Last week a house in rural Aberdeenshire became the first in two years to sell for £1 million – fuelling hopes demand is picking up.
We’ve picked five properties on the market at the moment that are nearer to £1m than they are to zero.
See the full list below:
1) Ladywood Lodge, Aboyne
This handsome six-bedroom Edwardian house in Aboyne is elegant and spacious.
There’s a double garage, studio and bothy in the grounds of this historical home – offering plenty of space for storage and visiting family members.
Price over £925,000, Ladywood Lodge is on the market with Mackinnons.
2) Craggan, Ballater
Quirky and colourful, this spectacular south facing former Manse offers incredible views over the Dee Valley.
The “L” shaped kitchen and breakfasting room – which includes an oil fired AGA – is the hub of this six-bedroom home. There’s also a sizeable outbuilding.
Price over £900,000, Craggan is on the market with Mackinnons.
3) Harlaw House, Inverurie
This unique and historical home retains many original features, including stepped ceiling cornices, a built-in clock at mezzanine level and an impressive staircase.
A visit to this unusual house would be worth it to see the ornate and striking decor alone.
Price over £848,000, Harlaw House is on the market with Peterkins.
4) Beechgrove, Udny, Ellon
Beechgrove is an equestrian lover’s dream as it includes a well-developed stable block, offering a tack room, food prep area and dry feed store.
Inside the main house, the stunning galleried sitting room faces onto a full-length cathedral-style window – and the views alone will leave you speechless.
Beechgrove is priced at over £925,000 and on the market with Ledingham Chalmers.
5) Larick View, Tarves
Designed by Annie Kenyon Architects, Larick View is luxuriously decorated and boasts uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside.
It’s light, airy and you’d be the envy of your friends if you called this five-bedroom home your own.
Larick View is on the market with Burnett & Reid LLP. It is priced over £575,000.