THE BURN

COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak means The Burn is temporarily closed for business. We hope to reopen as soon as possible!

However, on top of the tragic human cost of the disease, the pandemic is having a significant impact on many charities, including The Burn.

Cancellation of bookings means we expect to lose a vital part of our income this year, and we will face a large financial gap.

We therefore ask our friends to consider helping us through this difficult time. To donate use the ‘Give to The Burn’ tab below. You will be directed to the Goodenough donations page. Simply select “The Burn” from the dropdown menu, and please use Gift Aid if you can.

Thank you.

Holiday Accommodation

The Burn provides catered accommodation for large groups of up to 44 in the Mansion House, and self catered accommodation for up to 12 in the Courtyard House, 4 in the North Lodge, and 4 in the South Lodge.

Highland Event Venue

The Burn is a superb venue in the Scottish Highlands for all types of event. Set in 190 acres at the foot of Glenesk, there is easy access to Royal Deeside, distilleries, castles, and world famous golf courses.

Academic Retreat

The Burn has a long history of hosting academic reading parties from across the world. We offer students and academics a unique blend of home comforts and an idyllic location.

Things to do around the Burn

The house stands at the centre of a private estate and is the perfect base to explore the NE of Scotland. The Burn offers wonderful walks within its estate, including the famous Blue Door walk along the Gannochy Gorge and fishing on the river North Esk (see our Fishing page). The area offers varied walking and cycling in quiet glens, hills and forests. There also are many whisky distilleries, museums and golf courses to visit within easy reach of The Burn.

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Accommodation

The Burn

Catered accommodation for between 18 and 44 guests.

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Courtyard

Self-catered accommodation for up to 12 guests.

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North Lodge

Self-catered accommodation for up to 4 guests.

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South Lodge

Self-catered accommodation for up to 4 guests.

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A unique venue in the Scottish Highlands

We can host weddings, all types of celebrations, away days, and conferences.

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Academic Retreat

We offer students and academics a unique blend of home comforts and an idyllic location.

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Supporting The Burn

24th July 2019 was the 75th anniversary of the death of James Russell, whose tragic loss in action prompted his family to gift The Burn to Goodenough College. His life was celebrated at The Burn by the planting of 75 trees in his memory. Local, national, and international friends sponsored the planting of these trees. The Burn is keen to plant more trees and to place commemorative benches on the many walks within the beautiful grounds. For full details of how you can support us:

Spring time at the Burn

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1 week ago

Morning has broken. Here is a spectacular sunrise over The Burn to lift your spirits as we start another week in lockdown. It is with new hope that we welcome a new dawn and look forward to a time when we can all get together again. ... See MoreSee Less

Morning has broken.  Here is a spectacular sunrise over The Burn to lift your spirits as we start another week in lockdown.  It is with new hope that we welcome a new dawn and look forward to a time when we can all get together again.

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Beautiful & uplifting 😃

1 month ago

Like most event venues, the doors are still closed to Burn House and not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse. This has been a difficult year for us all and we wish all our friends and followers a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR. Our guest book serves to remind us of times past and our many wonderful Christmas celebrations. Let’s hope that 2021 brings us back together again. ... See MoreSee Less

Like most event venues, the doors are still closed to Burn House and not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse.  This has been a difficult year for us all and we wish all our friends and followers a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.  Our guest book serves to remind us of times past and our many wonderful Christmas celebrations.  Let’s hope that 2021 brings us back together again.

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Wishing you a very Happy Christmas David and hope that 2021 will be a more positive year for The Burn and that I will be able to hold my Pilates and well-being retreat with you after the disappointment of this year. 🎄🎄🎄

Merry xmas to you all from the darling family

Happy Christmas to all the team at the Burn. Here’s hoping for 2021.

Merry Christmas to all the team at the Burn.

1 month ago

Hidden Treasures @ THE BURN. More gardening has unearthed a 1909 King Edward VII halfpenny and a 1939 King George VI penny. Sadly, both coins are in very poor condition and of little financial value. However, the finds allow us to reflect on the periods when the coins were struck.

In 1909 a ha’penny would have bought a half-pint of beer and perhaps the coin in question fell from the pocket of one of the 50 gardeners and foresters employed by Colonel Charles McInroy, Laird of The Burn until 1921.

The 1939 penny reminds us of a time when Britain went to war and the Russell family moved out of Burn House so it could be used as a hospital.
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Nonie Duckett

I found similar coins in the scraping from a rabbit burrow a little further upstream from the Burn House at the old cadet huts I am renovating with the Hedzup charity.

1 month ago

‘‘Twas the time before Christmas and all through The Burn not a creature was stirring .............. apart from Mary and Joseph, The Burn donkeys, who are seen here getting into the Christmas spirit! ... See MoreSee Less

‘‘Twas the time before Christmas and all through The Burn not a creature was stirring .............. apart from Mary and Joseph, The Burn donkeys, who are seen here getting into the Christmas spirit!Image attachmentImage attachment

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June Davidson

Yogi & Swift say hi! 😂

They haven't been for a wander lately

So appropriate especially with their Santa hats!!

They are lovely ☺️

So cute, 🎄

You guys have donkeys now? Lovely!

💕x💕Beautiful.

Norden Shalabna we must go and visit them soon!😍

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2 months ago

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