As Scotland basks in glorious weather, which has seen temperatures soar to over 30C in some parts of the country, there’s never been a more apt time to buy a house with a perfectly photogenic garden.
We’ve combed through what’s on offer in the north-east at the moment and rounded up our pick of the best homes – and their gardens.
1) 2 Inchgarth Mews, Cults
A former steading, this beautifully finished four bedroom home is as incredible on the outside as it is on the inside.
Luscious green lawns provide the perfect spot to sit back and relax after a long day at work – while taking in a glorious view of the river surrounding the property.
Priced over £410,000, Inchgarth Mews is on the market with Ledingham Chalmers LLP.
2) Rozel Cottage, Stonehaven
This beautiful cottage in Stonehaven is a stunning rural haven with plenty of hiding spots for kids and adults alike.
The sun room overlooks the enclosed garden which benefits from quirky features like a pond and a flower patch island in the centre.
Priced over £150,000, Rozel Cottage is on the market with Smith Solicitors Stonehaven.
3) 7 Drum Wynd, Ellon
This striking three bedroom, detached bungalow is ideal for a garden lover.
A decked barbecue area provides the perfect spot for an al fresco dinner party during the summer months – and guests will be in awe of the incredible landscaped gardens featuring an array of brightly-coloured plants and trees.
Priced over £195,000, Drum Wynd is on the market with Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace.
4) Lower House, Banchory
The real selling point of this three bedroom detached cottage is its extensive garden grounds – and all the space for storage that comes with it.
You’ll be the lucky owner of a log cabin and stone bothy, both equipped with power and light.
Enjoy panoramic views of the countryside as you sip your morning coffee on the sun terrace – or peek through the windows of your summerhouse.
Priced over £310,000, Lower House is on the market with Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace.
5) Vulcan Cottage, Aboyne
Vulcan Cottage is truly unique, with a colourful and quirky interior – and an even quirkier exterior.
A mix of mature shrubs and trees decorate the front lawn and paths on either side of the house lead to a private and fully-enclosed rear garden, creating a sense of tranquillity.
The current owner has created a number of peaceful seating areas including a mosaic patio, and there’s a unique summerhouse with plenty of space too.
A purpose-built timber workshop, benefiting from power and light, would make for an ideal home office.
Priced over £410,000, Vulcan Cottage is on the market with Simpson and Marwick.
6) 35 Market Street, Stoneywood
The beauty of this property is that it sits in a suburb of Aberdeen but still enjoys a spacious – and unique – garden.
Plenty of TLC has been given to 35 Market Street’s exterior, and the pond with a water feature and bridge will surely be a talking point amongst guests.
There’s also a well-sized summer house and a barbecue.
35 Market Street is on the market with Plenderleath Runcie at offers over £190,000.
7) The Mill, Upper Inver, Monymusk
There’s no shortage of space at this five bedroom home in Monymusk – and that description goes for both inside and outside.
There’s 1/5 acre of land, a pond, a summerhouse and filled fruit and vegetable beds.
In other words, this is the keen gardener’s paradise.
Priced over £380,000, The Mill is on the market with Raeburn Christie Clark and Wallace.
8) River Cottage, Coldwells
Expect astounding views at this three bedroom home just a short drive from Inverurie.
There’s a small woodland area which provides privacy and a caravan on the elevated site, making it an ideal spot for entertaining.
There are also plenty of terraces which offer a variety of spots to sun yourself in.
River Cottage is priced over £290,000 and is available with Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace.