Academic retreats, holiday accommodation & group events

The Mansion house autumn

A unique blend of home comforts in the Scottish Highlands with both catered and self catered accommodation

Academic Retreats

The Burn offers the perfect antidote to the Covid induced lack of student experience. A stay with us brings students and academic staff together, boosts enthusiasm for their subject and benefits their education, as well as lifting their spirits.

Holiday Accommodation

We have self catered accommodation in our Courtyard House, which is adjacent to the Mansion House and can hold 12 guests, and in our lovely, cosy North and South Gate Lodges, both of which can hold 4 guests and are ideal for a family or small groups.

Group Events

Use us for conferences, away days, retreats and intimate wedding parties of 40 and under. Whether inside our elegant Mansion house or outside in the beautiful grounds, this is the perfect place for birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, and parties.

Job Vacancy – House Manager

We are seeking to appoint a House Manager to work closely with the Bursar ensuring that guest accommodation and support is of the highest standard. The post holder has direct management responsibility for housekeeping and is primarily focused on setting and maintaining the highest standards of customer service. Working directly for the Bursar, the House Manager is customer facing and is one of three functional team leaders (the others being the Head Chef and Estate Manager). This is a ‘hands-on’ role and the incumbent would be expected to help out when required and to lead by example. Working hours are scheduled to fit with customer demand and in this regard the House Manager must be prepared to work at weekends and accept that shift patterns will change.

In return you will be working in a friendly and supportive environment in a pleasant rural Scottish setting with good competitive pay and working conditions.

Please note that a self-contained accommodation is available within The Burn House. It is preferable that the House Manager lives in this accommodation, but all candidates will be considered for this role.

January 2021 visit to The Burn

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What They’re Saying About Us

“The Burn is a place which allows you to be detached from the world and connect with yourself.”

Abe Bailey scholar

“Beautiful, peaceful, and productive. Thank you for such a wonderful place.”

Member of Marine Alliance for Science and Technology

A Spooky Night by Candlelight at The Burn, 26-27 November 2021

Professor Karin Friedrich, Chair of Early Modern European History, Aberdeen University, recounts an extraordinary night at The Burn as Storm Arwen struck.

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2 weeks ago

The wedding season is with us again and The Burn is being set for Saturday. Our fingers are crossed for the sun to shine. 🌞 ... See MoreSee Less

The wedding season is with us again and The Burn is being set for Saturday.  Our fingers are crossed for the sun to shine. 🌞

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Brings back lovely memories ❤️🥰

Looks lovely I hope it will be a nice day

Looks lovely

1 month ago

Today we hosted a wonderful occasion that was enjoyed by all. Our thanks go out to the Inner Wheel of Brechin for holding their final community support event at The Burn. You have made a significant contribution over many years and we are very sorry to see you go. ... See MoreSee Less

Today we hosted a wonderful occasion that was enjoyed by all.  Our thanks go out to the Inner Wheel of Brechin for holding their final community support event at The Burn.  You have made a significant contribution over many years and we are very sorry to see you go.Image attachmentImage attachment
1 month ago

So it’s afternoon tea again at The Burn and we are making final preparations to welcome Brechin Inner Wheel and some very special senior citizens. It’s also the week of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the bunting is up! ... See MoreSee Less

So it’s afternoon tea again at The Burn and we are making final preparations to welcome Brechin Inner Wheel and some very special senior citizens.  It’s also the week of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the bunting is up!

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Looking lovely.

1 month ago

It was wonderful to be able to return to the Burn in Edzell for our annual geography/science fieldtrip. We haven't been able to go for a couple years so it was great to be able to take the children once again. Despite the rainy conditions all day on Monday, our spirits were not dampened and we carried out lots of great fieldwork. The children really enjoyed laying their insect traps in the morning and then we headed off to the rugged coastline at St Cyrus bay to carry out some work on the sand dunes. A mega game of manhunt after supper managed to tire everyone out! On Tuesday we really enjoyed discovering the wee beasties in our insect traps, (and then releasing them), and after lunch we went to explore the sea defences at Montrose. All in all, another great trip which was enjoyed by all. We thank the Burn for their wonderful hospitality once again and we can't wait to return next year. The Burn Scotland ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

The stage is set to host the Menmuir Women’s Rural Intitute centenary event. The sun is shining and we’re good to go! ... See MoreSee Less

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What a lovely afternoon we have enjoyed. Thank you Team The Burn!

We had a great afternoon, lots of tasty food, & entertainment . Thank you to the Burn Team 🥳

Thank you to The Burn for a fabulous afternoon celebrating Menmuir SWRI 100 th birthday.

Excellent afternoon! “Thankyou”

Looks great

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