During your stay at Balbirnie House, you will be accommodated in one of 31 individually designed bedrooms, all different in style and character. For a special stay you might wish to enjoy one of the deluxe rooms or suites – enormous rooms with large beds and magnificent views over the gardens.
Classic rooms provide double, twin or single occupancy – each with individual aspect and design but all with the same facilities and comforts.
A feature of visiting Balbirnie is undoubtedly trying the wonderful food and wine, and enjoying super hospitality. Balbirnie’s kitchens have an emphasis on creating classic dishes which use seasonal produce, using at every opportunity the wonderful natural larder that Scotland provides.
From The Orangery which offers classic Scotland on a plate and has become one of Fife’s most special destination restaurants, to Balbirnie Bistro, created from the old kitchens of the house and offers casual dining, fantastic value, delicious and authentic Bistro cooking.
Balbirnie as a destination can be as active or relaxing as your mood dictates – a leisurely walk in the park, a morning’s golf on Balbirnie Park 18 hole golf course, or simply browsing through the shelves of the old library and taking it easy.
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 parkland 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.
Apart from being the international Home of Golf, Fife is rich in other recreational pursuits including fishing, clay pigeon shooting, falconry, horse riding and water sports to name but a few. For the less energetic, how about croquet on the garden lawn?
In a broader context, Fife’s beautiful winding coast and rolling countryside offer a huge amount to explore – quaint seaside villages, stately homes and historic castles and gardens to visit. Balbirnie – and Scotland – is beautiful whatever the weather, but if you’d like an idea of what to pack, do check the local weather report before you set off.