Most often thought of as a basic requirement in a property, there are some cases where the windows can help a house to make the most of its location or provide a design feature in their own right. We take a look at three properties currently for sale in Scotland which can boast glass and a half!
Starting on the west coast, Ial Na Mara lies in the scattered hamlet of Avernish, close to Kyle of Lochalsh. A contemporary home, floor-to-ceiling windows create a light filled interior as well as truly making the most of the views across Loch Alsh towards one of Scotland's most iconic landmarks: Eileen Donan Castle.
With its stunning loch shore location providing a peaceful haven within reach of popular tourist destinations it's easy to see why Ial Na Mara has previously operated as a successful holiday let.
In addition to the "solar gain" that comes from the glazing, the energy efficient credentials of the home are further boosted by a ground-source heat pump, wood burning stove and excellent levels of insulation.
Ial Na Mara is for sale at offers over at 290,000 with CKD Galbraith Inverness.
Travelling south now to the Scottish Borders we find another home designed and built to take advantage of its picturesque position. Close to the Kalemouth Suspension Bridge and imaginatively designed, Teviotside is a bright and versatile family sized home which overlooks the River Teviot while the Cheviot Hills can be seen from the upstairs level.
A path, surrounded by bluebells in spring, runs from the house to river where the foundations of an old bird hide are to be found. Ducks, swans and kingfishers are among the bird life which can be seen from the house with otters also known to visit on occasion. There is potential to develop a boating area by the river while the rights to fish salmon, trout and winter grayling are included in the sale of the property.
Teviotside is for sale with a guide of 375,000 with CKD Galbraith Kelso
At Ial Na Mara and Teviotside the windows frame their beautiful surroundings and our final property also enjoys impressive views, in this case over the River Tay.
A unique property in Newport on Tay, Fife, Cadzow possess interesting features including crow-stepped gables, a turret to the rear of the property and windows which deserve a special mention. Adding an interesting design feature to the stairway are these attractive examples of stained glass windows depicting flowers and birds.
Thought to date from the 1800s when it was built by a well-known local architect for himself, this property is believed to have had only a handful of owners in its history. In the family of the current owners for a lengthy period, Cadzow does require a degree of upgrading and modernisation but presents an excellent opportunity in a wonderful location for a new owner.
Cadzow is for sale with CKD Galbraith Cupar at offers over 325,000