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Markinch is a small town that’s rooted firmly in history, with its ancient Stone Circle and Norman church tower indicating its long, proud heritage. And with a home from Persimmon, you can plant your roots here, too. We offer a range of housing developments in this family-friendly area, allowing you to explore all it has to offer. Professionals can also build a solid base here - its excellent transport roots make it an ideal commuting spot.

New homes in Markinch

Halfway between Edinburgh and St Andrews, Markinch offers respite from busy city life while still offering a variety of attractions and amenities of its own. With quirky, cosy pubs, woodland trails and historic monuments, you can easily fill your calendar and enjoy a slower pace of life when buying a home in this sleepy Scottish town.

Living in Markinch

Highland living

Small towns often come with active communities that come together for some of the most exciting events of the calendar year. For Markinch, that event is the Highland Games. A Scottish tradition through and through, these particular games are held at John Dixon Park and include the country’s oldest pipe band competition. This is certainly an event you’ll look forward to every year, with a fun fair, dancing, races for adults and children, stalls and cycling all taking place throughout the day.

But that’s not the only taste of the Highlands you’re going to experience if you buy a home here. In fact, Markinch is characterised by the majestic, secluded settings that typically make up the rugged Scottish landscape. The church of St Oswald’s towers over the town from its hilltop, and you also walk to Star Moss as well as the many other hills and trails that surround the area.

City breaks

If you sometimes want to break away from small-town living and enjoy a day or two in the city, Markinch can easily provide that for homebuyers. As we’ve already mentioned, it sits right in the middle of St Andrews and Edinburgh, meaning you’re on the doorstep of the country’s capital as well as its sweeping countryside. You get to experience all these cities have to offer, but without paying a higher price. You can even get to Edinburgh airport in just over half an hour, meaning you can quickly travel anywhere and everywhere from your new home.

But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do in Markinch itself. There’s a handful of independent shops and restaurants to enjoy, including The Orangery and Balbirnie Bistro, both of which offer delicious meals that you’ll certainly come back for. Just a ten-minute drive away is Glenrothes, home to The Kingdom Centre, in which you can find WHSmith, Home Bargains and much more. There’s plenty on offer for homebuyers in this town.

New builds in Markinch

Markinch is popular for commuters as well as families, and it’s not hard to see why. Close to two of Scotland’s most popular locations, it acts as a base for those wanting to stay close to city life while providing the tranquillity you can only get from a rural setting. Explore our range of homes above, or speak to our team for more information.