Buccleuch Place is a refurbishment of existing Georgian apartments and provides a mix of standard study bedrooms within flats, each with shared kitchen/living spaces and bathroom facilities.

Buccleuch Place Lane is a new purpose-built property with 136 single en-suite study bedrooms, all within flats each with their own shared kitchen/living spaces. 

Both properties share a common room and external landscaped gardens for use by all residents, and are ideally close to the central University campus and the library.

George Square campus
Common room
Courtyard area

Rooms & Prices

Academic year Room type and size Bathroom Lease
2020-2021 Standard Single Room En-suite £8883.00
2020-2021 Superior Single Room Shared £8722.00
2020-2021 Standard Single Room Shared £7583.00
2020-2021 Large Twin Room Shared £4753.00


  • Self-catered property
  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • Coin-operated laundry
  • Cycle storage

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


All study bedrooms are equipped with the following furniture:

  • Standard single bed, or 3/4 sized bed (large rooms) or two standard single beds (Twin rooms)
  • Chest of drawers 
  • Desk and study chair
  • Set of bookshelves
  • Wardrobe
  • Fixed light above bed and desk
  • Internet provision
  • Additional soft seat (bean bag)


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.


Flats typically share two shower room and WC facilities with your flat mates.


Common Rooms

There is a common room in the grounds of the site, which is equipped with a seating area, games equipment and TV. 

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, onsite laundry facilities.

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.


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

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


Buccleuch Place/ Buccleuch Place Lane, 1 – 6 & 7 – 13, Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh Campuses

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Walking Distances*

Bus Distances**

Bus #s

George Square (University Campus)

2 min (0.3 mi)



Kings Buildings (University Campus)

29 min (1.4 mi)

25 min (1.4 mi)

41, 42, 47

Easter Bush (University Campus)


58 min (6.4 mi)

37, 47, 62A, 67

University Gym 

10 min (0.4 mi)



Princes Street (shopping)

20 min (1.1 mi)

23 Min (1.1 mi)

29, 31

Waverley Train Station

22 min (0.9 mi)

15 min (0.9 mi)

3, 29, 31, 41

Edinburgh Castle

22 min (0.9 mi)



Closest Supermarket (Sainburys Local):

5 min (0.3 mi)



Closest Large Supermarket (Sainsburys, Cameron Toll):


18 min (1.5 mi)

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