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

Bedrooms 12
Separate WCs1
Space 8,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 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 ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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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(19 traveller reviews)

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Classically beautiful large family friendly retreat, situated on the Moray Firth
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Alles super

  • 5 of 5

Schönes Haus, für schottische Verhältnisse sehr gut ausgestattet, sehr freundliche und bemühte Vermieter und Hausverwalter, es sind keine Wünsche offen geblieben.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home for a big occasion

  • 5 of 5

Our generation of my wife’s large family all spent a week together here in this wonderful house. Very well kept house and grounds, with lots of space in the lounges, and plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms such that everyone felt comfortable and at ease. The kitchen facilities were fine, and the dining hall worked exceptionally well for us. We had an outside caterer on one of the evenings, and the food and atmosphere just couldn’t have been bettered. I can happily say that all 20 of us were just over the moon with Burgie House, and all its amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, historic property that is in one of the most gorgeous settings you could imagine.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful week with family and friends celebrating a wedding and gathering of loved ones. If you love history and nature I doubt if you could find a better place to stay! We had a wonderful cook for the week (Emma E Swan) that made sure we all went home 10 lbs heavier. We had 2 music nights with a full on Ceilidh Saturday night! Rory O’Connel and David Goodin were wonderful! We had a day of fly fishing with “you fish Scotland’ and a riding day with Equus Riding. All wonderful memories and just a bit of what we did while there. Alec, Polly and Hamish were all wonderful to work with and very kind. Loved this place, the people and the land!

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Burgie House is every thing as described. We had a great time here and would certainly recommend Bugie House to others. Alec and Polly were very pleasant to work with. Also if you are looking for great meals, Mhairi’s meals were delicious and her company delightful.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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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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
Refundable 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.

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