There are 70 single bedrooms in Ratcliffe Terrace, typically in 6-person flats with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities; there is one 14 person flat available. It benefits from a wonderful enclosed courtyard and grassed area which can be unusual in Edinburgh, is convenient for buses into the city centre but is slightly quieter than other parts of the city.


Walking Distances*

Bus Distances**

Bus #s

George Square (University Campus)

18 min (1 mi)



Kings Buildings (University Campus)

17 min (0.7 mi)

19 min (0.7 mi)


Easter Bush (University Campus)


53 min (5.8 mi)

37, 47, N37

University Gym 

20 min (1.1 mi)



Princes Street (shopping)

32 min (1.7 mi)

 21 min (1.7 mi)

29, 37, N37, X37

Waverley Train Station

28 min (1.5 mi)

19 min (1.5 mi)

3, 29, 31, 37

Edinburgh Castle

30 min (1.6 mi)



Closest Supermarket (Sainsburys Local):

10 min (0.5 mi)



Closest Large Supermarket (Sainsburys, Cameron Toll):


12 min (0.9 mi)

3, 7, 8, 29, 31, 37, 47

 *Duration of journeys and distances are approximate and provided by Google Maps.

**Bus services are provided by Lothian buses and are subject to change. Visit their website for more info: The duration of journeys and distances are approximate and provided by Google Maps.

  • Self-catered property
  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • Coin-operated laundry
  • High speed wireless and wired internet
  • Cycle storage
  • Garden and BBQ area
  • Contents insurance
  • All utility bills


All study bedrooms are equipped with the following furniture:

  • Standard single bed
  • Small chest of drawers 
  • Desk and study chair
  • Set of bookshelves
  • Wardrobe (free standing or built in)
  • Bedside lamp
  • Internet provision


Bedding, bedlinen and towels are not provided in University flats. You will therefore need to supply these items yourself (such as a duvet, duvet cover, pillows, pillowcases, blankets, sheets and towels).

Bedding packs, comprising of a sheet, duvet, duvet cover, pillow and pillowcase can be purchased from the University (at an additional cost) using the order form link in your offer details. However, these packs are only available to students at beginning of lease.


You will share shower, bath and WC with your flatmates.

Five, six and seven bedroom flats share one bathroom (comprising a shower over a bath, sink and WC) and one shower room (comprising shower cubicle, WC and sink).

14 person flats share two bathrooms (comprising a shower over bath, sink and WC) and two shower rooms (comprising shower cubicle, WC and sink) and additional separate WC, with sink.

Communal facilities and services

Cooking Facilities

This is self-catered accommodation and kitchens are equipped with the following items:

  • Four-ring electric cooker with oven and grill
  • Microwave
  • Set of three saucepans, frying pan and chopping board
  • Kettle
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Basin
  • Dish drainer and pail
  • Sweeping brush, mop and shovel
  • Ironing board (no iron)
  • Crockery and cutlery are not provided.


Students have access to, coin-operated, on-site laundry facilities.

Cleaning and housekeeping

In all flats common areas within the flats (kitchens, bathrooms, halls and stairs) are cleaned at least once a week.

It is your own responsibility to keep your bedroom clean.

Please note that all of our accommodation is non-smoking, this includes e-cigarettes.


All utility bills included  - there is an average allowance of electricity but overuse can result in additional charges.


Provided by Cover4students


High speed wireless internet is available throughout the property and each bedroom has a data outlet for a wired connection. 


Use of internet services is subject to the University of Edinburgh computing regulations and those of the service provider for the property:

University computing regulations

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Ratcliffe Terrace
Academic year Room type and size Bathroom Lease
2018-2019 Standard Single Room Shared £4585.00
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