23 Mayfield

Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)131 667 5806

Where else is breakfast served by candlelight in winter? Friendly staff, lovely bedrooms, off-street parking and Arthur’s Seat all wait


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome

The Experience

A great base for all things Edinburgh. This attractive villa stands in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat was built in 1868 for a coffee merchant. Outside, much prized, off-street parking waits. Inside, Victorian splendour at every turn: original fireplaces, ornate ceilings and a stained-glass window on the landing. The sitting room comes in dark period colours with newspapers on poles, gilt-framed pictures that hang on chains, and you can grab a drink from the honesty bar, then sink into a chesterfield sofa and watch an old movie or listen to trad jazz. Breakfast is even better. In winter you eat by candlelight, a candelabra on each table, and it’s a feast of Scottish produce: porridge with honey, Arbroath smokies, rare breed sausages, marshmallow pancakes. Bedrooms have style and comfort in spades: white linen, excellent beds, fancy bathrooms, maybe wood floors or a brass chandelier. One has panelled walls, all have good art, iPod docks and smart TVs; the family room has a Nintendo Wii. You can jump on a bus and whizz into town, excellent restaurants wait nearby. A very friendly place.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum two nights at weekends May-September
24-26 Dec.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants within half a mile.


Nightly price
from £110
Singles from £90.
2 Four-posters
From £110
1 Family room for 4
From £130
3 Twin/doubles
From £110



Very professional and friendly hosts. Great flair and comfort in the furnishing and decoration. Unusually delicious breakfasts.A distinctive, fun place to stay.

Susie, Bath

We had the room on the ground floor - unbelievably comfy beds and a super modern bathroom. The breakfast was amazing - his 'specials' are mind-blowingly delicious - everything was home made and I would say only the Savoy hotel could have competed. The ambience of the dining room was also fun. The pictures were beautifully lit and the atmosphere was stunning. The other thing we loved was the sitting room and the honesty bar - we invited friends in for a drink. We could have sat in that sitting room all day.

Lady, winchester

We had the family room on the third floor with the fabulous view of the volcano. Everything was perfect. Wonderfully appointed place with exceptionally friendly and helpful staff.


Fantastic place to stay. Ross was a perfect host and made us feel completely at home. I highly recommend you stay here.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ross Birnie

  • Arthurs Seat fabulous walks or ideal for picnics
  • Braid Hills Heritage walks beside the Royal Observatory
  • Royal Mil Old town discover our history
  • Craigmillar castle best kept medevil castles in Scotland, Outlander is filmed t this location and the new Robert the Bruce
  • Great parking facilities right beside main bus route buses to town every 3 minutes.