A great journey up the A9 from Glasgow with scenery all around to die for, we arrived to this quaint little holiday park & were greeted at first by a dust storm from a nearby crop farmland. Reception check-in was very quick, my partner & I were given an 8 berth caravan No.89 right next to all the amenities.
On the top floor of the amenities centre was a bar/restaurant, bar/entertainment & the reception itself. The lower level consisted of Grocer/gift shop, takeaway, games room with slot machines, arcade games & mini tenpin bowling alley with 2 lanes. Also on the bottom level was the swimming pool with Jacuzzi with separate sauna & solarium. The swimming had to be booked in advance at the reception to avoid overcrowding. In the park there was a good size play area for the young kids & and an area set aside for dog walkers.
We only used the entertainment the once, it was ok but nothing brilliant. The usual bingo, quiz then singer with music at the end of the evening. Children are asked at end of the evening to stay seated with their parents, but not every parent took heed of this & it kind of spoilt my night as I like a wee dance at the end of the night but not with young children running around the floor. Think this should be more addressed as the kids get their time at the beginning of the evening.
0n to the park itself, it really is set in an awesome, quiet location a couple of miles outside Dornoch town. The scenery is fantastic with loads of different wildlife.
We pretty much used this as a base to explore further northeast to the villages & towns up the A9 right up to John O' Groats. I would recommend this beautiful part of Scotland, if only we could guarantee the good weather!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Everyone loves to stay at Grannie's!And it's easy to see why. This Grannie's got a heated indoor pool and nine hole crazy golf, an adventure play park on the sand and direct access to legendary Embo beach. Lucky guests can spot bottlenose dolphins across the Dornoch Firth, and get out and about to explore castles, waterfalls and wildlife parks. Yes, there's plenty here for everyone and their granny!* Set by the famous white sands of Embo beach * A superb location for exploring The Highlands * Magnificent views of the Dornoch Firth * Heated indoor pool with spa bath and sauna * Fun for the kids with Sid & Lizzie ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grannie`s Heilan` Hame Hotel Dornoch
- Parkdean - Grannie's Heilan' Hame Holiday Park Dornoch, Scotland