Hot property: four houses for sale in the Scottish Highlands

Converted house, Loch Katrine, Stirling, £650,000

Where In Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park on the southern border of the Highlands. The property is 30 miles from Stirling and the journey to Glasgow Airport takes an hour and 15 minutes.

What A six bedroom property in a converted country house that could be used as a family home or as a holiday rental business. There are four bathrooms, a games room, gardens and a wooded area.

Why The house, situated high on the shores of Loch Katrine, offers water views from its large bay windows and a balcony in one of the bedrooms. There are also steps leading from the property straight down to the loch.

Who Savills

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House, Isle of Skye, £475,000

Where In a small village 26 miles east of Portree, Skye’s main town. The Skye Bridge, which connects the island to the mainland, is just over an hour’s drive away. From there it takes another two hours to get to Inverness Airport.

What A barn-like house overlooking Loch Dunvegan, with two bedrooms and a bathroom. The open-plan kitchen, dining and living room seating area is centered around a wood-burning stove.

Why The house was designed by Dualchas Architects, who specialize in remote Highland sites. The structure is based on the traditional West Highland black house, while the simple interior is in a Scandinavian modernist style.

Who The modern house

A three-bedroom house, a two-bedroom cottage and a one-bedroom two-bedroom on a grass plot

Estate, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, £1.2million

Where In a small town along the River Tummel and just below the Cairngorms National Park.

What A three-bedroom house, a two-bedroom cottage and a two-bedroom. Renovated in 1992, the main house retains traditional features such as a cart arch window and exposed stone interior walls.

Why All three buildings offer views of the Tummel Valley. The chalet and both can function as holiday accommodation, with planning permission and business rate relief.

Who Bell Ingram

The sun shines behind a house on the side of a country road

Estate, Isle of Skye, £900,000

Where In a small hamlet of small farms on one of Skye’s northern tips, overlooking Loch Snizort and the Isles of Harris and Lewis.

What A main house, a traditional blackhouse and a new all-metal building. Each building has its own kitchen and bathroom and there are four bedrooms and three full bathrooms in total.

Why In the summer, pods of dolphins and porpoises can be seen in the loch from the house, and the area is known for its glimpses of the Northern Lights and the Milky Way at night.

Who Inigo

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