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Embo House

Embo, The Highlands
Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 8
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Elegant Georgian seaside mansion, sleeping 16
  • Enchanting beech-lined driveway
  • Grade A listed property, one of the castles of Clan Gordon
  • Original period features
  • Idyllic setting, with spectacular views of Dornach Firth and direct access to the beach
  • Royal Dornoch Golf Course within 2.5 miles (voted by Golf Digest as the 5th best course in the world)
Property code: CA129

Magnificent Georgian getaway for friends or families, modernised yet bursting with original features and charm, and set within 8 acres of land.

This Grade A listed property is steeped in Scottish history and will provide the perfect backdrop to your Highlands stay. The 16th-century manor house is the former ancestral castle of the Clan Gordan, but now stands as a luxury holiday home with remarkable sea views. This magnificent property sleeps 16 guests and boasts generous space to unwind and relax throughout.

The overarching style of the property is luxury and elegance, with each room delightfully decorated with a unique style. Bright colour schemes, bold printed wallpapers and antique-style furniture all contribute to the house's relaxed charm.

Your 16 guests will all find plenty of space to relax in the three social spaces on the ground floor. If you are looking for a quiet moment or two, head to the library to enjoy a good book or perhaps a board game. Those who prefer to unwind in front of the television are well catered for, as the Smart TV in the cosy sitting room is the ideal spot to sit down to a family film, especially when the open fire is gently flickering in the corner. Finally, a games room is the perfect spot for entertaining, with a bar, pool table and TV with Sky Sports. For those looking to entertain, the dining room is an impressive space seating 16 guests. For more casual dining or long lazy breakfasts, make use of the table in the large farmhouse kitchen.

The first floor of the property boasts five of the eight bedrooms, including the extra special master bedroom in the West Wing. This glamorous room is perfect for your guests of honour, boasting a luxurious king-size bed and an en-suite with jacuzzi-style bath. Four further bedrooms can be found across the east wing and main house, all of which have versatile zip-and-link beds offering king-size or twin bed sleeping options.

Three further bedrooms can be found on the second floor of this manor house, one of which is a cosy double with wonderful far-reaching garden views. All of the bedrooms in the house boast their own private bathroom, with the added luxury of iPod dock and Bluetooth speakers in each room.

Eight acres of land surrounding the property offer plenty of space to relax outdoors. There is a delightful detached summer house, filled with fruit trees and blossoming foliage, and children have use of a tree house to play in. French doors from the kitchen lead out onto a patio area with outdoor seating and BBQ, ideal for getting together on warm summer nights with your favourite people.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £750 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 8 bedrooms
  • 8 en-suites
  • First floor - East Wing: Zip-linked super-king/twin bedroom with en-suite bath, shower, WC & WHB. Zip-linked super-king/twin bedroom with en-suite shower, WC & WHB
  • First floor - West Wing: Master king-size bedroom with en-suite Jacuzzi bath, shower, WC & WHB
  • First floor - Main House: Zip-linked super-king/twin bedroom with en-suite bath, shower, WC & WHB. Zip-linked super-king/twin bedroom en-suite bath, shower, WC & WHB
  • Second floor - Main House: Zip-linked super-king/twin bedroom with en-suite bath, shower, WC & WHB. King-size bedroom with en-suite bath, shower, WC & WHB. Double bedroom with en-suite shower, WC & WHB.
  • Electric range cooker, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, additional chest freezer, fridge in the bar
  • Ground floor utility room, drying cupboard and WC & WHB
  • Games room
  • Oil central heating and underfloor heating in part of the property. Heating and energy included.
  • Open fire and wood burning stove – starter pack of logs supplied
  • 2 Flat screen TVs with Freeview, flat screen TV with Sky Sports in bar, DVD player, radio; iPod dock & Bluetooth speakers in all bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with lawns, garden furniture and direct access to the beach (1 mile);
  • BBQ; herb garden; treehouse; fruit tree conservatory; pond at rear of property
  • Garden pond located at the rear of the property - children to be supervised
  • Private parking on driveway; garage
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Dornoch 2 miles (shop, restaurants, pub, cafes).

Those looking for a golfing holiday will love this property, which has an extremely popular championship golf course just 2 miles along the coast in the small seaside town of Dornoch. The town boasts some wonderful restaurants, excellent pubs and cosy cafes. Visit the town's bakery, chocolatier and abundance of arts and crafts shops for a unique souvenir to take home.

There's plenty of opportunity to catch up with the great outdoors here. Visit Embo Beach, just a 2-mile walk away, or head up to the Loch Fleet Nature Reserve (3 miles) to discover local wildlife, including otters and seals. Drive a little further afield to Cromarty (22 miles) to embark on a dolphin or whale spotting excursion. For wonderful scenery and a relatively easy hike, ideal for children, visit Golspie and embark on the Big Burn Walk (10 miles). This woodland route takes you over charming bridges and across stunning waterfalls.

Once you've worn yourselves out hiking and biking around the local area, head to a distillery for a relaxing whisky tour and tasting. There are five distilleries within 20 miles of the property and a popular whisky bar in Dornoch's local hotel. The town also boasts a luxury spa, ideal for indulging in a treatment after a challenging week of outdoor activities.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

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