A Zen Space Beneath Edinburgh Castle

Porteous' Studio, Edinburgh, Scotland
Porteous Studio, Edinburgh, UK | holiday lettings
  • Apartment
  • 1 BR
  • Sleeps 2
  • from £ 120 nt
Two Worlds Harmoniously Coexisting Side By Side

This is a tale of two worlds, harmoniously coexisting side by side and the inspiration that made it happen. Outside –  the wonders and ancient beauty of Old Town Edinburgh and the imposing castle above, inside – a zen and dreamlike space of minimalist warmth, meticulous craftsmanship and quiet, considered style. 

A collaborative project, this holiday letting in the UK was the first creation of a design team that launched their Edinburgh based practice. 

Encompassing the design and exploration of architecture, craft and culinary arts, the duo also have plans underway to host a series of small events and supper clubs at the studio, to explore and support creative ideas while sharing the space with fellow designers, craftspeople and thinkers.

Description

Just below the imposing Edinburgh castle along Grassmarket square, is a simple, architect designed holiday letting in the UK.

A surprising and contrasting installation in tone and style to the city’s elegant and historic Old Town district, the studio is the first collaborative project designed by Izat Arundell, a design studio recently launched by a young couple who share an appreciation of architecture, traditional craftsmanship and creativity, and a sense of discovery. 

A simple concept designed to create a unique impact and experience for guests, the intent was to craft a holiday retreat and creative space that will stand the test of time. A former garage and workshop, the studio is revealed through a wall of glass carved into the 18th century building’s stone facade.

Constructed of all natural materials, the interiors are warm, peaceful and tactile, with natural clay plaster walls that regulate humidity levels to the optimum comfort range, velvet limestone tiles that mimic the cobbles outside, and furnishings crafted from a single oak tree from East Lothian.

A small but inviting space, the studio is designed as a quiet retreat for two immersed in, but shielded from the bustling city, and includes an open kitchen and living area divided by a wooden screen from the double bedroom,  and all of the modcons and amenities of home. 

An absence of decor adds to the credo of “less is more,” and allows the holistic approach to architecture and design to shine. 

Although primarily created as a residential space, the owners are planning a series of small events and supper clubs to share the studio with guests as well as the creative community. 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

A simple breakfast is provided daily with complimentary coffee and pantry essentials. Wifi, SONOS audio system, bath amenities.

AROUND

Located in the historic Grassmarket place, the studio sits among one of the most lively and picturesque areas in the city that also serves as a central event space. A bustling array of unique shops, artisinal merchants and designers, and many of the best restaurants and most animated and eclectic pubs are here nestled in the shadow of the imposing castle that dominates the skyline.

One of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Scotland’s capital is spread across a series of rocky hills overlooking the sea with the medieval Old Town and its jumble of medieval tenements piled high atop the Royal Mile at its heart, and the elegant, Neoclassical gardens and townhouses of New Town strung between Calton Hill and Salisbury Crags.

Nearby Holyrood Park and the imposing Arthur’s Seat peak offer sweeping views of the city and are of special scientific and cultural interest due to its ancient volcanic geology and well preserved fort dating back two thousand years. The former industrial port district of Leith is a quickly gentrifying waterfront area buzzing with hip bistros, pubs and a vibrant creative community.  

LOCATION

Edinburgh, Scotland. Nearest Airport: Edinburgh Airport (7 miles)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Edinburgh is a fascinating and atmospheric city anytime, but Spring through Fall for the most pleasant weather.

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  • Porteous Studio, Edinburgh, UK | holiday lettings
  • Porteous Studio, Edinburgh, UK | holiday lettings
  • Porteous Studio, Edinburgh, Scotland | holiday lettings
  • Porteous Studio, Edinburgh, UK | holiday lettings
  • Porteous Studio, Edinburgh, UK | holiday lettings
  • Porteous Studio, Edinburgh, UK | holiday lettings
  • Porteous Studio, Edinburgh, UK | holiday lettings
  • Porteous Studio, Edinburgh, UK | holiday lettings
  • Porteous Studio, Edinburgh, UK | holiday lettings
  • Porteous Studio, Edinburgh, Scotland | holiday lettings
  • Porteous Studio, Edinburgh, UK | holiday lettings
  • Porteous Studio, Edinburgh, UK | holiday lettings
  • Porteous Studio, Edinburgh, UK | holiday lettings

Porteous' Studio

from £120/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms1 Bedroom
Bed Type1 Double
KitchenWell equipped kitchen
Bathrooms1 Bathroom
Accommodate2 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Pet friendlyNo
RatesRates start at £120 per night. See rates table.
Minimum Stay2 Nights
ViewStreet views
Notes

Full payment is required at the time of booking 

Check in: 4pm

Check out: 11am

In the event of cancellations, guests receive a full refund if cancelled within 14 days before arrival.

In the event of a cancellation less than 14 days before arrival guests only receive a refund if owners are able to refill cancelled dates.

Rate Table

  Sunday to Thursday Friday to Saturday
January to April £120 £180
May to July £160 £180
August 1 to September 1 £350 £350
September 3 to November £120 £180
December 1 to 22 £160 £180
December 22 to January 2 £220 £220
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