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Villa containing Former Bank Premises and a 5 Bedroom Residence – Total floor Area 200 sq.m (2158 sq.ft)


Abington is a small, quiet village in the upper valley of the Clyde as the river passes through the hills of the Southern Uplands of Scotland. The village is close to the M74 that connects Glasgow (38 miles) and Carlisle and the nearest towns are Biggar (12 miles), Lesmahagow (13 miles) and Moffat (21 miles). It has a hotel, post office / cafe / general store and its population is approximately 200. The surrounding area is rural hill country with livestock farming, forestry and tourism the main economic activities. The property for sale is located in the centre of the village at the junction with Station Road.


The property comprises an attractive, quite large, two storey, traditional nineteenth century villa with a detached garage and a garden. Construction is stone with slate roofs. The property is divided into former bank premises occupying part of the ground floor and a five bedroom residential house occupying the remainder of the ground floor and all of the upper floor. The property has several interesting features including leaf, shell and scroll carvings on its window transoms, suggesting the building was built to a high standard.

The area which comprised the bank, has front entrance door leading to a modern internal entrance door in a small lobby. Beyond this is the main sales / office, an interview room, staff room, strong room and male and female toilets. Heating is provided by oil fired central heating.

The living accommodation has a side door entrance to a hallway leading to a living room, stairwell with a walk-in cupboard, a rear hall with a kitchen, a cloakroom / utility room with WC and boiler and a back door access to the garden. Upstairs there are five good sized bedrooms, a bathroom and a box-room. The house has an oil fired central heating that is separate from the bank’s central heating system. Externally there is a stone built, L shaped garage with a floored loft and a neat garden area enclosed by a wall. The house will require some remedial works, as well as an updating to the facilities and redecoration.

The property might provide interesting development opportunities, subject to planning approval, perhaps to reconfigure as a large family house, located in this attractive village setting.


Location sq m sq ft
Entrance Lobby 6.3 sq.m 68 sq.ft
Sales/Office Area 25.8 sq.m 278 sq.ft
Interview Room 16.8 sq.m 181 sq.ft
Staff Room 12.0 sq.m 130 sq.ft
Strong Room 6.5 sq.m 70 sq.ft
Total (excl. toilets/common areas) 67.5 sq.m 727 sq.ft
House - Ground Floor
Rear Hall 195m x 1.50m
Cloakroom / Utility Room 2.24m x 1.90m
Kitchen 4.19m x 2.50m
Living Room 4.78m x 3.84m
Stairway 3.28m x 2.40m
Cupboard 1.95m x 0.94
Hall 4.90m x 1.18m
House - First Floor
Bedroom 1 4.82m x 3.79m
Bedroom 2 5.08m x 4.58m
Bedroom 3 2.52m x 2.26m
Bedroom 4 5.62m x 4.65m
Box room 2.85m x 0.98m
Bathroom 2.83m x 2.09m
Bedroom 5 4.10m x 3.89m
Total (excl. corridors/stairs) 132.9 sq.m 1431 sq.ft
Garage Total 23 sq.m 247 sq.ft


The planning authority is Planning & Building Standards, South Lanarkshire Council, Montrose House, 154 Montrose Crescent, Hamilton, ML3 6LB. Tel. 0303 1231015.

Rateable Value


Council Tax

Band C


Band E


Owner Vacant Possession.


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