Balbirnie Park Caravan Club Site (REF : BAP)

Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 6NR, Scotland

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Attractively set within 400 acres of parkland, Balbirnie Park Club site offers a variety of walks, some of which are suitable for cycling, wheelchairs and mobility scooters. The site is great for dog owners, with plenty of open space and woodland, and is a great holiday location for everyone in the family. You have a choice of pitches: those grouped in open areas and surrounded by statuesque mature trees or others located in charming shady glades.

The nearby village of Markinch is only steps away and offers grocery shops, a post office, restaurants, bars and cafes, most of which offer free WIFI and are dog friendly.

The stunning beaches of Elie, Leven and St Monans are just a short drive away, as well as as award winning fish and chips shop in Anstruther. The beautiful Falkland Palace and gardens are also only 5.5 miles from site and well worth a visit.

The railway station, just 15 minutes’ walk from the site, provides direct links to Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth. Why not take a day trip to Edinburgh, just an hours’ train ride away that crosses the spectacular Forth Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bus also stops directly outside the site making access to the local area easy.

For a more active way to spend the day visit Glenrothes and Kirkaldy sporting facilities or go swimming, ten pin bowling, ice skating, go carting or horse riding (all within five miles of the site). There is also a golf club in Balbirnie Park and a further 30 courses in Fife including the famous St Andrews course. The Balbirnie Park Club Site enjoys the annual Highland games for Markinch & Glenrothes located just opposite in the John Dixon Park, every first weekend in June. Enjoy traditional bagpipes, dancing, tug of war and caber throwing.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

The site is surrounded by farmland and lochs, including Loch Leven, so it’s easy to find routes to explore. The East and West Lomond hills are a great starting point with routes for all abilities. There is also a coastal path from Burntisland to St. Andrews that is accessible from most coastal towns, the nearest of which is Leven about 7 miles from the site.

Supermarket notes:
The closest is Morrisons in Glenrothes, about 2 miles from the site.

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Directions

Please do not use sat nav on final approach to the site. From South leave M90 at junction 2A (junction 3 if approaching from North) onto A92 (signposted Kirkcaldy) for about 15 miles. At Tullis Russell roundabout (see large chimneys on left) turn right onto B9130 (signposted Markinch, Balbirnie Park House Hotel, Balbirnie Park international caravan site sign). In 0.75 mile turn left at large white signpost into Balbirnie Park. The site entrance is on the right in 30 yards.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
KY7 6NR
GPS:
Lat 56.20528 / Lon -3.14032
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OS field ref:
NO293018
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
F15

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Glenrothes and Leven
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Edinburgh
  • Nearest train station: Markinch
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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A wonderful site with great friendly staff and a great location. I would definitely recommend this site to anyone thinking of exploring the lovely area of the "East Neuk" of Fife.
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Lovely hidden site.

We visited this site for one night in July, and it’s a charming site. Well hidden off the road in the village of Markinch, and right next to Balbirnie park and woodland walk. The facilities and toilets were very clean, and the welcome warm. Quite a few of the pitches are under trees, so it’s dappled sunlight only! But the tv reception was very good. Markinch is a 5 minute walk away with 2 co-ops,a couple of pubs and assorted shops. Balbirnie park is on your doorstep, with wooded dog walks and also a golf course. A lovely visit.
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We visited this site in June 2019, after driving from the site at Blair Drummond. The site is located right next to Balbirnie Park, which houses the splendid Balbirnie House Hotel, Balbirnie Golf Club, and some wonderful woodland walks - some of which can be cycled on. There are so many species of trees withing the park, and wonderful shrubs, plus a charming stream. The pitches at the site are decently placed - some are in quiet parts of the site, other border the perimeter fence next to a housing estate, which did not appear noisy or intrusive, Some of the pitches lack sun due their position amongst trees, but some people would prefer this perhaps. The toilet block was immaculate - didn't have as many showers as some sites (4), but didn't cause us an issue. Motorhomes were not allowed on grass pitches, as they were deemed too soft. The staff were lovely & helpful, and work hard on the upkeep of the site. We walked into the Town of Markinch, which was in the main unimpressive, and not a lot there - a couple of convenience stores, a couple of pubs, a decent train station, a restaurant. Clean, but unexciting. Glenrothes is only a mile or so away - a decent sized place, where Supermarkets are plentiful, petrol stations etc. All in all, a very pleasant 2 x night stay, with a wonderful Park next door. If there was one criticism - on the day of leaving (a Saturday), we vacated around 11.45am - entrance to & from the site is restricted, in that if there is more than one car/caravan entering the site, and are parked by the office whilst registering in, then you will not be able to get out until one of them moves on. On the day we departed, it was pretty chaotic in that there was a line of caravans/Motorhomes trying to get in, I guess to get first choice on pitches - thus the staff had to allow them through the barrier to enable people to get out ! Some caravans in the queue had to back-up !!
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Great place, everything we required, great location, excellent staff.

Balbirnie site review This was our first visit to Balbirnie Caravan Club site. We are a 1hr drive away but due to rush hour traffic took over 2 hrs to arrive. The wardens said they would wait for us after closing(8pm) and they did and still helped us on pitch and told us which local carryouts would deliver to the site. The grass pitch they gave us was near everything and beautiful in the morning with the sun shinning through the trees. Plenty of space between pitches. The site is really well kept with a superb Toilet block, great showers. The site sits within Balbirnie park, which is a 400acre estate with Hotel and golf course and stunning trees and plants as well as a beautiful stream which our dogs loved. This is the best dog walking site we’ve been to in the UK. This site sits in the middle of Fife so is ideal for all of the coastal towns including St. Andrews and Tentsmuir forest. The area has so many attractions, Falkland Palace, St.Andrews, Lomond hills, Perth, so much to do locally in some lovely quaint Fife villages. Cycling has many options, Loch Leven easy 13mile round cycle, we walked it in 4hrs, gentle but not easy, beware the midges north side. The Loch Leven Larder is a must for Food, cakes are fantastic and we bought a wonderful fresh steak pie that we ate at home, delicious. The Boat house at Kinross sits on the Loch and the outside café provide water and a free cup of dog food to revitalise our dogs, sandwiches were great. The cakes at the café at Findatie are special too. There are loads of hidden gems in Fife and Balbirie site is ideal to reach them in a short drive. The village of Markinch is small but Glenrothes is next to it so the nearest retail park is only 2 miles away for all your needs. A big thankyou to the wardens that keep the site in excellent condition, are so accommodating, loved the wee book library and picked 4 excellent books, and a lovely smiling couple who picked everyone’s spirits up.
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An Impressive, well maintained site

Located right on the edge of Balbirnie Park, this site offer wonderful woodland walks which are full of blossom in early summer. This is a great loaction for dog walkers. For the internet, we had a good G4 signal throughout which is all we need for email and web surfing.
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