A MODEST Scottish bungalow which offers a taste of Barbados has gone on the market for just £700,000.
The spacious but otherwise unremarkable-looking property opens its doors on to a stunning beach which is just a few feet away.
And the Caribbean-like glories of Balcary Bay, Dumfries and Galloway, can be enjoyed from many of the home’s picture windows – including one in the heated swimming pool.
Balcary House, near Castle Douglas, on the north side of the Solway Firth also boasts views to the Lake District mountains.
But the five-bedroom villa’s single biggest selling point is undoubtedly the private walkway that leads to the sands of Balcary Bay itself.
Sellers Galbraith state: “Balcary House is a charming, yet unique, single storey property.
“Every window benefits from a stunning view, either across the bay or towards the mature garden grounds.
“The beach in front of the property is accessed directly from the garden with the ability to launch a boat, making this an ideal holiday home or place for a relaxing lifestyle.
“A small stream runs along the boundary of the garden and creates a tranquil atmosphere.”
They add: “The heated swimming pool is an excellent addition to the property and offers a space to relax and unwind whilst taking in the views.”
The property also features two reception rooms, a wet room, an office and utility room.
There is also a double garage which could be converted into a boat house.
While the scenery may be reminiscent of the Caribbean, the weather in the Castle Douglas area is far from Barbadian. From December to February, the average low is one degree C with up to 16 days of rain in January.
The average high in July and August is a more respectable 19 degrees C but the area still gets around 12 days of rain.