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Balmule House

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Balmule House has roots and features that stretch back over 500 years yet has a dramatically transformed interior, designed and crafted with every modern convenience. Set amidst 30 acres of grounds just north of Dunfermline, the ancient Capital of Scotland, Balmule House provides the highest standards of luxury accommodation in opulent surroundings. With several stunning reception rooms, beautiful formal gardens and picturesque views in all directions, we have the perfect venue for your getaway or special occasion. Rarely will you ever find a building with such a rich heritage. Nor will you often see a home with such quality and comfort built into every last detail. To find both in one home is simply unheard of. So while the solid stone walls of this Fife tower house hold the history of every past resident, this is no museum piece. This is a living, breathing home for you to enjoy.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
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Breakfast included
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Breakfast Available
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Full view
Getting there
Edinburgh Airport18 km
Dundee Airport47 km
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I don’t even know where to begin. The Elemis toiletries in the bathrooms, the most perfect power shower I’ve ever experienced, the borders biscuits with the coffee machines, the overly accommodating owners, the aga, the impeccably decorated and kept rooms, the bottles of water at
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This was our second visit and we will surely be back. This is one of the finest hotels in Scotland.

The rooms are luxurious yet homely, and incredibly quiet and peaceful. The staff are friendly and relaxed hosts, yet very attentive.

If for some reason you feel the need to vent
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We stayed at Balmule House for one night in the pink room. What a beautiful house, setting & relaxed environment. No ordinary B&B.
We were given a list of local restaurants in Dunfermline, only 10 mins away. We definitely will be returning & recommending to friends. Huge Breakfa
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What a wonderful surprise it was when we drove up to this beautiful 500 year old house. We went with another couple and they did the bookings around Scotland. This was definitely the best that they chose. WOW
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Response from TheBalmuleTeam, Owner at Balmule House
Responded Aug. 30, 2018
Hi there, Thank you for very much for your kind review. We're delighted that your trip to Scotland was so good and hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Thanks again!
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We got married at Balmule on Saturday the 14th of April 2018 and we cannot recommend the venue enough.

From first booking until after the wedding the guys at Balmule were fantastic.

We booked the whole weekend at balmule having the main wedding party staying. On the Friday we a
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Response from TheBalmuleTeam, Owner at Balmule House
Responded Jun. 14, 2018
Hi Kim & Stevie, Thank you very much for writing a review for us. Duncan, Michael and Grant raved about how much they enjoyed being part of your special day. Balmule strives to provide the back drop for you to create the day that you wish for and I’m very pleased to hear that we’re on the button there. Obviously, it’s you and your guests who really make the day and we’re lucky enough to be part of that. Thanks again and all the very best for the future. Franc
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Are there any rooms with 2 beds?
Hi Nancy, Thanks for your question. We have both superior and standard rooms that can be set up with twin beds. I hope this helps? Kind regards, Franc
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Hi there, for a short overnight stay, do you have a restaurant or option for dinner? I note that there is no bar so is there not a wine list to accompany the above? thank you!
Hi Alex, Many thanks for getting in touch and apologies for the slow reply. We do offer a dish of the day and we would let you know in advance what this would be. We don't have a bar and you're most welcome to bring your own wine. Kind regards, Franc
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What was the check in times available for the rooms can't see it on the website
Hi Kelly, Sorry for the slow reply, somehow my push notifications have been off. It's 3pm for check in. Kind regards, Franc
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Your hotel looks superb, but I'm wondering if it is disabled accessible? I'm not in a wheelchair but mobility impaired and normally use a walking stick or rollator. Stairs are difficult, so are any of your bedrooms on the ground level?
We came along on Saturday to look at this venue for our wedding in 2017 and were completely blown away with how beautiful it was and great the customer service was. I was wondering from anyone who has been married here how it works at night we believe from what we were told that the tables remain on one room and the band play in the middle area... does this still work well even though those seated will not be able to see the band? We were thinking that if we choose this venue perhaps a dj may be more sensible? Also can you choose any caterer you want? Do they need to supply the bar as well? Thank you xx
Hi, I got married here and happily tell you we had a wonderful day. For us the split across rooms worked really well, we used the ceremony room for a DIY Photo Booth, sweet stand and our cake. It all flowed really well, as we wanted a more relaxed house party type feel for our day. We had a 2 piece band, and a DJ which fitted in well into the space and worked really well at getting everyone on the dance floor. You do need to use one of the caterers recommended, they will also supply a drinks package. Thanks
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"All rooms are luxurious with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside - perfect."
"Make time to explore the grounds, and study the history...... and just relax"
"Each room is exceptional and have wonderful views. For an extraordinary experience try the master suite it is pure spectacular luxury."
"Get the Master Suite if you can!"
"1st floor is best"
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PRICE RANGE
US$162 - US$210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandDunfermline
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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