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.

Storms Malik and Corrie hit The Burn

While still recovering from the significant damage caused by Storm ARWEN at the end of November 2021, it is sad to report that The Burn has suffered further damage from the very recent gale force winds of Storms MALIK and CORRIE. Over 500 trees down and whole conifer plantations have been wiped out. Power lines are down and the wide spread devastation is so heartbreaking.
Both drives are currently blocked and we have lost some fabulous trees – from the majestic oak and horse chestnut near Marjorie’s cottage to the monkey puzzle by the walled garden.
The recovery process is likely to be extremely challenging and will take many months to complete. We will keep you informed as we bring The Burn back to its best.
Recovery has already started. With replanting in mind, if you can, we would be very grateful if you could make a donation.

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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20 hours 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

7 days 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.

This looks amazing! I love the tartan table runners.

Excellent afternoon! “Thankyou”

Looks great

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3 weeks ago

April was a very dry month and, as much as we love the sun, we really need more rain. River levels have dropped significantly but still the salmon run! Here is a wonderful short video of salmon at The Burn as they pause at the loups. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice to see the salmon going up stream

Love watching this🤞

Brilliant video

How wonderful!!

3 weeks ago

After two very long years of COVID control measures, it is wonderful to welcome the UK Drosophila (Fruitfly) Workshop back to The Burn. It was both our pleasure and great honour to host some of the world’s most eminent cell biologists and, from the comments below, they thoroughly enjoyed themselves!“Great to be back.”“Such a pleasure to be back in such a fabulous setting. Many thanks to all the lovely staff.”“We had a most splendid time.”“Amazing as always! Thank you for facilitating a great visit and beautiful stay.”“Fantastic as ever, there is no place like The Burn!” ... See MoreSee Less

After two very long years of COVID control measures, it is wonderful to welcome the UK Drosophila (Fruitfly) Workshop back to The Burn.  It was both our pleasure and great honour to host some of the world’s most eminent cell biologists and, from the comments below, they thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

“Great to be back.”

“Such a pleasure to be back in such a fabulous setting.  Many thanks to all the lovely staff.”

“We had a most splendid time.”

“Amazing as always!  Thank you for facilitating a great visit and beautiful stay.”

“Fantastic as ever, there is no place like The Burn!”
1 month ago

It’s been too long since our last post and the wonderful weather was an opportunity not to be missed.Whilst tree clearance and storm damage repairs continue to drive the agenda, we are also doing all we can to bring The Burn garden back to its best. The photos below are of Courtyard House - the 18th Century stable block - now a six bedroom holiday let property. In front of Courtyard House is a wonderful herbaceous border which has been weeded, trimmed and top-dressed to promote growth and encourage a magnificent floral display during the summer months.We are now making real progress and hope you enjoy the view. ... See MoreSee Less

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Is the blue door walk open? Hope things are going well with the storm clearing.

Looking wonderful David...such very fond memories of past visits and so can't wait to return again one day.

The Burn is in good hands!

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