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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Embden House

from £79 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

from £79 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.

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Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Beautifully appointed converted Victorian Villa. Recently upgraded with high spec furniture and furnishings and recently added decking and seating area. Ideally located for shops, bars & restaurants. Dundee's many amenities are close by with easy access to the University.

A 5 minute stroll to the sea leads to a beautiful award winning beach whilst the golfer is well catered for with many local courses and St.Andrews & Carnoustie a short car journey away. There are many routes for the cyclist and horse riding is available close by. Although in a good central location for all amenities the property is situated in a quiet street with easy parking.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Broughty Ferry 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dundee 6 km, Nearest railway: Dundee 3 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Outdoors Private garden, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The property has a unique layout making it an interesting house to stay in. It has lots of space and storage for luggage, sports equipement, bikes etc. There is one family bathroom with shower but also has a downstairs Cloakroom with WC and wash-hand basin.

Further details outdoors

A lovely Decking area was added recently with table and chairs - available all year. The seating area is sheltered and private - ideal for lunch or a spot of sunbathing!

There is off street parking for one medium sized car.

Newly installed wireless unlimited Broadband connectivity now in the house

Further details

Children are welcome however as there are 2 flights of internal stairs: may not be suitable for toddlers or people with mobility issues

Pets are welcome with prior arrangement only and subject to £35 supplementary charge.

Linen & Towels can be supplied at a charge of £40 (sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers & towels)

Welcome pack of groceries can also be arranged upon request.

About this location

The Dundee region

Broughty Ferry has its own Castle and sits in an ideal position to visit Dundee, City of Discovery with Museums Leisure pool, Theatre and an abundance of shops,bars and restaurants. Broughty Ferry is also close to the University town of St.Andrews famous for its golf and steeped in history. With Carnoustie, another golfing haven, only a 10m drive away and many other private and municipal courses the golfer is well catered for.

Dundee is a south facing city giving it a claim to being Scotland's sunniest and warmest city - it's an ideal location for all ages and interests with great cycle routes and walking for all levels of fitness.


Broughty Ferry allows you to visit lots of places from small fishing towns to HRM The Queen Mothers residence at Glamis Castle just a short car journey away.

The River Tay offers an ideal opportunity for sailing with dolphins and seals in the award winning waters off Broughty Ferry beach. For the cyclist there are cycle tracks from Dudee to the beautiful beach at Carnoustie and beyond. Dundee city boasts two football teams and an ice-hockey team playing out of Dundee Ice Arena.

The area has many parks such as Camperdown Country Pak with a wildlife centre and adventure playground. The annual Blues Bonanza brings Blue's lovers from all over the world and with Dundee's history of scientific activities the "City of Discovery" boasts the RRS Discovery, RF Scott's Antartic exploration vessel.

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Review 1-10 of 12

24 Sep 2014


"Perfect Location, Perfect Property..."

I booked this last minute, and Lesley could not have been more helpful. The house itself is beautiful and located centrally in Broughty Ferry, making everything easy to access.I would reccommend this … More

2 Sep 2014


"The Perfect Scottish Home"

The Embden House was a lovely home that housed our family of four for 5 days. The residence was clean, quaint, modern, quiet, and homey. Each of the rooms were comfortable and larger than expected. Th… More

Thank you for your review. The location is excellent for discovering Scotland!

We're pleased you found Embden Hosue to be the perfect Scottish Home - that's quite a compliment so thank you!!!

18 Aug 2014


"Sunny week in Broughty"

After 16yrs it was lovely being back in Dundee and Broughty. The weather made it but so did Embden House which was ideally located, walking distance from the main shops, cafés and the beach. The hous… More

We appreciate your 5 STAR rating - good to know after a long break from the town you found everything so satisfactory.

As you so rightly identified the town is ideally situated for exploring Scotland and Embden House is neatly tucked away from through traffic.

We endeavour to provide everything for a great stay and we're so pleased you found the house to be extremely comfortable and homely.

We will take on board your suggestion and upload more photographs to improve the prospective person, reviewing the house for a possible Let, more information.

We hope you'll return again - but hopefully it won't be another 16 years!
Thank you

11 Aug 2014


"A beautiful and relaxing home"

We had a very enjoyable 3 week stay at Embden house. My husband and I and our two young children felt instantly at home after a mammoth journey from Australia! The house is beautifully furnished provi… More

It'a great to know that you considered Embden House worthy of a 5 STAR rating - thank you so much!
The house location, as you so rightly say, is very central for everything. Broughty Ferry has a good choice of coffee shops, cafe's etc and with small but very well stocked Marks & Spencer and Tesco you don't have to jump in the car every time you wish to purchase something.
We try to maintain the highest of standards and it's good to hear that our efforts are appreciated and reflected in your review.
Thank you - we would love to welcome you back

5 Aug 2014


"Home from home ."

