Boasting an excellent location in the desirable district of Bellevue just off Leith Walk, this stylish guest house benefits from an excellent position within walking distance of the city centre and the trendy bars and restaurants in Leith and the Shore. Over recent years, Ben Cruachan has received Gold Star Status from Visit Scotland and a prestigious Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor.

Ben Cruachan guest bedroom

Occupancy rates

The prime location has provided the current owners with excellent occupancy rates without the need to resort to more thorough advertising. Ben Cruachan Guest House, therefore, presents an excellent business opportunity for anyone who wishes to make the most of Edinburgh’s ever-growing tourism industry.


Ben Cruachan features five guest rooms, which are spread across the ground and basement levels of a traditional sandstone tenement on McDonald Road. The property is immaculately presented to the market, offering a luxurious feel that has contributed to the success of the business. With large windows in the rooms, the property is flooded with natural light throughout.

Upon entering the guest house, you are greeted by a warm and welcoming entrance hall which gives access to three large en suite guest bedrooms and a spacious lounge area. The rooms offer contemporary and stylish décor but have been carefully upgraded in order to preserve the beautiful period features. The basement level offers two further en suite guest bedrooms, a large dining room and a lovely and modern kitchen area.

Ben Cruachan lounge

Terrace and garden

The basement level offers direct access to a private rear terrace which opens onto a lovely communal garden area, offering a perfect place for guests to sit outside when the weather is nice.

Ben Cruachan terrace

About the area

The position of the guest house is a key attraction for guests. Ben Cruachan Guest House is located on McDonald Road at the top of Leith Walk, on the edges of Edinburgh’s historic New Town. The amenities of the city centre are just a short walk away. The popular districts of the Shore and Stockbridge are also within walking distance. There are plenty of fantastic restaurants, cafes and bars just a stone’s throw away on Leith Walk. For guests wishing to indulge in Edinburgh’s world-famous arts scene, the Playhouse theatre is just a short walk away. Plus, there are excellent bus links to areas all over the city and further afield, and Waverley train station is just a twenty minute walk away.

From the Fringe to the Six Nations to Hogmanay, there is always something going on in the Scottish capital which will attract tourists to the city. Make the most of Edinburgh’s booming tourism industry with this wonderful guest house, which presents an excellent business opportunity.

Property details

Ben Cruachan Guest House, 17 McDonald Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4LX
Offers over £560,000
5 bed commercial with 2 reception rooms
ESPC ref: E402570
EPC rating: D
For more information contact 0131 253 2263
Selling solicitor: McEwan Fraser Legal