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Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Student-certified: on Trustpilot

The world's largest student housing provider

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With over 1.5 million student rooms, we have something to suit every preference. Studios, private rooms, shared apartments, shared rooms - we’ve got them all.

Silk Mill Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Private Room/ Studio Flat

63 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, United Kingdom Distance From University

About Silk Mill Edinburgh

Silk Mill offers an optimal setting for university students in Edinburgh, helping you make the most of your university life in the beautiful city. A 12-minute walk to Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston Campus and a 26-minute walk to the University of Edinburgh ensure that you're never too far from campus, allowing you to maximise your time for studies and student life.

Step into a world of luxury and convenience with Silk Mill's impressive array of amenities tailored to enhance your student experience, such as every private studio and shared apartment having its own dishwasher and free washer-dryer!

Start your day right at the breakfast bar, where you can fuel up for the day ahead with a free coffee to wake you up!

You can focus on your assignments and coursework in the dedicated study area, providing the ideal environment for concentration and collaboration.

After a long day of classes, you can unwind and socialise in the communal lounge and the dry bar lounge, where you can relax with friends or meet new acquaintances. Head to the games room for an evening filled with laughter and good memories!

You will never have to worry about boring weekends due to our vibrant social calendar, offering a variety of events and activities to enrich your student experience.

Stay entertained and connected with the 'smart' TV in shared flats and studios, providing the perfect backdrop for movie nights or catching up on your favourite shows.

For those looking to host private gatherings or study sessions, the private dining room and private study rooms offer exclusive spaces for your convenience.

Embrace outdoor entertainment with the outdoor cinema, providing the perfect setting for movie nights under the stars. Let loose and showcase your inner Kpop-idol in our karaoke rooms with your best friends, a perfect way to blow off all the stress from university!

Silk Mill also has in-apartment washers and dryers, so you don’t have to worry about carrying heavy laundry around every week!

Maintain your fitness plan with access to the on-site gym, ensuring you can stay active and healthy without leaving the premises.

Explore the city with ease using our bike hire service and secure bicycle storage, promoting sustainable commuting options within Edinburgh.

When it's time to explore Edinburgh in your free time, head to Fountain bridge or Fountain Park Shopping Centre, where you can discover a range of dining, entertainment, and retail options.

Ready to embark on your university journey in style? Secure your spot at Silk Mill today and experience the epitome of luxury student living in Edinburgh. Don't miss out on the opportunity to elevate your student experience. Book now and make the most of your university years!

Features

Social Area

Onsite maintenance

On-Site Laundry Facilities

Rooftop Area

Karaoke

Gym

Bike Storage

Pool Table

Safety

24 Hour Security

CCTV

Onsite security

Secure Door Entry

Price also includes

Electricity Bill

Gas Bill

Water Bill

Rooms from
£255 Per week

Private Room(6 types to choose from)

6 Bedroom Standard
1 double bed
Ensuite Bathroom

6 Bedroom Standard includes Shared living, kitchen and dining area, fully fitted kitchen, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, smart TV, sofa and dining table with chairs

Price £265/week

Move in

Move out

Total

7 Sep 2024

30 Aug 2025

£13,515

Stay 51 weeks

Price £267/week

Move in

Move out

Total

2 Sep 2023

5 Jul 2024

£11,710

Stay 44 weeks

7 Bedroom Standard
1 double bed
Ensuite Bathroom

7 Bedroom standard contains a small double bed,wardrobe,washing maching, smart TV, sofa and dining table with chairs for a comfortable stay.

Price £260/week

Move in

Move out

Total

7 Sep 2024

30 Aug 2025

£13,260

Stay 51 weeks

Price £262/week

Move in

Move out

Total

2 Sep 2023

6 Jul 2024

£11,528

Stay 44 weeks

8 Bedroom Standard
1 double bed
Ensuite Bathroom

8 Bedroom Standard Contains Shared living, kitchen and dining area, fully fitted kitchen, washing machine for a comfortable stay living.

