In recent times, houses in the Highlands have been selling quickly.
One property which attracted a huge amount of interest as soon as it came on the market – and expected to sell very quickly – is Rowan Glen in Upper Braefindon, Culbokie.
For this is a house in a million.
The large, family bungalow sits within the sort of fantasy garden children can only dream about having access to.
Within the six-acre garden there’s a ride-on miniature railway, zip wire, a Gypsy caravan and shepherd’s hut, summer house, wood-fired hot tub, maze, croquet court and wildlife ponds.
The grounds at Rowan Glen are simply stunning and any child living here must feel like they have their own, private adventure playground.
For adults, there’s lots to be enjoyed too, such as the formal gardens.
Here, there are double ponds with a waterfall and boathouse, while the banks of the ponds are planted with water margin plants.
Beyond there is mature open woodland where grassy paths take meandering routes to the Gypsy caravan and shepherd’s hut, the wood-fired hot tub, hidden sitting areas and a zip wire.
The woodland opens to a full-size croquet court with summer house with wood-burning stove and separate composting WC, while beyond this is the cotoneaster labyrinth with a sundial at its centre.
Continuing with the fantasy theme is the seven-and-a-quarter-inch ride-on miniature railway which runs for 400 yards through the grounds and comes complete with two coaches, an engine shed, terminus and turntable.
Wow would be the best word to describe this garden, created by the owners, the Rev Martin Roff and his wife, Carol.
In the past, the couple have invited people to visit their secret garden, which is hidden from the road by trees, to raise money for the British Red Cross.
At the heart of the garden is the home, a comfortable bungalow which has been well maintained.
Recent additions include the creation of a Jack and Jill bathroom and the installation of a wood-burning stove in the kitchen.
The full accommodation comprises of an entrance vestibule, entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, dining kitchen, study, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, a second en suite bedroom,three further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a utility room.
Potentially a self-contained annexe could be created from the utility room, study and en suite bedroom, which lie adjacent to the kitchen.
On the market at offers over £350,000, Rowan Glen, Culbokie, also comes with a double garage with inspection pit and workshop and woodsheds.
Contact: Galbraith on 01463 224343.