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Brae House

Edinburgh Student Accommodation


If you are coming to live and study in the city of Edinburgh, you have chosen the perfect location for access to beauty, history, culture, and nightlife – the quintessential blend for the ideal student experience.

Brae House benefits from all the benefits that makes ‘Edinburgh the most attractive city in the UK’ (The Independent, 2018). We are located right on the cusp of the famous Royal Mile in the Old Town; 300 yards away from the Scottish Parliament; and across the road from one of the royal residences in Scotland – the famous Palace of Holyrood.

Brae House is also sandwiched between two of the city’s most gorgeous green spots: Calton Hill and Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park. You should pop along, even to just see some of the views which stretches to some of the city’s coastlines. Our privileged location makes it hard to believe that we are located in the city centre.

Princes Street (great for big-name shops) are just a few minutes’ walk away. So is the Omni-Centre (great for bars, food, and a cinema), and the city’s main train station, Edinburgh Waverley – so going home for the weekend or holidays will be nice and hassle-free! We’re also super-close to bus links to the Airport, city centre and Ocean Terminal (if you fancy giving the Royal Yacht Britannia a visit).

There’s plenty of fun to be had inside the residence too. The big common room is popular with students who makes good use of lounge-like atmosphere, pool table, library corner, and big screen TV. We also have a glorious courtyard, with our own vegetable patch. The place is a sun trap and great for the environmentally conscious.

If you’re interested (and who wouldn’t be?), please be sure to take a look through our image gallery near the top of the page! Don’t just take our word for it either… see what our residents have to say about Brae House in the Testimonials tab.

Choose Your Studio

We have three types of studio to choose from (Classic, Ensuite, and Deluxe) – each with their own appealing features. Whichever one you go for, all of the following will be included in your rent:

  • All your water, electricity and gas
  • High-speed broadband and Wi-Fi
  • As much heating as you want (really handy in Edinburgh during the winter)
  • Contents insurance
  • 24-hour security
  • Maintenance service (if anything breaks we’ll fix it quickly!)
  • Access to the on-site laundry facility
  • Your own TV
  • Post and parcel service

We do have shared apartments with en-suite rooms at Brae House, but these are let exclusively to University of Edinburgh students, through the university itself. So if you’re attending a different uni but want the flat-sharing experience, you’re better off looking at our other two Edinburgh locations – Arran House and Canal Point.

Enjoy the Best of Edinburgh with Us

Brae House is an ideal residence for any student – whether you want to have non-stop fun or you prefer to take it a little easier.

If you’d like to come and view a few of our studios, we can arrange a viewing for whenever suits you. If you have any questions, take a look at our FAQs – and if you can’t find the answer there, just email us directly and we’ll get back to you as quick as a flash.

Rooms & Price

Room types and prices to match your needs.

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Room Type Description Contract Length 2019/20 Rents Book Now
Standard En-suite Good sized, modern rooms that benefit from loads of storage space, a small double bed and your own private bathroom. Whats not to like! 38 Weeks
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Classic En-suite Our classic rooms allow you to share a fantastic kitchen/lounge space with your new friends, whilst having the privacy of your room and bathroom to make your own. Traditionally, a little more spacious than our Standard En-suites, with all the same stylish features. 38 Weeks
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Premium En-suite If you are after a bigger room, then check out our premium rooms, although you will need to be quick! They sell like hot cakes. 38 Weeks
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Deluxe En-suite The crème de la crème of student accommodation. Whether you are after a larger room or some fantastic views across the city or both, these rooms will make you the envy of all your friends. 38 Weeks
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Classic Studio Like to keep your place just the way you like it? Why not move into one of our self contained studios that has it’s own kitchen and dining facilities, along with a double bed and loads of storage space for all your things. Ideal. 38 Weeks
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Premium Studio Enjoy a bit more space with one of our contemporary and comfortable studios. All the same great features but just a little more space to stretch your legs! 38 Weeks
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£216 pw
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£241 pw
Deluxe Studio Live a life of luxury in one of our most spacious, comfortable studios with great views over sunny (sometimes) Edinburgh! You'll have loads of space so you can choose to socialise with your new friends or chill out and really make it your own with all your stuff! 38 Weeks
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£234 pw
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£259 pw

What's included?

