We begin with a stunning watermill conversion in Aberdeenshire which has created not one but two exceptional homes. In a peaceful secluded setting bounded by woodland and with views of the countryside, Mill of Skelmuir is within commuting distance of Aberdeen, Peterhead, Ellon and Fraserburgh.
Designed by George Taylor Design Services and completed in 2012 to exacting standards, the property consists of a five bedroom main home (also known as Mill of Skelmuir) and the spacious one bedroom Mill Pond View.
Mill Pond View, the western wing of the steading, looks out as you might imagine over a large pond from an elevated position. The expansive lounge includes a wood burning stove set on a stone hearth while a stunning solid oak staircase leading upstairs to a galleried hallway where glass double doors open onto a decked balcony an ideal space for entertaining.
As well as being used as a granny wing, Mill Pond View could potentially be let out providing an additional income or indeed lived in while the larger Mill of Skelmuir is let. Alternatively the partition between the homes (a blocked doorway) could be removed to form a single home.
New to the market with our Aberdeen office, Mill of Skelmuir is for sale priced at offers over 460,000.
We travel much further south now for a property near Stranraer that might be said to provide two homes for the price of one! Completed in 2009, Little Glengyre is arranged over two wings each of which contains a living room, kitchen, three bedrooms (one en suite) and a bathroom with a shared front door leading to a vestibule and shared back door to a boot room. This design allows plenty of space for an additional family or indeed for holiday or permanent letting.
Set in around 25 acres there is also stabling, two riding arenas and useful outbuildings. Little Glengyre is two miles from the small village of Leswalt which has a thriving community, primary school and also the Aldouran Wetlands Nature Reserve to visit.
Also new to the market in the last fortnight, Little Glengyre is for sale with Galbraith Castle Douglas with a guide price of 410,000.
Our final property takes flexible accommodation to yet another level: it could be used as a single substantial home or as two or even three separate homes. Thought to date from 1873 and originally a farm steading on Birkhill Estate, Coultra Steading has been lovingly converted by the current owners since they acquired it in 2003.
The carefully considered layout means this property with four/five reception rooms and six/seven bedrooms in total could instead be used as a three bedroom house, a one or two bedroom guest suite and a two or three bedroom granny annexe. (This "guest wing" is the part of the house to the right of the archway in the exterior image.)
Enjoying a scenic location with spectacular views of the Fife countryside, Coultra Steading is well positioned for access to Newport on Tay, Dundee, St. Andrews and Cupar.