Loved this property . Ideally situated for our stay. Very close to sainsburys , but also many small convenient stores a very short walk away.pebbly beach close by , but a lovely sandy beach a few minu… More

It's great to know that your familiy found everything to be comfortable and to a high standard which is all the things we strive for.

The location is good, as you so rightly say, for shops,beaches etc.
We do endeavour to make the whole process as easy as possible and so glad to know we've managed to keep the process simple.
Thank you for the great review it's really appreciated and ideal for those looking to possibly Let in the future.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Embden House again hopefully.

23 Jun 2014


"Excellent accommodation, a home away from home!"

Embden House is beautifully furnished and made us feel like we were home. The house is equipped with the conveniences of home. It is convenient to public transportation and a short walk to the Broug… More

Thank you for the great 5 star rating and review. It's good to know that our visitors enjoy all the comforts of a home and that our efforts make your stay very enjoyable.
Embden House is so handy for all amenities and transport links as you've discovered.
We hope to welcome you back very soon!

22 Apr 2014


"Truly marvellous holiday rental and great value."

Spent a lovely week in Embden House, Dundee. The website does not do the holiday rental justice, beautifully maintained, well equipped and great location for Broughty Ferry and surrounding places to … More

Thank you for your 5 STAR rating and response.

We endeavour to keep Embden House to a very high standard and thanks for reflecting this in your review.

Broughty Ferry is a great place as you so rightly said with so much in one small town.

Embden House offers good value for money as you stated with high quality furnishings and fittings - which have all gone towards making your stay a pleasurable one.
We would be delighted to welcome you back in the future.
Thank you

8 Jan 2014


"Great holiday rental"

This was our second visit to this lovely rental house. As on the first visit (in 2011), the house was very clean and well maintained. The house was as described on the web page and the furnishings were comfortable and attractive. The kitchen was well equipped with cooking utensils, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery and we cooked many meals there. Fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher were all clean and in good working order. The combined washer/dryer in the basement worked well. Wifi was available and TV had a good selection of channels. Bedrooms and bathroom upstairs were attractive and very clean. The stairs going up to the bedrooms might be difficult for people with mobility issues. There was always hot water available and the shower over bath worked well. The heating system in the house was excellent and ensured a cozy house on cold October days. There is a very pleasant outside patio that I'm sure one would enjoy if the weather permits. There were hanging baskets of flowers on the patio and front door even in October….such is the attention to detail at Embden House. There are many shops, restaurants nearby and bus service is good in the area. We enjoyed very much both of our visits to this lovely rental and hope to return soon.

We always try to maintain the highest standards within Embden House both in terms of amenities and cleanliness and it is therefore very rewarding to have such a recommendation from a returning guest. Thank you

I note your comments regarding anyone with mobility issues and have highlighted this within the description on the website.

We try to focus on details as you've mentioned and pleased you recognise all our efforts.
Thank you for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

15 Aug 2013


"Disappointing End"

We were pleased with Embden House when we arrived for a 6 week stay. The kitchen perhaps required a deeper clean, but otherwise, the house was ideal to meet our needs. Prior to leaving we took off all… More

Comments from all Lets are always greatly appreciated for improvement and hope that anyone reading the 1 star review will compare this to the previous 5 star reviews and make their own judgement.

I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and the house met all your needs but disappointed with the review despite all attempts to meet all requirements.
When a Let is being booked the Terms & Conditions, which are signed via the booking form, clearly states a security deposit is required to cover exactly the type of items broken within this Let.

There has never been a previous occurrence whereby the security deposit has been kept but then no other Let left with 2 broken appliances.
Per a professional engineer the dishwasher was "broken due to mishandling". Therefore the claim of "circumstances outwith our control" is not relevant.

Embden House has received many recommendations & re-bookings from families who have highly commended the house, level of cleanliness & high quality furnishings. Indeed I received emails from you enquiring if the Let could be renewed for next year??!!
Despite the d/washer not working for a few days it was surprising to find dishes and d/washer in such a state despite there being a fully functioning kitchen sink.

Our lovely house continues to be highly praised by reasonable people.
Thank you

12 Jul 2013


"Lovely home, great location"

My family and I stayed at Embden House for a week while visiting my granny in Broughty Ferry. The home was so charming and so much more than we expected. There was a nice-sized kitchen to prepare all … More

It's always great to hear that our clients have been extremely satisfied with Embden House. The property is maintained to a very high standard to ensure that everyone has the best time possible whilst on holiday and we always try to accomodate guests requests to the best of our ability.
Thank you for your great review and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

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    Lesley S.

    • 5 Years listed

    85% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:10 Apr 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
    • English
    +44 (0) 7789 262619

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