“I cannot endure to waste something as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne

We tend to agree with the writer Nathaniel Hawthorne; when it comes to a sunny Autumn day, who would stay inside?

And that was the sentiment at Balhousie Alastrean this week when residents took time to enjoy their spectacular outside space.

In case you’re not familiar with Alastrean House, it’s a former country house surrounded by breathtaking gardens and scenery near the village of Tarland, Aberdeenshire.

We’re delighted to share these beautiful photos with you.