Well, 2016 has been a wild ride. Perhaps it's time to get away from the hustle and the bustle, the chaos and the craziness. And where better to escape than your very own Scottish hideaway. Here is a selection from Zoopla of what's on offer in Scotland's property market.
Ettrick, 3 bed detached bungalow, offers over £350,000
This three bedroom property was converted in 2008 and comes as part of a plot of 17 acres of grazing land, plus two large barns and an acre of mature garden. The existing property is well designed, bright and area, and includes a large open-plan kitchen/dining room, underfloor heating and fabulous views.
Isle of Skye, 8 bed detached house, guide price £650,000
Strathaird House is situated within its own grounds of about 6.5 acres in a spectacular location with southerly views over Loch Slapin towards the islands of Rum and Eigg and beyond the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Boasting eight bedrooms in total, it is 11 miles from the nearest town and has many classical elegant Georgian features and design.
Caithness, 5 bed detached house, offers over £200,000
A spacious and beautifully-presented modern family home with uninterrupted views overlooking Gills Bay and the Orkney Islands. Close to John O'Groats in one of the most northerly parts of the British mainland, the property has a log burner in the lounge a fabulous kitchen/diner and five bedrooms.
North Kessock, 5 bed detached house, offers over £750,000
A stunning traditional C listed villa of genuine charm and character which dates back to the 18th century and enjoys an idyllic setting with wonderful views across the Moray Firth and surrounding countryside. Croft Downie enjoys an enviable elevated plot position within extensive and mature garden grounds and woodland benefitting from the most beautiful aspects with an adjacent waterside plot with planning permission for a holiday property.
Kylesku, 7 bed detached house, offers over £599,000
Newton Lodge Guest House is a substantial and attractive modern detached property in a most stunning and dramatic setting on the north-west coast of the Scottish Highlands. Located on the A894 close to the village of Kylesku, this elegant and imposing property is set within an area of unrivalled natural beauty. The property has seven en-suite letting bedrooms all with inspiring views. The property offers an opulent setting and outstanding guest facilities.