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Potterrow, Edinburgh
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Potterrow, Edinburgh

Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BL, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Potterrow Edinburgh EH8 9BL, United Kingdom is one of the best student accommodations in Edinburgh experience amidst the vibrant tapestry of this iconic city. With its diverse range of living options, from the cozy Bronze Shared Apartments to the lavish Executive Studios, and en-suites. The property ensure that students find their ideal home away from home. Each residence is meticulously furnished to guarantee comfort and convenience throughout their stay.

Strategically located within close proximity to esteemed institutions like the University of Edinburgh, and Edinburgh Theological Seminary,  stands as a coveted choice for students seeking an unparalleled living experience. Its central location grants easy access to academic facilities as well as the cultural and social delights that Edinburgh has to offer.

Edinburgh, Scotland's picturesque capital, captivates students from all corners of the globe with its rich cultural heritage and dynamic atmosphere. From the renowned Edinburgh Festival to iconic landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, the city provides a backdrop of history and inspiration for students to explore and immerse themselves in.

Beyond its historical allure, Edinburgh boasts a thriving student community fueled by its esteemed educational institutions and diverse population. Potterrow, managed with pride by FSL - UK, is the perfect launchpad for students to engage with the city's academic excellence and vibrant social scene.

Choosing Potterrow as a student accommodation offers a comfortable residence and an opportunity to embrace Edinburgh's illustrious past and promising future. From wandering through its enchanting streets to conquering the breathtaking heights of Arthur's Seat, students residing at Potterrow are granted unfettered access to all that this remarkable city has to offer.

In essence, Potterrow embodies the essence of student life in Edinburgh—where academic pursuits intertwine with cultural exploration, creating an enriching experience that transcends the confines of the classroom.


Features

Each room type, from the Bronze Studio to the Executive Studio, boasts a fully furnished interior complete with an ensuite, ensuring privacy and comfort. The various shared apartments and studios are designed to suit different preferences and budgets while maintaining quality and style.

Staying connected is a breeze with high-speed Wifi that blankets the property, ideal for both studying and streaming. Fitness enthusiasts will find the Gym & Fitness facilities perfect for maintaining a workout routine, while the study room provides a serene environment for hitting the books.

The accommodation doesn't just cater to the studious. With a Games Area and a comfortable Lounge, residents can relax and socialize. And the Laundry Facility ensures that chores become less of a hassle. Quick snacks are at your fingertips with the Vending Machine. Also, you don’t have to worry about anything because of the cycle store.

The property is not just about impressive facilities; it's about community. Regular Social Events are organized to help residents unwind and build lasting friendships. Located near top educational institutions like the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University, this place is an ideal choice for students seeking a well-rounded living experience.


Location and What's Hot?

Located at 16-18 Potterrow, the property is surrounded by the pulsating heart of Edinburgh, making it an ideal home for students who want to immerse themselves in the city's rich culture and social scene. Positioned within a stone's throw away are some of Edinburgh's most frequented spots. The alluring aroma of coffee beans and freshly baked treats from The Elephant House and Black Medicine Coffee Co. will surely become a morning ritual for many residents.

For those evenings craving a taste of local and international flavours, the likes of Mother India's Cafe, Ting Thai Caravan, and OINK will cater to every palate. A number of bars, including the historic The Royal Dick and Sandy Bell’s, offer vibrant nightlife right on your doorstep. Practical necessities are covered with a variety of grocery stores, notably Sainsbury's Local and Tesco Express, ensuring daily convenience is just a brief walk away.

Healthcare needs are also readily met with the nearby Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh providing peace of mind. Meanwhile, the great outdoors beckons at green spaces like The Meadows and Holyrood Park, perfect for a jog or a leisurely stroll amidst nature's tranquility. Edinburgh's landmarks, like the iconic Edinburgh Castle and the historic Arthur’s Seat, promise weekends filled with exploration and discovery.

