However, if you are dreaming of a bit more space and long for that fresh countryside or seaside air, take a look at these spacious detached houses in the Scottish Islands which will cost you significantly less.
1. 3 Bed House - Isle of Lewis
Independently valued at 145,000 GBP by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) qualified surveyor, this family property falls far below the average asking price of your average Edinburgh flat. Boasting a bright reception room, a spacious modern fitted kitchen with a conservatory with views of the sea.
2. 2 Bedroom House - Shetland Islands
This house is conveniently situated near Brae & Sullom Voe, while still within easy commuting distance of Lerwick. Offering a large plot of land perfect for nature lovers and a modern interior, it is on the market for only 140,000 GBP.
3. 4 Bed Bungalow - Orkney Islands
Located in Shapinsay, this bungalow is set on a five acre field, which boasts a large garden and garage. It is fitted with a stylish modern interior, with a Rayburn range kitchen. However it also offers traditional character, from features such as the beamed ceiling in the living room. 155,000 GBP.
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This spacious family home, found on the island of Whalsay, offers three large reception rooms, four bedrooms and a large garden. It offers views over the surrounding countryside to the sea and the island of Linga in the distance. On the market for 195,000 GBP.