Your hosts - Ali and Tara

The Mews Company is a family run business owned by Ali and Tara Macdonald. Your hosts are sisters and Edinburgh is our home town. The business was launched in 2007 after we both had successful careers in the Scotch Whisky industry. We are very proud of our Scottish heritage and have a passion for Scotland's capital city. We are delighted to be able to offer our mews accommodation to guests from all over the world and we take great pleasure in making our guests' stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We work hard to ensure our mews properties are immaculately clean and equipped with everything short-stay business and holiday travellers might need during their visit. We always appreciate feedback if there is something we can do even better !

You will be assured of a warm Scottish welcome and personal service.


Ali is a qualified Company Secretary with 20 years' experience working for a public company and lives in a mews house in Edinburgh's New Town just minutes from the company properties. She runs The Mews Company on a day to day basis and is on hand to meet guests, offer advice and practical assistance whenever possible. When not working, Ali can be found on the golf course or performing with a local contemporary choir which sings to raise money for good causes in and around Edinburgh.


Tara was instrumental in finding and furnishing the mews houses and establishing the early business relationships. She has a passion for interior design and customer service. She moved to Pittenweem in The East Neuk of Fife with her young family in 2012 where she and partner Jamie now run a separate self-catering business based at Madeira in Fife. Together they let out 5 delightful cottages in the gardens of their new home and manage several other exclusive holiday homes in the area. It is a beautiful location for the family and visitors alike to enjoy country life.