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Castle hosted by Jim
16 guests8 bedrooms8 beds9 baths
Entire home
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Pets allowed
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Embo House was founded in the 16th Century as a Castle of the Clan Gordon. Remodelled in Georgian times, it combines classic elegance with contemporary luxury and is ideal for large groups of people, as it sleeps up to 16. Seven of the eight double, en-suite bedrooms look out over the sea. Outside there 8 acres of attractive gardens - and a path directly to the beach. Royal Dornoch, with its Castle, Cathederal, Shops, Restaurants and world-famous Golf Club is just 2 miles distant.

The space
Embo House is uniquely spacious and gracious! Downstairs it boasts a light and airy Kitchen, grand Dining-Room, cosy Sitting Room, large, cedar-lined Library and a Games Room/Whisky Bar. Plenty of room therefore for everyone in your party to enjoy themselves - and open fires for everyone to sit in front of and chill. Outside, there is also a glass Summer-House, Tree-House and other buildings housing ping-pong and table football games, a built-in BBQ - and a practice Golf Pitching area.
The house occupies a commanding position above the Dornoch Firth and views out over the sea from the house and gardens are simply spectacular, particularly at daybreak.

Guest access
Guests have full use of the house and gardens.

Other things to note
The house is let out primarily on a self-catering basis, however, we can provide Full Scottish Breakfasts and Chef-cooked Dinners on request. In addition, various housekeeping services can be provided (at extra cost) - and a hot-tub can be hired for the duration of your stay. Please enquire about prices if you are interested in any of these services.
Embo House was founded in the 16th Century as a Castle of the Clan Gordon. Remodelled in Georgian times, it combines classic elegance with contemporary luxury and is ideal for large groups of people, as it sleeps up to 16. Seven of the eight double, en-suite bedrooms look out over the sea. Outside there 8 acres of attractive gardens - and a path directly to the beach. Royal Dornoch, with its Castle, Cathederal, Shops, Restaurants and world-famous Golf Club is just 2 miles distant.

The space
Embo House is uniquely spacious and gracious! Downstairs it boasts a light and airy Kitchen, grand Dining-Room…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
1 double bed
Bedroom 7
1 king bed
Bedroom 8
1 king bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Air conditioning
Cable TV
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
Iron
Washer
Hair dryer

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Location

Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom

Embo House is just 2 miles from the Royal Burgh of Dornoch, county town of Sutherland. Though Dornoch has just 1,000 residents, it feels much larger as it has a 13th century Cathedral, an older Castle (now an hotel containing one of the best whisky bars in the World), an ancient Jail (now a fabulous gift shop), several excellent restaurants - AND the 5th best Golf Course in the World (according to Golf Digest). In addition, there are another 4 excellent golf courses within a 20-minute drive.
For those who don't play golf, this is an amazing spot to explore everything else the Highlands has to offer, as Embo House sits in that beautiful, away-from-it-all, heather-clad landscape, where you can enjoy walking, biking, whale/dolphin/seal/bird-watching, whisky tasting and many other activities.
Embo House is just 2 miles from the Royal Burgh of Dornoch, county town of Sutherland. Though Dornoch has just 1,000 residents, it feels much larger as it has a 13th century Cathedral, an older Castle (now an h…

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Hosted by Jim

Joined in November 2015
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Co-hosts
  • Ginny
During your stay
We will always be available at the end of a phone, but we do not live full-time in Dornoch. However, we have a lovely housekeeper and an indefatigable caretaker for Embo House, who will ensure your stay is just how you want it.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a day
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $1278