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.

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

And the sun shines on a large family gathering at The Burn. The family group has many connections to Scottish universities and the family tree includes a past Principal of the University of Aberdeen.#theburn #academicretreat #glenesk ... See MoreSee Less

And the sun shines on a large family gathering at The Burn.  The family group has many connections to Scottish universities and the family tree includes a past Principal of the University of Aberdeen.

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That looks absolutely magnificent 👍.

Looks beautiful.

Beautiful Setting

4 weeks ago

This is just a brief message of thanks to all our local supporters. Thank you for all your feedback and helpful information. We are now in the summer holiday ‘silly’ season and, as guardians of our wonderful countryside, you have already reported fires, litter and illegal camping along the Blue Door Walk. We continue to clear storm damage but it might be a while before we reach the Blue Door Walk. So thank you again for you help and understanding. If you need to get in touch then please call The Burn office on 01356 648281. ... See MoreSee Less

This is just a brief message of thanks to all our local supporters.  Thank you for all your feedback and helpful information.  We are now in the summer holiday ‘silly’ season and, as guardians of our wonderful countryside, you have already reported fires, litter and illegal camping along the Blue Door Walk.  

We continue to clear storm damage but it might be a while before we reach the Blue Door Walk.  So thank you again for you help and understanding.  If you need to get in touch then please call The Burn office on 01356 648281.
2 months 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

3 months 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
3 months 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.

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