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Bell's Brae House Bed and Breakfast

Dean Village 17 Bells Brae, Edinburgh EH4 3BJ Scotland
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Looking for a place to stay in Edinburgh? Then look no further than Bell's Brae House Bed and Breakfast, a charming bed and breakfast that brings the best of Edinburgh to your doorstep.

Rooms at Bell's Brae House Bed and Breakfast provide a flat screen TV, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

You can also enjoy free breakfast while staying at Bell's Brae House Bed and Breakfast.

Close to some of Edinburgh's most popular landmarks, such as Dean Village (0.1 mi) and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (0.9 mi), Bell's Brae House Bed and Breakfast is a great destination for tourists.

While in Edinburgh be sure to experience local crab favourites at The Witchery by the Castle, The Ivy on the Square, or Forage & Chatter.

If you are interested in exploring Edinburgh, check out one of the castles, such as Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Holyrood Park.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Bell's Brae House Bed and Breakfast as you experience everything Edinburgh has to offer.

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PJKTM wrote a review Mar 2020
Cheshire, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at Bells Brae for a weekend break. Everything was perfect, from the moment we arrived. Stephanie and Stewart are very welcoming and friendly, and make every effort to make your stay a wonderful experience. The house is unique and dates back to 1597, our bedroom had a veranda opening up onto the Water of Leith, river. If the waters are high and you are lucky, you may witness an Otter swimming by! Furthermore, the breakfast is delicious! We hope to return and will most definitely be recommending this first class place to stay to family and friends.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and fell under Edinburgh's spell. We enjoyed your visit too and look forward to the next one. Best regards Stewart
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Raa24 wrote a review Aug 2019
Mumbai, India4 contributions
If you want to dive straight into a story book, look no further. Tucked away, in the heart of historic Dean Village, Bell's Brae House is a delightfully quirky, old, stone building, with a spiral staircase, plants everywhere, and two very warm hosts. Stephanie and Stewart have thought of every detail. A bedroom and bathroom that are entirely private. Fluffy robes, delicious, hearty breakfasts and sherry every evening. And most of all, a home that feels loved. We felt instantly welcome, and pampered, throughout our stay. If you're visiting Edinburgh and really want to soak up the atmosphere of the city, don't hesitate. Bell's Brae House will thrill every romantic, historian and story-teller out there.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: One room only, with a beautiful view over the Water of Leith.
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DACETC wrote a review Aug 2019
Naples, Florida1112 contributions179 helpful votes
In a very old historic part of Edinburgh, away from the hustle of the city is this B&B in the heart of Dean Village which itself has become a tourist mecca. The B&B features only one room (a surprise for us) but it is large and delightful. Through a private entrance and up an old stone spiral staircase you find the room and the private bath across the hall. The room overlooks the River Leith and a number of older historic buildings. Breakfast is in the downstairs dining room and Stef was a great cook as well as being full of local information. Princes Street is an easy 10 minute walk. We very much enjoyed our three night stay in Edinburgh.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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WPS2013 wrote a review Aug 2019
Arkansas153 contributions32 helpful votes
I had an amazing stay in June 2018. Stewart was a wonderful host and was very helpful with carrying my luggage on arrival and then calling a taxi for me on my last day. He made me feel welcome and his breakfast are delicious, especially the pancakes. The location of Bell’s Brae House was in the beautiful Dean Village and close to Stockbridge and the lovely Circus Lane. Thank you for a memorable visit. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Wes537 wrote a review Jul 2019
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Located in the heart of the historic Dean Village, Bell's Brea house, with it's large atmospheric bedroom overlooking the river below was one of the best B+B's we stayed in on a 7 week trip. We felt privileged to be able to stay in such a beautiful, historic old building. Stewart and Stef were wonderful hosts and Stewards breakfasts memorable.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Leave the french doors open and sleep with the sound of the river below.
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PaperDaisy wrote a review Jul 2019
Brisbane, Australia30 contributions15 helpful votes
This was an excellent B&B. It was an absolute joy to stay here, both my mother and I felt it really enhanced our trip to Edinburgh. We had a very warm welcome and we were able to leave our bags as we arrived into the city very early in the morning. This was so appreciated and it was only the beginning of the wonderful hospitality we experienced in this place.Stewart and Stephanie are excellent hosts, they go above and beyond. The view from the room is incredible. The room itself is well setup and includes tea, shortbread, tourist information, maps, reading material and a very comfy bed! The house is amazing, it has so much history which Stewart was happy to explain to me. Dean Village is beautiful and an excellent place to wander around. The breakfasts were superb. I highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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veronique s wrote a review Jul 2019
nimes14 contributions7 helpful votes
We are very happy to discover this marvellous house ....The owner is very chraming and take care of his guests , the room is very nice and the breakfast just stunning .... Definitively our favorite Bed and Breakfast in Edimbourg
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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carolinelmeade wrote a review Jul 2019
Norwich, United Kingdom1 contribution
We felt so welcome, everything was wonderful including the view! Very old and interesting house with bags of character including a stone spiral staircase! Home made biscuits were provided in our room as was a small decanter of sherry! We were made to feel very at home and could come and go as we pleased. The breakfasts were fab! Huge choice with everything freshly prepared.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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GlobeTrotting81274 wrote a review Jul 2019
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Here are some special aspects of 'better than excellent' Bell's Brae: The hosts were very engaging, yet respected our privacy; the breakfasts - among the very best in terms of selection and quality; our room - such a great view, Water of Leith, not to mention the sherry and shortbread; location - easy walk to Edinburgh centre, castle, Stockbridge market, etc.; benefits far exceed costs.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you so much for your kind and generous remarks. Come again soon. Best regards, Stewart and Steph
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MuensterMonster wrote a review Jul 2019
Muenster, Germany103 contributions82 helpful votes
We stayed at the welcoming guesthouse at the bridge over the Waters of Leith end of rainy May. Quite easy to find leaving tram station West End turning left to Queensferry Street. Steph and Stewart are straightforward and helpful, room has a nice view and beds were comfortable for a deep and quiet sleep.We enjoyed the biscuits and finally we got our little bottle of that mysterious liquid (no whisky, no sherry), but what was it? We recommend everything and would come again on our next visit (marathon)!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bell's Brae House Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Bell's Brae House Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Dean Village (0.07 miles), St. Mary's Cathedral (0.3 miles), and National Galleries of Scotland: Modern Two (0.3 miles).
What food & drink options are available at Bell's Brae House Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Bell's Brae House Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Forage & Chatter, The Painted Rooster, and Teuchters bar and bunker.
Is Bell's Brae House Bed and Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are there any historical sites close to Bell's Brae House Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Real Mary King's Close (1.0 miles), Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.7 miles), and Gladstone's Land (0.9 miles).