If you're looking for a new home that's a bit out if the ordinary, then take a look at these unusual properties for sale now.
A lighthouse keeper's cottage
Picture: Noss head Lighthouse, http://lighthousesforsale.co.uk
This Principle Lighthouse Keeper’s home consists of three bedrooms with an option to turn a reception room into a fourth bedroom.
This 19th century lighthouse is situated near Wick in Caithness in the Highlands.
It is located at the end of Noss Head, a peninsula on the north-west coast of Caithness that overlooks Sinclairs Bay and the lighthouse is notable as being the first that was built with a diagonally-paned lantern room.
This lighthouse keeper’s home is on the market at offers over £85,000 and consists of two reception rooms, three bedrooms and a spacious kitchen, all with beautiful coastal views.Any budding investors could potentially buy to let and turn this unique home into a holiday rental.
An extremely cheap castle
If you don’t think you have the budget to invest in a castle then think again as Baltersan Castle is on the market for a surprisingly low price.
For offers over £150,000, the semi ruined property definitely need some TLC.
Situated near Maybole in Aryshire, the castle was built in 1575.
The current owner bought the castle in 1992 but his hopes to turn Baltersan into a private residence club, with five bedchambers and a grand banqueting hall, never materialised.
More information on the castle and the sale can be found here.
A castle and islands
Picture: Glenborrodale Castle, Bell Ingram
Dating from 1902, Glenborrodale Castle is a five storey, 16 bedroom property set on the southern shore of the idyllic Ardnamurchan Peninsula in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
The castle is set in a vast 133 acres of land and the sale includes the Isle of Risga and Eilean an Feidh – meaning the new owner can take a boat trip to these uninhabited islands.
The palatial property also boasts a beautiful feature staircase with marble steps, three expansive public rooms and a turret with panoramic views of Loch Sunart and the Isles of Carna and Oronsay.
The castle has many beautiful original features including marble fireplaces, cornicing and sandstone arches.
To add to the whole attractive package, there’s also an adjoining tennis court, gym and sauna, games room, a boat house complete with jetty and staff accommodation.
Glenborrodale Castle is on the market with Bell Ingram for offers over £3.75 million.
A pretty cottage and famous beach
Picture: New Aberdour beach, Galbraith
The 36-acre New Aberdour Beach in Aberdeenshire includes dramatic rocks caves, sandy and shingle beaches.
And it is highly renowned for being one of the north-east’s most beautiful beaches.
On sale for £90,000 on its own or for offers over £275,000 as part of a sale with a nearby farm house, New Aberdour Beach was the setting for the re-make of Whisky Galore! which hit cinemas in 2016.
Mill Farm Farmhouse is a traditional detached Grade B Listed Farmhouse, which enjoys a quiet peaceful location.
The property is in need of refurbishment internally yet offers excellent potential to allow any buyer the opportunity to create their own home.
New Aberdour Beach is just 400 metres away, meaning it is just a short stroll for the new owners if they fancy a dip.
A former school house
A conversion of a former school offers homes with top marks in the Scottish Borders.
Galbraith, is marketing two semi-detached homes which are being created in the former Stow Primary School, in the village of Stow near Galashiels. Each property is for sale for £275,000.
On completion, both properties will have four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an en-suite to the master bedroom, plus an open-plan sitting room / kitchen and a separate study and utility room.
There is the opportunity to change one of the bedrooms into an additional reception room if preferred.
A former stable block
It may be the former home of horses, but the Pend, Terregles, in Dumfries and Galloway is a splendidly grand property.
It makes up a quarter of a former stable block on the Terregles estate and the whole building is A listed, its classical proportions resplendent in red sandstone.
Terregles House was home to the Earls of Nithsdale and later the place where the King Haakon VII of Norway and his family spent the Second World War while in exile.
Both the main house and the stable, which dates from 1830, were designed by the architect Sir Robert Smirke.
The Pend has lovely views over the surrounding countryside and towards Dumfries, and is on sale with Galbraith at a guide price of £350,000
A mid-century home within Gleneagles estate
Picture: Strutt and Parker
One of the most impressive upgrades of a 1970s home on the market now is 4 Balmoral Court, which is set in the grounds of Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire and overlooks the first hole of the Queen’s Course.
The property has been extensively renovated and has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and three reception rooms.
Picture: Strutt and Parker
Removing partitions and an area of cabinets in the living room opened up the main space, making the house brighter and much more fluid.
The work also created a solid wood fuel tunnel visible from both sides, the master bedroom gained French windows and the kitchen the kitchen was opened up becoming much more of a family room.
The roof terrace was overhauled and the insulation throughout the house was brought up to modern standards.
The home is on sale with Strutt and Parker for offers over £1.6million.
Listed cottage with fishing access
Fishing enthusiasts who are looking for a home in which to enjoy their hobby should take a look at this new to the market property.
Maxwellheugh Cottage is a traditional detached cottage which apparently dates from the late 18th Century and has been Listed, Category B, as being of special architectural or historical interest.
Although an older home, the cottage has been refurbished and upgraded in 2010 meaning the new owners could just move right in.
The property comprises four bedrooms (one en suite), three receptions room, a kitchen and family bathroom.
Picture: the kitchen, Galbraith
Primary residency of the property would entitle the owner to membership of Kelso Angling Association’s salmon beat.
Their trout permit provides four miles of trout and grayling fishing on the River Teviot and a further five miles on the Tweed.
Maxwellheugh Cottage is currently on the market with Galbraith for offers over £360,000.
An entire island
Holm of Grimbister is a small island extending to about 40 acres just off Kirkwall, Orkney, which is for sale as a whole.
There is a period cottage providing basic accommodation and a traditional L-shaped steading with conversion potential.
The house has a kitchen, sun room, living room, bedroom and bathroom
Although it has the feeling of isolation, the island is connected to mainland Orkney at low tide by a causeway and mains services are all connected.
Holm of Grimbister is on sale for offers over £300,000 with Savills.
A listed country mansion home with historic tower
Picture: Harlaw House, Peterkins
Harlaw House is a unique Victorian detached country house, which is Grade C listed and located near Inverurie.
Features include an imposing commemorative tower, which dates back to 1883, a tennis court, conservatory, ceiling roses, vaulted ceilings, cathedral windows, three acres of land and a stable block.
Sellers Peterkins say that the property was "reported to have been built in 1840 as a Manse with a distinctive tower added in 1883 to commemorate the brave citizens of Bon Accord and their Noble Provost Sir Robert Davidson who fell fighting for their country’s rights at the Battle of Harlaw on the 24th July 1411.
"The property is set in sylvan grounds extending to approximately 3 acres, including a 1 ½ acre paddock, with the remainder set out in garden grounds.
The original stable block has been converted to a home gym as well as storage sheds, however these could easily be converted back into stables should the purchaser require."
Inside there are five bedrooms, three bathrooms and five reception rooms.
Harlaw House is on the market for offers over £848,000.