If the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year has you wishing you could escape to your own remote paradise, then take a look at these five out of the way properties.
An Lanntair, Isle of Coll
House-hunters searching for modern living set against an incredible, 360 degree view of the Scottish countryside, need look no further than An Lanntair.
The three-bedroom property on the Isle of Coll, Argyll and Bute, offers a truly unique countryside location with unspoiled views as far as the eye can see.
The rugged landscape surrounding the home makes it the perfect spot for those seeking tranquillity, with the only noise coming from the enviable wildlife population.
The modern, detached bungalow represents an ideal family home, fitted out to the highest standard, complete with a Neptune kitchen and feature range cooker, as well as a Belfast sink.
The kitchen is flooded with light thanks to dual aspect windows at the front and rear, while a bespoke timber sun room is the perfect place for the new owners to unwind and take in the breathtaking panoramic views over the Treshnish Isles, Mull and Ardnamurchan and beyond.
The large lounge space is ideal for the hustle and bustle of family life and the master bedroom boasts stunning, triple aspect views with built-in storage cupboards.
Outside, decking areas at the front, rear and side, ensure that the incredible vistas are maximised, while the garden area has a feature pond and the large surrounding grounds are home to a chicken coop and fruit and veg garden.
On the market with Perth-based land and estate agents Bell Ingram, An Lanntair is for sale at offers over £290,000.
In nearby Arinagour village there is a church, post office, doctor’s surgery, general store and gift shop.
There is also a well-established primary school, award-winning hotel and a vibrant community centre with a sports hall and theatre facilities.
The Isle of Coll enjoys a rugged beauty and an enviable wildlife population including corncrakes, geese, waders, seals and otters.
The Island is connected to the mainland via either a regular Caledonian MacBrayne ferry which takes approximately 160 minutes from Oban or by a regular scheduled 30-minute air service from Oban.
Kenbank House, Castle Douglas
Situated in Dalry, this five-bedroom country house is located in one of the most scenic parts of the south west of Scotland.
Parts of the house date from 1740 and the house was formerly home to the novelist Neil Gunn and the Chinese diplomat, Sir Halliday Macartney.
The spacious accommodation includes a lovely refurbished kitchen, separate dining room, pantry, large study, drawing room, utility room, four bathrooms and many original features.
The master bedroom has a dressing room and further en-suite bathroom.
Outside there is a wide range of useful outbuildings, extensive gardens with mature trees and stunning far-reaching views.
The grounds span about 3.5 acres in all.
Kenbank House is on sale with Galbraith with a guide price of £675,000
North Roe Croft, Shetland
Find total escapism in this remote croft, which has been uninhabited for almost 80 years, and is now on the market.
Located on the most northerly tip of Shetland in the village of North Roe, the sale includes a 130 hectare croft along with a large four bedroom home and four tenanted croft buildings.
This rare opportunity to completely escape comes with a price tag of offers over £595,000 with Neil Risk Solicitor and Estate Agents.
The croft land includes Fethaland, which is the north most tip of the Shetland mainland.
The property consists of five parts as follows:- 1. the family home; 2. Fethaland (owner occupied croft); 3. Hooplees (tenanted croft); 4. Largarth (tenanted croft); and 5. Houllsquoy (tenanted croft).
Craigencallie House, Castle Douglas
This remote Borders property also has a surprising link to royalty, as well as a peaceful location.
Craigencallie House is nestled at the foot of Cairngarroch Hill and has outstanding views in all seasons.
Located in the Galloway Forest Park, this property gives the new owners a chance to purchase a renovation project within a unique location.
Craigencallie House is about as remote as you can get as it is entirely off the grid.
There’s a private water supply, septic tank drainage and gas tank combination boiler and a red diesel generator and a battery bank and inverter, providing electricity.
Sellers Galbraith describe the area and local history: “The site has strong links to Robert the Bruce with local tales that he visited the original house at Craigencallie, then known as “Bruce’s Wa’.
“The area offers endless opportunities for walking, cycling and fishing as well as being a haven for wildlife with a wide-range of birds, resident population of red squirrels as well as peregrine falcons and pine martins which are regular visitors to the feeders at Craigencallie.”
The Southern Upland Way and 7 stanes cycle way routes run near to Craigencallie House. which is on the market for offers over £150,000 with Galbraith.
Eastpark House, Ross-Shire
This architect designed house looks like a contender for Channel 4’s Grand Designs.
Located within the popular scattered community of Badralloch, this Makar built ecological designed house offers flexible accommodation over two floors.
With amazing views this property offers a Highland home for those seeking solitude while being well placed for access to the Highland Capital City of Inverness.
Features of the house include an open planing living area, with double height windows that make the most of the views, full length windows in the master bedroom, a peat-fired Rayburn in the contemporary kitchen and a peat-burning stove in the sitting room.
Solar panels on the roof provide the heating and hot water on sunny days and on dull days the stove takes over that task.
Eastpark is on the market with Your Move for offers in the region of £300,000