Academically, residents of Potterrow, Edinburgh accommodation in Edinburgh are situated in a cluster of educational excellence. Top institutions such as the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, and Heriot-Watt University are all conveniently within reach, making it a breeze to get to lectures and seminars. For the intellectuals and scholars, proximity to esteemed campuses like the University of Edinburgh (King’s Building Campus) and Edinburgh Napier University highlights the prime location of the property.

Commute

The strategic location of Potterrow, Edinburgh ensures that students have quick access to multiple public transport options. With multiple bus stops conveniently positioned within the immediate vicinity, residents can effortlessly connect to various parts of the city like Bristo Place. For those preferring rail transport, the area is served by a network of railway stations that cater to both local and regional travel needs like Princes Street . Additionally, tram stops offer a smooth transit experience to many destinations across Edinburgh. Quick access to the subway station further enhances the convenience, making the commute to classes or city explorations both simple and stress-free.

What will you get

Bills Included

WiFi
Water
Electricity
Contents Insurance

Common Amenities

Wi-Fi & Broadband
Gym
Study Rooms
Games Room
Lounge
Cycle Store

Cancellation Policies (4)

  • Cooling off period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
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  • No visa no pay
    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
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  • No place no pay
    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.
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Payment Policies (5)

  • Booking deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
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  • Security deposit
    This property requires security deposit.
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  • Payment instalment plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.
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Frequently Asked Questions

I need a guarantor?

Most of properties require residents to have a guarantor. This person will need to commit to paying the rent if you aren’t able to so please make sure you discuss this with them. They do not have to live in the UK but must be over 18 and not live in a property managed by Fresh. Once you have signed the contract your guarantor will be asked to provide proof of ID and their address and also sign a copy of the agreement. Some of properties are able to offer the option to make your full years payment upfront and not have a guarantor. Please speak to our Residents’ Team to check if this is available at your chosen property.

What is the advance rent?

Most of properties require applicants to pay an advance rent at the time of booking. This is refundable should you decide to cancel within the cooling off period or later find your place has been withdrawn or you are not able to obtain a visa to enter the UK.
The advance rent will show as a payment towards your first rent instalment on your account.

How can I choose the best room for me?

Accommodate want you to choose a room you are going to be happy living in and management know everyone has a different wish list – from the floor the room is on to the view and the amenities in the room, Team will be on hand to discuss this with you and help you make the best selection.

What size is a small double bed?

Room descriptions explain whether you will have a standard or small double bed. A small double is the same length as the standard but just a tiny bit narrower. Also known as a 3/4 size bed, small doubles measure approx. 120cm wide x 190cm long. Still plenty of room for a good night's sleep, even if there's two of you sharing.

Can I come to have a look around before I book?

Of course! Management are very proud of properties and would love to show you around. If you want to bring some friends or family members that’s absolutely fine too – just ask that you speak to team in advance so can make sure management have some rooms available to show you. If you find yourself in the area and haven’t had a chance to speak to team you can still pop in, whilst management might not have a room to show you management will still be able to show you around Shared Spaces.
management can also offer online video viewings if you don’t live locally so let team know what works for you!

I have a medical condition which means I have certain requirements for my room?

Please get in touch with team – they are experts on properties and most have rooms with varying levels of adaptations so team will be able to help you. If you book online, and you indicate you have a medical condition, the booking process will automatically pause so you can speak with team.

I will be aged 16 or 17 when the tenancy starts – can I still book?

Yes, but will ask you to complete a few extra steps during the booking process. This will include nominating a Responsible Adult who will be point of contact for you and will recommend monthly meetings with General Manager once you have moved in but that’s up to you!

Can I book together with a group of friends?

Management know that choosing who you live with is really important so in properties with shared apartments group booking can easily be organized by getting in touch with teams.

What are sanction checks? (please check with your chosen property if these checks apply)?

Some of properties require Sanction Checks to be completed on residents and Guarantors before management are able to issue you with an agreement. The checks will be completed after you have signed the agreement. They use Government sanction databases to identify and list individuals who have been convicted of serious crimes and terrorism offences. The checks are conducted by Veri-Check on the Landlords behalf.

