Heriot Toun in summer

Accommodation at Heriot Toun Studio

Our cosy award winning studio is perfect for couples or two singles (in a twin bedded room) and good for three (on a high level mezzanine accessed by a  vertical ladder). We do have a camp-bed for occasional use in the main space (if you're desperate!) but we ask that you bring your own bedding/sleeping bag. 

There's a shower room and toilet and a well equipped galley kitchen (see equipment list). The living area has a sofa, table and chairs and a cosy wood burning stove. There's no tv but there are books to read and dvd's to watch as well as beautiful views and cd's from our visiting musicians (not to mention the ambient sounds of the birds, bees, cows and sheep!)

The adjoining 40m2 work area is spacious and brightly lit with north facing rooflights glass doors overlooking the Heriot valley. 

We have wifi throughout.

You're welcome to bring your dog too!

(Please remember, the studio is a multi-purpose space therefore unsuitable for mucky or stinky stuff - sorry.)



Below is the architectural plan of Heriot Toun Studio, showing the layout of the live/work space.


The architects plan drawing of the studio from above

For more information about the studio build please visit the Studio Architecture page as well as the Friends page to see who was involved in the project.

Studio Interior

As the sleeping/living/working areas are all under one roof, residents have exclusive use of the studio. Heriot Toun Studio is perfect for two people, great for three, ok for the occasional fourth. There's a twin bedded room, a single mattress on the high level platform above the living area accessed by a ladder. The 'occasional fourth' bed is a foldaway camp bed and to be honest isn't ideal unless you're desperate; you need to put it somewhere in the main space I (not lot of privacy) and its ovviously not as spacious or comfy as a real mattress. Bed linen and towels are provided for all three permanent beds but bring your own sleeping bag for the foldaway bed. Let us know if you need the camp-bed so we can bring it out for you.

There's a hairdryer in the bedroom.

Our eco-friendly studio has a wood burning stove and ground source heat pump for hot water. There's lots of insulation throughout and the stove pumps out loads of heat so it's warm and cosy all year round. Logs are provided.

The shower room/toilet is immediately adjacent to the living space. 

There is a well equipped kitchen with hob/oven and fridge.(see list below for details)

The sitting area has comfy seats, the wood burning stove, bookcase with books and magazines, cd player/radio, 15" dvd player, reading lights and a table for eating/reading/writing.

There is free wifi for internet access. (There's no land-line.) 


Studio Exterior

There is a timber deck immediately outside the working area of the studio which could be used for poetry readings, music, relaxing, eating and drinking - basically whatever you like. There is also a campfire area and BBQ, but please bring your own charcoal.

There's a small horse trailer beside the studio which we call our sitooterie. It's basically a small space with seats and cushions to be used as you will!

Heriot sits in the middle of great cycling country, so if you do bring your bike there's a hose outside in case it needs a clean after your ride.


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