Callwood Smiddy was converted in 1998 from a former blacksmith's forge. Originally built in the mid-18th century it was used to shoe cattle, passing on the drovers road on their way to the markets at Stirling, Falkirk and the South. Last used as a working smithy some 70 years ago, it has been lovingly and creatively restored to form a private detached dwelling providing comfortable self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 4 adults.
Incorporating timbers and stone from the original interior, it comprises a tastefully furnished open-plan living & dining area with a high ceiling and a wood-burning stove. The kitchen area is equipped to a very high standard, with an electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge and dishwasher. There is satellite TV with DVD player, an iPad/iPhone dock, a CD/radio/tape player and broadband WiFi; a freezer and tumble drier are housed in the adjacent outbuilding, which also provides safe storage for bikes, golf clubs, skis etc.
The two bedrooms, a twin and a double, are airy and imaginatively decorated. The lobby leading to the shower room opens out through double doors to a sunny south-facing patio, with garden furniture and barbecue, and views across the River Lyon to Drummond Hill. The entrance hall and front door lead to the large driveway with ample parking space. Heating throughout is by electric convector and storage heaters.