Here's What Around £700 A Month In Rent Can Get You All Across Scotland
Huge farmhouses, fancy mansions, and miniature castles, basically.
1. Dumfries – £650pcm
Features: This spacious family farmhouse is just a short hop away from the bustling town of Dumfries. It has two living rooms and a home office, plus a kitchen that's big enough to host Strictly Come Dancing in.
2. Edinburgh – £775pcm
Features: This gorgeous fourth-floor flat couldn't be much more central – it's just ten minutes from Edinburgh Castle and looks onto the beautiful, historic Grassmarket. It's just been refurbished and has a fancy kitchen, too. Bargain.
3. Kirkcaldy – £695pcm
Features: This terraced house in the semi-rural suburbs of Kirkcaldy has a rear garden, wooden floors, a kitchen with dining area, and double glazing to keep out those brisk Scottish draughts. What more could you possibly want?
4. Aberdeen – £725pcm
Features: This historic, sturdy, central flat is bright, airy, and comes fully furnished. It was originally part of a 1900s comb factory, and its very close to the university, so its ideal if you like students and/or combs.
5. Inverness – £795pcm
Features: You'll find this converted mansion in the quiet, leafy Culduthel area of Inverness. The expansive lounge has a wood burning stove to keep you snug, and there's a big garden as well. You'll feel like an extra in Downton Abbey if you move here.
6. Dundee – £700pcm
Features: Before being converted into apartments, this grand building was originally a merchant's town house. It's situated in the swanky West End, has a brand-new kitchen that will make you cry tears of sheer joy, and a lovely view of the river Tay.
7. Helensburgh – £745pcm
Features: This fairytale cottage dates back to 1850, and it's divided into several apartments. The bedroom of this top-floor flat has a view across Gare Loch, a huge sea loch to the west of Helensburgh. Plus it has an Aga, so you'll feel extra posh.
8. Glasgow – £750pcm
Features: This handsome Victorian flat is slap bang in the middle of Glasgow's posh West End district, and it's right next to Kelvingrove Park. It's got a massive lounge, two bathrooms, and a leather sofa that looks perfect for Netflix marathons.
9. Lockerbie – £650pcm
Features: This massive house used to be the local vicar's accommodation. It's only 3 miles from Lockerbie train station, and yes, it really does have five bedrooms. Amazing. You might get confused parishoners knocking on your door though.
10. Fife – £650pcm
Features: If you've ever wanted to live in the grounds of a posh country estate, now's your chance. This quaint cottage is part of Charleton Golf Club on the Firth of Forth. It's only an hour's drive from Edinburgh, and a short bus journey to St Andrews.
11. Perth and Kinross – £725pcm
Features: This spacious, idyllic cottage sits in the grounds of Inchmartine House, a listed building dating back to the late 1700s. It's surrounded by lush gardens, and its only a 20-minute drive from Perth or Dundee.
12. North Berwick – £700pcm
Features: This sandstone cottage has a log burning stove in the living room, a separate dining room, and a great big garden. The wee dog isn't included, sadly, but the landlord will mow the grass so you don't have to. How kind!
13. Stirling – £775pcm
Features: This fancy city centre home has a big, sexy lounge, two double bedrooms, and a communal garden. It's only a ten-minute walk to the train station, or a 40-minute drive to Loch Lomond, so you can escape the city in a trice if you want to.
14. Scottish Borders – £695pcm
Features: Don't lie, you've always wanted to live in an excellent, recently-renovated stone built cottage in the peaceful village of Drumelzier, and now you can! As well as having a fancy-ass kitchen, the cottage also has a gigantic garden. You could get a pony.
15. Aberlour – £625pcm
Features: Aberlour is a lovely little village in the Highlands, and this lodge is just outside of town. It has a wee porch, a patio area, and massive windows that you can gaze out of while appreciating the stunning scenery just outside your door.
16. The Isle of Skye – £650pcm
Features: This detached house overlooks beautiful Uig Bay, and it's got all the mod cons you'd expect, plus a tumble dryer and an open fire. The landlord will take care of the garden and hedge for you as well for no extra cost, too. Lovely.
17. Dollar – £750pcm
Features: Rosslyn Cottage used to be an upscale holiday let, but it's now being offered as a long-term home. It's nestled in the Ochil Hills just four miles from the nearby town of Dollar, and comes with a wood burning stove and a giant lamp.
18. And finally, this truly amazing "castle" in Beauly – £700pcm
Features: It's hard to describe this mini-castle without running out of synonyms for "adorable", but here goes – it's part of the beautiful Belladrum Estate, it's fully furnished, and has a circular kitchen in the turret. Oh, and it has oil-fired underfloor heating too! *Dies*
Scotland definitely wins.