Price £257/week

Move in

Move out

Total

7 Sep 2024

12 Jul 2025

£11,308

Stay 44 weeks

Price £260/week

Move in

Move out

Total

2 Sep 2023

6 Jul 2024

£11,440

Stay 44 weeks

9 Bedroom Standard
1 double bed
Ensuite Bathroom

9 Bedroom Standard contains Shared living, kitchen and dining area, fully fitted kitchen, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, smart TV, sofa and dining table with chairs

Price £255/week

Move in

Move out

Total

7 Sep 2024

30 Aug 2025

£13,005

Stay 51 weeks

Price £258/week

Move in

Move out

Total

2 Sep 2023

6 Jul 2024

£11,352

Stay 44 weeks

9 Bedroom Premium
1 double bed
Ensuite Bathroom

9 Bedroom Premium contains Shared living, kitchen and dining area, fully fitted kitchen, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, smart TV, sofa and dining table with chairs.

Price £273/week

Move in

Move out

Total

7 Sep 2024

30 Aug 2025

£13,923

Stay 51 weeks

7 Bedroom Premium
1 double bed
Ensuite Bathroom

7 Bedroom Premium contains a small double bed,wardrobe,washing maching, smart TV, sofa and dining table with chairs for a comfortable stay.

Price £280/week

Move in

Move out

Total

7 Sep 2024

30 Aug 2025

£14,280

Stay 51 weeks

Price £239/week

Move in

Move out

Total

3 Sep 2022

7 Jul 2023

£10,482

Stay 44 weeks

Studio Flat(4 types to choose from)

Standard Studio
1 double bed
Ensuite Bathroom

Standard studio includes an En-suite with a smart TV, a fully fitted kitchen with an integrated washer-dryer, dishwasher and breakfast bar stool for a comfortable stay.

Price £370/week

Move in

Move out

Total

7 Sep 2024

12 Jul 2025

£16,280

Stay 44 weeks

Price £320/week

Move in

Move out

Total

7 Sep 2024

30 Aug 2025

£16,320

Stay 51 weeks

Price £250/week

Move in

Move out

Total

15 Jan 2024

20 Jul 2024

£6,679

Stay 27 weeks

Price £250/week

Move in

Move out

Total

15 Jan 2024

31 Aug 2024

£8,179

Stay 33 weeks

Luxe Studio
1 double bed
Ensuite Bathroom

Luxe Studio includes En-suite with a smart TV, fully fitted kitchen with an integrated washer-dryer, dishwasher, two-seater sofa, dining table and chairs.

Price £420/week

Move in

Move out

Total

7 Sep 2024

30 Aug 2025

£21,420

Stay 51 weeks

Exec Studio
1 double bed
Ensuite Bathroom

Exec Studio includes En-suite with a smart TV, fully fitted kitchen with an integrated washer-dryer, dishwasher, two-seater sofa, dining table and chairs.

Price £435/week

Move in

Move out

Total

7 Sep 2024

30 Aug 2025

£22,185

Stay 51 weeks

Price £420/week

Move in

Move out

Total

10 Jul 2023

3 Sep 2023

£3,300

Stay 8 weeks

Price £385/week

Move in

Move out

Total

3 Sep 2022

7 Jul 2023

£16,885

Stay 44 weeks

Premium Studio
1 double bed
Ensuite Bathroom

Premium Studio Includes a Double bed, desk chair, wardrobe, bedside table or shelving, and under-bed storage for a comfortable stay.

Price £395/week

Move in

Move out

Total

7 Sep 2024

30 Aug 2025

£20,145

Stay 51 weeks

Price £350/week

Move in

Move out

Total

3 Sep 2022

7 Jul 2023

£15,350

Stay 44 weeks

Payment Info

Deposit Fees:

£49 - £250 to confirm the booking (Refundable at the end of tenancy)

Rent Payments:

Pay in Full (14 days prior to your contract start date) (If you don’t have a valid UK Guarantor)
Pay in 3 instalments, due in September, January and April (UK based guarantor required)
Other instalment options may be available.