What if I want to cancel my booking?

Please refer to your chosen properties' Terms and Conditions for details of when and how you are able to cancel. Team will be happy to discuss this with you if you have any questions.

How will I know when payments are due?

All your payment dates are listed in your agreement and on portal. It’s really important you understand these payments must be made on time. Management ask for a portion of your rent in advance of your tenancy starting, usually at the beginning of August.
If management haven’t received your first rent instalment and Tenancy Deposit payment, your booking may be cancelled. Management also won’t be able to let you have your key so it’s important to make sure you have everything in place especially as you may not receive your student finance or bursary until after these dates.

How can I make payment?

If you don’t have access to a smartphone, you can log into Portal on a laptop.
If you will need to make payment by bank transfer, please contact Team at least two weeks before your payment due date for more information. Bank transfers take longer to reach Team so any payments made using this method will need to be done in advance.

Will I need to pay a deposit?

Property ask all residents to pay a Tenancy Deposit – please check your agreement for the date this payment will be due. The good news is that you will get the Tenancy Deposit back at the end of the tenancy if nothing is owing for damages or outstanding rent. The value varies across properties so please take a look at the Fee Schedule for your chosen property for more information. Deposits are fully secured by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (Custodial) in England and Wales or the My Deposits Scheme in Scotland.
In the Republic of Ireland your Booking Fee automatically converts into your Damages Deposit at the start of the tenancy.

When Can I Move In?

A few weeks before the start of your tenancy management will get in contact to ask you to watch induction video and book a move-in slot. You will need to do this so management can make sure management are expecting you!

What payments will I need to make before I move in?

Please check your agreement for your first rent instalment and tenancy deposit payment dates. If you have any questions about your rent instalment due dates please contact team. You must pay your first rental instalment before you will be allowed to move in.

Can I order bedding and kitchen packs?

Yes! Order bedding, kitchen packs and other uni essentials from shop.

Do I need a tv licence?

Yes, unless management tell you team are covering it, if you watch or record programmer as they are being shown, watch catch up TV such as iPlayer or watch live TV online you will need a license.
This applies to any provider you use and any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.

Can I have a pet?

Student accommodation is often not a suitable environment for pets and that’s why pets of any shape or size aren't allowed.

Can I invite guests to stay in my room?

All grown-ups here so of course occasional overnight guests are allowed. Please don't invite someone to stay for more than three consecutive nights though, and always check with your flatmates first that they're ok with extra house guests.

Will my room be inspected?

Yes, management conduct inspections at least three times during your tenancy. management will keep an eye on cleanliness and hope not to see any damage and missing items. After each inspection management will tell you if any charges need to be made to put something right. You will be invoiced immediately for recharges for the first two inspections and on the final inspection a deduction will be made from your Tenancy Deposit. The cost of recharges for cleaning, damages and missing items can be found in the Residents’ Handbook.

Do I need to move out over the Christmas and Easter holidays?

No, your room is yours for the whole of your tenancy. You only need to move out at the end of the agreement. It will be your responsibility to check with the local Council if Council Tax will be due if you stay during the holidays.

Will I be charged for damages?

As part of your contract you have agreed to look after your room and not cause any damage. Management know accidents do sometimes happen so a list of possible damage charges are available in portal.

Can I smoke/vape?

All properties are smoke free and this includes all types of E-cigarettes and Vapes. Smoking is not allowed in any private or communal area including bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and all internal social spaces. Designated smoking areas can be found outside the building. If you do have an e-cigarette or Vape, please ensure that the charger conforms to British or EU safety standards, or they will be removed during room inspections. All drug use, including the use of Laughing Gas, Is prohibited at our properties.

What do I do if I am not totally satisfied?

Management hope you will love living with us but there may be times when management don’t always get it right. management take all complaints seriously and will try best to fix any issues the first time. If you need help and advice, please speak with your General Manager first.

