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Cor, wish my Grannie’s crib was as cool as this: slap bang on the beachfront, with an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, tennis courts and Costa Coffee on tap... Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame Holiday Park sits beside the powdery white sands of Embo Beach near the historic town of Dornoch, in prime position for a romp around the Scottish Highlands.
If you’re bringing the family, rest assured that the chances of the little ones getting bored are slim to none. Aside from the pool- and beach-based shenanigans, there’s mini ten-pin bowling, crazy golf, an amusement arcade, kids’ clubs featuring the Starland Krew, plus a great adventure playground with a zipwire, swings and slides. Older children and teens can get stuck into making their own animated movies or hit the decks at a DJ workshop in the Freestyle club.
Grownups, meanwhile, will appreciate the smashing views across the Dornoch Firth - bottlenose dolphins and seals are regularly seen frolicking in the foam - plus the extensive facilities, which include a bar lounge and restaurant, evening entertainment, shop, launderette and more. Grannie would definitely approve...
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Fully serviced pitches
Motorhome service point
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Dornoch: Cathedral Square Coach Stop — 2.2 miles
2.2 miles Clashmore (Highland): By pass Rd End Coach Stop — 4.5 miles
4.5 miles Golspie: Post Office Coach Stop — 4.8 miles
- Train stations
Golspie Rail Station — 4.5 miles
4.5 miles Dunrobin Castle Rail Station — 5.7 miles
5.7 miles Tain Rail Station — 6.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Nigg Ferry Terminal — 14.9 miles
14.9 miles Cromarty Ferry Terminal — 15.6 miles
15.6 miles Invergordon Port Ferry Terminal — 16.6 miles
Inverness Airport — 25.5 miles
From the north and the south, follow the A9 and take exit A949 for Dornoch.
Go through the village, past the cathedral and turn left.
Follow this road for 3 miles and take a right for Embo.
Continue to the end of this road.
Dornoch, the pretty little town nearest to Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame Holiday Park, has a range of small independent shops, a cathedral dating back to 1224 and one of the best championship golf courses in the world.
Otherwise, if you fancy a day trip, there’s a decent variety of things to do nearby. For a fairytale castle with a French flavour, take a tour of Dunrobin Castle, which stages falconry displays twice daily in its beautiful grounds; Black Isle Wildlife Park has child-pleasing meerkats, lemurs and zebras; whisky lovers can wet their whistle at the Glenmorangie Distillery; and the spectacular waterfalls at Falls of Shin are one of the best places in Scotland to see salmon feats of derring-do as the fish leap upstream between May and September, or to go geocaching, walking and cycling along the forest trails.
If you don’t mind travelling a bit further, it’s an easy drive to classic destinations such as John O’Groats, Loch Ness and Ullapool.
- Glenmorangie Distillery (6.5 miles)
- Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park (28.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||11 p.m.|
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||11 p.m.|
Grannie's Heilan' Hame Holiday Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.
29-42 days: 50% of holiday cost
43-55 days: 30% of holiday cost
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Grannie's Heilan' Hame Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 10 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMaestro