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The Converted Stables

About the space

This delightful West End property was originally a stable block and subsequently converted into a residential property by award winning architect Michael Laird and Partners. This property can accommodate up to 6 guests over 2 floors.

The Extra Wee Touches you’ll receive:

* Personal Meet and Greet on arrival
* Welcome pack including Nespresso coffee pods, milk sachets, chocolates and dishwasher and washing machine tabs
* Flat screen Freeview TV
* Complimentary toiletries
* Towelling robes
* Parking available for one car
* Wi Fi throughout
* Printer/copier/scanner available
* Digital welcome book about the house and the area

If there’s anything you need we are a phone call away.

Interior layout This unique mews conversion still retains many of its original features, including the old stable door and exposed timber beams. The marks where the saddles were stored can still be seen on some of the original pitch pine panelling.

Situated over two floors, there’s a large, bright fully equipped kitchen on the ground floor with a gas operated Aga. If requested in advance, we can also fill the fridge so you have everything you require for your first breakfast. On the same floor are the three bedrooms; the master is a double with an en-suite shower room, the second has 2 single beds or a super-king double, and the third room can be set up on request with two small single beds or a king-size double. The family bathroom is also on the ground floor. A spiral staircase leads upstairs to the original hay barn, which is now a bright and airy sitting room with beautiful original wooden beams.

Exterior The Mews lane is a quiet and private cul-de-sac with free parking for one car. Metered parking and free parking on adjacent streets is available. There is also access to a drying green at the side of the house.

Great for

Business , City , Family , Romantic , Groups

A delightfully converted stable block in the West End of Edinburgh available for short stays.



Edinburgh airport is 25 minutes away on the West side of the city. There are regular bus, tram and taxi services into town.

It is a short taxi journey from Haymarket or Waverley train stations.


There is parking for one car in the lane.

  • Free parking (outdoor)

Between Haymarket station and Princes Street sits a secret village hidden behind the bustling Shandwick Place. Centred on pretty William Street, the shops of the West End Village were built in 1825 to allow the wealthy residents of nearby Coates Crescent and Melville Street to shop locally for their groceries. Today, the village streets are packed full of small independent shops, restaurants and bars. If you are looking for a cool neighbourhood to stay in Edinburgh, you've come to the right place.

The houses in Douglas Gardens Mews were built in 1889 and have all been tastefully renovated. The mews forms a quiet, private, cul-de-sac. It's a perfect location for city centre attractions, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, access to the Dean Village and Murrayfield Stadium, the home of Scottish rugby.

Also nearby

Edinburgh is the world's leading festival city: The Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh International Children's Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, Edinburgh International Science Festival, Scottish International Storytelling Festival and Edinburgh's famous Hogmanay celebrations.

Facilities & amenities

  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Cooking hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Cot/ Travel cot
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Smart TV
  • Freeview / Freesat TV
  • Board games / puzzles
  • Internet access
  • Wifi
  • Main door / Private entrance
  • Shared garden
  • Personal meet & greet available
  • Central heating
  • Pets not allowed
  • Swimming (Indoor) [2 km]
  • Cycle hire [1 km]
  • Cycle paths [1 km]
  • Golf [2 km]
  • Gym [2 km]
  • Health spa [1 km]
  • Shops [800m]
  • Supermarket [900m]
  • Bar / Pub [400m]
  • Restaurants [800m]
  • Café [100m]
  • Nightclub [800m]
  • Galleries [650m]
  • Museum [950m]
  • Theatre [2 km]
  • Internet café [1 km]
  • Car hire [965m]


Overall rating

3.5 stars

Based on 1 review(s)

  • Cleanliness 3.0 stars
  • Location 4.0 stars
  • Price / Value 4.0 stars

This is a great place, in a quiet location. Still very accessible to the city centre, and easy to get to from the train station.
We travelled with our two children and in-laws so the three bed, two baths was perfect. The kitchen was really cosy and had all we needed equipment/utensil wise. The lounge was a great space. If I were to be super critical, parts are looking a little tired (main bath shower curtain/rail and bath taps, carpets in places, plus a few light bulbs were out, but it didnt spoil our stay.

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Guestbook reviews

We had an amazing stay with the Mews Company. It was everything we wanted in the loveliest, quaintest part of Edinburgh. There are so many lovely touches in this accommodation e.g. aromatic soaps and robes. It was so cosy and the decor is so stylish. Such a nice welcome from Ali too. We would definitely book with the Mews company again. First class.


The Converted Stables

This was a very cool space to stay within walking distance of all the great things to do. Very unique historic character beautifully done and comfortable. Super clean, spacious bedrooms and a very cool second level up the spiral staircase. Would highly recommend!! Cheers !!


The Converted Stables

Blown away by this adorable little place. As thoroughly loved enjoying our coffee and wine in the cute window nook. Very comfortable place for our family in the perfect neighborhood.


The Converted Stables

Stunning home from home in very quiet location within walking distance of Edinburgh Old Town. Beautifully presented and very clean. Met by host on arrival who gave us a tour of the property and advised us of the available amenities. Early bag drop off aided our trip considerably. A great home which is well cared for and well loved. Will definitely be back !


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