Burnside & Mill Lodges

Self Catering Accommodation near Nairn, Scottish Highlands.
  • Burnside Lodge
  • Mill Lodge
  • Mill Lodge Internal
  • Pheasant

With close proximity to beautiful beaches and countryside and just a few miles from Nairn and Inverness there are opportunities for outdoor adventures and fun indoor activities to suit all ages. Here are a few idea's to get you started!

Geddes Woodlands

There are some nice quiet easy going walks from the Lodges, fine for an evening stroll or for taking the dog for a walk. The quiet single track road takes you through a lovely wooded setting to the 'Village' of Geddes. Don't be surprised if there is no Post Office, no Baker, or no village Garage. Geddes Village is a Hamlet of only 6 houses!  Alternatively, you can take a stroll up to the ruins of Rait Castle only a few hundred yards from the Lodges, or along woodland tracks by the Trout Fishery.


Within easy distance of the lodges is a good variety of river and loch fishing. Geddes Fishery is only a short walk away from the lodges. This is a Trout and Coarse fishery. Several other locations are within easy reach. 

A short walk from the Lodges.

Nairn Beach

There are many lovely white sandy beaches along the Moray Firth Coast. Starting at Nairn the sands stretch east towards Culbin Sands, Findhorn, Roseisle, Burghead, Hopeman, Lossiemouth, Garmouth and Buckie. Great for a walk or to enjoy some peace and quiet in the outdoors. Close to the west beach in Nairn is the Nairn links, in the summer time this is a great place to try crazy golf, get an ice cream, or play in the adventure play park.

10 mins from the Lodges.

Culbin Forest- Walks

Stretching from Nairn to Findhorn Culbin Forest offers extensive forest walks near the shores of the Moray Firth. Site of a great sand storm which changed the landscape and buried a village. Walks start at the carpark at Wellhill between Nairn and Forres of the A96.

Approx 10 miles from Lodges.


Nairn has two Championship Courses. The Nairn Dunbar and the Nairn Golf Course. Both 18 holes.

There are a number of other Golf Courses in the area and no matter what your ability there will be something to suit. Other courses include, Aigas, Culcabock, Fairways Golf Driving Range Inverness, Forres, Fort Augustus, Grantown, Hopeman and Torvean.

10 mins from the Lodges.


A great wet weather activity! Nairn Swimming Pool is just ten minutes drive from the Lodge or take a trip to Inverness to the Aquadome. Open all year.

10 or 25 minutes away from the Lodges.

Cawdor Castle

Cawdor Castle is a 14th Century Castle. The Castle has tapestries, paintings and a fine collection of furniture. The castle has beautiful grounds and gardens and there is a shop, nature trails and a nine hole golf course. Open May to October.

Approx 10 minutes from the Lodges

Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Battlefield is the scene of the last battle fought on British soil. In 1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated by the Duke of Cumberland at this site on the high ground above Inverness. Exhibition area, Audio visual show and tearoom. Walk round the Battlefield and see the positions of the Armies. operated and cared for by The National Trust for Scotland. Disabled facilities. Open all year. Located near Inverness.

Approx 15 mins from Lodges.

Brodie Castle

Run by the National Trust for Scotland Brodie Castle is the ancient seat of the Brodie Family. Exhibits exist of fine furniture, porcelain and a collection of paintings. The beautiful gardens and grounds are open all year. The Castle, a shop and tea room are open April to October.

Approx 15 mins from the Lodges


Vue cinema in Inverness has several screens showing the latest movies.

Approx 20 mins from the Lodges.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema has lots to offer. With films, theatre, classes and workshops held here it it worth taking a look at what is on offer. Cafe. Open all year.

Approx 20 mins from the Lodges.

The Floral Hall

The Floral Hall in Inverness is run by Highland Council. In a climatically controlled environment there are fountains, ponds alive with tropical fish. The Hall also contains an award wining Cactus House. Located on the West side of Inverness just off the A82.  The Hall is open all year. There is access for Disabled Persons.

