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Embo House

Dornoch, Sutherland

Grand 18th century house perched on the North East coast of Scotland, perfect for exploring the Highlands with friends and family.

  • Sleeps 16
  • 8 bedrooms
  • 9 bathrooms
SAVE TO WISHLIST 1
£6500-7000 per week

Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

How to book

Embo House is owned and managed by Ginny.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Ginny.

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£6500-7000 per week
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The highlights
  • This magnificent 18th century house, set in eight acres of grounds overlooking the Dornoch Firth, was once a castle of the Clan Gordon.
  • Inside, you’ll find a welcoming interior that blends plenty of Scottish tradition in the grand dining room and cosy library with the modern luxuries of the contemporary kitchen and stylish ensuites.
  • After a round of golf at the world-famous Royal Dornoch Golf Course, put your feet up in front of the open fire in the sitting room.
  • Explore the grounds and discover a boules court, croquet lawn, summerhouse, hot tub and even a golf practice pitching area.
  • Enjoy lazy afternoons in the sunshine out on the terrace with a BBQ on the go, or make your own pizzas to cook in the outdoor pizza oven.
  • There’s plenty of exploring to do in the area, from long walks along the coasts to visiting whisky distilleries and historic sites, to tackling the world class links golf courses in the area.

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You should know
  • Due to the location, it’s easiest to get out and about by car and you’ll find plenty of parking available at the house.

Licensing
This property has a Scottish STL Licence
Licence No: HI-00078-F
Licensed up to: 16 guests
EPC rating: C

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EV charging point

Other green credentials

Recycling of all recyclable waste

Responsibly sourced firewood

100% local produce in welcome pack

Eco cleaning products

All energy efficient appliances

Energy Performance Certificate rating C

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The detail

Set in eight acres of grounds, overlooking the spectacular Dornoch Firth, the beautiful Embo House dates back to the sixteenth century. It was originally a castle of the Clan Gordon before being given an elegant Georgian update, making it perfect holiday accommodation for large groups. Sleeping up to 16 guests, the house offers a beautiful library, a grand dining room, a whisky bar, a hot tub and even a golf practice pitching area. It’s just short stroll down to Embo beach for views across the Firth and a few miles from the first tee of the famous Royal Dornoch Championship Golf Course.

Step inside this historic house and you'll find a welcoming interior that blends traditional charm, a few grand touches and plenty of modern comforts. The bright and airy kitchen and dining room becomes the social hub of the house at mealtimes with all the equipment you'll need to rustle up the family favourites. Stay cosy in the evening with a fire crackling away in the wood burner as you gather around the table for dinner. For more formal occasions, the elegantly furnished dining room features a huge table, complete with two silver candelabras, in front of a large fireplace.

After dinner, explore the house to find the perfect spot to put your feet up. The sitting room offers comfy sofas in front of an open fire with spectacular views out to the Dornoch Firth. Alternatively, you can retreat to the beautiful library, lined with shelves of books and featuring a cosy seating area. There's also a games room with a well equipped bar, a pool table and a TV.

There are eight beautifully furnished bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms and seven with sea views. Five of the bedrooms have super-king size beds that can be split into twins to offer plenty of flexibility for groups of friends or family. You'll be able to hear the sounds of the waves on the shore as you drift off to sleep, creating a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

Outside, there are over eight acres of grounds to explore with lawns, wooded areas and fruit and herbs to pick. On the terrace, there's a large charcoal BBQ and a pizza oven, perfect for lazy afternoons in the sunshine. Head out to the Summerhouse for a glass of something as the sun sets or enjoy a dip in the hot tub. If you want to get some practice before tackling the world class course at Royal Dornoch, head to the pitching area where you'll have to avoid a water hazard and a bunker to reach the green. If golf isn't your thing, there's a boules court in the back garden and a croquet lawn at the front of the house.

There's plenty of exploring to do in this part of the Highlands, with stunning beaches on the doorstep, whisky distilleries nearby and historic sites to visit, such as Dornoch Cathedral just a few miles down the road. Stroll along the path from the house to Embo Beach and head north to Dornoch Beach for a picturesque coastal walk. You can also go south to the National Nature Reserve of Loch Fleet to do a bit of birdwatching and try and spot some seals. Try your hand at fishing in the nearby lochs, rivers or sea, or head out to explore the countryside on your bike. There are half a dozen excellent links golf courses within an hour of the house, making it perfect for a golfing trip.

Features
Essential
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Dog Friendly
  • Baby Friendly
  • Hot Tub
  • Family Friendly
  • EV Charging Point
  • Heating
  • No Smoking
  • Strictly No Single Night Stays
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Pool table
  • Games room
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Fridge
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Highchair
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • Smart TV/FireStick
  • Netflix
  • Sonos/Smart Speaker
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire
  • Off road free parking
  • Babysitting
  • Table tennis
  • Cleaning service
£6500-7000 per week

Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
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How to book

Embo House is owned and managed by Ginny.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Ginny.

Request To Book
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