Potterrow, Edinburgh

Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BL, United Kingdom
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0.6 mi from City Center
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University of Edinburgh | 0.1 mi
Edinburgh Theological Seminary | 0.3 mi
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About the Property

At the heart of Scotland's vibrant capital, Potterrow Edinburgh at EH8 9BL, UK, is a highly sought-after option for Edinburgh student accommodation. Potterrow Accommodation Edinburgh offers a variety of studio and shared apartment types, all designed for a comfortable and luxurious student lifestyle. The location makes it an ideal choice for those studying at nearby institutions such as the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Theological Seminary, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh (Holyrood Campus), and various other popular Edinburgh institutions.

Edinburgh, the picturesque capital of Scotland, is like no other, thanks to its blend of historical grandeur and dynamic modernity, offering a unique setting for higher education. The city's reputation has been bolstered by the world-renowned University of Edinburgh, part of the prestigious Russell Group universities, making Potterrow student accommodation in Edinburgh in high demand. The student population in Edinburgh is thriving, drawn to the city’s rich history, cultural significance, and wide array of festivals, including the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

With attractions like Edinburgh Castle, and the Royal Mile near Potterrow Edinburgh, students have a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in culture and history. Despite being a bustling city, Edinburgh is also known for its parks and green spaces. Princes Street Gardens, located in the heart of the city, provides a peaceful escape from the urban environment. Scotland is renowned for its whisky, and Edinburgh is a great place to sample some of the best varieties. There are whisky tastings, tours, and specialist whisky bars throughout the city. Potterrow Edinburgh is not just accommodation; it is the starting point of a remarkable academic and personal journey in a city that is home to educational excellence and endless exploration. Edinburgh is a captivating city that seamlessly blends history, culture, and natural beauty, making it a must-visit destination for students.

Features

Residing at Potterrow Edinburgh, students have a choice of meticulously furnished room types, including Superior Studio, Silver Studio, Deluxe Studio, Executive Studio, Platinum Studio, Bronze Shared Apartment, Gold Shared Apartment, Silver Shared Apartment, Gold Studio and Bronze Studio. Each room is furnished with a cosy bed, large desk & chair, bathroom and kitchen appliances, etc.

Potterrow Edinburgh boasts a range of common amenities designed to cater to both academic and leisure needs. The Wifi & broadband facility ensures seamless connectivity. Fitness enthusiasts can take advantage of the fully-equipped gym area, while the study rooms offer a tranquil environment for academic focus. Unwind and socialise in the vibrant lounge, private dining room or games room. Practicality is paramount at Potterrow Edinburgh, where residents have access to a secure cycle store, a convenient laundry facility, and on-the-go snacks with a vending machine. Engaging in the community is made easy through planned social events, perfect for forging new friendships. Safety is ensured with CCTV and on-site residents' team.

Location and What's Hot?

Located in the heart of Edinburgh's bustling student scene, Potterrow Edinburgh student housing is ideal for students looking for a vibrant and dynamic living experience. If you're studying at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, or the Royal Botanic Garden, you're likely to appreciate the short tours to the campuses, making for an easy commute. There are a zillion things one could do in and around the city.

Whether you're craving international cuisine or classic British pub fare, a multitude of dining options are just outside your door, such as Rice Noodle Bar, Captain's Bar, and Wuzhen of China, where flavours and fun await. After a fulfilling meal, the proximity to serene retreats like The Meadows and Holyrood Park provides a nice balance, offering peace and fresh air right in the buzz of the city. With caffeine fixes easily sorted by nearby Black Medicine Coffee Co. and Brew Lab Coffee, pulling those study sessions or catching up with friends is a breeze. Groceries are a no-fuss affair with stores like Tesco Express and Sainsbury's Local within the vicinity.

In terms of health and safety, healthcare facilities, including the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, ensure that medical needs are swiftly tended to. Exploring the city's riches is effortless for Potterrow Edinburgh student accommodation dwellers, and cultural landmarks like Edinburgh Castle, The Scottish National Gallery, and The Royal Mile add educational excursions to the living experience. For those in pursuit of an energetic evening, venues like Opium and The Hive offer pulsating nightlife just a few minutes from the residence. The Potterrow student accommodation in Edinburgh is the perfect hub for students seeking a blend of academic focus and a lush social tapestry. It is not only a place to sleep but the beating heart of your university life where every convenience is crafted with you in mind.

Commute

When staying at Edinburgh Potterrow, students are perfectly positioned to take advantage of the city's excellent public transportation. Getting around this student apartment Edinburgh is a breeze with numerous bus stops conveniently located nearby. The Potterrow and Nicolson Square are the nearest bus stops, and Edinburgh Waverley is the nearest train and tram link. The blend of traditional charm and modern convenience makes living at Potterrow Edinburgh an effortless experience in terms of connectivity.

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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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Student Accomodations in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Student Accommodation

Finding suitable student accommodation in Edinburgh can be a challenge, especially for those new to the city. Fortunately, amber simplifies this task, providing plenty of student accommodation Edinburgh options. Deciding to reside off-campus comes with several advantages over on-campus living, such as increased independence, more diverse options, and often a closer immersion into the local Edinburgh culture. Amber offers a range of room types in convenient locations across Edinburgh, ensuring that whether you're studying at the Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Napier University,University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University or any other prestigious institution in the city, there's a comfortable and convenient place for you.

The choicest student accommodation Edinburgh options boast a range of amenities designed to suit students' needs, such as high-speed internet, communal study spaces, and often fitness centres, all designed to support both academic success and a balanced lifestyle. Among the best options for student accommodation are Westfield, Silk Mill, Scotland Nest Straits Meadow Edinburgh, and many more. When considering where to live during your university days, student accommodation in Edinburgh Scotland exemplifies convenience and comfort for a memorable university experience.

About Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, brims with a historical aura that dates back centuries, striking architecture, and a cultural vibrancy that makes it an attractive destination for students worldwide. Edinburgh hosts more than 50,000 students each year in some of the top universities in the World, located in the city. Known for its Edinburgh Festival, the city is a hive of creativity, hosting a range of artistic performances each year. The enchanting cobblestone streets echo stories from its rich past, and the majestic Edinburgh Castle overlooks the city, serving as a constant reminder of its deep-rooted heritage.

The city's academic scene is bolstered by top-tier institutions, including the Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh (King’s Building Campus), and Edinburgh College (Granton Campus), establishing Edinburgh as a global hub for higher education. Whether it's proximity to campuses or the need for a spot to relish the local arts and gastronomic landscape, the demand for student accommodation in Edinburgh is high among scholars.

Localities such as Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh City Centre Newington, Potterrow, and Holyrood have become popular among students for their proximity to universities and the many Edinburgh student housing options. Each area brings something different to the table, from Marchmont's tranquil parks suitable for study sessions in the sun to Old Town's historic allure. Edinburgh's reputation for educational excellence is reinforced by its universities’ accolades, contributing significantly to both local and international educational landscapes. Through platforms like amber, finding the right Edinburgh student accommodation options to suit individual preferences becomes an easier part of the exciting journey of studying in Edinburgh.

Best Student Accommodation in Edinburgh

Finding the perfect off-campus Edinburgh student accommodation can be a crucial part of ensuring a memorable and fulfilling university experience. For students relocating to Edinburgh, short term student accommodation Edinburgh options offer a plethora of benefits. Independence is one of the main draws, as students get the freedom to manage their living space and daily routines without the restrictions often found in on-campus dorms. Moreover, such student housing Edinburgh options can often be more affordable, with a variety of types that fit different budgets. From ensuite rooms to private studio apartments, Edinburgh student accommodation options cater to a range of preferences and needs. Below is a list of properties for student accommodation in Edinburgh, each delivering its unique blend of comfort and convenience, well-suited for any student's requirements:

1. 8 Roxburgh

2. Haymarket

3. Sugarhouse Close

4. Gorgie

5. Edinburgh College Residence

6. Vita Student Iona Street

7. Gateway Apartments

8. McDonald Road

9. Chalmers Street

10. iQ Fountainbridge

Cost of Living in Edinburgh

Understanding the cost of living in Edinburgh is crucial for students planning to study and live in this historic city. The average cost for students can vary widely, with living expenses in Edinburgh forming a significant part of a student's budget. The cumulative monthly cost of living for a student in Edinburgh is typically around £1,000 to £1,500 per month. Below is the break-up of all the expenses that might come your way, apart from the rent for your Edinburgh student accommodation:

1. Food & Groceries: £160 - £250/month

2. Transportation: £55 - $75.month

3. Utilities (including Internet): £120 - £200/month

4. Clothing: £150 - £200/month

5. Sports & Leisure: £100 - £150/month
6. Miscellaneous: £150 - £200/month

Student Travel Edinburgh

Transport and travelling are very convenient tasks, thanks to the city's well-connected transportation system. The town is famous for its travel services, including buses, trams, and rental bikes, with stations conveniently located near your student accommodation Edinburgh options. 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. Mentioned below are a few more transportation options:

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

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. Additionally, most student accommodation Edinburgh options come with secure bike storage facilities as well for added convenience.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Edinburgh

The city of Edinburgh, with its rich history and vibrant culture, offers a fantastic quality of life for students, combining tradition with a modern, dynamic living experience. Edinburgh student accommodation is surrounded by an atmosphere replete with a sense of security and academic focus, making it an optimum environment for learning and personal growth. From the cosy coffee shops perfect for study sessions, like Brew Lab, located on South College Street, to the lively bars of Grassmarket, where students often unwind, there’s something for everyone. Caffe Nero is a perfect retreat for those seeking inspiration or a nice cup of hot beverage. The Meadows Tap is the place to vibe in with great food and the best atmosphere to unwind for students.

The world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe turns the city into a playground of the arts every summer, offering comedy, theatre, and music and drawing audiences from around the globe. Other attractions contributing to Edinburgh's student lifestyle include the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the magical Edinburgh Christmas market, both rich with tradition and entertainment. The student accommodation Edinburgh options are a lot more than just having a place to stay; it's about immersing oneself in a setting that nourishes both academic pursuits and a rich, fulfilling social life. Students in Edinburgh are perfectly positioned to take advantage of all this spectacular city has to offer. Whether it's soaking in the spectacular panoramic views from Arthur's Seat or enjoying a quiet read in the charming local bookshops, Edinburgh accommodates every aspect of student life with grace and ease.

Edinburgh Tourist Attractions

Steeped in history and architecture, Edinburgh captivates visitors with its scenic landscape and cultural jewels. It's no wonder students seek Edinburgh student accommodation options to immerse themselves fully in this remarkable city. Some of the top tourist spots, which are easily accessible from your student accommodation in Edinburgh, include:
1. Edinburgh Castle

2. Royal Mile

3. Holyrood Palace

4. Arthur’s Seat

5. National Museum of Scotland

Universities in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is renowned for its esteemed universities, each offering an exceptional academic experience amidst the city's historic and cultural backdrop. These universities offer a range of courses to choose from in different fields. Some of the best are:

1. Edinburgh College of Art
2. Edinburgh Napier University
3. Edinburgh College (Midlothian Campus)
4. University of Edinburgh (Holyrood Campus)
5. Heriot-Watt University

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