23 Mayfield

Bed & Breakfast

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


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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.
Restaurants within half a mile.


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


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.