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Named after the old castle which used to reside alongside the canal, Silk Mill, Edinburgh, has plenty to offer its residents. Such as a lower ground floor bar where you dont have to wait to get served, a bespoke on-site gym to help feed your focus and gaming rooms for when you need a well-deserved study break. Not to mention the social breakfast bar which is a great place to catch up with friends. And if youre in a rush, theres always the option to grab and go! And perhaps most importantly, free coffee to fuel those long study nights.

Situated west of the city centre by the union canal, Silk Mill is just a 12-minute walk from Edinburgh Napier University and a 26-minute walk from the University of Edinburgh. And with Fountainbridge nearby, youll have access to plenty of shops, cafes and bars to keep you entertained outside of studying.

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Only 3 min walk to Fountain Park Shopping Center

Only 12 min walk to Edinburg Napier University

Only 26 Min walk to Edinburg University 

only 27 Min walk to Edinburg City Center 

Community Amenities

Security
24/7 staff
Fire system
CCTV
Onsite service team and maintenance
digital mobile entry and secure fob system.
Free weekday grab and go breakfast including 24/7 coffee
Weekly cleaning
Weekly events
On-site secure bike storage
Digital Gaming
Karaoke
Gym
Lounge
Bar Room
pool Table

Apartment Amenities

washer dryer and dishwasher
Boutique bedrooms
All-inclusive bills including gas, water and electricity
High-speed WiFi
chair
Study table
Bedside Table
Sofa
Wardrobe

Configurations

9 Bedroom Standard Enuite £215/week/person
Offers1
Lease Duration44 week
Available from4 Sep, 2021
Bedrooms9
Bathrooms9
Area12 sqm
Deposit£215
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Private en-suite bedroom within an apartment shared with eight other residents. 100MB Wifi, a personal private network and utility bills included within the rental price. Our rooms have extra special features, with dimmable lights and video entry door access, allowing personal control.


You also have a dedicated study area, with built in shelving, a birch peg board and a comfortable desk chair. Storage can be found within the large wardrobe with a full length mirror, custom-made coat and shoe rack, open under bed storage, and either a bed headboard shelving or small bedside table. Your bed hosts a high-quality three quarter sized Hypnos mattress.


A spacious open plan shared living area with an all encompassing kitchen featuring all the essentials, including a 50 inch Smart TV, washer, dryer, toaster, hoover, blender, kettle and dishwasher.

8
SM Shared Living & Kitchen 2
SM Standard En-Suite
8 Bedroom Standard Ensuite £220/week/person
Offers1
Lease Duration44 week
Available from4 Sep, 2021
Bedrooms8
Bathrooms8
Area12 sqm
Deposit£220
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Private en-suite bedroom within an apartment shared with seven other residents. 100MB Wifi, a personal private network and utility bills included within the rental price. Our rooms have extra special features, with dimmable lights and video entry door access, allowing personal control.


You also have a dedicated study area, with built in shelving, a birch peg board and a comfortable desk chair. Storage can be found within the large wardrobe with a full length mirror, custom-made coat and shoe rack, open under bed storage, and either a bed headboard shelving or small bedside table. Your bed hosts a high-quality three quarter sized Hypnos mattress.


A spacious open plan shared living area with an all encompassing kitchen featuring all the essentials, including a 50 inch Smart TV, washer, dryer, toaster, hoover, blender, kettle and dishwasher.

5
SM Shared Living & Kitchen 1
SM Standard En-Suite
7 Bedroom Standard Ensuite £225/week/person
Offers1
Lease Duration44 week
Available from4 Sep, 2021
Bedrooms7
Bathrooms7
Area12 sqm
Deposit£225
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Private en-suite bedroom within an apartment shared with six other residents. 100MB Wifi, a personal private network and utility bills included within the rental price. Our rooms have extra special features, with dimmable lights and video entry door access, allowing personal control.


You also have a dedicated study area, with built in shelving, a birch peg board and a comfortable desk chair. Storage can be found within the large wardrobe with a full length mirror, custom-made coat and shoe rack, open under bed storage, and either a bed headboard shelving or small bedside table. Your bed hosts a high-quality three quarter sized Hypnos mattress.


