Fishing

There is plenty of opportunity to go fishing at The Burn with the River North Esk running through our grounds. The Burn beats mark the boundary to the Estate and the river is only 200 metres from the main house. The North Esk is a first class salmon river, draining almost 290 square miles, with brown and sea trout also present.

Our best fishing kicks off around mid-March, though for braver anglers you can still land a fish in February and early March, with the game fishing season running from middle of February to the end of October.

Fishing permits

Frequently asked questions

General information

What is your smoking policy?

As with most accommodation providers, we operate a strict no smoking policy.  Smoking is only permitted outside.

Do you have any contact details for local services?

Here are some useful contact numbers:

  • The Burn Office – 01356 648281
  • Edzell Health Centre – 01356 648209
  • Edzell Pharmacy – 01356 648302
  • Taxi – DLC Travel – 07388 446816
  • Garage – HA Mackay – 01356 648364
  • Edzell Golf Club – 01356 647283

Can I book fishing with accommodation?

Yes you can.  The Burn controls fishing along two 2 km of the River North Esk.  Please enquire when making your booking and the cost of permits can be added to your bill.

Catered Accommodation

When can I check in?

You can check in from 2 pm.  If you think you might arrive before 2 pm then you might need to wait until your accommodation is available.

When do I need to check out?

We ask that you check out by 11 am.

Do you provide cots and bedding for children?

We can provide cots and Z Beds, with bedding, on request.  We also have high chairs if required.

Can I bring a dog?

Dogs are not allowed in the mansion house but are welcome to join you in our self-catered accommodation.

Do you have any accommodation suitable for a wheelchair user?

The Burn has  a twin bedroom with en suite facilities suitable for a wheelchair user on the ground floor.  There is a ramp to allow wheelchair access to the building and all public areas on the ground floor.  Please contact The Burn to discuss any specific requirements.

What is included in my bedroom/suite?

Most of our rooms do not have en suite facilities but our bathrooms are conveniently close.  Every room has:

  • Towels.
  • Toiletries
  • A hairdryer
  • A refreshment tray, with biscuits and all you need to make a hot drink.

Our WiFi coverage has been expanded but currently does not reach all bedrooms.

Self-Catered Accommodation

When can I check in?

You can check in from 3 pm.  This time is set to allow sufficient time for cleaning.  An earlier check in time can be arranged if the accommodation is not occupied on the morning of your arrival.

When do I need to check out?

We ask that you check out by 10.30 am.

Do you provide cots and bedding for children?

We can provide cots and Z Beds, with bedding, on request.  We also have high chairs if required.

Can I bring a dog?

Well behaved dogs are very welcome in our self-catered accommodation.  It would be appreciated if dogs were kept off beds and chairs and a supplementary charge of £5.00 per dog per day will be added to your bill.

Are there any shops near by?

The village of Edzell is just one mile away and has a post office/general store, SPAR supermarket, pharmacy, garage (with filling station), butcher and hairdresser.  The village also has two hotels with restaurants, a tea room/gift & clothing shop, a café and a takeaway (fish & chips).

What can I expect to find in the holiday accommodation?

Each holiday property is very well equipped to provide you with everything you need and we like to think you will find our holiday lets a home from home.  All properties have oil-fired central heating and an open fire or wood-burning stove.  We also provide you with logs and coal at no extra cost.  Our kitchens have everything you will need and each property also has a washing machine.