Holiday House Details
Embo House
(1 review)
From £3,400 per week
Sleeps 16
8 bedrooms
8 doubles

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£4,000£1,200
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£3,750£1,125
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£3,400£1,020
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£4,600£1,380
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£4,900£1,470
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£3,400£1,020
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£3,800£1,140
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£4,250£1,275
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£3,800£1,140
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£4,250£1,275
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£3,800£1,140
Sat 24 Oct 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£3,400£1,020


Embo House is an elegant Georgian mansion which will impress from the moment it's seen, after making your way up the enchanting beech-lined drive. Set in an idyllic position with views across the Dornoch Firth and direct access to the beach, Embo House is a breathtaking getaway for families and friends alike. This beautiful, grade A listed property was once owned by the Gordons of Embo and is one of the castles of the Clan Gordon. It has been modernised to create a welcoming home for holidaymakers whilst retaining its original charm. The kitchen has a farmhouse feel to it, and contains a large table that makes it the perfect breakfast room. The formal dining room seats up to 16 guests, making this grand space perfect place for entertaining. There are three separate social spaces on the ground floor: a cedar-lined library with plentiful books, a drawing room with tv, and a games room complete with a bar. This gives plenty of options for large families when the youngsters want to break away to play pool and the book worms want some peace and quiet! Upstairs, the double bedrooms are of ample size and all have a private bathroom. Outside in the 8 acres of land surrounding the house, the garden contains a few delights in the form of a tree house, a beautiful herb garden, a practice pitching hole, a separate studio for painting/yoga, and a detached conservatory/summer house which has mature fruit trees and plants growing inside – simply wonderful!

Dornoch is a golfers delight, with the world-famous Royal Dornoch Championship Course (voted the 5th best in the World by Golf Digest) and several other great links courses nearby. There is also fishing in the surrounding area on the River Carron, Cassely and further north in Brora and Helmsdale. The town itself has numerous gift shops and restaurants that are well worth visiting, and plentiful sandy beaches to explore – one of which is just a 5 minute walk from Embo House itself. No matter what you decide to do on your break in Dornoch, this house serves as the ideal base for exploring Sutherland and the Highlands.



Ground floor: Kitchen/breakfast room. Dining room. Sitting room. Library/Second sitting room. Bar/games room with pool table. Drying cupboard for boots and coats. WC & WHB. Utility room.

First floor - East Wing: Zip-linked superking/twin bedroom with ensuite bath, shower, WC & WHB. Zip-linked superking/twin bedroom with ensuite shower, WC & WHB.

First floor - West Wing: Master kingsize bedroom with ensuite jacuzzi bath, shower, WC & WHB.

First floor - Main House: Zip-linked superking/twin bedroom with ensuite bath, shower, WC & WHB. Zip-linked superking/twin bedroom ensuite bath, shower, WC & WHB.

Second floor - Main House: Zip-linked superking/twin bedroom with ensuite bath, shower, WC & WHB. Kingsize bedroom with ensuite bath, shower, WC & WHB. Double bedroom with ensuite shower, WC & WHB.

Outside: Garage. Studio for painting/yoga. Conservatory with fruit trees. Golf putting green.

Please Note:

  • There is a garden pond to the rear of the property.

EPC Rating - C


  • Dornoch (2 miles): shop, restaurants, pub, cafes.
  • Embo (2 miles)
  • Fuel – 5 miles (Evelix)
  • Nearby Attractions: Direct access to sandy beach - 10 min walk from the house.
  • Golf - Royal Dornoch (5th best golf course in the world & best in Scotland, 2 mins away), Skibo, Golspie, Brora, Tain, Castle Stuart.
  • Dornoch Firth and Loch Fleet are both Sites of Special Scientific Interest, filled with wildlife of all kinds. Great for birding etc.
  • Nearby Events: numerous events in Dornoch all year round, from whisky festivals, Highland Gatherings, and the renowned Hogmanay street party.
  • 1 Travel cot provided
  • 2 Flat screen TVs with Freeview
  • 2 Highchairs provided
  • Additional chest freezer
  • Additional flat screen TV with Sky Sports in bar
  • Barbeque
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD player
  • Electric range cooker
  • Enclosed garden with direct access to the beach
  • Fridge in the bar
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden furniture
  • Gas hob
  • Hair dryers in all bedrooms
  • IPod dock and Bluetooth speakers in all bedrooms
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Oil central heating and underfloor heating in part of the property. Heating and energy included
  • Open fire and woodburning stove - starter pack of logs supplied
  • Private parking on driveway
  • Radio
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside location
  • WiFi
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (1 review)
    Embo House reviews
    We had an amazing family break for a special birthday and felt very special. A warm welcome with fires on. Gorgeous building with great Architectural standing. A stone throw away from the beach with fantastic dog walks. Most importantly was the attention to detail, looking after us all including our dogs with great care and thought. We would highly recommend to all our friends and shall definitely be returning.
    Mrs Small - November 2018