Want to know exactly what you're getting for your money? You're a smart cookie. We've got all the details below.

Bike Storage

The site comes with plenty of secure bike storage.


There are internal courtyard areas for you and your friends to enjoy the sunshine in.


There are laundry facilities on-site as and when you need them.

Post Service

Staff at reception will happily take delivery of parcels and signed for items.


All rooms are furnished with small double beds and spacious desks.


If things break or go wrong in our buildings we'll fix them quickly and cheerfully.

All Bills

That’s water, electric and gas. And contents insurance.


The residence is monitored by CCTV 24 hours a day. We are also staffed for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Someone is always at hand to handle any query.


The site, flats and rooms are all protected by fob lock entry

Common Areas

There's a large shared area for you and your friends to use any time of the day, with a pool table and a TV area.

Internet, WiFi and IPTV

High-speed, 100Mb broadband wired and/or WiFi and IPTV come as standard.


Every studio and shared kitchen has its own flatscreen TV


Every room comes equipped with a heater, controlled independently by you.


Every room has its own en-suite bathroom, with a toilet and shower cubicle.


Studios and shared kitchens include a modern fitted kitchen complete with combi oven, hob and fridge-freezer.

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  • Wouldn´t have chosen another place! Great attention and lots of social opportunities with the many events offered here! Also the rooms were really nice equipped with everything we needed and also common places were fun and useful. Great semester and recommended experience!
  • Brae house was my home for my first year of university. It's been a great experience living here and Independently. The kitchens are spacious and modern. The ensuite rooms are a luxury I will miss next year. With a modern design in the rooms provides an efficient use of the space. Location wise it's fantastic for nights out and tourists as it's just off the royal mile. For the university it's a 30 min walk which can be tedious but in the summers that can be the highlight of your day.
    The events put on by the RAs were imaginative and good fun. The reception and staff were always helpful when we had problems that needed to be repaired or fixed.
  • A VERY HAPPY STUDIO RESIDENT! Had an incredible academic year living in a studio at Brae House. Staff were all incredible, friendly and approachable. Any little issues got quickly an professionally sorted and the events organised suited all needs. 2 minute walk from Meadowbank that has Sainsburys, KFC, B&M etc 5 minute walk from the Mile, Parliament and Arthur's Seat 10 minute walk from Waverley and Princes Street. 20 minute walk to George Square
    Strongly recommend this accommodation and gutted to be leaving in a few weeks.
  • 100% recommend! Location is great as you’re within walking distance of everything Edinburgh has to offer. Amazing staff, amazing Studio rooms (biggest in town) and the staff are incredible! I worked for The Student Housing Company this year and had a blast doing it! So much fun!
  • Lucky I got to live here this year, also thanks to the location with Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat 3 mins away!
  • Best student accommodation out there! I stayed at Brae House for two years; my first year in a shared flat and my second in a studio. The staff were always lovely and caring, there was not a time they weren't smiling! I got to know them all well and will miss them now that I've moved out. The property itself is new, modern and clean, and if you do happen to have any problems then the staff see to it straight away. There's also events and competitions always being run so you won't ever be bored, and all of the amenities you'll need are just a short walking distance away. I don't think I can fault the Student Housing Company to be honest, so be sure to check them out if you plan to move to Edinburgh to study! My home away from home - I have some great memories there that won't ever be forgotten.

Our story

We are The Student Housing Company and the definition of hassle free living! Our rents are inclusive of all bills and you'll get up to 100MB WiFi. We also make 5 promises to you which we think reflect the quality of our accommodation and award-winning service.

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Like the look of Brae House and fancy living here? We certainly hope so! We are now open for bookings for September 2019/20. If you have any questions, fill in your details below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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