A spacious open plan shared living area with an all encompassing kitchen featuring all the essentials, including a 50 inch Smart TV, washer, dryer, toaster, hoover, blender, kettle and dishwasher

5
SM Shared Living & Kitchen 2
SM Standard En-Suite
7 Bedroom Premium Ensuite£230/week/person
Offers1
Lease Duration44 week
Available from4 Sep, 2021
Bedrooms7
Bathrooms7
Area15 sqm
Deposit£230
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Private en-suite bedroom within an apartment shared with six other residents. For those looking for more space, these bedrooms are larger than our Standard rooms, at 15sqm. 100MB Wifi, a personal private network and utility bills included within the rental price. Our rooms have extra special features, with dimmable lights and video entry door access, allowing personal control.


You also have a dedicated study area, with built in shelving, a birch peg board and a comfortable desk chair. Storage can be found within the large wardrobe with a full length mirror, custom-made coat and shoe rack, open under bed storage, and either a bed headboard shelving or small bedside table. Your bed hosts a high-quality three quarter sized Hypnos mattress.


A spacious open plan shared living area with an all encompassing kitchen featuring all the essentials, including a washer, dryer, toaster, hoover, blender, kettle and dishwasher.

2
6 Bedroom Standard Ensuite £230/week/person
Offers1
Lease Duration44 week
Available from4 Sep, 2021
Bedrooms6
Bathrooms6
Area13 sqm
Deposit£230
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Private en-suite bedroom within an apartment shared with five other residents, ideal for smaller groups, or those looking to share with fewer others. 100MB Wifi, a personal private network and utility bills included within the rental price. Our rooms have extra special features, with dimmable lights and video entry door access, allowing personal control.


You also have a dedicated study area, with built in shelving, a birch peg board and a comfortable desk chair. Storage can be found within the large wardrobe with a full length mirror, custom-made coat and shoe rack, open under bed storage, and either a bed headboard shelving or small bedside table. Your bed hosts a high-quality three quarter sized Hypnos mattress.


A spacious open plan shared living area with an all encompassing kitchen featuring all the essentials, including a 50 inch Smart TV, washer, dryer, toaster, hoover, blender, kettle and dishwasher.

SM Shared Living & Kitchen 1
SM Shared Living & Kitchen 2
SM Standard En-Suite
Standard Studio£295 - £300/week/person
Offers1
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area18 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Stylish bedroom with its own private facilities, including a modern en-suite and kitchen. 100MB Wifi, a personal private network and utility bills included within the rental price. Our rooms have extra special features, with dimmable lights and video entry door access, allowing personal control. Each studio features a wall mounted 40 inch Smart TV, which sits on an adjustable swing arm to allow for in bed viewing.


You also have a dedicated study area, with built in shelving, a birch peg board and a comfortable desk chair. Storage can be found within the large wardrobe with a full length mirror, custom-made coat and shoe rack, open under bed storage, and either a bed headboard shelving or small bedside table. Your bed hosts a high-quality double sized Hypnos mattress.


A fully fitted kitchenette, providing you with all the essentials within your own apartment, including an integrated washer-dryer and dishwasher.

SM Standard Studio 2
SM Standard Studio
Duration:44 week
Move in:4 Sep, 2021
£295/week
Duration:51 week
Move in:4 Sep, 2021
£300/week
Premium Studio£305/week/person
Offers1
Lease Duration51 week
Available from4 Sep, 2021
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area22 sqm
Deposit£305
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Stylish bedroom with its own private facilities, including a modern en-suite and kitchen. For those looking for a bit more space, these studio rooms are sized at 22 22.8 sqm in size. The extra space makes room for additional extra features, with some of these room types including a two-seater sofa and a dining table. 100MB Wifi, a personal private network and utility bills included within the rental price. Our rooms have extra special features, with dimmable lights and video entry door access, allowing personal control. Each studio features a wall mounted 40 inch Smart TV, which sits on an adjustable swing arm, and some of these rooms also include a two seater sofa.


You also have a dedicated study area, with built in shelving, a birch peg board and a comfortable desk chair. Storage can be found within the large wardrobe with a full length mirror, custom-made coat and shoe rack, open under bed storage, and either a bed headboard shelving or small bedside table. Your bed hosts a high-quality double sized Hypnos mattress.


