Entries by Ginny Knox

Winter Weekend Highland House Parties – New at Embo House.

Winter can be a great time to visit the Highlands, particularly with a crowd of your best friends or family. This is especially true on the East coast near Dornoch, where the local micro climate means it rarely snows. On the other hand, the scenery can be at its most dramatic, the golf is cheaper, […]

Luxury, Dog-friendly Highland Accommodation at Embo House

Our dog Nala loves the Highlands. It’s not just the endless opportunities to roam across mountain and moor. It’s also the opportunity to swim in lochs and burns, or doggy surf on the stunning beaches at Dornoch and Embo. We’re sure it keeps her in peak condition. And her coat is especially silky and sweet […]

Wonderful Wildlife in Sutherland

Just in from a lovely autumn walk around Embo House, Dornoch. It reminded me how wonderful wildlife in Sutherland can be.     At this time of year the barley stubble to the front of Embo House provides perfect camouflage for a huge flock of barnacle geese fresh in from the Arctic. My presence triggers […]

Embo House: “5 star” self-catering in Dornoch

Embo House: 5-star self-catering accommodation in Dornoch We are delighted to report that the Scottish tourist board have awarded Embo House a 5-star self-catering rating, making us the only Dornoch 5-star self-catering accommodation. As you may gather, we are rather proud of this! For the House to achieve the 5-star rating, we had to fulfil […]

Christmas Family Celebrations at Embo House

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Embo House, as we prepare to welcome our first guests over Christmas and New Year. Embo House is really ideal for a multi-generational Christmas family holiday or celebration, as there’s enough space for the kids to play snooker, table-tennis or play station games, whilst their parents […]

Embo House is now a Dornoch wedding venue!

Embo House is starting to show its capability as a Dornoch wedding venue, with the very lovely Agne and Jerry using it as the base for their celebrations in October 2018. Luckily, it was a fabulously dry and warm weekend, even though it was nearly November.                    […]

Simply the best Dornoch Firth View!

Well I know I’m biased, but I do (not so) secretly believe that here at Embo House we have the best Dornoch Firth view there is! Those canny Georgians who built the house at the end of the 18th Century, knew a good thing when they saw one, so the front of the house faces […]

Coul Links Golf & Embo House

A Coul new Top Class golf course for Embo/Dornoch! Yesterday we heard some extremely exciting news regarding the future of golf at Embo House. No, it wasn’t that our reinstated golf practice area which includes a couple of water hazards and a lovely new bunker (replete with 10 tonnes of sand) – is working well, […]

Spring at Embo House

It is almost unbelievable how the carpet of snowdrops which surrounds Embo House from January, gets supplanted by a veritable host of golden daffodils in April. We had been away to our niece’s wedding, and arrived back to find that Spring had definitely sprung in Dornoch.    Spring flowers (and Nala) in the garden at […]

Summer Painting Course at Embo House

We are really delighted that August 2018 (9th – 16th) will see the first painting course being held at Embo House. The tutor will be Jonathan Shearer, the well-known landscape painter based locally in the Scottish Highlands. Jonathan graduated from Grays school of Art in 1993. He currently has an exhibition at Inverness Castle Gallery […]