Anyway, in recompense I have three handsome Scottish wrecks for you to nibble on today.
First, the remote and lovely Scottish croft pictured above and below.
Faemore, at Ballindalloch just outside the Cairngorms National Park, looks out over Glenlivet (nice whisky) and Ballindalloch (soon-to-be nice whisky).
I just love the pictures - well done whoever at Masson Cairns was behind the camera...
Downstairs is the hall, two reception rooms (pictured above), study, utility and store. Upstairs are three bedrooms.
And there are no connected services and access is via a rough track. But, hey, at least there's a track!
It comes with around threequarters of an acre of land, a ruined steading, and those gorgeous views.
here and on Zoopla here.
While we're in Scotland, I'll mention Glenhead at Glentrool, in the Galloway National Park, below.
However, I've been keeping an eye on the property and it's been 'under offer' for several months (although that could be related to the bats..) so might still be worth a call to the agent?
Bell Ingram are the agents, it's up at offers over £80k and comes with just over an acre. More details here.
Talking of missing the boat - Binnhill Tower, below, had a deadline for offers today but I thought it worth mentioning - not least because of its listing on the Scottish Buildings At Risk register.
The sad part is that such a lovely building can fall apart over 20 years then end up for sale on Gumtree...
PS: I mentioned I had excuses for not posting for a while - here's one of them:
Granddaughter Chloe arrived safely three weeks ago... : )