16th Century Luxury Georgian Mansion in the North of Scotland

28/06/2020 16th Century Luxury Georgian Mansion in the North of Scotland


Romance, style and luxury are on offer in this 16th Century Grade A listed Georgian mansion with whisky bar and games room; ancestral seat of Clan Gordon overlooking the sea - a stunning large country house with private gardens for up to 16 guests.

Embo House

Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland

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Overlooking the beautiful natural landscapes of the Dornoch Firth and just 2 minutes from the world-famous Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Embo House is a stunning Grade A listed Georgian Mansion available as an ideal base for a Highland golf holiday or as an unforgettable location for a celebratory group holiday. It is also a perfect Scottish wedding venue.

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Dating back to the 16th century, Embo House was a Castle of the Clan Gordon which underwent an elegant Georgian era makeover in around 1790. With great care to preserving its past, today an updated Embo House provides luxurious, contemporary accommodation which has received a 5 star rating from the Scottish Tourist Board.

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Guests can choose to stay at Embo house on an entirely self-catered basis or arranged to be part-catered for. In the modern, light kitchen you will find everything you need to easily prepare meals for all those staying. There is a large gas cooker with a double oven, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, DAB radio and wall-mounted TV and sound-system. In the centre a solid oak table, useful for when it's a joint effort and there's lots of cooks in the kitchen who need surface space. There's also a small wood burning stove to warm your toes on cold mornings or when returning from an outdoor excursion.  From the kitchen French doors lead out to the terrace and barbeque area.

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Undoubtedly the grandest room in the house, the dining room is furnished with ruby rich colour schemes featuring a large fireplace, grand silver candelabras and complimented with a beautiful mahogany dining table and chairs seating 16.

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The cedar-lined library offers the perfect space to enjoy a book, with seating to accommodate all staying and an area with a table and chairs that is well suited for board games or jigsaws. There is a sound system installed in the library which you can connect to and play your own music and French doors lead out to the terrace and garden. The cosy sitting room has an open fire and is an ideal place to enjoy the views out over Dornoch Firth. The room also has a large smart TV and ample seating for everyone to sit and enjoy a film.

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A highlight of the grandeur at Embo house, the Games Room is completed with a fully stocked, walnut topped bar surrounded by bar stools and equipped with a fridge, ice-maker and dishwasher and all you need to make your favourite tipple. There is also a pool table and a TV mounted on the wall that includes access to the Sky sports channels.

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Embo House sleeps a maximum of 16 in 8 bedrooms, each having its own private en suite and all bar one enjoying sea views. Each of the bedrooms has been beautifully furnished to a high standard and has a uniquely themed décor, several of the bathrooms feature roll top baths and large drenching showers. Six of the bedrooms can be arranged as super-king double beds or twin beds, one room has a king size bed and one has a double bed. All the bedrooms are completed with hairdryers and bluetooth wireless speakers.

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Outside the house is surrounded by 8 acres of private garden which includes a large terrace and barbeque area, a tree house and a stunning glass summer-house. There is also a large laundry and drying room which is perfect for refreshing damp sports equipment and storing golf clubs.

Book your stay at Embo House here.

Embo House

Embo House

Romance, style and luxury are on offer in this Grade A listed Georgian mansion with whisky bar, games room & golf pitching area; once an ancestral seat of the Clan Gordon, it overlooks the sea - a stunning large country house with 8 acres of private gardens, accommodating up to 16, self-catered or partly-catered. Ideal for large groups, golfers, weddings, retreats, family…

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