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Want to live 15-minutes away from Edinburgh city centre in a key location? Welcome to McDonald Road, our stunning range of luxurious apartments and en suite bedrooms. The apartments offer three, four, and five bedrooms with modern shared kitchen facilities. In terms of your morning commute, Edinburgh University is just a 25-minute away or a 10-minute bus ride away and theres also fantastic transport links around the whole city for extra convenience!


What makes McDonald Road so special are its unique facilities! Students get access to a private fitness suite with top quality equipment and even an on-site cinema perfect for a movie night. When its time to focus, visit the quiet study room for a few hours and explore the buzzing city of Edinburgh once youre done.


With all-inclusive rates, a laundry room and a cosy residents club lounge, youll feel right at home in no time in this luxurious setting and contents insurance included will ensure your stay in McDonald Road is comfortable and peaceful. Feel at ease with total security & service and live your best student life in this amazing city.

Community Amenities

Cinema Room
Common Room
Gym
Outdoor Area
Study Area
Laundry Room

Apartment Amenities

WiFi
Cooker
Microwave
¾ Bed
Desk & Chair
En Suite Shower

Bills Included

Water
electricity
gas
WiFi

Safety and Security

24h Security

Configurations

5 Bed Ensuite£177/week/person
Offers2
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
Bedrooms5
Bathrooms5
Deposit£99

Room Amenities

WiFi
Desk and Chairs
En Suite Shower
¾ Bed

Sit back, relax, and enjoy their 5 bed en suite rooms with comfy beds and plenty of space to create the perfect home away from home. Focus on studying at your own desk and catch a movie with your mates in the cinema room afterwards! Ready to relax? Wind down in the common room or visit the gym for a quick workout to de-stress after a busy day at uni. When its time to eat, cook a delicious meal in the shared kitchen with a microwave and cooker to impress your friends.

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7561321
7561322
Duration:44 week
Move in:3 Sep, 2022
£177/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us
3 Bed Ensuite£178/week/person
Offers2
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms3
Deposit£99

Room Amenities

WiFi
¾ Bed
Desk & Chair
En Suite Shower

Prepare for chilled vibes intheir 3 bed en suite rooms, with everything you could ever need, all under one roof! Whether its a trip to the gym or the on-site cinema, youll never be bored when living at McDonald Road. Relax and unwind in your comfy bedroom and focus on some studying at your very own study desk. Enjoy shared kitchen facilities, great for grabbing cooking tips and tricks from your mates!

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7561319
Duration:44 week
Move in:3 Sep, 2022
£178/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us
4 Bed En Suite£179/week/person
Offers2
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms4
Deposit£99

Room Amenities

WiFi
¾ Bed
Desk & Chair
En Suite Shower

Make yourself at home in their cosy en suite bedrooms with shared kitchen facilities and a great vibe! After a busy day of studying, sink into your comfy bed or watch a movie in the cinema room with your new friends. After youre done exploring the Insta-worthy city of Edinburgh for the day, why not visit the on-site gym and break a sweat? McDonald Road has fabulous, shared kitchen facilities so that you can impress your new friends with your culinary skills.

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7561307
7561311
Duration:44 week
Move in:3 Sep, 2022
£179/week
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Classic Studio£199/week/person
Sold Out
Offers2
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Deposit£99

Room Amenities

WiFi
¾ Bed
Desk & Chair
Fully Fitted Kitchen
En-suite bathroom

Fancy your own space? Then their classic studio is perfect for you! With plenty of storage space and your very own kitchenette, youll feel right at home in no time. When its time to relax, visit our on-site cinema and make sure you bring plenty of snacks, or workout at the gym! Soak up some sun in the outdoor area and wind down in your comfy bed after a busy day of studying.

7561280
Duration:44 week
Move in:3 Sep, 2022
Sold Out£199/week
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Premium Studio£203/week/person
Sold Out
Offers2
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Deposit£99

Room Amenities

WiFi
¾ Bed
Desk & Chair
Fully Fitted Kitchen
En-suite bathroom

premium studio has plenty of space for all your belongings, with everything to create the perfect home away from home. Cook yourself a delicious meal in your very own kitchenette and visit the on-site cinema for a nice, chilled evening at the movies! Want to exercise? Guess what? We have a private gym on-site exclusively for residents!