Mode of Payment:

Pay using a debit card or a credit card (1.5% surcharge) online, over the phone or at the reception
Pay via direct debit or bank transfer

Booking Info

FIRST YEAR STUDENT WAITING FOR EXAM RESULTS
If you’re still waiting for your exam results and you’re not sure whether your place at
university is confirmed, don’t worry, you can still apply. 
If you are a prospective first year Undergraduate or Postgraduate student and your
offer of a place at your preferred University or Higher Education Institute is
withdrawn by the University or Higher Education Institute because you do not
achieve the required entry grades, you may be eligible to be released from this
agreement. 
You must provide written evidence from the University that you do not have a place
within 3 days of your results being published (and no later than 28th August,
whichever date is sooner) and we will release you from the contract without penalty
and refund the deposit paid. 
You may also be eligible to be released from this agreement if you are a prospective
first year Undergraduate student and you choose to go to a different University
because you have exceeded your expected grades. 
To apply to be released from this agreement in the circumstances referred to above,
you will need to supply us with a copy of: 
 A written or email confirmation that you wish to cancel your reservation,
stating full name and full details of the property booked;
 A written rejection letter from your chosen university/college or UCAS, a
screen shot of your UCAS status which confirms that the required results
were not achieved, or a copy of the proof of acceptance of your new
university by UCAS adjustment.
These document(s) must be received by us within 3 calendar days from the date
your results are published. On receipt of the required documentation it will be
verified and, provided we are satisfied, we will cancel your agreement and
refund your deposit in full.

FIRST YEAR POST GRADUATE STUDENT WAITING FOR EXAM RESULTS
If you’re still waiting for your exam results and you’re not sure whether your place at
university is confirmed, don’t worry, you can still apply. 
If you are a prospective first year Postgraduate student and your offer of a place at
your preferred University or Higher Education Institute is withdrawn by the
University or Higher Education Institute because you do not achieve the required
entry grades, you may be eligible to be released from this agreement. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT WAITING FOR VISA
If you’re still waiting for your VISA to study in the UK and you’re not sure whether
your place is confirmed, don’t worry, you can still apply. 
If you are a prospective international student who has applied to a University
or Higher Education Institute and booked a room, you will be allowed to be released

from your Tenancy Agreement if you do not receive the entry Visa required for your
study in the UK and evidence is provided.
You must provide written evidence of your refusal of entry to the UK to study within
7 days of your notification of refusal. For more information, please speak with our
team.

CANCELATION POLICY (UK PROPERTY)
You can cancel your tenancy agreement for up to 14 days after the date of your
booking (the Initial Cancellation Period). For bookings made from 1st August to 30th
September ahead of the academic year the booking is for, the Initial Cancellation
Period reduces to 7 days. We will refund the full security deposit. 
Please note, £20 will be deducted from the refunded amount to cover any
international bank charges for deposit refunds made to non-UK banks. 
If you cancel your booking after the Initial Cancellation Period, you remain liable for
the weekly rent (for each and every week or part week) until you are able to find
another tenant that is acceptable and we are able to re-let the room. The
replacement tenant must be over the age of 18 and have the necessary student
status (it is your responsibility to find another tenant and provide them with the
correction information). If you find a suitable replacement tenant and the room is re-
let we will refund your deposit, less any appropriate charges, as well as a deduction
of £50 for the variation of the contract.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What’s included in my rent?

All utility bills gas, water, and electricity are included in your rent.

Q. Can I share my room?

Yes. Dual occupancy is accepted in Studio rooms only. Couple-friendly rooms are identified at every property and can be searched for within our booking system. Couples will both need to sign the Tenancy Agreement and be jointly/severely liable for the rent. A 20% uplift to rent is applied to all couple-friendly rooms.

Q. I am under 18, can I book with Novel?

Yes. We do students who are 17 years of age to book with us, but they should be turning 18 prior to move-in (or shortly thereafter).

Q. Who needs a guarantor?

If you would like to pay your rent in instalments, you will need to have a UK-based guarantor or a guarantee from Housing Hand.

If you are part of a couple booking a room with us and paying in instalments only the lead-tenant requires a Guarantor. However, as you are jointly and severely liable for the rent should they choose to not guarantee you both then your partner will require their own UK-based Guarantor.

If you are under 18 at the time of booking then you will require a Guarantor and that person must be your parent or legal guardian.

Q. Can I bring a pet?

No, unfortunately pets are not allowed. Of course, if you need a guide dog or working dog to assist you, please do get in touch to discuss your options with the Novel team.

Why book Silk Mill Edinburgh with Unilodgers