Things I’ve been drooling at

Not a lot of house progress to report (I’ll try and get the pictures off my phone later on this week), so since I haven’t done one of these for a while, here are a few places that have caught my eye recently.

Seaglass, Whitsand Bay

Couldn’t be much further away (it’s in Cornwall), but it has views to die for, plus its own hot tub and helicopter landing pad.  Only three rooms (bedroom, living area/kitchen and bathroom), but manages £120,000 a year in bookings as a holiday let.  Originally up for sale at £850,000 when I first spotted it back in June, it’s now down to £699,000.  https://www.onthemarket.com/details/4718836/

Point Clair House, Loch Ness

Slightly closer to home and also currently being run as a holiday let, Point Clair House was built in the 1930s by a ship’s captain (spot the nautical influences in those curved windows) and sits on a peninsular into Loch Ness.  It comes with about 3.5 acres of grounds, with planning permission to build another two 3-bedroom houses.  £795,000.

Howietoun Fishery, Stirlingshire

This is an unusual one and it only came up on my radar today when I was looking for something else.  It would be an utter nightmare to develop, with 4 A-listed buildings on it and a B-listed grain mill, which of course means that I really want to do it!  My favourite building, by far, is the summerhouse in the middle of one of the ponds.  At 27 acres, this could be a really beautiful set of holiday cottages and £225,000 seems very reasonable for something only 4 miles outside Stirling.