7561288
7561294
Duration:44 week
Move in:3 Sep, 2022
Sold Out£203/week
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Superior Studio£217/week/person
Sold Out
Offers2
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Deposit£99

Room Amenities

3/4 Bed
Desk and Chairs
Wifi
Fully Fitted Kitchen
En-suite bathroom

Superior studio is super luxurious and bound to make your time at McDonald Road a memorable one! Enjoy vast amounts of space with cosy touches to make it the perfect home away from home. When it comes to uni work, you get your very own desk, as well as a comfy bed and a fully equipped kitchenette. The best part? Theres an on-site cinema and even a gym, these top-tier facilities are what makes our student accommodation so unique. Explore the city of Edinburgh with ease and be back home in no time to fully relax.



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7561304
Duration:44 week
Move in:3 Sep, 2022
Sold Out£217/week
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Booking Details

Cancellation Policy:-


 You can cancel your booking up to 14 days after you accept your offer or pay your deposit (the Initial Cancellation Period), which reduces to 7 days from 1st August ahead of the academic year being booked, providing you have not already moved in to the property and they will refund your security deposit in full. Deposits will normally be refunded within 28 days of cancellation, however our legal obligation as a landlord is to secure all deposits with a third party protection scheme. In the event that your deposit has already been sent to the protection scheme by the time you cancel your booking, your refund could take up to 60 days to be refunded due to the protection schemes processing period and your deposit refund will come directly from them you will need your repayment ID which will be sent to you directly by the protection scheme. If the deposit has already been sent to the deposit protection scheme, unfortunately, they are unable to influence their processing time.


If you cancel your booking after the 14 day Initial Cancellation Period (7 days after 1st August), you will remain liable for the weekly rent (for each and every week or part week) until they are able to re-let the room. If they are able to re-let the room they will release you from the agreement upon payment of a GBP 250 release fee which they will recover by retaining your deposit (which will not, therefore, be returned). If you have paid a lower deposit amount, thats the amount that will be retained.

Payment Details

Payment Info:- 

Pay Deposit to confirm the booking 


Rent Payments: 

If you have a valid UK Guarantor, you can choose to pay your rent in three instalments, which are due in September, January and April.

If you don't have a valid UK Guarantor, you are required to pay the full rent in August, 1 month prior to your contract start date.

Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in.

Other instalment options may be available, however admin fees may apply.


Mode of Payment: 

Online via by logging into your student account

At the property reception desk

By telephone to the property team

By bank transfer (please ensure you use your name and student ID as the payment reference).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I live at this property?

You must be a full-time student to live with us. You can book with us whether you have a conditional or unconditional offer. However, please be aware of their cancellation policy prior to booking should your place at university not yet be confirmed.

Are pets allowed?

No pets of any kind are permitted in this property, except registered assistance dogs.

Can I choose who I live with?

If you are applying to live with friends, please ensure that you follow their create application link online, list the friends that you would like to live with and they will then contact them and make the arrangements for you!

Can I choose my room?

If you follow the book now process you can select the room of your choice or you can make special requests within the create application route which they will do their best to accommodate, however all requests and subject to availability and conditions.

Can I request to move rooms during my tenancy?

You would need to make a formal request to the accommodation team of the property you are residing in. If you request to move rooms during your tenancy please note there is an admin fee of 50.00. You will also be issued with new documents confirming the details of the room move which you will need to sign or accept online. Should your new room be more expensive, then you and your Guarantor shall be liable for the higher rent from the date you are given access to it.

Do you provide summer accommodation?

Yes, their summer bookings usually open around March. Keep a look out for pricing and information or contact the property team.

Do I have to move out in the holidays?

Your room is yours for the full contract period and you don't need to move out during academic breaks.

Does my rental price include insurance?

Contents insurance is included at some properties which will be specified in your tenancy agreement.

Do I need to pay council tax?

If you are a qualifying full-time student, you will be exempt from paying Council Tax. You must provide us with your council tax exemption certificate which your university will be able to arrange. If you do not have this when you move in because you have not yet enrolled on your course, please ensure that you bring with you the name of your university and your university student ID number.

Can I pay in instalments?

If you have a valid UK Guarantor, you can choose to pay your rent in three instalments, which are due in September, January and April. If you dont have a valid UK Guarantor, you are required to pay the full rent in August, 14 days prior to your contract start date. Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in. Other instalment options may be available, however admin fees may apply.

When do I pay my rent?

When you accept your room offer, you'll be given two options: * To pay your rent in full * To pay your rent in instalments spread throughout the year You can choose whichever is most convenient for you. Some instalment options may have an admin fee.

What is included in my rent?

