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Balbirnie House Hotel

4 AA Star listed Georgian country house situated in 400 acres in the heart of Fife with 2 restaurants, therapy treatments and golf course. Balbirnie is a small luxury Georgian country house hotel situated within 400 acres of beautiful parkland, by the village of Markinch in the heart of Fife. Rated AA 4 Stars for 17 years, signifying Balbirnie as one of the top 200 hotels in the UK. The hotel is superbly located right between Edinburgh and St. Andrews, and very close to the picturesque East coast of Scotland with its many quaint fishing villages. Edinburgh is only 14 miles and the stunning scenery of Perthshire is an easy drive away and the vibrant city of Glasgow is just over an hour from Balbirnie. Privately owned and personally managed since opening as a hotel 25 years ago, Balbirnie House is widely recognised today as one of the country's finest small luxury hotels, combining understated luxury with superb service and outstanding value. Offering 31 individually designed bedrooms, each quite unique in style and character. For a special stay, you may wish to enjoy one of the deluxe rooms or suites, many of which are enormous rooms with large comfortable beds and magnificent views over the gardens. Bedrooms are located over the three floors of the original mansion house, with a number of rooms on the ground floor for guests who would prefer not to take the staircase. There is also have one ground floor twin bedded room with wheelchair access. The hotel has a choice of dining options, enjoy the Bistro created from the old kitchens of the house. The Bistro offers casual dining, fantastic value, delicious and authentic Bistro cooking. Or for more formal dining why not sample The Orangery which offers classic Scotland on a plate, and has become one of Fife's most special destination restaurants. All dishes priced individually allowing you to choose as you wish. Voted one of Scotland's five most romantic restaurants by The Scotsman newspaper and past recipient Scotland's Hotel Restaurant of the Year. For those of our guests who prefer to stay within the perimeter of the estate during their stay, many pursuits are available, including doorstep golf on the challenging par 71 parlkand golf course, jogging trails and woodland walks. For those who have a keen interest in history, Balbirnie even has its own stone circle and stob cross. The park is home to an abundance of wildlife (including a family of deer) and to a vast selection of plants and trees, including the East of Scotland's largest single collection of specimen rhododendron trees. Within the park is also Balbirnie craft centre selling handcrafted gold and silver jewellery, pottery, leather goods and metal works.

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Free WiFi


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Child Friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Archery, Crossbows

Bicycling, Cycling

Awards / Descriptions

Conference & Meetings

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Civil Licences

Four Poster Beds


Heli-pads, Private Airfields

Horse Riding, Equestrian

Jogging, Running

Motor Racing, Go-Karting, Quad Bikes, Tanks

Shooting, Clay Shooting, Stalking

Surfing, Windsurfing, Diving, Jet Skis

Water Sports

Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

Wildlife, Bird Watching

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Room Service & Food/Drink


Recommended walks


Golf course (walking distance)

Extra info

Nearest Airport: Edinburgh

Nearest Airport Time: 35 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 35

Nearest Train Station: Markinch

Nearest Railway Time: 5 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 2

Vendor Accreditation: Past recipient 4 AA red stars

Amex: Yes

Delta: Yes

Diners: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 34

Single room price from: £97.50

Single room price to: £137.50

Double twin room price from: £170.00

Double twin room price to: £210.00

Suite room price from: £210.00


01592 610066
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Balbirnie Park, Markinch Village, Glenrothes, Fife, GlenrothesKY7 6NE, United Kingdom

Balbirnie is located just off the A92, 35 mins from Edinburgh. From th A92, take the B9130 to Markinch and then follow the signs for Balbirnie Park and the hotel, which is about a mile along the road.

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