Schooldays are often said to be among the happiest of our lives - even if most children will run for the school gate as soon as the bell rings for the end of the day.

However, in the case of three former schools now on the market through CKD Galbraith, buyers are expected to race to view the wonderfully converted family homes.

Two of the houses are located in the stunning rural tranquillity of Moray in the north of Scotland, with the other property situated in the renowned Kingdom of Fife.

Each of the properties enjoys a shared history as a former school but their modernday use as lovely family homes also provides a common bond.

Rod Christie, partner, explained that the firm are expecting keen interest in each of the houses.

Rod said: "Schools that have been converted into detached family houses are not properties we see on the market too often, with many former school buildings more suitable for flat conversions. To be marketing three simultaneously is unusual and every one provides a great opportunity for buyers to purchase a really charming family home. The properties are all ideally placed for local amenities and good access to nearby towns and cities but still manage to offer an idyllic rural lifestyle. The care and appreciation that the current owners have shown to each of the three properties leaves them in ideal condition for families to move straight into and we expect viewers to enjoy their trips to these schools even during the summer holidays!"

Old Cranloch School, Cranloch, By Elgin, Moray, IV30 8QX
Guide Price 260,000
Old Cranloch School is an impressive conversion of a traditional school and is set in a delightful sheltered position to the south east of Elgin.  Originally dating back to the late 1800s, the property was built as a school for local children and remained as an educational building until the early 2000s when it was sold to a local developer who converted the original school building into a fine family home in 2005. Two reception rooms, four bedrooms (one en-suite). Substantial garage / outbuilding. Well maintained enclosed and sheltered garden.

The Old Schoolhouse, Tomintoul, Moray, AB37 9HA
Guide Price 255,000
A beautifully renovated four bedroom house with self contained flat in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. Garden and outbuildings. Garage. Workshop. Lean-to shed. Fully renovated to very high standard. Flexible accommodation. Holiday let potential.

The Old School, 6 Chapel Road, Dunshalt, By Cupar, Fife, KY14 7EZ
Offers Over 475,000
The Old School is an outstanding property offering superb spacious high quality contemporary family accommodation of a standard seldom seen. Created from the conversion and extension of the local village primary school which is believed to date from 1825, the house enjoys a striking external appearance with some lovely stone detail. Two reception rooms; four bedrooms (all en-suite); office/bedroom five. Triple garage with excellent studio/granny flat above. Attractive garden. Quiet village location.