All utility bills such as gas, electricity, water are included in your rent. Unlimited wifi* is also included. Your TV licence is not included in your rent as this is not classed as a utility and is your responsibility to purchase. All of their properties offer a Wi-Fi connection included within the rent, so you won't have to pay anything to get online. During your stay, unless otherwise provided by your accommodation, your internet provider will also offer both free and premium television packages. Depending on the site at which you choose to live at, your internet provider will be either StudentCom, or Ask4. * StudentCom services include Wi-fi connectivity for up to 5 devices. * Ask4 provides connectivity for up to 3 devices, with optional upgrades for further devices to be added. For information on the speed of your internet connection, please your Property Team for more information. *a one off connection fee may apply dependent on property. Please see your property page for more information.

Can I move in before I pay my rent?

All rent that is due must have been paid when you check-in. If you are having difficulties or this will be a problem, please contact the property as early as possible who will assist you.

What if I don't have a UK guarantor?

If you are unable to provide your own UK Guarantor, they recommend the service of Housing Hand you can find further information, prices and how to apply on their website.

Who can be a guarantor?

To be a guarantor you must: * Be resident in the UK for a minimum of 1 year * Be over 21 years of age * Be a homeowner or in full-time employment) * Provide a copy of photographic identification, such as a passport, driving license or ID badge * Provide a copy of proof of your UK address which must be less than 3 months old, such as a utility bill (e.g. electricity, water, gas, telephone), a bank statement or a Council Tax bill.

Can I pay my rent from overseas?

You can pay your rent either online by logging in to your student account, by bank transfer or by credit or debit card over the phone. Your bank may charge you a fee to make an international payment so please make sure you check their terms and conditions first.

Do I need a guarantor?

If you wish to pay your rent in instalments, you will need a UK guarantor.

Do I need a guarantor if I am a sponsored student?

They may be able to accept sponsors in place of guarantors in some cases, however this depends on the terms of your sponsorship and whether your sponsor is willing to guarantee rent payments. If you are a sponsored student, please contact your chosen property directly to enquire about using a sponsor in place of guarantor.

Can I pay my rent weekly?

Weekly rent payments are not available, however Straits Manor offers a number of instalment options for students to pay their rent.

Do I have to pay a booking fee?

They don't charge a booking fee. When you accept your room offer, youll be asked to pay a deposit to secure your room which is secured with a deposit protection service and refunded at the end of your tenancy.

Can I book if Im under 18?

If you turn 18 in the first semester of university, They can accept your booking with no restrictions other than an adult over the age of 18 must be a co-signatory on your tenancy agreement and must accept the terms of it. They can accept under 18s in some of their properties subject to their Policy for Students under the Age of 18.

What do I need to bring with me?

When you come to pick up your keys you need to bring some photographic ID. To find out what else you may need to bring check out their what to take to university page.

Is there car parking facilities for when I move in?

Some properties have car parking facilities available for a small charge, please speak to your property team directly if you would like to reserve car parking.

What happens to my deposit?

Your deposit is placed into a deposit protection scheme, where it is held safely throughout the academic year and will be returned to you at the end of your contract subject to the contract terms. * Deposit Protection Service (England and Wales) * Letting Protection Service (Scotland)

When do I get my deposit back?

Your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement has ended and your room has been inspected. The amount returned to you will depend on any outstanding charges and any damage found in your room or the communal areas of your apartment. Please see your tenancy agreement for more information. The deposit can take up to 30 working days to be credited at the end of your tenancy period. All deposits are secured with a deposit protection scheme, such as the Deposit Protection Service or Letting Protection Scotland. You will be contacted by the deposit protection scheme and asked to authorise the refund and submit your bank details to them. For this you will require your deposit repayment ID, which will have been sent to you via email at the time of registering your deposit. Please be aware, the deposit refund process is managed by the deposit protection scheme and is not able to be influenced by us. Should you have any queries regarding your deposit repayment ID, you should contact the deposit protection scheme directly: Deposit Protection Service or Letting Protection Service. Please note if you ask for your deposit to be repaid to a non-UK bank account, bank charges will apply. Please see deposit protection scheme FAQs: Deposit Protection Service (England and Wales) Letting Protection Service (Scotland)

Can I terminate my tenancy once I have moved into the accommodation?

No, you cannot terminate your tenancy agreement once you have moved in, even if you have terminated your university/college course. You can move out of the accommodation, but you will remain liable for the remaining rent charges until the end of the fixed term period, or until you find a suitable replacement student who they agree to. Once they have accepted the replacement student, you must return the room key to the property office and confirm your contact details when you leave. You can submit an appeal to be released from the contract earlier than the fixed end date by submitting a request to the property office along with supporting evidence. This will be passed to a panel who will review your request and make consideration of your circumstances. Once the panel has reached its decision, both you and your guarantor will be notified in writing. 

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