Cosy Room in Central Southside Location for Sublet
My room is available to sublet from the 21st of November until the 21st of February. These are the dates I am away but I am flexible with when I come back meaning - the dates are very flexible. Please message if you are also looking for a shorter time scale and we'll see if we can work something out.
About the flat:
For people new to Edinburgh - the flat is located on the corner of one of the main streets in Edinburgh. It is close to the main student halls (Pollock) and is a 10 minute walk away from the University.
It's less than a five minute walk to the Meadows park and there's lots of cafes and shops on our street.
The flat is absolutely bloody massive! It is owned by a private landlord and I think one of the only flats that hasn't been divided up into smaller bits. It also means that it has a very classic style. There is a lot of vintage furniture, old dark floorboards and colourful decoration.
Generally, the flat is very cosy and homey. There are 5 bedrooms, a large kitchen with dining table, a shower room, bathroom and living room.
It's a very unique flat and a very lovely place to stay.
The Flatmates / Flat Atmosphere
The flat has quite a mix of people, Phd students, full time workers and part time workers. This means although the flat has a lot of people, it's quite often empty or not busy. It's not a party flat - people have lived here for a long time and like to take care of it. Everyone's very open and non-judgemental. No racism, homophobia or any of that shit allowed.
The room is an OK size, there are large ceilings so a double loft bed has been set up which gives it quite a lot of space. There is a window on the ceiling but there's not a huge amount of natural light - the communal spaces have more light if that suits you better. It means it is the warmest room in the flat for winter. It's one room away from the street meaning it's quieter than most of the bedrooms.
I am going to pack away most of my stuff in boxes and put it in some of our cupboards but will keep things like speakers, desk, lamp, couch, drawers, wardrobe, wicker laundry basket etc, for you.
I will also leave duvet with a few changes of sheets. If you are new in Edinburgh, I can also leave a few towels - anything else you need really.
So council tax is £37.50 a month, internet is around £10, we also pay for communal stuff like toilet roll, cleaning products etc. Because the bills are paid at different times every few months I was going to ask for £100 a month for bills (since it is winter) - after everything comes through I'll add it up and if it's less I'll refund you (even if it's only £10 or so).
Person Specification (Who I'm looking for)
Basically, someone a little bit older and mature - who won't just lock themselves away and will engage with the flat a bit more.
As long as you're a straight-up, honest and laid back person, I think you'd get on great in the flat. I would like someone who will get involved e. g. pick up things for the flat, do their share of the cleaning (generally, there's a 'soft rota' but I will write something up if you move in).
The room is cheap for the location and I would like to give it to someone who is just moving to Edinburgh.
I am also open to subletting to an international student who would be arriving in January. Again, to help them to get a start in Edinburgh.
- Flat share
- £350 pcm (double)
- 21 Nov 2019
- Minimum term
- 1 month
- Maximum term
- 3 months
- Short lets considered
- Bills included?
- Disabled access
- Living room
- Broadband included
- # flatmates
- Total # rooms
- 25 to 45
- Any pets?
- 3 Males, 2 Females
New flatmate preferences
- Couples OK?
- Smoking OK?
- Pets OK?
- Don't mind
- Housing Benefit
- Min age
- Max age
- Males or females
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