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Balbirnie House, Balbirnie Park, Markinch Village, Glenrothes KY7 6NE, Scotland. Georgian-style Mansion House, originally built in 1777, restored & reopened as a Hotel in 1989. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Rent a Self Catering Cottage in Leslie Fife Scotland


Rent a Self Catering Cottage near Markinch, Fife, Scotland. These charming two hundred year old rural properties on the southern slopes of the Lomond Hills, within the grounds of the owners home, are privately set within 220 acres of Woodland Trust land and surrounded by the Fife Regional Park.

"Markinch parish is bounded by Kennoway, Wemyss, Dysart, Kinglassie, Leslie, Falkland and Kettle. It measures about 6 miles north to south by 4 miles broad. A small detached portion containing the village of Innerleven (or Dubbieside) lies at the mouth of the Leven and is cut off from the rest of the parish by that of Wemyss. The parish contains the villages of Markinch, Milton, Coaltown, Balcurvie, Windygates, Thornton, Woodside, Balbirnie Bridge and Kirkforthar Feus. Coal has been extensively worked, but the deposits at Balbirnie are becoming exhausted. There are paper mills at Balbirnie Bridge, Rothes and Auchmuty; flax and tow mills at Milton, Haugh Mill, Thornton and Sythrum; bleachfields at Rothes, Balgonie, Lochtyside and Kirkforthar Feus; a woollen manufactory at Balbirne Bridge and a power loom linen factory at Milton. There are also a number of flour, corn and saw mills in the parish; and a large distillery and malting establishment at Cameron Bridge. The parish church is at Markinch; there are chapels of ease at Thornton and Milton; a UP Church and a Free Church at Markinch; and a UP church at Innerleven. " edited from Westwood's Directory for the counties of Fife & Kinross published 1862.


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