A fully fitted kitchenette, providing you with all the essentials within your own apartment, including an integrated washer-dryer and dishwashe

SM Premium Studio 1
SM Premium Studio 2
Luxe Studio£335/week/person
Offers1
Lease Duration51 week
Available from4 Sep, 2021
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area23 - 26 sqm
Deposit£335
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Stylish bedroom with its own private facilities, including a modern en-suite and kitchen. For those looking for a bit more space, these studio rooms are sized at 23 26.8 sqm in size. The extra space makes room for additional extra features with some of these room types including a two-seater sofa and dining table with chairs. 100MB Wifi, a personal private network and utility bills included within the rental price. Our rooms have dimmable lights and video entry door access, allowing personal control. Studios feature a wall mounted 40 inch Smart TV, which sits on an adjustable swing arm to allow for in bed viewing.


You also have a dedicated study area, with built in shelving, a birch peg board and a comfortable desk chair. Storage can be found within the large wardrobe with a full length mirror, custom-made coat and shoe rack, open under bed storage, and either a bed headboard shelving or small bedside table. Your bed hosts a high-quality double sized Hypnos mattress.


A fully fitted kitchenette, providing you with all the essentials within your own apartment, including an integrated washer-dryer and dishwasher.

lg2x1
Executive Studio£355/week/person
Offers1
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area22 sqm
Deposit£355
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Stylish bedroom with its own private facilities, including a modern en-suite and kitchen. For those looking for a bit more space, the Exec Studios are between 22.4 28.6 square metres in size. The extra space makes room for additional extra features in some of the rooms, with a few featuring a two-seater sofa. 100MB Wifi, a personal private network and utility bills included within the rental price. Our rooms have extra special features, with dimmable lights and video entry door access, allowing personal control. Each studio features a wall mounted 40 inch Smart TV, which sits on an adjustable swing arm.


You also have a dedicated study area, with built in shelving, a birch peg board and a comfortable desk chair. Storage can be found within the large wardrobe with a full length mirror, custom-made coat and shoe rack, open under bed storage, and either a bed headboard shelving or small bedside table. Your bed hosts a high-quality double sized Hypnos mattress.


A fully fitted kitchenette, providing you with all the essentials within your own apartment, including an integrated washer-dryer and dishwasher.

lg2x1
Duration:51 week
Move in:4 Sep, 2021
£355/week

Booking Details

Cancellation Policy


1.1. Either party may terminate this Booking (and the Tenancy Agreement, if completed) by sending an email to the other party at any time during the 7 days after the date of this Booking (the 7 Day Cooling-Off Period) unless the Move-In Date has occurred before then. If the Booking is cancelled during this period the Landlord will not charge the Tenant any sums due under the Tenancy Agreement and any Holding Deposit, Deposit, or advance of the Total Rent paid to the Landlord will be returned to the Tenant.


1.2. If the Tenant is a prospective first year undergraduate student and the Tenants offer of a place at the University is withdrawn for one of the following reasons:


1.2.1. by the University as a result of the Tenant not having achieved the required entry grades; or


1.2.2. if the Tenant chooses to go to a different University as a result of having exceeded the Tenants expected grades; or


1.2.3. the Tenants place at the University is withdrawn as a result of the Tenants student visa being denied; the Tenant may be eligible to be released from this Booking (and the Tenancy Agreement, if completed) provided the Tenant supplies the Landlord with the following evidence:


in respect of clause 1.2.1, a copy of the written rejection letter from the University or a screen shot of the Tenants UCAS which confirms that the required results were not achieved for the University; or

in respect of clause 1.2.2, a copy of the proof of acceptance of your new University by UCAS adjustment; or

in respect of clause 1.2.3, a copy of written rejection letter from the University which confirms that the Tenant does not have the relevant Visa and a copy of the relevant Visa rejection correspondence

1.2.4. The Tenant must send the documents to the Landlord via email within 7 days from the date the Tenants results are published or within 7 days from the date the relevant Visa rejection correspondence is received. The Landlord will verify the documents and the Tenant will be obliged to supply any additional information requested by the Landlord. Provided that the Landlord is satisfied with the documents provided this Booking (and the Tenancy Agreement, if completed) will be cancelled and any Holding Deposit, Deposit or advance of the Total Rent paid to the Landlord will be refunded to the Tenant.


