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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

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.

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What They’re Saying About Us

“The Burn offers outstanding value with the flexibility that allows either smaller or relatively large reading parties to fit comfortably into shared or single accommodation for academic retreats”

Prof Jonathan Cooper, Wolfson Chair of Bioengineering, University of Glasgow.

“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

“After two intense days of workshops, we shared far more essential information about ourselves than we ever would at a conference, symposium or day long meeting.”

Scottish postgraduate student

“My experience at the Burn was far beyond what I had imagined. The venue and the setting are so beautiful, the house is amazing, and the surrounding area blew me away especially the lovely walk along the river. We were very well looked after and had everything we could possibly need at any time. The conference was excellently planned, and I think ran very smoothly and the building was perfect for it. The evenings there were a lot of fun, filled with food, games and a few drinks and I made a lot of friends there. Overall, I had an incredible time, and it is a university memory that I think I will keep with me for a very long time.”

Lori DixonUniversity of St Andrews

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