From fabulous farmhouses to coastal strongholds, these six Scottish properties are situated in some of Scotland's most beautiful locations and offer an easy route to the capital.

Berwickshire, £1.7 million
Cowdenknowes, Earlston
7 bedrooms, two-bedroom coach house, tennis court, trout fishing, 48 acres
Set in glorious countryside above the Leader Water, this fine country house is presented in excellent condition. Mary, Queen of Scots is said to have stayed here on her way to Jedburgh in 1566. Gamely, the vendor has said he will pay the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax owed on the sale of the house.
Knight Frank (01578 722814)

 

country houses for sale within easy commuting distance of edinburghLanarkshire, £620,000
Walston House, Dolphinton
Lying 25 miles from Edinburgh city centre, and within an easy distance of the shops and services in Biggar, this Georgian manse comes with six bedrooms, stables and just over two acres.
Savills (0131–247 3700)

 

country houses for sale within easy commuting distance of edinburghEast Lothian, £750,000
Under Bolton Farmhouse, Haddington
The small market town of Haddington, which lies just three miles from this pretty farmhouse, is very popular with Edinburgh commuters for its active social life and good schools. The house has five bedrooms, river frontage to Coulston Water and about three acres.
Strutt & Parker (0131–226 2500)

 

country houses for sale within easy commuting distance of edinburghSelkirkshire, £690,000
Howford, Ettrickbridge
4 bedrooms, three-bedroom cottage, outbuildings, 33⁄4 acres
With the Borders railway line reopening next month, it will now be possible to commute to Edinburgh from this beautiful, remote area. Tweedbank is about 13 miles from this attractive house in Ettrickbridge ‘giving a similar commuting time as from the Home Counties to London,’ say the agents.
Strutt & Parker (0131–226 2500)

 

country houses for sale within easy commuting distance of edinburghMidlothian, £835,000
Craigiehall Temple, Cramond
This unusual property incorporates an A-listed 18th-century round tower with a modern extension and lies under six miles from central Edinburgh. It has six bedrooms and stands in just under an acre of garden, with views over parkland.
CKD Galbraith (0131–240 6960)

 

country houses for sale within easy commuting distance of edinburghEast Lothian, £3.5 million
Gin Head, North Berwick
The buildings and grounds of this former Admiralty signals base were founded there in 1943. The unique five-acre site overlooks the ruins of Tantallon Castle, medieval stronghold of the Earls of Angus, the mighty Bass Rock and the towering north Berwick Law, an extinct volcano rising 615ft above sea level. A theatrical, split-level concept developed by Italian architects Lazzarini Pickering, which envisages the creation of two massive villas built of giant sheets of glass, is part of the sales package proposed by the vendors.
Goldsmith & Co (0131–476 6500) and Domus nova (020–7221 7817)