Southwood Cottage

Abington, Biggar, South Lanarkshire, ML12 6RW

Offers Over £170,000

0.19 acres

Bedroom Count icon 3

Reception Count icon 1

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  • Detached country cottage with beautiful countryside views over the Clyde Valley.
  • Abington 0.3 miles.
  • Biggar 12 miles.
  • About 0.19 acres.
  • Living Room, 3 Bedrooms.
  • Requiring renovation.
  • Fabulous rural views.
  • Garage.

Southwood Cottage is in a peaceful rural location situated by the commuting village of Abington, South Lanarkshire amongst the delightful rolling hills of the Clyde Valley. Abington has a primary school and village store and there are excellent amenities in the picturesque town of Biggar (12 miles) including secondary schooling. The M74 is situated (about 1 mile) to the west. The West Coast Main Line runs between Glasgow and London which runs along the east side of the River Clyde. Glasgow Airport is about 45 miles distant. Wanlockhead (Scotland’s highest village in the Lowther Hills, some 467 metres) is situated about 8 miles south west. Wanlockhead is a former lead mining village near the head of the Menock Pass and on the Southern Upland Way walking route. Hamilton (27 miles), has a wide range of shops, leisure facilities, theatre, cinema, galleries and museums, Strathclyde Country Park lies in some 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde and private schooling is available at Hamilton College.There are many interesting walks in the area with a well preserved Iron Age hill fort on Abory Hill situated above the village of Abington. Arbory Hill Fort consist of several earthern ramparts as well as an inner stone enclosure with commanding views over the Clyde Valley. Fishing for wild brown trout, salmon and sea trout is available on the River Clyde.Southwood Cottage comprises a detached brick cottage on one and a half storeys with a tiled roof with a cream painted finish. On the ground floor, the entrance hall leads into the living room with multi fuel wood burning stove and alcove, bedroom, bathroom with curved bath and separate shower cubicle, kitchen with fitted floor and wall units, 1½ bowl sink, electric oven and hob with space for washing machine and fridge freezer. A door leads to the rear gardens.On the first floor there are two bedrooms with coombed ceilings. The accommodation requires modernisation and refurbishment which offers considerable scope for development subject to obtaining the appropriate planning consents.Ground Floor: Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom.First Floor: 2 Bedrooms.With private gardens bounded by a stone wall and fencing, the gardens are mainly down to grass, there is an evergreen spruce tree and spring bulbs including snowdrops. There are exceptional far reaching views over the Clyde Valley hills and it is a great haven for local wildlife and birds.Garage: About 5.36m x 5.35m2 timer framed sheds.Brick coal shed.Please note the private water supply has been condemned presently and the central heating system is not currently working. The owner is currently exploring options to connect to the mains water supply.From Glasgow, take the M74 southbound for about 38 miles. At Junction 13, exit at Abington Services. At the roundabout proceed onto the A702 and drive through Abington. Turn left at the fire station onto Station Road and proceed over the railway bridge. The entrance to Southwood Farm is on the left hand side, go through the farm and Southwood Cottage is at the rear.Southwood Cottage, Abington, Biggar, South Lanarkshire, ML12 6RWWHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: ///leads.ramps.keepersRIGHT OF ACCESSThere is a Right of Access over Points AB on the plan.VIEWINGSStrictly by appointment with the Selling Agents. Viewing appointments will be arranged subject to Government legislation regarding COVID-19 and social distancing measures will be adhered to at all times.