Properties of the week: homes off the beaten track

Featuring an elegant houseboat, a ‘fairytale’ cottage and a former lock-keeper’s cottage

1. Holm of Drumlanrig Farmhouse, Thornhill

Fence in front of farmhouse surrounded by countryside

Dumfries and Galloway

A handsome farmhouse surrounded by rolling countryside. Main suite, 3 further beds, family bath, kitchen, dining room, 2 further receptions, outbuildings, garden.

OIEO £485,000; Rettie

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2. Hynish House, Hynish

House painted white, located near the sea

Isle of Tiree

Set in a picturesque and elevated position with views over the Isle of Islay. 5 beds, family bath, kitchen, utility, 2 receps, garden.

OIEO £575,000; Bell Ingram

3. The Mushroom House, Wood Green

A small white cottage surrounded by greenery


This “fairy-tale” cottage is nestled inside Woodside Park. 2 beds, family bath, open-plan kitchen/living room, garden.

£350,000; Unique Property Company

4. Quack Cottage, near Slapton

A stone cottage covered with wisteria


This charming stone cottage dates back to the 1750s and has mature gardens bordering a trout stream. It lies in an idyllic coastal valley between the Kingsbridge AONB and Dartmouth. 3 beds, family bath, kitchen, recep, garden.

£525,000; Marchand Petit

5. Le Diplomate, Hampton Hall Farm Houseboats, Rickmansworth

A smart wooden-clad riverboat home


An elegant houseboat in a tranquil and secluded location, set on a private residential mooring. 1 bed, family bath, kitchen, open-plan living/ dining room, annexe, sun deck, garden.

£280,000; RiverHomes

6. Threapland Moss, Bothel

A large country home with out buildings.


A substantial country house in a delightful setting on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Main suite, 4 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen, 3 receps, 3 self-contained 2-bed cottages, garden.

£1.25m; Finest Properties

7. Dunanford, Strathdon

A country home with a long driveway


Located within the Cairngorms National Park, this delightful stone cottage is set in an elevated position above the banks of the River Don. The property is surrounded by 4 acres of mature gardens. Main suite, 4 further beds, family bath, shower, kitchen, dining room, 1 further recep, garden, garage.

OIEO £440,000; Galbraith

8. The Old Post Office, Tayvallich

Pretty white cottage in the countryside

Argyll and Bute

This picturesque cottage sits close to the coast. 3 beds, shower, family bath, kitchen, 2 receps, garage, garden.

OIEO £395,000; Bell Ingram

9. Deep Lock Cottage, Somerton

A two-storey riverside home


A former lock-keeper’s cottage in a peaceful location. 2 beds, family bath, kitchen, 2 receps, study, garden, narrowboat (foot/boat access only).

£400,000; Fisher German

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