Having a garden is a selling point for many house-hunters, but land which is something more than a back yard is, for some, a dream.
If you're on the hunt for a new home with land in the Borders, then here are ten of the best on the market now.
Brimham House, Kelso
Brimham House is a superb detached family home built in 1998 and finished to a high standard.
The property has four reception rooms, five bedrooms (three en-suite), landscaped gardens, stabling and about 3.6 acres of land.
The property, situated near Kelso, enjoys tremendous views - including the Cheviots, Smailholm Tower and the Eildons.
Brimham House is on the market for offers over £625,000.
Lowood, Swinside, Jedburgh
Lowood house enjoys an excellent rural location at the foot of the Cheviots, about 2.5 miles from Oxnam, with fine views to Kelso Hill.
Inside the house offers spacious, thoughtfully designed and well-appointed accommodation including three bedrooms, three reception rooms and a lovely kitchen with oak finishes.
There is a large wood burning stove in the sitting room/dining room.
Lowood sits within spacious garden grounds (extending to approximately half an acre) and there's a separate paddock which extends to approximately 1.58 acres.
Lowood is for sale for a guide price of £400,000 with Galbraith.
Colterscleuch House, Teviothead, Hawick
This traditional home is located in a scenic rural location with three reception rooms, five bedrooms, four bathrooms/shower rooms and a spacious and attractive garden plus outbuildings.
The property has been a 4* B&B in recent years and has fishing rights on the River Teviot.
Colterscleuch House is on the market for a guide price of £395,000 with Galbraith.
Bonkyl Lodge, Preston, Duns, Berwickshire
Built in 1878, Bonkyl Lodge is an impressive period house set in the heart of the Scottish Borders, and surrounded by private grounds that include paddocks, grazing fields, stabling and a C Listed walled garden.
With 11 bedrooms, five reception rooms, a stable house, gate lodge and grounds of about 22,6 acres, this property is not your average family home.
Bonkyl Lodge is for sale for offers over £1,400,000 with Savills.
Outer Huntly Cottage, Ashkirk, Selkirk
Outer Huntly Cottage is a traditional detached farm cottage in need of refurbishment, in a peaceful rural location approximately three miles to the west of Ashkirk.
This property sits within its own garden grounds with outbuildings including a pair of lean-to stores and a timber shed.
A small paddock extending to approximately 0.25 acres lies to the front/southeast of the cottage and is included in the sale along with a small area of woodland (approximately 0.77 acres) to the southwest of the property.
The cottage is on the market for offers over £125,000 with Galbraith.
The Coach House, Nettlingflat, Heriot
If you’re looking for luxurious country living then this modern Coach House in the scenic borders countryside may tick some boxes thanks to its design, space and spa-like features.
Located in Heriot, the Coach House sits in an elevated position, enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and, on a clear night, the glow from Edinburgh’s city lights.
The impressive five bedroom property boasts a range of leisure facilities with its indoor swimming pool, cinema, gym and dance studio, and both indoor and outdoor hot tubs.
One of the many features of this property is its sun room – a reception room with tall cathedral ceilings, windows that stretch almost the whole length of the walls and French doors that open out onto the garden decking.
The Coach House is on the market for offers over £825,000 with Warners Solicitors and Estate Agents.
The Holmes Barns, St.Boswells, Melrose
The Holmes Barns has five-bedrooms arranged over two floors. The ground level has a large sitting room with a multi-fuel stove and with French doors opening out into the garden, alongside a dual aspect dining room featuring exposed timber roof beams.
The latter leads into the large kitchen, which includes an island, with traditionally-styled cabinets and a Belfast sink, and with a gas-fired Rayburn.The kitchen is open to a seating area, with its original Victorian range now serving as an open fire, and this combined space creates a warm and social heart to the family home.Outside there is a covered terrace, hot tub, gardens and grounds of about 1.01 acres.
The Holmes Barns is for sale at offers over £620,000 with Rettie & Co.
Riverview Park, Kippford, Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway
8 Riverview Park sits in a private residential development in an elevated position on the edge of Kippford.
The property is a stunning cedar clad lodge which has been redesigned and extended by the current owners to provide an extremely well appointed and comfortable home, fitted out to the highest standards.
The spectacular sitting room with vaulted ceiling and cathedral style windows is a beautiful light-filled room.
The property also has a large garden with patio. Kippford village, known for its sailing club, stretches along the banks of the Urr estuary and is one of the most sought-after locations in Dumfries & Galloway.
The property is on the market for a guide price of £425,000 and buyers should note that new owners must have separate main UK address.
Whiteknowes House, Westruther
This unique rural home, with panoramic views, is located in a tranquil area, within reach of Edinburgh.
This "12th Century style" modern house has five public rooms, five bedrooms (four with bath/shower rooms) and sits in grounds of 13.33 acres.
There's a large wildlife garden, a pond, a burn, paddocks and woodland within the grounds.
For anyone looking for seperate family or holiday accommodation, there is a two-bed converted byre, and farmhouse refurbishment project.
Whiteknowes House is on the market for offers over £1,250,000 with Galbraith.
The Steading, East Boonraw, Hawick
This steading conversion is finished to extremely high standards and boasts extensive grounds of about 4.5 acres and panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.
The family home has five bedrooms (one ensuite), a bathroom, shower room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, drawing room and living room.
Outside the grounds include landscaped gardens, a paddock, double garage, ornamental pond and a partially wooded gully that has the Boonraw Burn - a tributary of the River Teviot - running through it.
The Steading is for sale for offers over £550,000.
Alex Inglis, head of residential sales for Galbraith in Kelso, says that prices have risen in Borders property and location is a key factor: “Mid-priced properties are generally selling well and often achieve a sale price above our asking price. Most high-end properties are also selling well and tend to achieve sale prices in line with our asking prices.
"Prices are slightly up, year on year, and the region appeals to buyers for its charming traditional towns, rolling countryside and beautiful unspoilt coastline. Attractive properties within commuting distance of Tweedbank, with its regular rail link with Edinburgh, are proving popular."