Andy Murray's new house ...
Near Dunblane, Perthshire
Sleeps: 6*, Bedrooms: 3
Cleverly designed about 10 years ago within the attractive stone walls and arches of a former Victorian coach-house (it once housed the owners' ducks), the Duck House
is part of a rather grand farm-steading which in former times also housed some stables and a blacksmith's forge. It stands one mile up the Tamano farm road (some potholes) off the B8033 just 7 miles north of Dunblane in Perthshire and 3 miles south of Braco - easily reached via the Edinburgh Stirling Perth Motorway.
Inside the arched entrance, the Duck House
gives the impression of an almost Scandinavian open-plan gallery with its delicate colours, pale woodwork, clean-cut spacious interior which is light and airy from the large windows and pleasantly warmed by background CH, a log stove, and the homely touch of books, pictures and a radio.
It faces across a peaceful wooded countryside towards the Ochil Hills whose green horizons hide The Kingdom of Fife on the far side; and as well as offering a comfortable and restful retreat (there is even a stone seat by the duck pond to sit and dream by
), there are pleasant un-taxing walks (foxes and deer occasionally seen).