Approx 25 minutes from the Lodges.

Fort George

An impressive Military Fortress built after the Battle of Culloden. Fort George is located on the very edge of the Moray Firth. Current home of an Army Battalion and cared for by Historic Scotland, this Fortress is an outstanding example of Defensive Military Design and one of the best examples in Europe. A walk round the ramparts is almost 1 mile! Regimental Museum and display of 18th Century military life. Coffee shop. Open April - September.

Approx 20 minutes from Lodges.

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

The Inverness museum and Art Gallery has exhibits of Highland Heritage on display. Exhibition of Archeology, Art, Natural and local History. Open all year.

Approx 25 mins form Lodges.

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

At the Black Isle Wildlife Park you can meet friendly animals, see the Waterfowl Collection, Goats, Sheep, and Wallabies, Lamas, Meercats, Racoons, Rabbits, Ducks, Geese and Swans, and Pigs! Picnic area tearoom and shop. Children under 5 go Free. Located 5 mins North of Inverness just off the A9. Open - March - November.

Approx 30 mins from lodges.

Outfit Moray

Outfit Moray are based in Lossiemouth. They offer many great activities. Abseiling, Canoeing, Kayaking, Hill Walking, Mountain Biking, Surfing, Body Boarding, Bush Craft and Environmental Education. Activities are offered to educational groups, and prices for private groups are available on enquiry.

40 mins from the Lodges.

Tree Zone

The Tree Zone just outside Aviemore has zip wires, balance beams, hanging platforms, tight-ropes, scramble nets, white knuckle bridges and gap jumps set in the ancient Caledonian Pines of the Cairngorm Mountains. TreeZone is an unforgettable high ropes activity for adventurers at least 7 years old and 1.1m tall.

Located approx 50 minutes from the Lodges.


The Landmark Centre is an outdoor centre located in the village of Carrbridge. Situated in woodland it has big slides, chutes, arial ropeway, treetop trail and viewing tower. You can very often see the red squirrels on your walk through the woods which are on duckboards to protect the habitat and help keep feet clean! There is also a working sawmill powered by steam where you can get close to see it in operation. A tearoom and shop are adjacent to the carpark. Open all year.

Approx 45 mins drive from Lodges.

Strathspey Steam Railway 

The Strathspey Steam Railway is a great way to travel between Boat of Garten and Aviemore. Lunch is available onboard with great views the Cairngorms. Open March to October, some events are held outwith these times.

Located approx 1 hour from the Lodges.

Highland Wildlife Park

At the Highland Wildlife Park you can see Scottish Wildlife past and present and discover Wolf Territory and the Brightwater Burn otters. Large herds of Red Deer, Bison, Wild Horses, Highland Cattle roaming free. Walk around on foot and meet a wonderful variety of creatures including Wild Cat, Lynx, Reindeer, Arctic Fox, Badgers, Owls, Grouse and Capercaillie. Visitor Centre with Coffee Shop. Open All Year.  Located on the B9152 just off the A9 Near Kincraig, 7 miles South of Aviemore.

Just over 1 hr from the Lodges

Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore

The highland folk museum offers a fantastic insight into the social and cultural history of the ordinary people of the Highlands, dramatically displayed through exhibitions and reconstructed buildings. See the Blackhouse, Clackmill and smokehouse. Open - April - October.

Approx 1 1/4 hrs from the Lodges on A9.


Moray Walking Festival

The Moray walking festival offers a variety of walks. Coastal, Woodland and Hill walks are on offer and there are walks to suit a variety of abilities. The Festival is held in June.

Highland Games

The Macallan Nairn Highland Games are a great chance to see some traditional highland activities including highland dancing, tossing the caber and a Scottish Pipe Band. The 'showies' (A travelling fair) also takes place in Nairn during the games and there are lots of activities on offer for all ages. Held the second weekend in August.

10 minutes from the Lodges.

Contact Us

Shona Grant

IV12 5SA

Tel : 01667 459150

E-mail: bookings@geddesmill.co.uk