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Arboreal abodes (and a perennial favourite!)

We all know that perfect properties don't grow on trees but we've recently spotted some 'arboreal abodes' and they're definitely growing on us! Here's a look at a few homes named after trees (or in one case a plant) and currently for sale with our branches (see what we did there?) across Scotland.

Like the mighty oak we have to start somewhere and what better placed to begin than in the Howe of Fife. Located in the quaint conservation village of Collessie, is Willow Tree Cottage.

Famously used to make cricket bats, willow has medicinal properties and was used a precursor to aspirin, perhaps as early as 2000 years BC! This however is a modern and spacious family home built around four years ago.

The beautifully presented cottage has three double bedrooms, a sitting room, study, dining room and breakfasting kitchen as well as a separate double garage. A sheltered seat can be enjoyed outside in the gardens which have an attractive mix of plants and trees.

Willow Tree Cottage is for sale with CKD Galbraith Cupar priced at offers over 325,000

Heading south now to the edge of the village of Roxburgh in the Scottish Borders we find another modern cottage. Built in 2006, Elm Cottage provides versatile accommodation over one level with the open plan living room/dining room/kitchen in particular enjoying an excellent outlook. 

Elm wood is capable of withstanding wet conditions and has been used to make boats, cart wheels and even water pipes, which is appropriate for a home near the town of Kelso which sits at the confluence of the Rivers Tweed and Teviot. Elm Cottage itself overlooks the River Teviot and primary residency there will entitle the new owner to membership of Kelso Angling Association's salmon beat. 

Elm Cottage has a guide price of 250,000 and is for sale with our Kelso office.

We're having to break (or bend in the wind) our tree theme for this third property but we hope it still qualifies for inclusion on the grounds that it's a 'perennial' favourite!

The astilbe - a popular garden perennial and reliable performer which comes back year after year lends its name to this cottage on the Isle of Skye. Located on the Sleat Peninsula, Astilbe House has been renovated and modernised by the current owners, but in such a way that it retains the charm and character of a traditional Highland cottage.

With beautiful views over farmland towards the Kinloch Hills and Knoydart peninsula, the three bedroom Astilbe House could make an ideal second home or holiday let.

Astilbe House is for sale with our Inverness office priced at offers over 210,000

Of course if just one tree (or plant) on its own isn't enough then we also have the whole woodland on offer!

The Woodlands sits within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, close to Loch Voil and surrounded by countryside and highland scenery.

Believed to date from the 1700s, this charming country cottage with three bedrooms has gardens extending to 3.1 acres and includes a burn running down to a pond. The current owners have counted over fifty species of birds that can be seen from their windows as well as red squirrels and deer!

The Woodlands has a guide price of 335,000 and is for sale with our Perth office.