Porteous’ Studio is a simple, Architect designed holiday home in Edinburgh.
The studio is designed as a quiet retreat for two people to rest after a busy day exploring the city. The design of the space includes an open kitchen and living area, a bedroom with double bed and separate shower room alongside a handful of amenities including hand and body skincare and a breakfast hamper of fresh, local ingredients. Porteous’ Studio is constructed from natural products which create warm, peaceful and tactile interior. The natural clay plaster walls regulate humidity levels to the optimum human comfort range and create a calm atmosphere and the velvet limestone tiles sit softly with the cobbles outside and the underfloor heating keep feet cosy at all times. The furniture has been crafted from a single oak tree from East Lothian and sits with presence in the space.
By Air - The easiest and quickest method is to take a taxi to 2 Porteous Pend in the Grassmarket and this will cost around £25 depending on the time of day. Alternatively, the tram costs £8.50 for an Airport return and the studio is a 10 minute walk from the West End of Princes Street stop. The 100 Airlink bus service is available and costs £7.50 for an open return and the studio is a 10 minute walk from the West End or a 15 minute walk over the Royal Mile from Waverley Bridge.
By Rail - Edinburgh has two railway stations so please go to Waverley as it is the most central and easiest to reach. It is a 10-15 minute walk to Porteous' Pend or you can get a taxi from the station which should cost between £5-10 depending on time of day and traffic.
By Road- Please use the post code or GPS location to navigate to the studio. The location is extremely central and parking is only free on Sunday. There is a NCP car park on Castle Terrace nearby and you can pay for on street parking if needed, but both can be expensive. There is a fast and efficient Park and Ride available around the city.
Edinburgh Architects Association -Small Projects Award 2017
Scottish Design Awards - Best Project Under 200K