Among the homes we're currently selling across Scotland a number could be said to have that certain romantic 'je ne sais quoi', perhaps in the form of a stunning setting, beautiful architecture or maybe a remote love nest in which to hide away from rest of the world. Three houses in particular however are extra appropriate for a special Valentine's Day mention.
First we head to Perthshire and a cottage by Kenmore where the panoramic views of Loch Tay and the mountains beyond are probably enough in their own right to qualify it as a romantic hideaway.
But the romantic feel doesn't end there are we suspect that Chapelburn Cottage has been the setting for quite a few love stories in its time as the building is believed to have originally been a chapel during the 19th century. Later closed and converted into a home, a timber extension was subsequently added to create the charming residence that is now on offer.
Chapelburn Cottage is for sale at offers over 225,000 with Galbraith Perth.
Love on a somewhat more grand scale can be found at Auchinroath House. This baronial country house in the Glen of Rothes boasts a particularly unique romantic feature that most other properties simply cannot compete with: its own love room.' This was the name once given to a small upstairs sitting room which provided the location for courting couples to meet in days gone by (while a chaperone would of course sit nearby in the adjoining turret! )
Described in A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1846 as 'a commodious residence' (a spacious house in more modern parlance!) it began life as a more modest farmhouse but - like many a great love - grew over time with a substantial extension in Scots Baronial style in 1900 adding many of its fine features.
Auchinroath House is for sale with Galbraith Elgin at offers over 975,000.
Finally for now we look at a house where an expression of love from a husband to a wife many years ago still endures to this day. Fannyfield House' was renamed by Thomas Munro in honour of his wife Fanny Bisset.
Enjoying a spectacular south facing setting on the lower slopes of Ben Wyvis, Fannyfield House is in a breathtakingly beautiful and unspoilt Highland setting and a number of woodland and moorland walks are on offer directly from the house. If that doesn't set your heart racing then perhaps some quiet time in the delightful garden or even a romantic meal including produce grown in the potager would be more to your taste.
Fannyfield House was created by converting three of four terraced farm worker's cottages with the final cottage self-contained and currently let out. The layout of the house is such that further self-contained suites could be created to provide additional letting accommodation should you wish to share the love!
Fannyfield House is for sale with our Inverness office at offers over 540,000.