A 15-minute walk from downtown and close to cinemas, bars, and restaurants, Bainfield is also walking distance from Merchiston and well served by public transport.


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Opened in September 2013, this development features a single occupancy room with a 3/4 double bed and private en suite shower room/toilet and a small number of private studios. Suitable for undergraduate students under 20 years old with limited places for students staying for one trimester only.

  • 39-week tenancy from 6 September 2019 to 5 June 2020
  • Standard en suite £150 per week, total rent £5,871.82 (pictures displayed in the photo gallery above drop down options)
    Standard en suite flats are based on 5-9 students sharing the kitchen/living area but students would have their own lockable study bedroom with en suite shower room/toilet.
  • Studio flat £165 per week, total rent £6458.18 (picture displayed in the photo gallery above drop down options)
    Studio flats are based on one student having sole use of a bedroom/kitchen/living area with en suite shower room/toilet.
    All communal lounges include 40" wall-mounted smart TV (with TV license included)
  • Mixed- and single-gender accommodation available
  • 117 flats housing 778 students
  • Communal social space with TV screens and meeting rooms
  • 15-minute walk to city centre

Have a look

Take a virtual look inside our Bainfield accommodation.

What's included?

All flats have shared, fully fitted and furnished kitchen and living areas with Wi-Fi and 40" wall-mounted smart TVs. There is also a secure bike storage area on each site.

You’ll need to bring your own towels, bedding, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans. You may order a bedding pack online (duvet, pillow, flat sheet, duvet cover and pillow case) when you apply for accommodation. They cost £33, and you pay for this on application along with your £500 advance rent payment.

All sites have central laundry rooms, which incur an additional charge for usage.

All accommodation is non-smoking in the flats and stairwells.

A dedicated Helpdesk team are available to report all maintenance and repairs during your stay. Repairs can be logged electronically by emailing or by telephone 0131 455 5000. There is also an out of hours response service for urgent repairs.


The flats are managed by a dedicated team of accommodation staff including Accommodation Officers and Resident Assistants. Staff are trained to handle all aspects of tenancy management and provide support and guidance to students throughout the year.

Contact details of your Accommodation Officer and Resident Assistants will be displayed on the noticeboard of your flat and at all accommodation site receptions.


We have a 24-hour security service. They can be contacted by phone on 0131 455 6119.

CCTV is installed at all sites and security patrols are carried out regularly 24 hours a day. Security will often be found at the accommodation sites during the evenings and weekends. 


6 Bainfield Drive, Edinburgh EH11 1AR

0131 455 3483