1.3. The Landlord may terminate this Booking (and the Tenancy Agreement, if completed) if the Tenant;


Fails to provide the documents set out in Part 2 of the Rental Requirements; or

Fails to take occupation of the Unit within 7 days of the Move-In Date (save where prior arrangement has been made between the Landlord and the Tenant).

1.4. To the extent provided by law, the Landlord shall not be liable to pay damages to the Tenant if the Landlord cannot give possession of the Unit to the Tenant on the Move-In Date for reasons beyond the Landlords reasonable control and in such case the Tenant shall not be liable to pay any part of the Total Rent or perform any of the other Tenants obligations prior to the date on which possession of the Unit can be given. The Tenant may terminate this Booking (and the Tenancy Agreement, if completed) if the Landlord is unable to give possession of the Unit to the Tenant within 90 days of the Move-In Date and any Holding Deposit, Deposit or advance of the Total Rent paid to the Landlord will be refunded to the Tenant.


1.5. Following cancellation of this Booking (and the Tenancy Agreement, if completed) in accordance with this clause the Landlord will be entitled to re-market the Unit immediately to other prospective tenants.


Covid-19 Cancellation Policy:-


1.1. In addition to any cancellation rights listed of this Booking, the Tenant may cancel this Booking or modify terms of the Booking (and the Tenancy, if completed):


1.1.1. if the Tenant lives in a country that has government-imposed travel restrictions in place by either the home country or the United Kingdom and/or local government that prevent the Tenant from traveling or arriving to the Property to taking possession of the Unit. If the restrictions are for an indeterminate amount of time, the Tenant may cancel the Booking (and the Tenancy, if completed). If the restrictions have a published ending date, the Tenant may post-pone the Move-In Date up to the published ending date.


In respect of clause 1.1.1, the Tenant must provide written notice to the Landlord of their desire to cancel or modify the Move-In Date no later than 7 days prior to the Move-In Date and must show evidence of the government-imposed restrictions.

1.1.2. if the Tenants University and programme of study delays full-time or part-time face-to-face teaching programmes, the Tenant may postpone the Move-In Date until face-to-face teaching commences, either full-time or part-time. This clause applies only if no face-to-face teaching occurs.


In respect of clause 1.2.1, the Tenant must provide written notice to the Landlord of their desire to modify the Move-In Date no later than 7 days prior to the Move-In Date and must show evidence of lack of face-to-face teaching for their specific courses of study for the term in question.

1.1.3. if the Tenants University cancels the study programme and course, the Tenant may cancel the Booking (and the Tenancy, if completed).


In respect of clause 1.1.3, the Tenant must provide written notice to the Landlord of their desire to cancel the Booking (and the Tenancy, if completed) no later than 7 days prior to the Move-In Date and must show evidence of the cancellation of the study programme and course on official correspondence to the Tenant from the University.

1.2. All aspects of this COVID-19 Cancellation Policy apply only until the Tenancy is granted at Move-In. After this occurs, the Tenancy governs any rights to termination from both parties.


1.3. If the Booking is cancelled during this period for any reason listed in clause 1, the Landlord will not charge the Tenant any sums due under the Tenancy Agreement and any Holding Deposit, Deposit, or advance of the Total Rent paid to the Landlord will be returned to the Tenant. If the Tenancys Move-In Date is postponed or otherwise adjusted, any portion of the Total Rent will not be charged for the pro-rata share of days it is postponed, and any amounts paid by the Tenant will be credited to the Tenants account.

Payment Details

Booking Info:-

 -1st-week rent to book the accommodation. 


Payments Info:-

Rent will need to be paid in full via TransferWise BACS if you do not have a UK-based Guarantor or a guarantee from Housing Hand.

If you have a UK-based Guarantor or guarantee from Housing Hand then you can pay your Rent by Direct Debit on the first of the month either in 4, 10 or 12 instalments whichever is most convenient.

We want to make paying your rent as easy as possible which is why we operate a Direct Debit system for anyone on an instalment plan. Set it up at the start of the year and your rent will be automatically paid out at each due date, a smooth and simple process.


Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if there is a maintenance issue in my room?

Novel have a dedicated maintenance team on-site who are there to quickly resolve any breakages you may have in your room. 

Can I arrive earlier than my tenancy start date?

In some circumstances Novel will be able to allow you to move into the room earlier than your start date, but this will depend on the availability of your room.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

Novel require a holding deposit to secure your room. Your holding deposit will be equal to one weeks rent. This is shown as a credit against your first rental payment.

Whats included in my rent?

All utility bills (gas, water and electricity), and your own private wifi network are all included in the rent. Free weekly grab and go breakfast, coffee, 24/7 staff on site and cleaning of communal areas is also included.

What if I have a disability or special requirement?

Novel cater for all individuals and have accessible rooms for disabled students. 

Do you offer short term lets?

If you are studying or attending a language course that lasts a few months, Novel have some rooms with short term contracts available for you.

Can I stay with you?

Any person who is a full time student, enrolled with an educational institution can live within our buildings.

What amenity spaces do you have?

At the heart of Novel Community there are exceptional communal spaces. With fun spaces to enjoy with friends, including Cinemas and Rooftop Terraces, spaces to relax and connect, with dedicated Wellness Studios, and places to focus, with private and group study areas. Each Novel property is unique so check out the individual property pages for more information.

Do you offer dual occupancy for couples?

Yes, some of Novel spacious studio rooms are perfect for couples. Both residents must be students and you can find out which studios are available for dual occupancy by enquiring with the property team.

How far is the university to my accommodation?

This is your new home, and at Novel you will be located in the hub of your university town or city. Novel buildings are strategically placed, ensuring you are in the best place to explore and immerse yourself in this new city. All Novel residents benefit from being in close proximity to campuses, just how close will depend on the university campus you are studying at. 

Which room types do you have available?

For those looking to share with friends, or living communally with like minded others, we have a selection of en-suite rooms in shared apartments, with elegant shared living areas which boast lounges and televisions, dining seating and plenty of kitchen space to cook up a storm. If you are looking for a bit more privacy we also have a variety of studio rooms available, each with their own private kitchen.

How do you price your Standard, Premium and Luxury Studios?

All Novel rooms have been designed for both style and practicality, beautiful spaces which largely all have the same furniture and fixtures. However, they do differ on size, view and layout; they have been priced to reflect this. 

What is a guarantor?

A guarantor is someone who is over the age of 21 who takes financial responsibility of your tenancy. If, for any reason you are unable to pay an amount owed to Novel, the guarantor is liable to do so on your behalf.

Who can be a guarantor?

Anyone who is over the age of 21 and lives in the UK.

Who needs a guarantor?

If you choose to pay by monthly or quarterly instalments you will need to have a UK-based guarantor.

Who can live at Novel Student?

We welcome you with open arms and would love to be part of your university experience. Any person who is a full-time student, over the age of 18 and enrolled with an educational institution can live within our buildings.

When is my first instalment due?

On the 18th August after results day. For those paying in instalments a months rent is due on this date and for those paying in full all the rent will be due.

What’s included in my rent?

All utility bills (gas, water and electricity), and your own private wifi network are all included in the rent. Free weekly grab and go breakfast, coffee, 24/7 staff on site and cleaning of communal areas is also included.

What documents do I need for my application?

You will need to upload a copy of your photographic ID, visa (if required) and offer letter for university so please have these handy. If you do not yet have an offer from your university or a visa yet, you can still book with us and supply these documents later.

Can I share my room?

Yes. Dual occupancy is accepted in Studio rooms only. Couple-friendly rooms are identified at every property and can be searched for within our booking system. Couples will both need to sign the Tenancy Agreement and be jointly/severely liable for the rent. A 20% uplift to rent is applied to all couple-friendly rooms.

Can I bring a pet?

No, unfortunately pets are not allowed. Of course, if you need a guide dog or working dog to assist you, please do get in touch to discuss your options with the Novel team.

Will my room be cleaned?

Shared communal areas of our apartments are cleaned once per week. Rooms themselves are not cleaned weekly, but we do have housekeeping services in-house which can be booked at an hourly rate to clean your room. Please speak to reception to book this service or purchase a cleaning package on your residents app.