The Property

Edinburgh Student Housing Cooperative is made up of two properties (28 & 34 Wright’s Houses), located on either side of The Golf Tavern in Bruntsfield, with great views across Bruntsfield Links and the Meadows. Edinburgh University is a 15 minute walk away, or five minutes on a bike, and Edinburgh Napier is just up the road. Local bus routes also help members get down to Heriot Watt or the Royal Agricultural College in no time at all.

34 Wright’s Houses sits between the Golf Tavern and the Barclay Viewforth Church.

The properties contain a total of 24 flats. All flats have 3, 4, or 5 bedrooms. In total there are 106 bedrooms. Seventeen of the flats are in the larger building; seven are in the smaller.

34 Wright’s Houses
The view from the co-op is  green, mountainous, and spectacular.

Each building has a large lower level, formerly a car park, 34’s basement has been fully renovated by our members into a cosy, multi-purpose communal space. With a capacity for more than one hundred, it has seen many a night of fun, fairy lights, and frolicking. We host all manner of societies, gatherings, workshops, and events: from sexual health education classes to yoga, Disco Soups to touring performers, environmentalist forums to birthday parties. We also have a shared workshop space which is well equipped with tools to help you transform and personalise your flat however you fancy.

(Above images all taken by Nikita Krahenbuhl and Mike Shaw)

A shared launderette with washing machines and dryers is freely accessible to members in the lower level of building 28. It’s also where you can go to stock up from the mountains of toilet roll and gallons of eco-friendly detergent and cleaning liquids that we bulk buy.

Some practically minded members installing the washing machines in the old laundry room. Doing our own maintenance helps to keep down the rent.

Out back, there is a courtyard with raised beds for growing veg, a fire pit for a good sing-song, and bike storage for, you know, storing bikes. Pizza oven coming soon!

A member tending to the raised beds in the courtyard.