The house is clad in glowing larch, its sedum roof changes colour with the seasons, the solar panels are hidden by the foliage and the heat-exchange system is so sophisticated that central heating is not required. All yours, it sits in the Scottish borders, on the edge of the village of Ettrickbridge (no shops, one inn), and the views to the hills are beautiful. Enter a restful, light-filled, very comfortable one-storey house, with oak doors, oak flooring and triple-glazed windows, lots of lounging space, a wood-burning stove, games, contemporary colours and fresh florals. Beds have feather pillows and duvets, bathrooms have organic toiletries and there’s a large secure shed for storing fishing gear, bikes and outdoor kit. The owners’ home, past the Shetland sheep, is a few yards away but fencing and hedging ensure privacy. Wander in their orchard where hens run, sit out on your deck or in your grassy garden, gaze on hills, horses, rabbits, birds… just lovely.