O'Shea South opened in September 2014, an impressive building in Edinburgh’s Old Town designed by award-winning architects. With 249 study bed spaces within 4, 5 and 6 person flats around a central courtyard, it features a large common room for residents in addition to their communal kitchen and living rooms
This accommodation, along with O'Shea North, won the 2016 CUBO award, "Best Student Housing”, as voted by UK Universities.
Rooms & Prices
- Self catered property
- Shared kitchen facilities
- Shared shower facilities
- Coin operated laundry
- Residence common room with pool tables, table tennis and TV
- Cycle storage
All study bedrooms are equipped with the following furniture:
- Standard single bed
- Desk and study chair
- Additional soft chair
- Set of bookshelves
- Open wardrobe with drawers below
- Fixed light above bed
- Internet provision
Duvets, blankets, pillows, bed linen, mattress protectors and towels are not provided. You will, therefore, need to supply these items yourself.
Bedding packs, comprising of a sheet, duvet, duvet cover, pillow and pillowcase (does not include a mattress protector) 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 a shower (comprising a shower cubicle and WC) and seperate WC and sink with your flatmates.
This is self-catered accommodation and kitchens are equipped with the following items:
- Four-ring electric cooker with oven and grill
- Set of three saucepans, frying pan and chopping board
- Vacuum cleaner
- Dish drainer and pail
- Sweeping brush, mop and shovel
- Ironing board (no iron)
- Crockery and cutlery are not provided.
Students have access to on-site coin-operated laundry facilities.
There is a common room in Holyrood South, which is equipped with a seating area, pool table, table tennis table and TV/DVD player.
Additionally residents can also access the following facilities at Holyrood North: Main Common Room, equipped with a seating area, pool table, table tennis table and TV/DVD player, 4 private bookable music practice rooms containing a full drum kit and a baby grand piano, and utilise the common study room with access to a shared printer.
Cleaning and housekeeping
Staff will visit your flat weekly and assist you in keeping common areas clean (kitchens, bathrooms, halls and stairs).
We will visit en-suite shower rooms fortnightly to assist in cleaning these areas too.
Residents should clear excess rubbish and remove all recycling to the designated areas, they are also responsible for keeping their own bedrooms clean.
Please note that all of our accommodation is non-smoking, this includes e-cigarettes.
All utility bills are included.
High speed wireless internet is available throughout the property and each bedroom has a data outlet for a wired connection.
Use of the internet services is subject to the the University of Edinburgh computing regulations and those of the service provider for the property:
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