Holland House is situated at the base of the impressive Arthur's Seat, one of Edinburgh's most famous landmarks and a local favourite for hiking and outdoor exercise. Undergoing major improvements over the next couple of years, it offers 345 bedrooms with private en-suite bathrooms and one large common room which has a shared television, lounge area, vending machines and newspapers. Situated within Pollock Halls, the accommodation offers easy access to Edinburgh's central area and has convenient transport access to the city centre.

Location Walking Distances* Bus Distances** Bus #s

George Square (University Campus)

18 min (0.9mi) N/A N/A

Kings Buildings (University Campus)

29 min (1.5mi) 22 min (1.5mi) 3, 7, 8, 29, 31, 37, 47, x37

Easter Bush (University Campus)

N/A 50 min (6.5mi) 67 (direct, 43min), 37, 47 (with walk 50 min)

University Gym 

15 min (0.8 mi) N/A N/A

Princes Street (shopping)

32 min (1.6 mi) 24 min (1.6 mi) 30, 33, 51, X95

Waverly Train Station

26 min (1.3 mi) 17 min (1.3 mi) 30, 33, 51, X95

Closest supermarket (Sainsburys Local)

9 min (0.5 mi) N/A N/A
Closest large supermarket (Sainsburys Cameron Toll) 20 min (1.1 mi) 15 min (1.1 mi) 3, 7, 8, 29, 31, 37, 47, 49, N37

*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: http://lothianbuses.com/ The duration of journeys and distances are approximate and provided by Google Maps.




All study bedrooms are equipped with the following furniture:

  • Standard single bed
  • Small chest of drawers (with one lockable drawer)
  • Desk and study chair
  • Desk lamp
  • Easy Chair
  • Set of bookshelves
  • Wardrobe
  • Wall mounted pinboard
  • Internet and telephone provision


Bed linen is supplied at Pollock Halls. Bed linen comprises of a duvet cover, sheet and pillowcase. These items will be laundered every week.

Duvets, blankets, pillows, and towels are not provided. You will, therefore, need to supply these items yourself.

Bedding packs, comprising of a duvet and a pillow, 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.


Each bedroom at Holland House has an ensuite (private) bathroom.

Communal facilities and services

Common Rooms

There is a large common room at Holland House which is furnished with soft seating, tables and TV.

Snack preparation area

The communal pantries have a snack preparation area and are equipped with the following items:

  • Iron and ironing board
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle

The pantries are furnished with sofas.


Holland House has access to communal, coin operated, laundry facilities.

Cleaning and housekeeping

Study bedrooms in all houses are thoroughly cleaned once a week, including ensuite areas.

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


All utility bills are included


Provided by Cover4Students


High speed wireless internet is available throughout the property and each bedroom has a data outlet for a wired connection. A VOIP telephone is provided in each room.


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

University computing regulations

Contact Us

Before you arrive, please email: accom.allocations@ed.ac.uk

After you arrive, please email: holland-house@ed.ac.uk


Holland House
Academic year Room type and size Bathroom Lease
2018-2019 Refurbished Large Single Room En-suite £8036.00
2018-2019 Refurbished Standard Single Room En-suite £7685.00

Single Bedroom

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Holland House, Pollock Halls of Residence, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
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