Can I live with fresh once I have graduated?

In most cases student properties are purely for students, however, management do offer rental homes in locations across the UK which are perfect for recent graduates, offering great value rent, on-site Residents' Teams and the fantastic service you would expect from Fresh.

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Edinburgh student accommodation is highly affordable. Yet, it can be demanding, given the challenges in finding the most suitable and inexpensive Edinburgh student housing. Explore the Edinburgh festival & discover the hidden gems of the Royal Mile, and enjoy world-class cuisine. From the stunning Edinburgh Castle to the atmospheric Old Town, this cultural hub has something for everyone. Amber is there to cater to all your needs regarding student accommodation in Edinburgh. Amber has a choice of stylish studios and convenient en-suites, fully-furnished equipped kitchens and sleek modern designs and is committed to offering high-end student living solutions to meet every need and desire.

We offer a substantial list of options available for accommodation in Edinburgh. Some of the best options for Edinburgh student accommodation include The Keel Houses, Edinburgh, Silk Mill Edinburgh, Edinburgh College Residence, Edinburgh, Potterrow, Edinburgh, etc. These options for student accommodation come fully equipped with all the amenities a student needs. At amber, we are committed to making the search for Edinburgh student accommodation easier for students.

About Edinburgh

Edinburgh is Scotland's capital city and is known for being one of the most captivating cities globally. It is home to the Forth Bridge, Scott Monument, and Edinburgh Castle, known for their astounding structural beauty. Its spectacular rock structures, rustic buildings, and massive collection of mediaeval and classic architecture make it one of the buzzing cities in Europe. Edinburgh's population thrives on diversity, with a mix of locals and foreigners. A crucible of traditions and ideas, it is a city that blends the modern with the traditional to create a beautiful place that inspires all its inhabitants. Nature awaits you around National Parks like the breathtaking Pentland Hills or the rugged beauty of Holyrood Park.

Edinburgh is proud to be home to many renowned universities that nurture the spirit of tomorrow's leaders. From the historic University of Edinburgh and its rich educational heritage to Heriot-Watt University and research, the city is a destination for knowledge seekers. These institutions attract diverse student groups and foster an environment of intellectual exploration and innovation.

Beyond the lecture halls, Edinburgh's dynamic atmosphere invites exploration. The city's rich history provides an inspiring backdrop for academic pursuits. In Edinburgh, students are not just there to study. They are also active participants in a thriving intellectual community that values curiosity and innovation. By securing student accommodation in Edinburgh, students can embrace the opportunity to study in this enchanting city, where education transcends the classroom, and each corner tells a story waiting to be discovered.

Best Student Accommodation in Edinburgh

Having the right student accommodation is one of the most important parts of studying overseas. The right housing can not only make you feel at peace, but it can also be a huge burden on you while you have other things to do at university. Amber's priority is to make sure that student housing is never a concern for students studying abroad. Thankfully, there are several options for student accommodation in Edinburgh. Students can make their living experience a comfortable and luxurious one. The universities here have a lot of opportunities that students can make sure to grab. Edinburgh is home to many accommodation options that provide exceptional services and a comfortable living environment. Some options to check out for Edinburgh student accommodation are:

1. Westfield

2. Gorgie

3. iQ Fountainbridge

4. The Mont

5. iQ Grove

6. iQ Elliott House

7. Portsburgh Court

8. New Park

9. London Nest Straits Meadow Edinburgh

10. Student Castle Edinburgh

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Edinburgh can depend on various factors. It is the second most expensive city in the UK, so it can incur high-end charges if you do not plan the budget well before moving. Keep a budget of £1000-£1200/month to plan your month well. Planning your student accommodation in Edinburgh can help you waive a few expenses and save a few extra pounds. The fees and approximate costs are as below:

1. Food: £75 - £95/ month

2. Gas & Electricity (Utility Bills): £45 - £60/month

3. Internet & Phone Bills: £20 - £40/month

4. Dinner at a Restaurant: £15/meal at a standard restaurant and £50/meal at a mid-range restaurant.

5. Travel & Conveyance: £80 - £100/month

6. Storage & Shifting Costs: £25/hour

Student Travel Edinburgh

Transport and travelling are very convenient tasks for student accommodation in Edinburgh because of the city's well-connected transportation system. The town is famous for its travel services, including buses, trams, and rental bikes. Lothian Buses is a leading bus company that operates bus connections across the city on over 50 different routes. Additionally, the city also has an excellent railway system. The city has two major train stations - Waverley Railway Station and Haymarket Railway Station. The Waverley Station is nearest to the Edinburgh Fields College, while the latter is closer to the Murray Fields structure.

1. Bus

Travelling by bus in Edinburgh City makes it easy to explore this beautiful Scottish city with a range of travel cards and passes. The city has a Rida card, a payment option for unlimited travel on buses, trains and trains in certain regions. With comprehensive bus services and student fares, commuting is hassle-free and allows students to explore the city's attractions, universities and theatres easily. A ticket for a single journey will cost you around £1.60.

2. Tram

For student accommodation in Edinburgh, the tram system provides convenient and fast transportation. Buying a Rida card can make unlimited trips on trams and buses. The tram network connects key places such as universities, shopping malls and tourist attractions, giving students the confidence and convenience of travel. A ticket for a single day will cost you around £4.50.

3. Cycling

Cycling in Edinburgh is easy for students, with many affordable options. Edinburgh's excellent bike and cycle paths make it easy and convenient for students to explore the city on two wheels.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a vibrant, historic city in Scotland that offers a unique student lifestyle that combines academics with an exciting lifestyle. With its rich heritage, beautiful scenery and many attractions, Edinburgh has something to offer for every student. Explore the city's social life during student holidays at the famous Grassmarket, a large square filled with quirky bars, colourful shops and street performers. Experience Dine at The Witchery for a taste of Edinburgh food or Ondine, both known for their exceptional dining experiences. When the sun sets, students can immerse themselves in nighttime activities. Clubs like Cabaret Voltaire and Sneaky Pete's provide the perfect setting for any night of fun with musicians and live music.

When it's time to take a break from your studies, Edinburgh has lots of green spaces. Holyrood Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens are peaceful places for recreation and outdoor activities. Students can also take the Arthur's Seat Walking Tour, which offers beautiful panoramic views of the city. Edinburgh hosts world-famous events throughout the year, such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the International Film Festival and New Year's Eve Celebrations, showcasing art, music and culture from around the world. These activities give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the creative spirit of the city.

All in all, Edinburgh is a great place to start your academic journey. There are plenty of exciting things to do for students. Edinburgh is also home to several world-class universities that offer the best standard of education. To top that, there are plenty of options for student accommodation in Edinburgh too, which can make shifting there for educational purposes a lot more convenient too.

Edinburgh Tourist Attractions

There are some famous places to visit near Edinburgh. Students can explore the area and learn more about the places. The best part is that most of these tourist spots are easily accessible from the student accommodation in Edinburgh through public transport. Here are some of the tourist attractions in Edinburgh that should not be missed:

1. Edinburgh Castle

2. National Museum of Scotland

3. Arthur's Seat

4. Palace of Holyrood House

5. Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Top Universities in Edinburgh

Edinburgh boasts a stellar lineup of universities, each offering a unique blend of academic excellence and student-centric environments. Its diverse range of programs caters to various interests and aspirations, ensuring that students not only receive top-notch education but also find their academic passions embraced. Here are some of the top universities in Edinburgh located near the options for student accommodation in Edinburgh:

1. University of Edinburgh

2. Heriot-Watt University

3. Edinburgh College of Art

4. Edinburgh Napier University

5. Queen Margaret University

6. University of Edinburgh (King's Building Campus)

7. Edinburgh College (Granton Campus)

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