Finalists and Winners in the European Holiday Home Awards 2016

It’s all about the awards this month!  As well as six EmbraceScotland properties making the regional finals of the upcoming Scottish Thistle Awards there are a number of our properties that were finalists and winners in the recent European Holiday Home Awards 2016!  Many congratulations to Craigengar Lodge on winning Best Accessible Holiday Home, Lewis Longhouse on winning Best Green Holiday Home and to all the finalists below.

Best Accessible Holiday Home


Craigengar Lodge

Craigengar Lodge sits in a peaceful rural setting in a field surrounded by livestock, with wide open skies and hill views – and yet only a 30 minute drive from Edinburgh.  This contemporary wheelchair-friendly 5 star house sleeps 13 + 4 and is ideal for groups of friends, celebrations and family get-togethers.



Homelands Trust Fife

Located in the beautiful East Neuk of Fife, Homelands Trust offers luxury, accessible self-catering accommodation 12 miles from St Andrews.  The purpose built luxury 4 star lodges have a number of features incorporated into the designs to ensure they are accessible including ceiling tracking hoists, pressure relief airflow mattresses and ‘Clos-o-mat’ toilets.  There is also a wide range of portable specialist equipment available on request free of charge.


Best Green Holiday Home


Lewis Longhouse

The Lewis Longhouse is a unique, 5 star holiday home with a Green Tourism Gold Award.  Located on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis, in a scenic and peaceful area, the accommodation sits just above the beach with uninterrupted views south, east and west.  With underfloor heating and a multi-fuel stove you can keep cosy whatever the weather.



Craigengar Lodge

Also a finalist in the Best Green Holiday Home category Craigengar Lodge is an eco-friendly 5 star holiday home with a Green Tourism Gold Award.  This architect-designed house-on-the-hill is a contemporary, timber-clad steel-framed house with a curved roof and huge windows with wonderful views.  Only a 30 minute drive from Edinburgh.


Edinbane Self-Catering

Edinbane Self-Catering Cottages are renovated, cosy, traditional stone self-catering cottages near the sea and mountains in the north of Skye.  Both cottages sleep 4, ideal for families and couples, and have wood burning stoves and Wi-Fi.  Shared facilities include a washing machine, dryer and deep freeze, full access to the croft, trampoline and storage facilities for kayaks and bicycles.

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Garden Cottage, Torrisdale Castle

Garden Cottage overlooks the former walled garden at Torrisdale Castle.  Sleeping 2, the property consists of a large double bedroom, bathroom, a comfortable sitting room/dining room and a kitchen, newly installed in 2015.  There is also an outdoor wood burning eco hot tub in which you can unwind.


Best Pet Holiday Home


Kirkstone Lodge

Kirkstone Lodge is an architecturally designed pet-friendly property 3 miles from Kingussie and 10 miles from Aviemore.  You can walk or cycle straight into the forest from the front door, and there is a hot tub and sauna in the garden in which to relax after a days’ walking or outdoor activities in the Cairngorms National Park.

The house includes everything you need for a comfortable self-catering stay plus a bbq, sky package, Wi-Fi, nespresso coffee machine and a wood burning stove.



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