But if you've got cash to spare, what properties can you buy in these sought-after locations?
This guest house, which boasts seven bedrooms, three bathrooms and two reception rooms is on the market for offers over GBP400,000. New owners can continue to run as a business or renovate into a spacious family home.
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This renovated duplex townhouse conversion which boasts a roof terrace, wine cellar and designer kitchen, and is within walking distance of the Finnieston is on the market for a fixed price of GBP625,000.
This well-presented, extended home - on sale for offers over GBP335,000 - is a blank canvas for any new owner. Families will enjoy the private garden and quiet residential street.
Personally designed and commissioned by the current owners in 1994, 'Lismore' is a detached home - on the market for offers over GBP499,000 - with impressive panoramic views.
Located in Tobermory, this impressive period home has views over Tobermory Harbour and The Sound of Mull, all for a guide price of GBP475,000
This modern home is set in six acres which has stables and kennels, and boasts open views of the East Lothian countryside all for offers over GBP1,295,000
This property offers the chance to buy a thriving business, or turn the home into a large family house all for offers over GBP850,000
Eildon View is a deceptively spacious property which boasts an attic conversion, extended kitchen and conservatory, and is on the market for offers over GBP310,000
This property, Windyhill, has been restored by the present owner to near museum quality and is an important and fine example of Rennie Mackintosh's work hence the guide price of GBP3,000,000