David and Ann


Former business development consultant David and retired health specialist Ann are lucky enough to spend 6 months of the year living in Costa Rica. For the last 22 years their UK base had been situated in England but the couple now felt that it was time to pick up and move this base to David’s homeland, East Scotland.

Ann loves to be beside the sea, appreciating its therapeutic and calming nature, and dreamt of a move to the coast. David, however, longed for the strong sense of community found in countryside locations.

With a budget of £150,000 their requirements included a minimum of 2 bedrooms and outside space.


In this battle, it was a countryside apartment that stole the show. Based in Stanley, a beautiful village just 8 miles north of Perthshire, the property was situated in a large cotton mill that had recently been renovated into stunning apartments.

On the market for £135,000, this third floor apartment boasted 2 double bedrooms, a large reception room and gorgeous communal gardens overlooking a river. David and Ann were thrilled to offer £132,500 for this property and it was accepted.