The shift to home working has meant that larger properties are more in demand than ever. This week we turn the spotlight on homes with five bedrooms or more across the north and north-east.
Reservoir House, Stonehaven
Reservoir House is a unique detached villa built by the current owner 30 years ago and enjoys an enviable location within the coastal town of Stonehaven.
The five-bedroom family home is set on a generous plot with adaptable and versatile accommodation.
The property also includes various outbuildings that offer interesting possibilities.
Price over £475,000 with Kinnear & Falconer.
Hollybush Lane, Crathes, Banchory
This five-bedroom detached family home forms part of an exclusive development in Crathes, a short distance from Banchory and within easy commuting distance of Aberdeen.
Immaculately presented throughout, it offers an enviable level of spacious and versatile family accommodation.
Highlights include an impressive kitchen on open plan to the family room with French doors leading out to the garden.
Price over £510,000 with Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace.
Fairfield Road, Inverness
This five-bedroom end of terrace house is close to the city centre and has a large enclosed private garden.
The property retains many original features and has been run as a successful bed and breakfast but will equally make a great family home.
Off the kitchen is a large, bright conservatory that faces on to the rear garden and there is also a summerhouse.
The property is located within a 10-minute walk of the city centre and close by is the picturesque Caledonian Canal.
Offers over £325,000 with Purple Bricks.
Denmoor, Birnie, Elgin, Moray
Denmoor is a large family home with six bedrooms and three reception rooms and is located in an accessible rural position to the south of Elgin.
The house was very recently extended to provide spacious and well-appointed accommodation over two storeys.
A study or work room is located off the hall and there is a sun room with views over the garden.
There is also a log cabin with wood-burning stove and shower room.
Guide price £490,000 with Galbraith.
107 High Street, Old Aberdeen
This seven-bedroom B listed granite townhouse has been formed from two buildings to create the substantial home of today and offers extremely versatile living space.
There is an extensive basement area which, with necessary consents, could be converted further. Period features include high ceilings, panelled doors, large Georgian windows, functioning shutters and fireplaces.
Overlooking the atmospheric cobbled street is the family room with period cast-iron surround and gas fire.
An elegant sitting room with open chimney fireplace has twin aspect windows with a lovely street view. For studying or working from home, the library includes full-height fixed bookcases.
Offers over £490,000 with Savills.
Windlestralee, Kemnay, Inverurie
This five-bedroomed traditional family home was built in 1897 and extended in 1928. It is full of period features including high skirtings, ceiling cornice, panelled doors and deep silled bay windows with original working shutters.
The open-plan dining kitchen and family area is the heart of the home and has French doors to a patio.
From the kitchen is access to a snug and upstairs there is a study.
The gardens are laid mainly to lawn with mature trees and shrubs providing a high level of privacy.
Price over £525,000 with Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace.