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Classically beautiful large family friendly retreat, situated on the Moray Firth

Bedrooms 12
Separate WC's1
Space 8,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

A beautiful large holiday house with great facilities which welcomes all.

Imposingly situated on the exquisite Moray Firth overlooking Findhorn Bay, extravagantly spacious Burgie House is a large luxury holiday retreat. With classically beautiful architecture and room to sleep 25 in style and comfort, this is possibly one of the most exceptional holiday homes Scotland offers. Elegantly nestling in 1100 acres of private land, Burgie House makes an ideal family, sporting or wedding location.

About Us

Alec Lochore
2 Gate Cottage, Field House
PE31 8AG King's Lynn
VAT Reg No

Alec Lochore
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About Alec Lochore

Burgie House has been in the Lochore family for 4 generations and was their family home. Since 2012 Burgie has been let as a holiday house during which time many families and friends have enjoyed the beautiful house. The Lochore family are very much still involved and a family member will welcome you on your arrival.

Alec Lochore purchased this chateau / country house in 1912

Why Alec Lochore chose Moray

There is so much space for everyone to relax. Whether relaxing is sitting quietly beside a roaring log fire and reading whilst children expel energy and noise or whether it is listening to someone playing the Steinway Grand Piano in the Drawing Room, Burgie House has style and comfort and room for everyone!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

With beautiful sand beaches 2 miles to the north, with heather covered mountains a few miles to the south, with an arboretum in the garden, with several world famous links golf courses within a few miles, with castles and historical sites in abundance locally, with large log fires, a full size billiard table, a Steinway grand piano, a ceilidh room, a wine cellar, a whisky distillery on the farm, 4 receptions rooms and 12 unique bedrooms Burgie House and its surroundings have something for everyone.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Moray in Scotland

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 26 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • The Lairds - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite with The Lairds Bedroom
    Downstairs Loo - Toilet , Downstairs loo
    Muttie's bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Shared with Alec's Room, Muttie's Room & Clare's Room
    The Main Spare bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Oldest bathroom in the house with original features.
    North Bedroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Huge steel bath with separate shower.
    South Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Brass Room - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Sids Room - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Hugh's Room - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Two bathrooms - one with shower and one with big steel bath.
    Uncle Ian's Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Small bathroom area.
    Clare's bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is one loo on the ground floor. Most of the bathrooms are spacious, warm and carpeted.
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • The Lairds Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The main bedroom of the house overlooking the front lawn.
    The Main Spare - 2 Single Bed , Large twin room with stairs to en-suite bathroom.
    Muttie's Room - 2 Single Bed , Large spacious twin room with shared bathroom.
    Sewing Room - 1 Double Bed , Small double with en-suite shower & loo. Steps up to bed.
    Alec's Room - 1 Single Bed , Small single room with wash hand basin & shared bathroom.
    Clare's Room - 1 Double Bed , Double room with shared bathroom.
    Uncle Ian's Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Double room & en-suite shower. Lovely view over front lawn.
    Brass Room - 2 Single Bed , Twin room with large beds & en-suite bathroom.
    Sid's Room - 2 Single Bed , Twin room with own bathroom and lovely views to the north.
    Hugh's Room - 2 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , Twin room with two further beds in back room. Ensuite bath.
    North Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Spacious twin with large bathroom & shower.
    South Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Spacious twin with en-suite shower & lovely view over lawn.
  • Bedroom locations Top Floor 1 x Double with ensuite shower 2 x Twins with ensuite bathrooms 1 x Twin with 2 further beds with ensuite bathroom & shower room First Floor 1 x Double with ensuite bathroom 1 x double with ensuite shower 1 x twin with ensuite bathroom 1 x twin with 2 additional beds with shared bathroom 1 x single with shared bathroom East wing 1 x twins with ensuite bath & shower 1 x twin with ensuite shower
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • swimming
Cooks and domestic help can be arrange through the property owner - details sent out with all booking. Burgie House also has a well stocked wine cellar with a range of wines. It is accepted that guests can also purchase a wine variety of wines for delivery however the house specialities are large bottle wines ranging from unusual double magnums through to 9 litre bottles.


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Classically beautiful large family friendly retreat, situated on the Moray Firth
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Great place for family get together

  • 5 of 5

All the family had a great time. Particularly loved the large table where we sat to have our meals including our Burns supper!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for choosing Burgie House and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for being model guests and leaving the house so tidy! We hope to see you again one day. Kind regards Alec
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New Years Eve Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to escape to where one can relax, party, chill out and explore. The estate has plenty of places to wander and a truly stunning arboretum that is is being developed behind the house. There are a range of bedrooms and the main rooms vary between a comfortable snug through to formal sitting room, a dance room and a snooker room. A great base for a fun and relaxed break in the North of Scotland.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The house and grounds were truly splendid

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a grand location for family and friends then you need look no further. The house and grounds allow you to slip back to a bygone time where friends and family can explore and relax. The feel of the house is welcoming with a variety of rooms to entertain in suitable for everything from your dogs to the grandest house guest. Children will enjoy the many floors and staircases and, if like mine, will most likely disappear for the majority of your visit. The garden that circles the house is a wonderful play area and the arboretum and lake beyond are of interest to all. Slightly further up the hill the views to the moray firth are spectacular. I cannot recommend the house or the service from the owners highly enough. I look forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful large house that oozes character & charm

  • 5 of 5

This house has a wonderful family feel and gave all the guests very many happy memories. Truly a great place to entertain and spend some proper time with family and friends, a rare opportunity to actually be in a large family home that is not a hotel. It could not be easier to get to and find and there are excellent local amenities. Excellent customer service from the owners and nothing was too much trouble. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We are glad you had fun and your summary of how the house should be used is exactly how we like to use it as a family when we take the chance. We hope you will come back again soon.
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Fantastic family retreat

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic spot and great house with loads of space and character. A massive treat to be all together but also have enough space. Good facilities throughout and just has a lovely family feel.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous house, unique feel. Beautiful arboretum

  • 5 of 5

It is a great house for family get togethers, impressive but relaxed at the same time. Very friendly hosts. Amazing arboretum on site.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks - this sounds like a special weekend with a great group having fun - just what Burgie House is all about. Thank you also for leaving it so tidy - doing the bottle count I was not expecting that! Please come again. Best wish Alec Lochore
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Kimberley, Findhorn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: recommended

Burgie is situated in the heart of whisky making country - The Spey Valley. There are numerous world famous distilleries very close to Burgie.

There are beautiful long sandy beaches with in a few miles of Burgie.

There are an abundance of world class golf courses, many links courses within a short drive of Burgie including Nairn, Castle Stuart and Lossiemouth which are all Championship links courses.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £500

Short breaks/long weekends available (excluding High Season, Christmas & New Year):
2 & 3 nights @ 60% of weekly rate
4 nights @ 70 % of weekly rate

There are two principle rental types - weekly and long weekend.
Should you have any un-usual requests regarding arrival or departure dates then please contact owner and we will be as accommodating as possible.

BACS Payments accepted - please email owner for bank details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.