Well I had intended to continue with a few more gems from around the Trossachs with pictures I took today…but I have left my camera elsewhere! So here we have Abbotsford instead. This house was gifted to the local council for the benefit of senior citizens of a town in Perthshire. Immediately was set up as a nursing home to care for the elderly.
In 1997, the home was closed as it was not commercially viable as it could only take 8 residents. After closing, internal furnishings were sold, the building was boarded and secured and Perth & Kinross Council continued to carry out essential work to maintain it in a reasonably tidy, watertight and secure state. In the testator’s will, there had been no instruction as to what should happen if the Home was closed, so effectively the benefits from the will became “locked-up”.
Anyway, after 15 years of being boarded up the property is now under offer and hopefully will soon be restored to former glory. The interior is beautiful and the house itself is on one of the most sought after streets in the town. I imagine the local Senior Citizens Club will benefit from the sale. Click on each image below to see larger.