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.

The Christmas Tree in the Hall of Embo House

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 or grandparents enjoy a quiet jigsaw, a book or even a snooze in front of a fire! 


This is our “First Christmas” since starting to let Embo House out for self-catering holidays in May 2018 and it will indeed be a venue for multi-generational family Christmas and New Year holidays this year. As part of the deal, we decorate the house for our guests, which has been great fun!

The dining room is also ready for a celebratory Family Christmas dinner, and some of our guests have opted to have a chef-cooked dinner made for them in the house.

As part of the whole experience, this multi-generational family gathering has also asked local Embo resident and Pipe Major from the Dornoch Pipe Band, Mr Willie Fraser – to pipe them in for dinner! Wow! Would love to see it!

If you have never stayed in Dornoch over New Year, we can highly recommend it. The Ceildh in the town square on New Year’s Eve finishes with a piper on the castle ramparts at midnight and a simply fabulous firework display. And on New Year’s Day a contingent of extremely brave people take a swim from Dornoch beach! Are you brave enough to join them?

We would like to wish all our Embo House guests a fantastic Christmas and Happy New Year. Maybe they will inspire future guests to try their own Dornoch multi-generational family holiday.