in Edinburgh’s Cammo is a beautifully designed detached property which oozes calm from the moment you step through the door.

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The showhome's sitting room at Rosegarth Wynd

Newton Mearns showhome with international style

A new showhome has been unveiled at CALA Homes’ Rosegarth Wynd development in Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, with flavours of the US and Europe in its interior decor.

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Cromlix House, acquired by Scottish tennis ace Andy Murray in 2014, could be set to expand. Picture: Contributed.

Andy Murray’s five star Cromlix Hotel set to expand

AMBITIOUS proposals to expand Andy Murray’s award-winning Cromlix House hotel have been unveiled.

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Easter Glasslie House, Fife. Picture:

A striking slice of luxury south of Fife’s Lomond Hills

IT’S bright, modern, spacious and secluded with the most stunning countryside views; Easter Glasslie House is a property buyer’s dream.

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One of the four homes at Ironmills Road, Dalkeith

Eco-friendly homes for a warm winter

With Scotland experiencing its first blast of chilly weather and experts already predicting soaring heating costs over the winter, now might be a time to think about a move to a more energy-efficient home.

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Dod in the Scottish Borders is a mini estate with a three bedroomed main house and two bedroomed cottage. Picture: Rettie

Property: Mini estate with old mill on the market in Borders

Dod Mill offers a flexible opportunity for a rural business, or plenty of space for family and friends, finds Kirsty McLuckie

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The central living space at 43 Elginhaugh Gardens

A brand new home with its own sense of style

Purchasing a new-build property doesn’t always mean that you won’t want to make your own adjustments and improvements to it.

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The classic exterior of Carlekemp Lodge, North Berwick

North Berwick arts and crafts with a modern twist

As a gatehouse situated at the entrance to a country estate, Carlekemp Lodge is a lot more impressive than you would expect. The A-listed arts and crafts gem, completed around 1898, is no lowly servant’s quarters and has all the original style of the main house just up the drive.

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Kelvin Hall in Glasgow is a finalist in Architectural Excellence (public buildings).

Scottish Property Awards: finalists announced

A steep rise in entry numbers for the fourth annual Scottish Property Awards resulted in tough decisions for the 21-strong judging panel, which has announced the first round of finalists.

The exterior of the Bellway showhome at Heartlands

Keen pricing for family homes at Heartlands

Bellway has launched a collection of three and four-bedroomed homes at Heartlands in Whitburn, West Lothian.

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Kirkmichael House in South Ayrshire. Picture: Savills

The restored 17th century mansion with its own parkland, loch and river access

WHEN its current occupants first moved in, historic Kirkmichael House in South Ayrshire, though still grand and handsome, had seen better days.

The elevated setting of Allathumpach offeres great views

The luxury Iron Age inspired Highland cottage up for sale

Building you own home often involves something of a leap of faith but Allathumpach in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, which was completed in 2001, required more than most.

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The tower has 360 degree panoramic views. Picture: Purple Bricks

Glasgow ‘castle’ up for sale for less than a London flat

A 200-year-old suburban castle in Glasgow can be yours for less than a one bedroom flat in London.

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Bourblach Cottage overlooks the famous Silver Sands of Morar. Picture:

West coast cottage with no indoor toilet on market for £125k

A run-down cottage on Scotland’s west coast with no indoor toilet and no running water has been put on the market for £125,000.

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Home owners in Glasgow are saving around �146 every month according to a respected property website. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Buying property cheaper than renting in two-thirds of UK cities

BUYING a home is more cost-effective than renting in nearly two-thirds of major cities across Britain, research from a property website suggests.

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The tidal island is attached to the tip of Kerrera. Picture: Savills

Farmer buys Scotland’s ‘island gem’ Rudh-A-Chruidh for £1m

A retired farmer has bought one of the smallest island gems on Scotland’s western seaboard for almost £1 milliion.

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The converted bus at Bankrugg Farm, Gifford is priced from �133 per night,

Quirky homes challenge holiday cottage market

Holiday lettings have changed radically in recent years with a rise in popularity of large houses that can accommodate family reunions, groups of friends splitting the cost of a weekend away in a mansion or even do-it-yourself wedding parties.

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The exterior of Ruthven, Crieff

Steep Crieff plot meant new home had to aim high

In terms of building a home from scratch, often the most challenging sites produce the most spectacular houses. This is certainly the case for Ruthven, a large modern house on Gwydyr Road in Crieff, Perthshire.

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Average house prices are up. Picture: PA

Scottish property: House prices up £4.3% in a year

Average house prices in Scotland have risen 4.3% in the last year, according to new figures.

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