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Abbie Meehan

BBC Scotland's Home of the Year viewers say Fife home was 'cheated' of first place

BBC viewers were left baffled at tonight after Monday's episode of Scotland's Home of the Year took a trip to the middle of the nation to visit the next set of homes up for the top prize.

The second episode featured three totally different properties, each in a different area of central Scotland, with one to be crowned the winner of the instalment.

The first home up was Easter Cottage in Charlestown, home to Dorothy and Ricky.

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In the home, there are three bedrooms, but one has been converted to a room just for Dorothy's favourite hobby - yoga.

Dorothy said on the show: "This is my favourite room in the whole house, as I can look out onto the sea and just feel peace."

Judge Kate Spiers said of the interior: "Everyone's into this whole cottagecore vibe right now, it feels very warm and inviting in here."

One Twitter user said this of the first home in Charlestown: "If there was a prize for the outside promise of a home.... house #1 #shoty"

The same user also gave their opinion on the first home, writing: "judges mark on distinctiveness - despite its brilliant exterior this doesn't deliver for me house1 #shoty"

Next was Ostro Passive House - a contemporary property in Kippen, home to architectural designer Martin and architect Mhairi.

With the kitchen and living spaces pushed to the outer edges of the home, Ostro Passive House has a cubic core which houses a bathroom, three bedrooms and an office.

The home also has an emphasis on sustainability and the environment with windows capitalising on solar heat energy.

Mhairi snuck the secret heart for the judges in a hidden drinks cabinet in the kitchen, disguised to look like nothing but a plain, painted side wall.

Once they discovered it, Michael exclaimed: "Bar? What bar?"

Judge Kate enjoyed the cleanness of the home, and commented on the storage space. Fellow judge Michael was in love with the house, calling it a "perfect crescendo" in terms of musicality of the place.

One Twitter user said: "This ‘architecty’ home is so glum on the outside. Is Brutalism still a thing? I like the inside a lot more. Tens will fly! #shoty"

And another said: "Minted #shoty"

Finally, the judges will visit The Scottish Vybe in Dalgety Bay - home to Angela and Paul and their sons Clark and Jack.

The house has a Scandinavian feel and was built in 1968 and shipped over from Norway by its original owner.

And this home did not disappoint, as Angela said her favourite part of the home was her little baclony, as "there's nothing better than coming out here with a cup of tea and having some time to myself."

The judges were surprised by this home, as Michael called The Scottish Vybe "a bit bonkers".

One Twitter user said: "So I was obsessed with house 2 but house 3 has me GAGGING! wow wow wow!! Love love LOVE! #SHOTY"

The bar was heavily stocked, and ready for entertaining. (BBC Scotland)

Another joked: "Glesga chic in Fife #SHOTY"

Another was in disagreement, stating: "Ehhhh, I like upside down houses but this one isn’t quite my taste (maybe I have a bad taste) #shoty"

And a fourth said: "Dog cages? Is that a thing? -10 from me #shoty"

Sadly, The Scottish Vybe in Dalgetty Bay in Fife did not reach the finals, with a score of 24, as winner The Ostro Passive House in Kippen scored a perfect 30 with 10's from all three judges.

Fans were not best pleased with the scoring, as one Twitter user said: "Dearie Lord! 30 for the grey box #shoty"

Another called for a recount as The Scottish Vybe was 'robbed', writing: "House 3 was ROBBED. House 2 was stunning but 3 definitely deserved more than 24! #SHOTY"

A third wrote: "Scottish Vybe short changed there #SHOTY"

Scotland's Home of the Year takes a trip to Orkney and the Shetlands on Monday, April 18 at the same time of 8:30pm on BBC Scotland.

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