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Gîte MCcallum Information

Accommodation type

Guest house

Facilities

  • Pool
  • Lock-up facility for bicycles
  • Air conditioning
  • Free Internet access (wireless) in public areas
  • Ironing facilities
  • Lounge
  • Non-smoking (throughout)
  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Business Facilities

  • Desk
  • Fax machine
  • Photocopier
  • Printer
  • Internet connection (wireless)

Policies

  • Check in: 14:00 till 21:00
  • Check out: 11:00
  • Child Policy: Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy: No smoking
  • Pets: No pets

Description

The McCallum House was built in about 1902 for Captain James McCallum, son of Archibald and Eleanor McCallum, Scottish immigrants who arrived in Canada from Glasgow in 1852. Archibald was a boot and shoemaker in Danville, before founding the “Shipton Creamery”, the area’s leading cheese manufacturer. James continued the business, and maintained the high standards set by his father. The Shipton Creamery was the only manufacturer to supply butter to the Royal Train of the Prince and Princess of Wales (the future George V and Queen Mary) during their visit to Canada in 1908. The creamery also supplied many of the leading grocery stores in Montreal, and even exported some butter back to Scotland. The house is a cedar-shingled “American Four-Square” design with pavilion roof (pyramid-shaped), and large dormer window, features typical of this type of house in the early 1900s. The side walls have oriel window (second storey) bays. The one at left is supported on bold brackets, while at right the oriel rests on the side veranda. The spacious front veranda with its neo-classical columns curves out elegantly at the corner, creating a space where people can sit in the evening to watch the setting sun. Captain James McCallum and his wife Lillian (Lodge) lived in the house until their deaths in the 1960s, when both were in their 90s. They now lie in the cemetery opposite, along with their daughters Ruth and Bessie and his parents Archibald and Eleanor.

On-site parking, Free parking,

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